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Juneyao Airlines Makes Big Screen Debut in Times Square

Promotional film of Juneyao Airlines (HO) was displayed on the big screen in Times Square, New York City during the National Day holiday, a move to raise its brand visibility and expand into the international market. The Shanghai-based carrier promoted its brand on Thomson Reuters's large screens overlooking the Times Square between September 30 and October 2, to celebrate the airline&...

CAAC Grants Permits for 6 New Routes to HK/Macau/Taiwan in Q3 2015

The Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) has authorized six more routes connecting the Chinese mainland cities with Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan in the third quarter of 2015, according to an announcement posted on its website on October 10. From July to September 2015, the CAAC granted permits for three Chinese mainland airlines and one Taiwan carrier to launch six new routes to Ho...

Singapore Airlines Plane Collapses at Changi Airport

The nose gear of a Singapore Airlines (SIA) plane collapsed on Sunday morning (Oct. 11) at Changi Airport, confirmed the airline in response to queries from Channel NewsAsia. There were no passengers or crew on board at the time, said SIA. At the time of the collapse, which happened around 8:00 a.m., one engineer was on the aircraft but was not hurt, added the airline. "Singap...

Qingdao Airlines to Rebrand as Newloong Air, Unveils First A320 - Sources

China's startup Qingdao Airlines (QW) is to be rebranded itself as Newloong Air once its shareholding transfer is completed. According to a source familiar with the matter, the first aircraft for Newloong Air has completed its first flight in Toulouse, France, which is an Airbus A320-200 (Registration B-8283) featuring semi-finished new livery of the rebranded airline....

China Eastern Recruiting Students for Pilot Training

Aiming to address the problem of pilot shortage in the country, a Chinese airline has intensified its efforts to recruit high school students for pilot training, the media reported on Friday. The Shanghai-based China Eastern Airlines plans to recruit 100 high school students for enrollment in 10-year programmes at aviation colleges, China.org reported. "We are recruiting more...

Tourist Arrested at Xiamen Airport for Trying Board Plane with Discussed Bomb Luggage

A Chinese passenger was arrested by police after trying to board a plane with a bombshell - but was heard asking what all the fuss was about. Chen Liang, 39, had purchased an empty artillery shell from a souvenir shop while enjoying a recent week-long public holiday. Security guards checking luggage at Xiamen Airport raised the alarm when they spotted what they believed was a bomb...

Air China to Resume Beijing-Kuala Lumpur Flight from Oct. 26

China's flag carrier Air China (CA) plans to resume its Beijing-Kuala Lumpur service from Oct. 26 this year. After Air China's suspension on this route from 2012, currently this service is operated by two foreign airlines, namely AirAsia (AK) and Malaysia Airlines (MH). Yet flight MH370, which carried 227 passengers and 12 crew members en route from Kuala Lumpur to Bei...

Another CAAC Officer Under Investigation

Another CAAC officer was taken away for investigation by the Communist Party's discipline inspection department, yicai.com reported on Saturday.  Wei Hong, director of the International Air Transport Division of the Transport Department, CAAC, was taken away Friday by the Communist Party's discipline inspection department for anti-corruption. Officials have intensified efforts t...

Rizhao Airport to Start Operation Next Month

Rizhao Shanzihe Airport  (RIZ), a new regional airport in east China's Shandong province, will commence operation from November. This will be the 4th coastal city airport that China Eastern Airlines (MU) serves in Shandong province. In the initial stage, Rizhao airport plans air routes to Beijing, Guangzhou, Shanghai and Dalian this year. In 2016, more flights will link...

266 New Aircraft Delivered to China in First 9 Months

Chinese carriers have taken delivery of 255 passenger aircraft and 11 cargo planes totally in the first three quarters of 2015, including 41 wide-bodies and 225 narrow-bodies and regional jets, according to CARNOC fleet data base CADAS. The 266 new aircraft delivered in the first nine months consist of 109 Boeing 737s, 93 A320s, 11 A330-300s, eight A330-200s, eight 737-700s, seven 777-200F...

AVIC announces CNY20 billion general aviation base

AVIC plans to develop a CNY20 billion ($3.2 billion) general aviation base in the country’s central Hubei province. The development will cover 30 square km in Jingmen City, says a report in state newspaper China Daily. The work will be completed in eight years. “AVIC will build 50 such complexes across China to cover 90% of the country’s population in order to build a natio...

CAAC Nods to Name New Chengdu Airport "Chengdu Tianfu International Airport"

Chengdu has been given the green light to name its new airport "Chengdu Tianfu International Airport", local media SCTV news reported. The Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) has agreed to name Chengdu's new airport "Chengdu Tianfu International Airport", an airport to be located at the Lujia town of Jianyang city, 51.5 kilometers away from the center of C...