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First Angel Jet Network Flight Carries Chinese Orphans

Angel Jet Network (AJN), a Hong Kong-based charity providing medical transportation for underprivileged patients across the Asia-Pacific region, made its first flights last week. The organization, which is inspired by the U.S.-based Corporate Angel Network (CAN), uses flights in aircraft donated by private individuals and companies. The first three flights carried three orphans from the Chunhui...

Beechcraft delivers China's first 350i to be used in a charter role

Beechcraft has handed over the first of two King Air 350is to Chinese aviation services company AVIC Hebei General Aviation (HGAC). The twin-engined turboprop will be based in Shijiazhuang City, in northern China’s Hebei province, and will be the first 350i in the country dedicated to charter services, says the Textron Aviation subsidiary of the American Textron Group which also owns Beec...

Air China to Offer Nonstop Flight from Chengdu to Paris in December

Air China (CA) is planning to launch a nonstop flight between Chengdu, the capital city of southwest China's Sichuan province and Paris, France on December 12, the airline said at a press conference on Tuesday.  This is the first nonstop service linking Chengdu and Paris, providing more travel options for people from Chengdu to Europe. 11-Hour Flight from the "Country...

China Aviation Oil shuns diversification; jet fuel focus returns

China Aviation Oil is going back to basics -- its core aviation fuel business -- after pursuing an aggressive diversification strategy over the last two years. Economic uncertainty in China and low commodity prices forced the company to rethink its strategy and it has concluded that focusing on expanding its jet fuel business is what will generate stable returns, CEO Meng Fanqiu said recently....

Spring Airlines Opens Guiyang-Nagoya Route

China's Spring Airline, with HQ in Shanghai, has opened a direct flight between Guiyang, Guizhou province and Nagoya, Japan, as of Sep. 26, the first direct flight between southwest China and Central Japan. The airline is using an airbus A320 for the route, on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays, departing Guiyang at 7:35 p.m. and arriving in Nagoya just after midnight, then departing Na...

Honeywell Selected by China's 9 Air to Provide Advanced Aircraft Technology and Enhance Passenger Experience

Honeywell International Inc. has been selected by 9 Air, the Guangzhou based airline, to equip its 20 Boeing B737 aircraft with full avionics suites, increasing safety, efficiency and passenger comfort for its most traveled routes. As a new entrant low cost airline operating since the January of 2015, 9 Air selected Honeywell's technologies for the company's proven ability to deliver...

Freighters to be auctioned off

Former freighter carrier Jade Cargo International will auction off three Boeing 747-400 Freighters on 26 October, according to reports in China. The World Civil Aviation Resource Net says this follows an announcement by the Shenzhen Jiajintai Auction on 9 September. Jade Cargo will reportedly start the bidding at 1.32 billion yuan ($207 million) for the three 747-400Fs. The...

YTO Express Airlines Takes Off in Hangzhou, China

China's YTO Express Airlines Co., Ltd. (YG), a new all-freighter carrier set up in Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province by Shanghai YTO Express Investment (Group) Co., Ltd. (YTO Express Group), has officially commenced air cargo operations, with a white Boeing 737-300 freighter taking off from Hangzhou Xiaoshan International Airport (HGH) at 11:30 p.m. on September 26. The start-up ca...

Tianjin Airport to Add Off-Site Check-in Stations

Tianjin airport will build another six off-site departure stations by the end of this year in Tianjin, Beijing and Hebei province, as well as one in Dezhou, Shandong province, a city included in the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei integration blueprint, local authorities said. New stations in Hebei will be built in Tangshan and Qinhuangdao. The new facilities will increase the total number o...

CAAC: 2.55 Million People Travel by Air During Mid-Autumn Festival Holiday

Chinese airlines carried up to 2.55 million passengers during the two-day Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival Holiday from September 26-27, according to preliminary statistics released by the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) on September 28. Specifically, about 20,000 flights were operated during the holiday, transporting 1.33 million passengers on September 26 and 1.22 passenger...

Airlines Cancel Flights to Taiwan Due to Typhoon Dujuan

Hundreds of flights to and from Taiwan have been affected due to the approach of Typhoon Dujuan on Monday. Xiamen Airlines (MF) announced it has cancelled all flights to and from Taiwan on Monday affected by super Typhoon Dujuan, which landed in Taiwan early this morning. The involved flights are MF881, MF882, MF883, MF884, MF887, MF888, MF879 and MF880, between Fuzhou, Xiamen and Tai...

China on Orange Alert for Super Typhoon Dujuan

The National Meteorological Center (NMC) on Sunday issued an orange alert for the approaching super typhoon Dujuan, which is expected to batter China's southeastern regions. Dujuan will land in coastal province of Fujian on Tuesday morning after sweeping across Taiwan, bringing gales, torrential rain and high waves to these regions, the NMC forecasted. China Southern, the country's l...