tioloko100 From Australia, joined Jul 2012, 139 posts, RR: 0 Posted (3 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 8050 times:
It has become a known fact that China will be the next super power but is China not the super power now?
High increase in aviation activities in any country is always a good sign of positive increase in the overall economy.
And as Air China became the largest airline in the in the world last year and with the high increase in Private jet orders from the country it shows that not from now China might/will have the busiest airspace in the world but when discussing any environmental issue in China, it's always a struggle to decide which deserves more emphasis: how dire the situation is, or how hard Chinese authorities are trying to cope with it. China's skies, waters and even sources of food are some of the most poisonously contaminated on Earth. Its efforts to curtail pollution and develop cleaner energy sources are some of the world's most ambitious. http://www.kittyhawker.com/articles/46/China-takes-off.html
VC315 From Australia, joined Aug 2012, 25 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (3 years 9 months 2 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 7891 times:
Air travel in China has yet to reach a level that compete with any of the more 'developed' countries. Sure the numbers are impressive in some ways, let's not forget we are talking about a country that is said to have a population of 1.5 billion (close enough). I do however think the epidemic air travel delays in China will continue for quite a while. Not because of inefficient air-traffic control or airspace per se, but the air space that is made available for civil aviation. It's certainly beyond the sole control of CAAC. But things will change, it's really just a matter of time.
Also, Air China is the largest airlines in the world? I don't think so. If I remembered correctly, Air China is the smallest of the three state-owned airlines in China.
MaverickM11 From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 19394 posts, RR: 50
Reply 6, posted (3 years 9 months 2 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 7665 times:
Nearly all the Chinese carriers are primarily state owned, as is nearly all the domestic infrastructure--none of them are particularly well run, and they don't have to be w/ the implicit/explicit backing of the state. When/if the state ever deregulates aviation, there's going to be some unbelievable creative destruction, and I imagine a lot of domestic capacity disappearing.
Quoting VC315 (Reply 1): It's certainly beyond the sole control of CAAC. But things will change, it's really just a matter of time.
Fly2yyz From Canada, joined Jan 2006, 1071 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (3 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 7035 times:
Quoting tioloko100 (Reply 7): I wouldn't personally call them 5 star I flew them few times from and I don't see them to be giving that 5 star service especially their flight attendants that love starring at passengers.
Sarcasm doesn't read well here. I was just saying just like some airlines can end up on top of Skytrak ratings... profits can be skewed.
PanHAM From Germany, joined May 2005, 10938 posts, RR: 33
Reply 15, posted (3 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 3366 times:
ET is state owned, but run like a private enterprise. Always has been, even in the days when Ethiopia was ruled by a communist regime.
As long as owners understand that political ideology has no place in running companies and put the right people with the needed qualifications on top, it works. ET is a brilliant example of how an airline should be run.
HKG212 From Hong Kong, joined Jan 2008, 178 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (3 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 2975 times:
Quoting tioloko100 (Thread starter): with the high increase in Private jet orders from the country it shows that not from now China might/will have the busiest airspace in the world
There are less than 200 private jets in China, and more than 10,000 in the US. There are less than 200 airports in China, more than 15,000 in the US. China is far, far from having "the busiest airspace in the world". Parts of it are crowded because, as someone else has noted here, most of the airspace is closed to civilian aviation.