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Air China Wants Strategic Investor, SIA Likely  
User currently offlineSingapore_Air From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2000, 13756 posts, RR: 18
Posted (14 years 5 months 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 1353 times:

0814 [Dow Jones] Getting set to hold IPO next year, Air China planning to bring strategic investor on board; analysts say candidate investors would likely include Singapore Airlines (Singapore: SIAL.SI - news) and HK's Cathay Pacific (0293), among others. Air China should have some appeal, with entrenched position in China government, tourism valuable as traffic grows with WTO membership, 2008 Olympics, notes ING Barings' Philip Wickham, though timing unfortunate as so many foreign airlines conserving cash due to post-Sept. 11 industry slowdown. (WJK)

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User currently offlineRayChuang From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 8360 posts, RR: 4
Reply 1, posted (14 years 5 months 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 1331 times:

Actually, Air China does a lot of lucrative air cargo business. Maybe CA should look at buying 10-12 A340-600's, especially for their transpacific routes? It'll be great to see CA A346's at SFO.  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

User currently offlineCiro From Brazil, joined Aug 1999, 662 posts, RR: 6
Reply 2, posted (14 years 5 months 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 1305 times:

I think the timing is not very fortunate to announce purchase offerings. The airline stock market is quite devaluated and the major carriers are out of cash. Capitalized partners, willing to pump a lot of money in, will be hard to find in a near future. Let us see what is going to happen.

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