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by Zoedyn
Sat Jul 21, 2018 8:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: XL Airways France, Italy’s Blue Panorama Airlines make first foray into China with TNA-CDG, SHE-BLQ charter flights
Replies: 0
Views: 269

XL Airways France, Italy’s Blue Panorama Airlines make first foray into China with TNA-CDG, SHE-BLQ charter flights

Per the Chinese reports, XL Airways France has launched a weekly A332 Jinan-Paris charter service starting from July 17, marking the first West Europe route of Jinan, capital of eastern Shandong Province Meanwhile, Italy’s Blue Panorama Airlines launched a Shenyang-Bologna charter flight on July 16,...

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by Zoedyn
Fri Jul 20, 2018 11:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Crunching numbers of Chinese governmental subsidies on international routes: A sneak peek
Replies: 11
Views: 1925

Re: Crunching numbers of Chinese governmental subsidies on international routes: A sneak peek

China's southwest Yunnan Province has lately rolled out its scheme to subsidize 55 international routes out of Kunming Airport/KMG to push for closer air connectivity with neighboring South Asia and Southeast Asia during 2018-2020, including 17 new pax nonstops, 8 new cargo routes, and another incum...

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by Zoedyn
Fri Jul 20, 2018 11:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China—Africa Connectivity Thread
Replies: 20
Views: 2176

Re: China—Africa Connectivity Thread

Wuhan, capital of central China's Hubei Province, is to have its 1st intercontinental nonstop route to Africa, operated by Air Mauritius once a week using A340 from Aug 11 next month, per the Chinese report 华中地区首条直飞非洲洲际航线开通 由毛里求斯航空公司执飞Central China sees 1st nonstop service to Africa on Air Mauritius...

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by Zoedyn
Fri Jul 20, 2018 4:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CAAC calls Air China into admonishment meeting, to put taskforce inside CA for 3-month safety review and house cleaning
Replies: 0
Views: 643

CAAC calls Air China into admonishment meeting, to put taskforce inside CA for 3-month safety review and house cleaning

http://www.caac.gov.cn/XWZX/MHYW/201807/t20180719_189790.html Per the CAAC article on the homepage of its official website, the Chinese aviation regulator has just called Air China into an official meeting of admonishment, with respect to the near-disastrous incident on July 10 of #Flight CA106 that...

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by Zoedyn
Thu Jul 19, 2018 4:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China's Harbin unveils strategic planning to turn HRB into int'l aviation hub, eying links to NYC, ORD, YYZ, LAX, SFO
Replies: 14
Views: 2109

China's Harbin unveils strategic planning to turn HRB into int'l aviation hub, eying links to NYC, ORD, YYZ, LAX, SFO

http://news.sina.com.cn/c/2018-07-19/doc-ihfnsvza5499262.shtml China's northeastern Heilongjiang Province and the Civil Aviation Administration of China have in recent days jointly outlined a Strategic Planning for Harbin as an International Aviation Hub , per the Chinese report According to the pla...

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by Zoedyn
Thu Jul 19, 2018 4:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: For 1st time ever since 2014, UA posts unit revenue increase in Pacific for Q2 2018, with its China push paying off
Replies: 2
Views: 468

For 1st time ever since 2014, UA posts unit revenue increase in Pacific for Q2 2018, with its China push paying off

https://www.marketwatch.com/story/uniteds-flights-to-china-boost-revenue-2018-07-18-1448502 The airline said Wednesday that unit revenue in its Pacific region for Q2 2018 rose 3.4% YOY, driven by traffic to China and premium cabin sales. The increase in this key measure was United's first for the re...

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by Zoedyn
Thu Jul 19, 2018 12:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Italy mulls expanding air connectivity with China by increasing weekly frequencies from 49 to 100
Replies: 3
Views: 861

Italy mulls expanding air connectivity with China by increasing weekly frequencies from 49 to 100

http://www.chinanews.com/m/hr/2018/07-19/8572446.shtml According to the Chinese report citing Italian sources, the Italian government is considering the possibility of expanding its bilateral air service agreement with China by increasing current weekly frequencies from 49 to 100, which would bring ...

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by Zoedyn
Thu Jul 19, 2018 7:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Top 10 Chinese Airports by Half-Yearly Pax Traffic during Jan-June 2018
Replies: 2
Views: 620

Top 10 Chinese Airports by Half-Yearly Pax Traffic during Jan-June 2018

Airports Pax Counts YOY 1 PEK 49,380,000 +5.9% HKG 36,910,000 +3.3% 2 PVG 36,690,000 +7.5% 3 CAN 34,200,000 +7.2% 4 CTU 26,110,000 +7.5% 5 SZX 24,310,000 +10.6% 6 KMG 23,310,000 +5.2% TPE 22,970,000 +4.4% 7 XIY 21,570,000 +7.6% 8 SHA 21,430,000 +3.8% 9 CKG 20,270,000 +7.0% 10 HGH 18,170,000 +9.5% F...

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by Zoedyn
Sat Jun 30, 2018 4:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: China Southern mulls establishment of subsidiary Xiongan Airlines based at Beijing’s new airport
Replies: 10
Views: 1770

Re: Rumor: China Southern mulls establishment of subsidiary Xiongan Airlines based at Beijing’s new airport

This Xiongan airline thing may look no different than other subsidiaries established by other major Chinese airlines But (a big but), the announcement of setting up Xiongan Airlines is definitely significant, open to so many more serious interpretations, which must be put under the context of the de...

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by Zoedyn
Sat Jun 30, 2018 12:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Russian regional operator IrAero to try its luck on trunk air routes to China using B777s
Replies: 4
Views: 1207

Russian regional operator IrAero to try its luck on trunk air routes to China using B777s

http://www.rusaviainsider.com/russian-regional-operator-try-luck-trunk-air-routes-china/ As per the Rusavianinsider report, IrAero——a small Russian regional airline——is to ambitiously open long-haul Boeing 777 flights in the developing Russia-China market, taking advantage of the new opportunities b...

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by Zoedyn
Fri Jun 29, 2018 3:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: China Southern mulls establishment of subsidiary Xiongan Airlines based at Beijing’s new airport
Replies: 10
Views: 1770

Re: Rumor: China Southern mulls establishment of subsidiary Xiongan Airlines based at Beijing’s new airport

It's real. China Southern has tonight released a public notice, saying it is going to establish a wholly-owned subsidiary—Xiongan Airlines, which would be domiciled in Xiongan New Area, 60 km south to New Beijing Airport, as per the latest Chinese report 雄安航空浮出:南方航空拟出资100亿元,在雄安设立子公司Xiongan Airlines ...

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by Zoedyn
Fri Jun 29, 2018 11:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Southern secures traffic rights to operate Beijing-London service
Replies: 14
Views: 3675

Re: China Southern secures traffic rights to operate Beijing-London service

While there seems to be nothing substantially new with this belated paywalled Aviationweek report China Southern Gets Approval For London–Beijing Route , it does put LHR as a more likely airport for CZ’s LON-BJS service by suggesting a possibility that CZ might profitably reallocate its existing slo...

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by Zoedyn
Thu Jun 28, 2018 9:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to serve Mumbai nonstop in 2019
Replies: 455
Views: 46183

ATL-BOM, JFK-BOM revealed to be DL's chosen routes of US-India service

So, ATL-BOM, JFK-BOM have turned out to be DL's planned service to India, as per the USATODAY report in a quick sketchy mention (https://www.usatoday.com/story/travel/flights/todayinthesky/2018/06/27/delta-ceo-looks-asia-europe-revenue-growth/739288002/), with no schedule details yet A month earlier...

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by Zoedyn
Thu Jun 28, 2018 12:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta CEO says don’t overbuild “797”; skeptical on hypersonic airliner
Replies: 77
Views: 16819

Delta CEO says don’t overbuild “797”; skeptical on hypersonic airliner

As per the Atwonline report Delta CEO says don’t overbuild “797”; skeptical on hypersonic airliner , Delta Air Lines CEO Ed Bastian, during a fireside chat at the National Press Club in Washington DC, reaffirmed his interest in Boeing’s new mid-market aircraft (NMA), and noted that DL needed the rig...

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by Zoedyn
Wed Jun 27, 2018 5:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A new wave of EX-YU airports—China air connectivity in action, with LJU-XIY, BEG-PVG in sight
Replies: 1
Views: 371

A new wave of EX-YU airports—China air connectivity in action, with LJU-XIY, BEG-PVG in sight

Highlights of this short but informative Exyuaviation report EX-YU airports move to secure China flights : • Macedonia and China are preparing to sign a bilateral Air Service Agreement in pavement for the launch of scheduled flights • Croatia's busiest airport ZAG confirmed it is anticipating to fin...

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by Zoedyn
Tue Jun 26, 2018 3:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Guangzhou Baiyun Airport Chief: CAN eyes 30 new routes in the next 3 years including CMN, MAD, ORD & BOS
Replies: 19
Views: 2855

Guangzhou Baiyun Airport Chief: CAN eyes 30 new routes in the next 3 years including CMN, MAD, ORD & BOS

At today’s presser of Guangzhou Baiyun Airport for Innovations in International Gateway Building on Tuesday, airport chief Mr Qiu Jiachen remarked Baiyun Airport is making great strides in a bid to build CAN into a world-class hub, eyeing nonstop service to Madrid, Chicago, Boston etc within the nex...

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by Zoedyn
Tue Jun 26, 2018 10:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 Routes and Hubs Worldwide
Replies: 12
Views: 2689

A380 Routes and Hubs Worldwide

https://www.routesonline.com/news/29/breaking-news/249703/where-does-the-airbus-a380-fly-q2-2018-network-update/ Based on the interesting Routesonline article regarding A380 operations during Q2 2018 sourced from OAG data, I did some crunching, comparisons and visualization, with another list of 10 ...

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by Zoedyn
Mon Jun 25, 2018 9:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AY's outgoing CEO: Finnair ponders possibility of flying into smaller Chinese cities with long-range single-aisle planes
Replies: 26
Views: 4672

AY's outgoing CEO: Finnair ponders possibility of flying into smaller Chinese cities with long-range single-aisle planes

Per the South China Morning Post report Small planes mean big business in Finnair’s plans for China , Finnair is looking at the 'possibilities' of using new long-range single-aisle aircrafts, capable of carrying 200 pax in an all-economy configuration, to fly long thin routes to smaller cities in Ch...

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by Zoedyn
Mon Jun 25, 2018 5:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Beijing Capital Airlines, Tianjin Airlines to launch Moscow link out of Hangzhou, Hohhot respectively
Replies: 4
Views: 443

Beijing Capital Airlines, Tianjin Airlines to launch Moscow link out of Hangzhou, Hohhot respectively

https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/279247/beijing-capital-adds-hangzhou-moscow-link-in-late-july-2018/ https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/279246/tianjin-airlines-plans-hohhet-moscow-route-in-3q18/ As per the Routesonline reports, Beijing Capital Airlines is to operate H...

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by Zoedyn
Sat Jun 23, 2018 9:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sichuan Airlines inaugurates 5th-freedom Chengdu-Zurich flights via Prague today on June 23
Replies: 12
Views: 1944

Sichuan Airlines inaugurates 5th-freedom Chengdu-Zurich flights via Prague today on June 23

According to the Chinese report (http://sichuan.scol.com.cn/m/ggxw/201806/56298433.html), Sichuan Airlines has inaugurated its 5th-freedom Chengdu-Zurich flights via Prague today, operated by A330 twice a week, with 267 pax aboard the first flight 3U8295 CTU 01:50 06:50 PRG 08:25 ZRH 09:55 36 3U8296...

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by Zoedyn
Sat Jun 23, 2018 12:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Los Angeles to see another China link from Shenyang on CZ
Replies: 9
Views: 1345

Los Angeles to see another China link from Shenyang on CZ

As local newspaper Shenyang Evening reports today (http://news.syd.com.cn/system/2018/06/23/011652053.shtml), China Southern is going to launch SHE-LAX, planned to start from December 18th this year, according to agreement reached btwn CZ and the municipal government of Shenyang, capital of Northeas...

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by Zoedyn
Fri Jun 22, 2018 5:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A list of top 10 busiest intercontinental long-haul routes by 2017 pax traffic worldwide
Replies: 44
Views: 7778

Re: A list of top 10 busiest intercontinental long-haul routes by 2017 pax traffic worldwide

Amazing how 50% of these routes involve LHR. Definitely, all the more amazing considering London is a classic multiairport city with air traffic fragmented across not just two airports, but half a dozen What about YYZ-LHR? But that's probably another case where it's airport-specific and excludes th...

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by Zoedyn
Fri Jun 22, 2018 6:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China-US Air Pax Traffic Data for 2017 by Airport-Pair and Load Factor: A Cold Hard Look
Replies: 29
Views: 4057

China-US Air Pax Traffic Data for 2017 by Airport-Pair and Load Factor: A Cold Hard Look

With the recent release of US DOT's annual air traffic statistics, we may well do some fact-filled reviewing with regard to China-US air connectivity in 2017, so as to flesh out some of our impressions concerning the market scenario of this country-pair, which has been discussed a lot on A.net here ...

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by Zoedyn
Thu Jun 21, 2018 9:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroméxico Celebrated 10th Anniversary of Shanghai-Mexico City Service; to Codeshare with MU in Oct
Replies: 0
Views: 341

Aeroméxico Celebrated 10th Anniversary of Shanghai-Mexico City Service; to Codeshare with MU in Oct

As per the Chinese report (https://finance.sina.cn/2018-06-14/detail-ihcwpcmr0590040.d.html?from=wap), AM has recently celebrated 10th anniversary of its PVG-MEX service in Shanghai The service was launched as the first direct nonstop route from China to Latin America back in 2008 10 years on, in th...

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by Zoedyn
Thu Jun 21, 2018 3:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Eastern calls for bids to supply 150 single-aisle jetliners
Replies: 27
Views: 3337

China Eastern calls for bids to supply 150 single-aisle jetliners

https://seekingalpha.com/news/3364993-china-eastern-calls-bids-supply-150-single-aisle-jetliners https://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-airbus-china/airbus-seeks-china-deal-after-diplomatic-gaffe-sources-idUKKBN1JF26T As per the reports, China Eastern has called for bids on 150 single-aisle jets like the...

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by Zoedyn
Thu Jun 21, 2018 12:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Koryo to open Xi'an-Pyongyang charter service in July
Replies: 11
Views: 1881

Air Koryo to open Xi'an-Pyongyang charter service in July

Xi'an is going to have charter service to Pyongyang on Air Koryo starting from July next month, becoming the airline's 5th Chinese destination after Beijing, Shenyang, Shanghai, Chengdu, according to the Tourism Commission of Shaanxi Province, as local newspaper Xi'an Evening reports (http://news.xi...

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by Zoedyn
Wed Jun 20, 2018 7:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A Visualization of Top 10 Intercontinental Gateway Airports to the US by 2017 Pax Counts
Replies: 7
Views: 1768

A Visualization of Top 10 Intercontinental Gateway Airports to the US by 2017 Pax Counts

1 LHR 14,616,000 pax 2 CDG 7,173,000 pax 3 NRT 7,097,000 pax 4 FRA 6,711,000 pax 5 ICN 6,199,000 pax 6 AMS 5,232,000 pax 7 HKG 3,414,000 pax 8 PEK 3,317,000 pax 9 PVG 3,104,000 pax 10 TPE 3,036,000 pax http://i67.tinypic.com/zl579c.gif http://i63.tinypic.com/2prb39g.jpg Notes: • I made this list ba...

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by Zoedyn
Tue Jun 19, 2018 4:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A list of top 10 busiest intercontinental long-haul routes by 2017 pax traffic worldwide
Replies: 44
Views: 7778

A list of top 10 busiest intercontinental long-haul routes by 2017 pax traffic worldwide

http://i67.tinypic.com/99ev40.gif 1 LHR-JFK ~2,940,000 pax 5554 km 2 LHR-DXB ~2,870,000 pax 5505 km 3 HNL-NRT ~1,720,000 pax 6146 km 4 LHR-LAX ~1,600,000 pax 8780 km 5 CDG-JFK ~1,590,000 pax 5849 km 6 LHR-HKG ~1,580,000 pax 9647 km 7 SYD-SIN ~1,480,000 pax 6289 km 8 MEL-SIN ~1,420,000 pax 6025 km 9...

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by Zoedyn
Tue Jun 19, 2018 2:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PEK posts robust rebound in pax growth during Jan-May this year
Replies: 4
Views: 734

PEK posts robust rebound in pax growth during Jan-May this year

With a 41,374,000 passenger throughput during Jan-May 2018, PEK has registered a robust 6.1% pax growth over the same period of the previous year, according to latest statistics released by Beijing Capital International Airport Company on its website (http://www.bcia.com.cn/investor/monthly.shtml) T...

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by Zoedyn
Mon Jun 18, 2018 2:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Southern secures traffic rights to operate Beijing-London service
Replies: 14
Views: 3675

Re: China Southern secures traffic rights to operate Beijing-London service

Moreover, CZ is highly likely to launch PER, NBO and other brand new destinations out of BJS by leveraging the links it already serves to its advantage at its home base CAN

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by Zoedyn
Mon Jun 18, 2018 1:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Southern secures traffic rights to operate Beijing-London service
Replies: 14
Views: 3675

Re: China Southern secures traffic rights to operate Beijing-London service

No doubt CZ would prefer to fly into LHR as the preferred airport for its London service It is to start a twice weekly A332 service to LHR from CAN via Sanya City of Hainan Province beginning July 12 very shortly CZ651 CAN0910 – 1045SYX1315 – 1845LHR 332 47 CZ652 LHR2210 – 1600+1SYX1855+1 – 2020+1CA...

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by Zoedyn
Sun Jun 17, 2018 5:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Southern secures traffic rights to operate Beijing-London service
Replies: 14
Views: 3675

China Southern secures traffic rights to operate Beijing-London service

http://finance.eastmoney.com/news/1350,20180616889648072.html At China Southern's Annual General Meeting of Shareholders held in Guangzhou on June 15, the airline's high-ranking officials revealed CZ has secured its long-anticipated traffic rights to operate Beijing-London service from the Chinese c...

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by Zoedyn
Sun Jun 17, 2018 2:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Eastern to launch Luxembourg link from central Chinese city Zhengzhou
Replies: 40
Views: 4935

Re: China Eastern to launch Luxembourg link from central Chinese city Zhengzhou

Presumably it'll primarily be for charter passengers, who'll use LUX as a pretty central location to visit places in Europe by coach. It will be either for Chinese tour groups (who are shuttled around by ground transport, so it doesn't really matter where they fly into/out of so long as it's centra...

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by Zoedyn
Sun Jun 17, 2018 12:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA launches helicopter shuttle service in Manhattan, connecting 3 helipads to EWR
Replies: 27
Views: 5919

UA launches helicopter shuttle service in Manhattan, connecting 3 helipads to EWR

https://www.ch-aviation.com/portal/news/68127-united-launches-helicopter-shuttle-to-newark Per the report, United Airlines has opened a helicopter shuttle service connecting three helipads in Manhattan with Newark so as to enhance the airport's accessibility to premium passengers The 10-minute fligh...

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by Zoedyn
Sat Jun 16, 2018 3:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CA, MU launch Beijing-Copenhagen, Shanghai-Stockholm respectively
Replies: 5
Views: 1160

Re: CA, MU launch Beijing-Copenhagen, Shanghai-Stockholm respectively

http://news.ifeng.com/a/20180616/58754155_0.shtml As per the report, MU has inaugurated its PVG-ARN service today, with 193 pax aboard the first flight operated by A332 MU289 PVG 01:05 ARN 06:15 2467 MU290 ARN 12:30 PVG 05:10+1 2467 This is not only the airline's first route to Sweden out of PVG, bu...

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by Zoedyn
Sat Jun 16, 2018 1:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The current club of global airports with non-stop services to all other 5 populated continents
Replies: 95
Views: 12166

Re: The current club of global airports with non-stop services to all other 5 populated continents

How about we up the stakes? Now that riffraff like ORD (j/k; it's my hometown airport :-) ) is gaining entry to this exclusive club, and others will be crashing the gates soon with all those ULH twin-engines, we need to create a more exclusive club: how many airports have at least 2 nonstops flight...

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by Zoedyn
Sat Jun 16, 2018 4:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COMAC’s subsidiary Chengdu Airlines seeks approval to fly internationally
Replies: 1
Views: 355

COMAC’s subsidiary Chengdu Airlines seeks approval to fly internationally

http://m.aviationweek.com/awincommercial/chengdu-airlines-seeks-approval-fly-internationally Per this paywalled report, Chinese narrowbody and regional-jet operator Chengdu Airlines, based in Sichuan’s provincial capital city Chengdu, has applied for governmental approval to fly internationally, acc...

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by Zoedyn
Sat Jun 16, 2018 1:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HNA, COMAC sign deal for 200 C919, 100 ARJ21 jets: HNA Bailout
Replies: 53
Views: 7539

Re: HNA, COMAC sign deal for 200 C919, 100 ARJ21 jets

http://www.businessinsider.com/r-hna-to-get-china-state-support-for-fundraising-bloomberg-2018-6 HNA to get China state support for fundraising China's top leaders have agreed to help debt-laden conglomerate HNA Group Co raise funds A senior official at the People's Bank of China, on Tuesday, led a ...

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by Zoedyn
Fri Jun 15, 2018 3:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Beijing new airport thread (construction developments & discussions)
Replies: 74
Views: 13041

Re: Beijing new airport thread (construction developments & discussions)

BDX is taken by Broadus (Montana), BJS is city code for Beijing so it isn't available. All other codes starting with BJ are taken. DXG and DXA are available: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_airports_by_IATA_code:_D DXG would be my choice as DXA doesn't follow the spelling of Daxing and sounds...

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by Zoedyn
Fri Jun 15, 2018 4:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 5th runway at PVG to start commercial operations
Replies: 1
Views: 849

5th runway at PVG to start commercial operations

https://www.shine.cn/archive/metro/society/City-announces-3year-shipping-hub-plan/shdaily.shtml Shanghai Transportation Commission has announced the 5th runway at PVG is going to start commercial operations later this year, as per the report The 3rd phase of PVG’s expansion project will also be comp...

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by Zoedyn
Fri Jun 15, 2018 1:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sichuan Airlines applies for Boston service
Replies: 46
Views: 3471

Re: Sichuan Airlines applies for Boston service

Good news It would definitely work CTU and BOS both are educational hubs in their respective country, with a lot of higher learning institutions and universities CTU can also be a popular tourist destination for Americans, as it has rich world-class travel resources in and around the city, plus bein...

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by Zoedyn
Fri Jun 15, 2018 1:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Eastern to launch Luxembourg link from central Chinese city Zhengzhou
Replies: 40
Views: 4935

China Eastern to launch Luxembourg link from central Chinese city Zhengzhou

Zhengzhou—capital of central China’s Henan Province—is to have direct air service to Luxembourg on China Eastern by late 2018, as local media report 郑州—卢森堡客运航线 年内将开通Zhengzhou-Luxembourg will open before year-end Moreover, reporters learnt from airport officials that intercontinental links to Madrid,...

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by Zoedyn
Thu Jun 14, 2018 5:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Beijing new airport thread (construction developments & discussions)
Replies: 74
Views: 13041

Re: Beijing new airport thread (construction developments & discussions)

Though the opening date for the new airport of Beijing has been officially announced to be on Oct 1, 2019, people are yet to know how the new facility would be named officially, so to speak, as the Chinese authorities seem reluctant to let the cat out of the bag until the last minute But it hasn't d...

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by Zoedyn
Thu Jun 14, 2018 4:57 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Speculation on the official name and code for the new airport of Beijing
Replies: 4
Views: 392

Speculation on the official name and code for the new airport of Beijing

Though the opening date for the new airport of Beijing has been officially announced to be on Oct 1, 2019, people are yet to know how the new facility would be named officially, so to speak, as the Chinese authorities seem reluctant to let the cat out of the bag until the last minute But it hasn't d...

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by Zoedyn
Thu Jun 14, 2018 4:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Narrowbodies on the horizon of intercontinental routes for Chinese carriers
Replies: 8
Views: 1084

Narrowbodies on the horizon of intercontinental routes for Chinese carriers

Utilizing narrowbodied aircrafts to fly intercontinental routes out of China used to be unthinkable or a dream only for Chinese carriers, largely due to the geographic location of the country that is simply too far away from any other continents in whatsoever direction But things are changing now Wi...

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by Zoedyn
Wed Jun 13, 2018 10:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CZ jumps on World Cup wagon, re-opening routes/increasing frequency to Russia out of URC
Replies: 1
Views: 572

CZ jumps on World Cup wagon, re-opening routes/increasing frequency to Russia out of URC

http://i.carnoc.com/detail/449817 In the wake of 2018 FIFA World Cup tournament, China Southern has lately re-opened routes to Russia from its northwestern hub Urumqi, as well as increasing frequency on existing flights, in order to facilitate access of Chinese football fans to the global sporting e...

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by Zoedyn
Wed Jun 13, 2018 4:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chinese inland Guizhou Province sees 1st ever intercontinental direct connection to Moscow; officials: more is to come
Replies: 3
Views: 573

Chinese inland Guizhou Province sees 1st ever intercontinental direct connection to Moscow; officials: more is to come

Southwest China's inland Guizhou Province has got its first ever intercontinental nonstop route btwn provincial capital Guiyang and Moscow, operated by Russia's Royal Flight Airlines on a weekly basis, as per the Chinese report 贵州首条直飞洲际航线开航 9小时飞抵莫斯科Guizhou's First Intercontinental Nonstop Opens The ...

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by Zoedyn
Tue Jun 12, 2018 5:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Beijing new airport thread (construction developments & discussions)
Replies: 74
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Re: Beijing new airport thread (construction developments & discussions)

Aerial shots of New Beijing Airport taken through the window of an overflying B77W jet under Flight No. CA1416 for CTU-PEK on June 8, 2018 It should be noteworthy that, apart from the 4 apparently civilian runways, another military runway is taking shape (bottom right in first 2 pics) http://i64.tin...

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by Zoedyn
Tue Jun 12, 2018 1:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HU expands European presence, flying a rotating triangular route into Edinburgh and Dublin today June 12
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HU expands European presence, flying a rotating triangular route into Edinburgh and Dublin today June 12

According to tweets on social media Weibo, China's Twitter, Hainan Airlines has today commenced its highly-anticipated 4x weekly A333 flights from Beijing to Edinburgh and Dublin, featuring a rotating triangular route: PEK-EDI-DUB-PEK/PEK-DUB-EDI-PEK HU749 PEK 01:30 EDI 06:00 DUB 9:10 26 HU751 PEK 0...

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by Zoedyn
Mon Jun 11, 2018 12:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A Sichuan Airlines’ Lhasa-bound flight from CKG made emergency landing at CTU after cockpit window broke
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Re: A Sichuan Airlines’ Lhasa-bound flight from CKG made emergency landing at CTU after cockpit window broke

http://europe.chinadaily.com.cn/a/201806/08/WS5b1a4694a31001b82571efde.html Per the report, in a special awards ceremony jointly held by CAAC and the government of Sichuan Province in Chengdu on June 8th, the entire crew for Flight 3U8633 has been honored as "CAAC Heroic Crew" Captain Liu ...

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