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by Zoedyn
Fri Dec 07, 2018 10:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: URC pressing ahead with expansion plan for 2 additional runways
Replies: 3
Views: 1014

Re: URC pressing ahead with expansion plan for 2 additional runways

Recent noteworthy developments re URC: The Chinese government has approved a $6bn expansion project of Urumqi Airport in Xinjiang (https://www.airport-technology.com/news/china-6bn-expansion-urumqi-airport/) The expansion——including construction of two additional runways——is scheduled to run through...

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by Zoedyn
Thu Dec 06, 2018 5:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Beijing new airport thread (construction developments & discussions)
Replies: 89
Views: 17726

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

As noted by many, air space has been a notorious issue dragging the healthy development of Chinese aviation and airports Yet given the scale and importance of Daxing, an image project for the Chinese government to celebrate 70th PRC anniversary next year, the Chinese aviation authorities are making ...

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by Zoedyn
Thu Dec 06, 2018 1:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Moscow's Sheremetyevo airport to be renamed Pushkin Airport
Replies: 41
Views: 6408

Moscow's Sheremetyevo airport to be renamed Pushkin Airport

https://au.news.yahoo.com/moscows-sheremetyevo-airport-bear-pushkins-name-201044812--spt.html Moscow's main Sheremetyevo airport will be renamed after the name of Russia's greatest poet Pushkin, according to results of a recent nation-wide vote across Russia to rename airports in dozens of cities Me...

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by Zoedyn
Wed Dec 05, 2018 4:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chinese carriers catching London fever: MU launches PVG-LGW, CA ramps up PEK-LHR frequency
Replies: 39
Views: 7413

Re: Chinese carriers catching London fever: MU launches PVG-LGW, CA ramps up PEK-LHR frequency

http://www.sznews.com/news/content/mb/2018-10/30/content_21181947.htm China’s high-tech hub Shenzhen has also joined the growing list of Chinese cities with direct air connectivity to UK following Shenzhen Airlines’ launch of 3x weekly A330 SZX-LHR flights in late Oct this year The chart below shows...

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by Zoedyn
Wed Dec 05, 2018 4:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Southern plots global growth from Guangzhou and Beijing
Replies: 49
Views: 10344

Re: China Southern plots global growth from Guangzhou and Beijing

http://www.caac.gov.cn/PHONE/XXGK_17/XXGK/TZTG/201812/t20181204_193275.html CAAC has released on its website a list of newly approved routes proposed by various domestic and international airlines, according to which CZ has secured approval for: CAN-MAD CAN-TLV CAN-URC-VIE CAN-KMG-ISB Meanwhile CZ’s...

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by Zoedyn
Wed Dec 05, 2018 2:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Airlines eyes expansion in India; to double operations in Mumbai, Delhi
Replies: 28
Views: 3033

Turkish Airlines eyes expansion in India; to double operations in Mumbai, Delhi

https://www.thehindubusinessline.com/economy/logistics/turkish-airlines-eyes-expansion-in-india-to-double-operations-in-mumbai-delhi/article25664558.ece TK is proposing to Indian aviation authorities to expand its operations in India with direct flights to Chennai, Kolkata, Ahmedabad, Hyderabad, Amr...

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by Zoedyn
Fri Nov 30, 2018 3:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Southern plots global growth from Guangzhou and Beijing
Replies: 49
Views: 10344

Re: China Southern plots global growth from Guangzhou and Beijing

* to fly to South America within the next three years * to open more African destinations Well, that could be combined. In terms of equipment range, it will be an issue to reach South America without an intermediate stop. The closest point to South America which could reached and also being interes...

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by Zoedyn
Fri Nov 30, 2018 9:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopia Overtakes Dubai as world gateway to Africa
Replies: 20
Views: 4879

Re: Ethiopia Overtakes Dubai as world gateway to Africa

Huge kudos to Ethiopian Airlines and ADD for this milestone :thumbsup:

There is just endless potential for the African flagship carrier to unlock with African aviation whose taking off is long overdue

Keep more good news of African aviation coming

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by Zoedyn
Fri Nov 30, 2018 4:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing delivers 2000th aircraft for China to Xiamen Airlines
Replies: 2
Views: 552

Boeing delivers 2000th aircraft for China to Xiamen Airlines

Boeing is delivering the 2000th aircraft for China to Xiamen Airlines in Seattle today, according to the airline’s Weibo account (https://m.weibo.cn/1647860065/4312016804066051) It is a B737 max 8, registered B-1136, with a special inscription on its fuselage Worth noting Boeing delivered its 1000th...

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by Zoedyn
Thu Nov 29, 2018 7:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPDATED: AA drops ORD-PEK/PVG, reduces NRT
Replies: 573
Views: 83537

UA, DL, AA in bitter battle over fate of 14 valuable US-China Zone 1 frequencies

Obviously, AA’s suspension of ORD-PEK/PVG has led to a chain of reactions we are witnessing now among US’s biggest three carriers. While AA is seeking DOT’s approval for a dormancy waiver for the 14 valuable frequencies, UA and DL are standing in the way and requesting DOT return the 14 frequencies ...

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by Zoedyn
Thu Nov 29, 2018 12:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The current club of global airports with non-stop services to all other 5 populated continents
Replies: 103
Views: 15109

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

https://www.eturbonews.com/236678/los-a ... n-airlines

So LAX is to have a nonstop to Lome, Togo in Africa on ET as of Dec 17, 2018, becoming the latest airport member to this highly exclusive club
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https://www.eturbonews.com/236678/los-a ... n-airlines

So LAX is to have a nonstop to Lome, Togo in Africa on ET as of Dec 17, 2018, becoming the latest airport member to this highly exclusive club

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by Zoedyn
Wed Nov 28, 2018 9:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Southern plots global growth from Guangzhou and Beijing
Replies: 49
Views: 10344

Re: China Southern plots global growth from Guangzhou and Beijing

So, less than two weeks after CZ’s announcement to leave SkyTeam, CZ and AA are happily joining hands for ever closer cooperation. That is so quick and efficient As per CZ’s Weibo account (https://m.weibo.cn/1647687670/4311358953175888), CZ and AA today signed a package of deals in Guangzhou to sign...

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by Zoedyn
Wed Nov 28, 2018 3:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Differing fortunes of BA/VS at PEK and PVG
Replies: 7
Views: 1890

Re: Differing fortunes of BA/VS at PEK and PVG

While there is no denying Shanghai as China’s leading financial center has an edge over Beijing in what we call premium traffic, I seriously doubt the gap btwn the two Chinese top-tier cities is so large as to warrant such vastly different competitive outcomes as BA/VS display at PEK and PVG Here’s ...

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by Zoedyn
Tue Nov 27, 2018 4:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Differing fortunes of BA/VS at PEK and PVG
Replies: 7
Views: 1890

Differing fortunes of BA/VS at PEK and PVG

Having read a piece of flight news today: Air China is scheduling a 3rd daily flight btwn PEK and LHR (See: https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/281700/air-china-expands-beijing-london-service-in-s19/) , it gave me pause to ponder why in mainland China, British Airways and Virgin Atlant...

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by Zoedyn
Tue Nov 27, 2018 5:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China—Europe Services Thread
Replies: 44
Views: 5752

Re: China—Europe Services Thread

https://www.aviation24.be/airlines/air-france-klm-group/air-france-klm-and-china-eastern-sign-extension-of-their-joint-venture/ Air France-KLM and China Eastern have signed an agreement to extend their JV partnership from January 1, 2019 onto two additional routes CDG-KMG/WUH A very natural and smar...

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by Zoedyn
Mon Nov 26, 2018 5:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Southern CEO transferred to be COMAC’s vice Party boss
Replies: 2
Views: 808

China Southern CEO transferred to be COMAC’s vice Party boss

http://www.ccaonline.cn/news/top/468247.html China Southern’s CEO Mr Tan Wangeng today has been announced to be transferred by CPC’s Organization Department to be COMAC’s vice Party chief, according to the latest Chinese report Mr Tan has worked with CZ since 2006 and has been considered a key figur...

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by Zoedyn
Mon Nov 26, 2018 2:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China—Europe Services Thread
Replies: 44
Views: 5752

Re: China—Europe Services Thread

Two interesting traffic data charts re China-Europe aviation China-Europe seat capacity rankings by airline during 2015, 2016, 2017 https://i.ibb.co/HBRPdsP/DCA85217-C227-48-E1-B1-E3-869-F44-CFEFC6.jpg China-Europe OD traffic rankings by airline during 2015, 2016, H1 2017 https://i.ibb.co/BqxqCv0/87...

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by Zoedyn
Sun Nov 25, 2018 3:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Southern plots global growth from Guangzhou and Beijing
Replies: 49
Views: 10344

Re: China Southern plots global growth from Guangzhou and Beijing

http://www.cnr.cn/gd/gdkx/20181103/t20181103_524403723.shtml The China National Radio report says China Southern has grown its fleet to 800 aircraft by early Nov this year, ranking the world’s 3rd largest airline by fleet size Timeline for CZ’s fleet growth 100 aircraft by 1998 200 aircraft by 2003 ...

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by Zoedyn
Wed Nov 21, 2018 7:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PEK posts robust rebound in pax growth during Jan-May this year
Replies: 5
Views: 1021

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

http://www.bcia.com.cn/investor/monthly.shtml According to the latest monthly traffic report by Beijing Capital Int’l Airport Co. Ltd, PEK’s pax number for October is 8,950,000, up 6% YoY The accumulative pax number during Jan-Oct 2018 is 84,340,000 This means PEK is bound to hit its eagerly-anticip...

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by Zoedyn
Tue Nov 20, 2018 7:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Southern plots global growth from Guangzhou and Beijing
Replies: 49
Views: 10344

Re: China Southern plots global growth from Guangzhou and Beijing

http://www.caac.gov.cn/XXGK/XXGK/TZTG/201810/t20181023_192264.html http://www.caac.gov.cn/XXGK/XXGK/TZTG/201811/t20181120_192993.html As per the public notices by CAAC on its website, China Southern has applied for route authority for the following proposed services: CAN—MAD , daily on A333/A332/B77...

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by Zoedyn
Fri Nov 16, 2018 8:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Beijing new airport thread (construction developments & discussions)
Replies: 89
Views: 17726

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

A link to a gorgeous drone footage featuring an aerial view of the Daxing Airport terminal in the company of somewhat grisly music that triggers alien sci-fi associations https://m.weibo.cn/1310639224/4294823424744171 As China Southern has just announced its decision to pull out of SkyTeam as of Jan...

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by Zoedyn
Thu Nov 15, 2018 12:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: China Southern mulls establishment of subsidiary Xiongan Airlines based at Beijing’s new airport
Replies: 15
Views: 2440

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

According to a latest public notice by CAAC on its website on Thursday today 关于拟批准中国南方航空雄安航空有限公司筹建的公示 , China Southern’s planned establishment of a wholly-owned, Daxing-based subsidiary—Xiongan Airlines—has been granted preliminary approval The notice says Xiongan Airlines will share the same airlin...

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by Zoedyn
Sun Oct 21, 2018 5:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HNA set to sell Beijing Capital Airlines and Lucky Air
Replies: 12
Views: 4372

HNA set to sell Beijing Capital Airlines and Lucky Air

http://i.carnoc.com/detail/466345 The Chinese report by Huaxia Times newspaper says that in a desperate move to ease its profound financial woes, HNA is finally planning to sell its stakes in a number of its subsidiaries scattered across the country, signaling the possible death knell of HNA growth ...

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by Zoedyn
Thu Oct 18, 2018 2:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Beijing airport OFFICIALLY designated as Beijing Daxing International Airport
Replies: 52
Views: 8258

Re: New Beijing airport OFFICIALLY designated as Beijing Daxing International Airport

As per the SinaWeibo account citing what seems an internally-circulated document issued by CAAC in the Chinese airline industry, in accordance with the regulations in ICAO Document 7910, the ICAO 4-letter code for Beijing Daxing International Airport has been designated by the Chinese aviation regul...

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by Zoedyn
Sun Sep 30, 2018 4:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PEK in sweet sorrow: Just posting all-time-high monthly traffic while immediately being penalized for poor OTP
Replies: 6
Views: 1208

Re: PEK in sweet sorrow: Just posting all-time-high monthly traffic while immediately being penalized for poor OTP

https://news.sina.cn/gn/2018-09-29/detail-ifxeuwwr9633210.d.html?from=wap The Chinese report says that per CAAC’s latest monthly notice of flights OTP of Chinese airports, PEK has been dealt with a further blow——it will be banned from applying for any extra scheduled flights, charter service, and ne...

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by Zoedyn
Sun Sep 30, 2018 3:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines plans new mega airport with 80 million pax capacity 48km southeast of Addis Ababa
Replies: 28
Views: 4334

Ethiopian Airlines plans new mega airport with 80 million pax capacity 48km southeast of Addis Ababa

http://www.africanews.com/2018/09/29/ethiopian-airlines-plans-new-mega-airport-in-oromia-region/ Ethiopian Airlines plans to build a new mega airport with an annual capacity of 80 million pax in Bishoftu, about 48km southeast of Addis Ababa, according to state-affiliated media Fana Broadcasting Corp...

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by Zoedyn
Sat Sep 29, 2018 4:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Southern plots global growth from Guangzhou and Beijing
Replies: 49
Views: 10344

Re: China Southern plots global growth from Guangzhou and Beijing

To explore new ways of cooperation with LCCs Surely this piece of news is a good illustration of that http://www.atimes.com/article/spring-airlines-buys-us122-mn-stake-in-china-southern-airlines/ Shanghai-based low-cost carrier Spring Airlines has bought a stake worth 846 million yuan (US$122.78 mi...

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by Zoedyn
Sat Sep 29, 2018 2:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Beijing new airport thread (construction developments & discussions)
Replies: 89
Views: 17726

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

Some snapshots of Daxing Airport up to date Jet bridges have “grown” out of the fingers, and the enlivening colors that are patchily seen are starting to add a modern, stylish touch to the whole complex https://preview.ibb.co/mivX49/FBF22_DE7_2988_420_D_B9_AD_01221_C70_DE95.jpg https://preview.ibb.c...

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by Zoedyn
Fri Sep 28, 2018 5:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CAAC rolls out game-changing policies abandoning “One Route One Carrier” restriction in a gradual manner
Replies: 41
Views: 8433

Re: CAAC rolls out game-changing policies abandoning “One Route One Carrier” restriction in a gradual manner

Very interesting. As this policy is rolled out, I would assume an unintended consequence is that secondary Chinese cities would lose service. For instance, the aircraft SFO-WUH on CZ or LAX-NKG on MU might be deployed to PEK or PVG in search of higher yields (or business travelers). Thoughts on thi...

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by Zoedyn
Wed Sep 26, 2018 1:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways axes entire Hong Kong crew ahead of closure of base in city next month in Oct
Replies: 154
Views: 25540

British Airways axes entire Hong Kong crew ahead of closure of base in city next month in Oct

https://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/transport/article/2165833/british-airways-axes-entire-hong-kong-crew-ahead-closure Similar to a move it made in Singapore, British Airways axed its entire Hong Kong crew on Wednesday ahead of the closure of its local base next month, replaced by London-based crew....

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by Zoedyn
Wed Sep 26, 2018 10:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CAAC rolls out game-changing policies abandoning “One Route One Carrier” restriction in a gradual manner
Replies: 41
Views: 8433

Re: CAAC rolls out game-changing policies abandoning “One Route One Carrier” restriction in a gradual manner

Foreign airlines to face new rivals on popular China routes as restrictions ease https://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-aviation-analysis/foreign-airlines-to-face-new-rivals-on-popular-china-routes-as-restrictions-ease-idUSKCN1M60TL That's Reuters' timely article here on the upcoming changes to oc...

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by Zoedyn
Wed Sep 26, 2018 9:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Okay Airways punished by CAAC for assembling air-unworthy units in B737 and other malpractice
Replies: 9
Views: 1654

Re: Okay Airways punished by CAAC for assembling air-unworthy units in B737 and other malpractice

Anyone who says that BK's malpractices are tolerably OK may have a different view when they get to know —— China Northwest Airlines Flight 2303 The flight from Xi'an to Guangzhou that took away 160 lives from more than 10 countries on June 6, 1994, the deadliest air crash in mainland China so far Fl...

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by Zoedyn
Wed Sep 26, 2018 7:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HNA, COMAC sign deal for 200 C919, 100 ARJ21 jets: HNA Bailout
Replies: 55
Views: 8700

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

http://ifinance.ifeng.com/16523776/news.shtml?srctag=pc2m 北京万科13亿收购海航大厦,资产评估值17.4亿 Per the Chinese report, citing a recent statement issued by Hainan Airlines, HU has sold its Beijing HNA twin towers at ¥1.299 billion or $188 million to Wanke, a well-known Chinese real estate development corporation...

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by Zoedyn
Wed Sep 26, 2018 3:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Okay Airways punished by CAAC for assembling air-unworthy units in B737 and other malpractice
Replies: 9
Views: 1654

Okay Airways punished by CAAC for assembling air-unworthy units in B737 and other malpractice

Per the Chinese report 奥凯航空波音737因错装起落架航材被局方处罚 , the North China Bureau of CAAC has recently issued a warning to Okay Airways and imposed a fine of ¥20,000/appox $3,000 on the privately-held airline for its malpractices in aircraft maintenance Investigations reveal that Okay Airways had the wrong, ai...

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by Zoedyn
Tue Sep 25, 2018 10:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Juneyao Air unveils livery/interior for its 1st B787 due for delivery mid-Oct, mulling interc’l routes from Shanghai
Replies: 20
Views: 7134

Juneyao Air unveils livery/interior for its 1st B787 due for delivery mid-Oct, mulling interc’l routes from Shanghai

As per the Chinese report 吉祥航空波音787梦想飞机10月中旬交付,明年有望飞上海始发洲际航线Juneyao Air to take its 1st B787 mid-Oct, mulling intercontinental routes , another Shanghai-based airline Juneyao Air is to take delivery of its first widebody B787 Dreamliner mid-Oct next month This is also the first time for the privatel...

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by Zoedyn
Mon Sep 24, 2018 7:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Chengdu Tianfu International Airport (Building works updates + discussions)
Replies: 7
Views: 1913

Re: New Chengdu Tianfu International Airport (Building works updates + discussions)

http://www.scdrc.gov.cn/wap/c100003/2018-09/19/content_be2469b8799c4d0e9c40ccc26ca9d4ec.shtml On Sept 17, a ground-breaking ceremony was held for starting the construction of Sichuan Airlines’ base at Chengdu Tianfu International Airport The base would have a 620,000 square meters built-up area, inv...

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by Zoedyn
Sun Sep 23, 2018 4:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chengdu targets West China Gateway status with ambitious action plans
Replies: 4
Views: 1085

Re: Chengdu targets West China Gateway status with ambitious action plans

http://3g.163.com/news/article/DS9D0NA2000187VI.html Sichuan Airlines is going to launch Chengdu-Cairo from Oct 23 3U will also launch nonstop flights from Chengdu to Tel Aviv, Copenhagen and Boston in late 2018 and early 2019, according to the chairman of Sichuan Airlines Group Mr Li Haiying at a k...

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by Zoedyn
Sun Sep 23, 2018 3:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Shanghai Airlines takes delivery of its first long-awaited B787-9 Dreamliner
Replies: 1
Views: 650

Shanghai Airlines takes delivery of its first long-awaited B787-9 Dreamliner

https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/pictures-shanghai-airlines-takes-first-787-452102/ https://news.sina.cn/2018-09-22/detail-ifxeuwwr7244798.d.html?from=wap Shanghai Airlines, a unit of China Eastern Airlines, has taken delivery of its first ever Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner, also the 100th plane...

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by Zoedyn
Sun Sep 23, 2018 4:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LXA and Tibet Airlines Thread
Replies: 15
Views: 1696

Re: LXA and Tibet Airlines Thread

A couple new services to Tibet have opened lately http://www.xinhuanet.com/fortune/2018-08/31/c_129944343.htm 西藏日喀则至山东济南航线开通 China Eastern has started twice weekly Shigatse-Jinan/RKZ-TNA flights via Xi’an/XIY beginning from late Aug http://scnews.newssc.org/system/20180920/000909008.html 成都航空连续开通两条直...

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by Zoedyn
Sat Sep 22, 2018 6:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chengdu Airlines takes delivery of 7th ARJ21
Replies: 8
Views: 1272

Chengdu Airlines takes delivery of 7th ARJ21

http://i.carnoc.com/detail/463007 At 18:55 Sept 21 local time, an ARJ21 with registration No. B-3329 landed at CTU from Nantong, Jiangsu Province, becoming the 7th plane to Chengdu Airlines’ ARJ21 fleet EU’s top executives were at the airport to welcome the arrival of the new bird that features a 90...

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by Zoedyn
Fri Sep 21, 2018 4:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China’s high-speed trains are finally coming to Hong Kong, posing threat to HK aviation?
Replies: 50
Views: 8320

China’s high-speed trains are finally coming to Hong Kong, posing threat to HK aviation?

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/features/2018-09-17/china-s-bullet-trains-are-coming-for-hong-kong-s-airlines After years of heated debates and long delays, eventually, the world’s longest high-speed rail network from mainland China will be extending to downtown Hong Kong tomorrow on Sept. 23, provid...

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by Zoedyn
Fri Sep 21, 2018 2:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Forbes article: China's Big Three Airlines Are On A Fast Track To Overtake U.S. Big Three Within A Few Years
Replies: 14
Views: 2412

Forbes article: China's Big Three Airlines Are On A Fast Track To Overtake U.S. Big Three Within A Few Years

https://www.forbes.com/sites/danielreed/2018/09/20/chinas-big-three-airlines-are-on-a-fast-track-to-overtake-u-s-s-big-three-within-a-few-years/#6ef190161234 Takeaways: • CN3——currently ranking in the world’s top 10 carriers by fleet size, revenue and capacity measured in seat miles——are on similar ...

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by Zoedyn
Thu Sep 20, 2018 4:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Beijing new airport thread (construction developments & discussions)
Replies: 89
Views: 17726

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

The link here has a satellite video of the main terminal (presently undergoing works of fine decoration) filmed by Changguang Satellite Company on Sept 14 https://m.weibo.cn/5838191069/4285910873528738 At the construction site, there is this big board featuring a digital countdown timer, displaying ...

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by Zoedyn
Thu Sep 20, 2018 9:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ARJ21s to enter African market via Ghana’s Africa World Airlines as part of HNA-COMAC MoU
Replies: 25
Views: 3376

Re: ARJ21s to enter African market via Ghana’s Africa World Airlines as part of HNA-COMAC MoU

https://image.ibb.co/coqvMe/A988946_A_884_C_4714_9607_868990_B8618_C.jpg https://wenhui.whb.cn/third/yidian/201809/05/211411.html It seems COMAC and Ghana are being serious about their cooperation on the launch of ARJ21 operations in Africa, as per the Chinese story noticeably titled 这19个人中将诞生第一位国产...

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by Zoedyn
Thu Sep 20, 2018 7:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Beijing airport OFFICIALLY designated as Beijing Daxing International Airport
Replies: 52
Views: 8258

Re: New Beijing airport OFFICIALLY designated as Beijing Daxing International Airport

The Chinese article here 说说“北京大兴国际机场”中“大兴”的寓意 gives an informative account of the origin and meaning of the word Daxing in Chinese language and history Remarkably, Daxing as a place name has a longer time-honored history, or approx 250 years older, than the name of Beijing. As early as in mid-1100s,...

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by Zoedyn
Thu Sep 20, 2018 2:07 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: World’s most internationally connected airports list for 2018 revealed, LHR/ORD/FRA taking top 3 spots
Replies: 11
Views: 1975

World’s most internationally connected airports list for 2018 revealed, LHR/ORD/FRA taking top 3 spots

https://www.businesstraveller.com/business-travel/2018/09/19/these-are-the-worlds-most-internationally-connected-airports/ https://www.oag.com/megahubs-international-index-2018?hsCtaTracking=69f083ae-0054-4f49-b265-a52c11fcf620%7C6c596ad3-1fdf-41d4-bfb8-7425ffe0a826 According to air travel intellige...

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by Zoedyn
Wed Sep 19, 2018 5:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Beijing Capital Airlines applies to CAAC to launch Xi’an-Seattle beginning March 2019
Replies: 2
Views: 568

Beijing Capital Airlines applies to CAAC to launch Xi’an-Seattle beginning March 2019

http://www.caac.gov.cn/PHONE/XXGK_17/XXGK/TZTG/201809/t20180919_191781.html Per the latest filing released by CAAC on its website, JD has applied to run a twice weekly XIY-SEA service using A330 from March 2019 Seems like a new flying mode emerging on the part of Chinese airlines for Sino-US flights...

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by Zoedyn
Wed Sep 19, 2018 9:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Eastern Airlines seeking to keep Shanghai services at PEK, not at Daxing
Replies: 9
Views: 1578

China Eastern Airlines seeking to keep Shanghai services at PEK, not at Daxing

http://m.aviationweek.com/awincommercial/china-eastern-hopes-keep-shanghai-services-capital The lede of the paywalled Aviationweek report says that China Eastern Airlines, one of China’s big three carriers, is urging Chinese authorities to let it continue to use Beijing’s Capital International Airpo...

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by Zoedyn
Wed Sep 19, 2018 3:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bloomberg: Poland Wants Its Planned Airport to Be a European Gateway to Asia
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Bloomberg: Poland Wants Its Planned Airport to Be a European Gateway to Asia

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-09-11/poland-wants-share-of-asian-flight-boom-with-airport-hub-project Highlights of Poland's planned new airport per the Bloomberg article: • Poland to pour $9.4 billion by 2027 into the building of a new airport 45 km away from Warsaw with a 45 million ...

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by Zoedyn
Tue Sep 18, 2018 4:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Southern plots global growth from Guangzhou and Beijing
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Re: China Southern plots global growth from Guangzhou and Beijing

Sorry if I missed it, but has any further news come up from this conference about when route duplication is allowed ? I mean having more than one airline on any particular route. There was talk recently about the Chinese Govt allowing this. This will clearly affect CZ if they want to expand from Be...

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