MaverickM11 wrote:Domestic China is so constrained that it's easier to send planes abroad, never mind more high profile. And on a related note, also because of things like this:c933103 wrote:I am reading a report that wrote, in year 2017-2019, Shenzhen is giving every new intercontinental route subsidies according to the following standard
For every route that have more than 2 flights per weeks, in their first year of operation, flight to Europe, North America and Africa will receive 100 Million Yuan subsidy while it is 80 Million for Oceania and Arabic peninsula. 75% for the second year and 50% for the third year.
I am aware of there are subsidies for flights from some airports but didn't realize it's this much...
Indeed. A lot of routes are offer with something similar. Last year TAO-FRA was given a ¥136 Million Yuan's subsidy, and the subsidy given to TAO-MEL is almost the same amount as the FRA one. That's precisely why you see so many secondary-tier Chinese cities are linked with overseas destinations and the seats are sold like a fire sale.