Ying’an Airlines, the Pu’er-based regional carrier in Yunnan, received CAAC approval to launch despite the regulator’s policy of tightening the grip of new entrants owing to safety concerns in the aftermath of the crash of a Henan Airlines jet in August (ATW Daily News, Oct. 26). Ying’an is formerly a general aviation company. Ying’an Transport Service Co. Ltd. holds a 56.5% stake with an investment of CNY45.6 million ($6.8 million) in the new venture while ...

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