The Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) continues to loosen its grip and approve more new domestic airline entrants. However, a CAAC insider said even though the regulator is approving more new carriers, it plans to raise the bar on safety. According to reports, Air China subsidiary Shandong Airlines plans to launch Qingdao Airlines with China’s Qingdao municipal government and Nanshan Group. In addition, Xi’an-based Joy Air is preparing to launch Hefei Airlines ...

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