CAAC said it will disallow competition on 51 new domestic routes that Chinese airlines will add between March 29 and Oct. 24. The regulator said that each one of the new routes will be operated by only one Chinese carrier for three years. Industry analysts noted that the 51 routes are not particularly sought after and airlines would be reluctant to operate flights on them absent the protection against competition. CAAC said it is seeking to expand the domestic market in a weak economic ...

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