CAAC announced it is continuing to suspend approval of new entrants owing to safety concerns in the aftermath of the crash of a Henan Airlines jet in August (ATW Daily News, Sept. 8). In 2007, the regulator noted it would not approve any new start-ups until 2010 owing to there being too many privately run domestic carriers, the result of a loosening of restrictions in 2004. The regulator is also set to tighten its grip on existing airlines, requiring them to open new routes from their ...

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