East Star Airlines asked CAAC for permission to resume operations despite a Wuhan court's rejection of takeover offers from China National Aviation Fuel Holding Co. and Shanghai YuField. East Star was forced to suspend operations and enter bankruptcy owing to its heavy debt burden and the March collapse of a share sale deal with Air China parent CNAC (ATWOnline, July 17). East Star spokesperson Zhao Changbing disputed reports that the carrier owed CNY1.01 billion ($147.6 million). "In fact, ...

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