Thirty-one Chinese carriers are expected to receive CNY987.6 million ($143 million) in subsidies for operating regional routes in 2017, according to the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC). Among China’s 31 domestic carriers, Shanghai-based China Eastern Airlines will continue to receive the most—CNY176 million (for routes in Southwest China)—while Lhasa-based Tibet Airlines will get CNY152 million. Tianjin Airlines and Guangzhou-based China Southern Airlines ...

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