Bradley Perrett

Hainan Airlines Boeing 737-800
Hainan Airlines nets $99 million in government support in 2018
China’s Hainan Airlines and its subsidiary carriers received CNY667 million ($99 million) in government support in 2018, primarily as subsidies for aviation services.
Chinese cargo airline seeks approval for Zhengzhou-based operations
A Chinese company has applied to operate as a cargo airline based at the north-central city Zhengzhou, where the government is striving to build an air-freight industry.
Mitsubishi countersues Bombardier over trade secret claims 
In response to a lawsuit by Bombardier claiming Mitsubishi Aircraft Corp. (MITAC) stole its trade secrets, the Japanese company’s US subsidiary has filed a counterclaim alleging anticompetitive conduct by the Canadian company.
China Southern Boeing 787-8
China Eastern president named China Southern president
The Chinese government has moved the president of China Eastern Airlines, Ma Xulun, to the presidency of China Southern Airlines.
Chinese city Fuzhou offers subsidies on new international routes
The eastern Chinese city of Fuzhou is offering the country’s airlines subsidies of at least CNY300,000 ($44,000) per flight on new routes to most North America destinations as part of a broad effort to support carriers using its airport.
Chinese regional Joy Air moves to mainline operations 
Chinese turboprop operator Joy Air will move into mainline operations, thanks to help from its new majority owner, the Xi’an city government.
XiamenAir to relocate to new Beijing Daxing airport in 2020 
China’s XiamenAir will move to Beijing’s new airport—Beijing Daxing International—from Beijing Capital in March 2020, according to an agreement between the carrier and the state operating company of the facilities.
Chinese airlines improve on-time performance in 2018 
On-time performance in Chinese commercial aviation leapt 8.5 percentage points to 80.1% in 2018, the best result in eight years, the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) said.
Hainan Airlines Airbus A330-200
Hainan Airlines evaluates joining alliance by 2022 
China’s Hainan Airlines is assessing its chances for joining an alliance by 2022, managers have told staff members.
Air China Airbus A330-300
Source: Air China to drop Shanghai-Australia route 
Air China will cease flying to Melbourne and Sydney, Australia, from Shanghai in March because of strong competition and low prices, an industry source close to the company said.
Boeing delivers first 737 MAX completed at Zhoushan, China plant 
A Chinese Boeing 737 completion center built by the US manufacturer and the Commercial Aircraft Corp. of China (COMAC) handed over its first aircraft Dec. 15, less than two years after construction began at the site.
American Airlines Boeing 777-300ER
American, China Southern agree to expand codeshare, deeper cooperation 
Oneworld member American Airlines and China Southern Airlines have agreed to a deeper cooperation, 13 days after the Chinese carrier said it would leave SkyTeam.
HNA Group reduces stake in Urumqi Airlines 
HNA Group is selling down its share in Urumqi Airlines to 30%, with the Urumqi city government taking the remaining stake.
China Southern Boeing 777-200
China Southern subsidiary gains preliminary approval 
The Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) has given preliminary approval for setting up a China Southern Airlines subsidiary at the new Beijing airport that will open in 2019.
China Southern to leave SkyTeam at end of 2019 
China Southern Airlines will leave the SkyTeam global alliance at the end of next year, a move the airline said will allow it to forge closer ties with other carriers, including oneworld member American Airlines, a part-owner of the Chinese airline.
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