Katie Cantle

Spring Airlines A320
Spring Airlines’ 1H net profit down 25% on higher operating costs
Shanghai-based LCC Spring Airlines reported a net profit of CNY554 million ($81.7 million) in the 2017 first half, down 25.2% over net profit of CNY740.1 million in the year-ago half because of a sharp increase of operating costs.
Juneyao Airlines
Juneyao Airlines to open base at Beijing’s new airport
China’s Juneyao Airlines plans to set up a base at Beijing’s new airport, which is scheduled to go into formal operation in 2019.
Hainan Airlines A330-200
Hainan Airlines to boost Shenzhen services
Hainan Airlines has signed a cooperation agreement with Shenzhen Bao’an International Airport and the Transport Commission of Shenzhen Municipality in an effort to enhance its position in the Shenzhen market.
Hainan Airlines Boeing 787-8
HNA Group finalizes stake in Frankfurt-Hahn Airport
China’s HNA Group—parent of Hainan Airlines—has completed an 82.5% stake purchase in Frankfurt-Hahn Airport to facilitate its European expansion.
Hainan Airlines Boeing 787-8
Hainan Airlines to launch six international routes
Hainan Airlines plans to open six international routes soon as the Haikou-based carrier continues its expansion to meet the increasing demand of Chinese outbound travelers.
Okay Airways to open base at Beijing’s new airport
China’s Okay Airways is expected to establish a new base at Beijing’s new airport, which is scheduled to open in 2019.
Hainan Airlines 787-9
Chinese carriers introduce 160 new aircraft in 1H
Chinese carriers have introduced 160 new aircraft in the 2017 first half, expanding their total domestic airline fleet to 3,047 airliners as of June 30, according to China’s Civil Aviation Data Analysis.
China Eastern A330-200
China Eastern to expand Sino-Europe routes with AF-KLM stake
China Eastern Airlines chairman Liu Shaoyong said the carrier’s role in the new transatlantic joint venture (JV)—between Air France-KLM, US-based Delta Air Lines and the UK’s Virgin Atlantic—is to enhance its position in the Sino-Europe market.
China’s XIESA JV MRO facility breaks ground
The XIESA MRO facility—a joint venture (JV) of China Eastern Airlines and Safran Landing Systems—has begun construction in Xi’an.
Chinese carriers report passenger boardings up 13.4% in 1H 
Chinese carriers transported 263 million passengers in the 2017 first half, up 13.4% over the year-ago period.
HNA to take 51% stake in Brazil’s Rio de Janeiro Aeroportos 
HNA Group’s subsidiary HNA Infrastructure Investment Co. plans to purchase a 21% stake in Brazil’s Rio de Janeiro Aeroportos ( RJA) for CNY108 million ($16 million).
Beijing Capital Airlines to begin Lisbon service 
HNA Group’s subsidiary Beijing Capital Airlines will begin 3X-weekly Hangzhou-Beijing-Lisbon (Portugal) services July 25, as part of its international expansion plans.
COMAC ARJ21-700 wins production certificate 
The Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) has approved a production certificate for the ARJ21-700, produced by the Commercial Aircraft Corp. of China (COMAC).
Yunnan’s Hongtu Airlines names strategic investor 
Kunming-based Hongtu Airlines has introduced China’s online travel agency Tongcheng Tourism Group as a strategic investor in an effort to enhance its competitiveness.
China Eastern A320
China Eastern assigns 150-200 aircraft to new Beijing airport 
China Eastern Airlines plans to allocate 150-200 aircraft to Beijing’s new airport in Daxing, which is expected to open in 2019.
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