Katie Cantle

China Eastern Airlines Boeing 777-300ER
China Eastern reports 3Q net profit up 95.5%
China Eastern Airlines reported a third-quarter net profit of CNY3.5 billion ($517 million), up 95.5% over a net income of CNY1.8 billion in the year-ago quarter.
China's YTO Cargo Airlines to expand fleet to 50 aircraft by 2020
YTO Cargo Airlines plans to expand its fleet to 50 aircraft by 2020 as China’s domestic express delivery market continues to experience rapid growth.
China’s big three relaunch aviation supply firm
The parent companies of China Southern Airlines, Air China and China Eastern Airlines have relaunched China Aviation Supplies Co.
China Eastern Airlines A330-200
China Eastern opens Guangzhou Branch Company
China Eastern Airlines has opened a branch company in Guangdong as the Shanghai-based carrier aims to enhance its position in the Pearl River Delta regional market of South China.
China Southern Airlines 787-8
China Southern orders 12 Boeing 787-9 aircraft
China Southern Airlines has ordered 12 Boeing 787-9 aircraft in an effort to facilitate its rapid international expansion.
Passengers board a Spring airliner.
Spring Airlines opens more than 40 international routes this year
Shanghai-based Spring Airlines is expected to open more than 40 international routes by the end of 2016, reflecting the explosive growth of Chinese citizens’ outbound travel.
Tianjin Airlines E190
Tianjin Airlines opens Guizhou branch company 
Tianjin Airlines has opened a branch company in Guizhou in an effort to expand its market share in West China.
Will China's Airlines Trade Yield To Maintain International Growth?
Chinese carriers are picking up the pace of their international expansion plans, but will chasing market share hurt profits?
A350 XWB
Sichuan Airlines to acquire four leased A350 XWBs 
China’s Sichuan Airlines is expected to introduce four leased Airbus A350-900s to facilitate its international expansion.
Air China, Lufthansa Group launch joint venture 
Chinese flag carrier Air China has signed a wide-reaching partnership agreement with Germany’s Lufthansa Group to launch a joint venture (JV) on routes between Europe and China from the 2017 summer schedule.
Juneyao Airlines A320
Juneyao Airlines 1H profit up 37% 
China’s Juneyao Airlines reported a 2016 first-half net profit of CNY710.2 million ($107 million), up 37% compared to a net income of CNY517.7 million in the year-ago half.
Spring Airlines A320
Spring Airlines 1H profit up 19.5% 
Shanghai-based low-cost carrier (LCC) Spring Airlines reported a 2016 first-half net profit of CNY740.15 million ($100.5 million), up 19.5% over a net income of CNY641.69 million in the year-ago period.
Hainan Airlines A330-200
Hainan Airlines reports $227 million net profit in 1H 
China’s Hainan Airlines has reported a first-half net profit of CNY1.67 billion ($227 million), up 4.4% over a net income of CNY1.6 billion in the year-ago period.
COMAC plans C919 inaugural flight by year-end, early 2017 
The Commercial Aircraft Corp. of China (COMAC) plans to launch the C919 inaugural flight by the end of this year or early 2017.
China Eastern Airlines 777-300ER
China Eastern net profit down 9.3% in 1H 
China Eastern Airlines reported a 2016 first-half net profit of CNY3.23 billion ($486 billion), down 9.3% compared to net income of CNY3.56 billion in the same period last year.
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