China’s Xiamen Airlines has launched international long-haul services to Amsterdam from Xiamen and plans to open new services to Sydney at the end of the year as it picks up its international expansion pace.
China Eastern Airlines is expected to report a first-half net income of CNY3.5 billion to CNY3.7 billion ($571 million to $604 million), up significantly over the net profit of CNY14 million in the year-ago period, according to a carrier forecast statement released by the Shanghai Stock Exchange.
Beijing may merge the cargo subsidiaries of China’s big three carriers—Air China, China Southern Airlines and China Eastern Airlines—in an effort to improve the competitiveness of domestic cargo companies.
China Eastern Airlines plans to add more flights from its Shanghai hub to Sydney and Melbourne by November if its proposed tie-up with Qantas Airways is approved by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC).
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