Katie Cantle

Tianjin Airlines Embraer E190
Tianjin Airlines to open four international routes in June
Hainan Airlines subsidiary Tianjin Airlines will open four international long-haul routes in June as it accelerates its international expansion pace.
Jiangxi Airlines launches inaugural flight
Jiangxi Airlines, the Xiamen Airlines and Jiangxi provincial government joint venture, launched its inaugural flight on the Nanchang-Xi’an-Urumqi route on Jan. 29.
Doubling Down 
Juneyao Airlines is a role model among privately held carriers in China. While some other domestic airlines are struggling financially, Juneyao has been profitable since it launched in 2006.
China Southern 757-200
Chinese carriers predict big profit increases for 2015
Chinese carriers are expected to report big profit increases for 2015, mainly due to robust market demand growth and lower fuel prices.
Juneyao Airlines A320
China approves funding for Juneyao Airlines’ fleet expansion
The China Securities Regulatory Commission has approved Juneyao Airlines to receive CNY3.57 billion ($543 million) for fleet expansion.
China Eastern 737-800
China Eastern to open 13 international routes in 1H
China Eastern Airlines plans to open 13 international routes in the first half of this year as it speeds up its international expansion pace.
Hainan Airlines A330-200
Hainan Airlines subsidiaries launch LCC alliance
Hainan Airlines’ four subsidiaries have formed a partnership being hailed as the world’s first low-cost carrier (LCC) alliance.
Hainan Airlines A330-200
Hainan Airlines to reconfigure 100 aircraft for Wi-Fi
Hainan Airlines plans to reconfigure 100 aircraft with inflight Wi-Fi service in an effort to enhance its passenger experience.
Xiamen Airlines 787-8
Xiamen Airlines to speed up international expansion pace
China’s Xiamen Airlines plans to pick up its international expansion pace as it takes delivery of its first Boeing 787-9 this year.
China Eastern Airlines A320
China Eastern wins private placement approval for fleet renewal
China Eastern Airlines has received approval from the China Securities Regulatory Commission for a private placement to renew its fleet.
Rendering of 777-300ER in Air China livery
Air China orders six Boeing 777-300ERs  1
Air China has ordered six Boeing 777-300ERs, worth $2.051 billion at list prices, according to a statement released by the Shanghai Stock Exchange.
Spring Airlines Japan 737-800
Spring Airlines Japan to receive capital injection 
Spring Airlines’ low-cost subsidiary (LCC) Spring Japan will receive a capital injection of JPY18 billion ($151 million) from Japanese companies, according to Spring Japan CEO Wang Wei.
Shanghai Pudong Airport begins work on new satellite terminal 
Shanghai Pudong Airport has begun construction on a new 622,000 sq m satellite terminal, which will handle 38 million passengers per year, increasing the airport’s annual capacity to 80 million.
China Southern Airlines A330
China Southern orders 10 A330-300s 
China Southern Airlines has ordered 10 Airbus A330-300 twin-aisle aircraft in a deal worth $2.3 billion at list prices, according to a disclosure filed with the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.
CAAC approves launch of AVIC Cargo Airlines 
The Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) has approved the launch of AVIC Cargo Airlines, paving the way for the Chinese manufacturer’s sale of its MA600 freighter.
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