Katie Cantle

China Southern orders 20 A350-900 aircraft
China Southern Airlines has placed an order for 20 Airbus A350-900 aircraft in an effort to facilitate its rapid international expansion.
COMAC C919 completes high-speed taxi tests; cleared for first flight
China’s Commercial Aircraft Corp. (COMAC) has completed high-speed taxi testing for the C919, and received a special flight permit from the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) to conduct the inaugural flight.
China Eastern Airlines Boeing 777-300ER
China Eastern to diversify ownership of logistics subsidiary
China Eastern Airlines will become China’s first state-owned carrier to diversify ownership of its logistics subsidiary, in an effort to enhance market competitiveness.
Juneyao Airlines A320
Juneyao Airlines reports 2016 net profit up 19%
China’s Juneyao Airlines reported a net profit of CNY1.25 billion ($180 million) in 2016, up 19% over a net income of CNY1.05 billion in 2015.
China Eastern, China Southern to invest in new Beijing airport
China Eastern and China Southern airlines have won approval from the National Development and Reform Commission of China (NDRC) to invest in Beijing’s new airport, which is expected to open in 2019.
COMAC C919 roll-out
COMAC C919 plans to launch inaugural flight in May
China’s Commercial Aircraft Corp. (COMAC) is expected to launch the inaugural flight of the much-delayed C919 narrowbody in May, according to the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC).
Hainan Airlines Airbus A330-200
Hainan Airlines wins SAIC approval for Chengdu LCC
Hainan Airlines has moved one step closer toward launching low-cost carrier (LCC) Shen Niao Airlines after securing approval from China’s State Administration for Industry & Commerce (SAIC).
Spring Airlines yields & profits fall; adjusts international capacity 
Shanghai-based Spring Airlines reported a net profit of CNY950.5 million ($138 million) for 2016, down 28.4% compared with the 2015 net income of CNY1.3 billion.
China Eastern Boeing 777-300ER
China Eastern reports net profit dip in 2016
China Eastern Airlines reported a 2016 net profit of CNY4.5 billion ($635 million) in 2016, down a slight 0.73% over a net income of CNY4.54 billion in 2015.
Air China Boeing 787-9
Air China reports 2016 net income up 0.4%
Air China has posted a net income of CNY6.8 billion ($978 million) in 2016, up 0.4% over a net profit of CNY6.8 billion in 2015, according to the domestic accounting standard.
China Southern Boeing 777-300ER
China Southern reports net profit up 30% in 2016
China Southern Airlines reported a net profit of CNY5.06 billion ($734 million) in 2016, up 30% over a net income of CNY3.9 billion in 2015.
Hainan Airlines A340-600
Hainan Airlines reports 2016 net income up 4.5%
China’s Hainan Airlines (HNA) reported a net income of CNY3.1 billion ($45 million) for 2016, up 4.5% over a net profit of CNY3 billion in 2015.
China Southern Boeing 787-8
China Southern confirms stake sale to American Airlines 
China Southern Airlines has confirmed that American Airlines is acquiring a stake in the Guangzhou-based carrier.
Reports: American Airlines to buy stake in China Southern 
American Airlines is in negotiations to buy a stake in China Southern Airlines in an effort to strengthen both carriers’ position on Sino-US routes, two industry sources told ATW.
Sichuan Airlines A330-200
Sichuan Airlines accelerates US expansion pace 
China’s Sichuan Airlines is applying to the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) to open two international routes from Chengdu to Shenzhen-New York (twice-weekly), and Zhengzhou-Los Angeles (3X-weekly) in October.
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