Katie Cantle

COMAC delivers first ARJ21 to Chengdu Airlines
The Commercial Aircraft Corp. of China (COMAC) delivered China’s first domestic built 90-seat ARJ21 regional aircraft to launch customer Chengdu Airlines on Nov. 29.
Jiangxi Airlines to launch inaugural flight in January 2016

Jiangxi Airlines—the new venture of Xiamen Airlines in conjunction with the Jiangxi provincial government—is expected to launch flights in January 2016, according to GM Wu Xiangyang. It secured approval from the Civil Aviation Administration of China in March 2015.

E190 in Colorful Guizhou Airlines’ livery
Colorful Guizhou Airlines to launch inaugural flight Dec. 28
China’s new regional startup Colorful Guizhou Airlines is scheduled to launch its inaugural flight Dec. 28, according to chairman Zhai Yan.
Spring Airlines A320
China’s Spring, Juneyao airlines report 3Q profits
China’s Spring Airlines and Juneyao Airlines posted third-quarter net profits due to market demand growth and lower fuel prices.
Hainan Airlines A330-200
Hainan Airlines’ 9-month profit climbs 32%
China’s Hainan Airlines reported a net profit of CNY2.49 billion ($39 million) for the first nine months of 2015, up 32% over a net income of CNY1.89 billion in the year-ago period.
Air China A330
Air China nearly doubles 9-month profit
Air China reported a 2015 nine-month net profit of CNY6.28 billion ($99 million), nearly doubled from CNY3.17 billion in the year-ago period from January to September.
China Southern Boeing 777-300ER
China Southern triples 9-month net income
China Southern Airlines reported net income of CNY5.75 billion ($901.8 million) for the first nine months of 2015, more than tripling its net profit of CNY1.83 billion in the year-ago period.
COMAC C919 Rollout
China’s COMAC rolls out C919 2
China’s first 158-seat Commercial Aircraft Corp. of China (COMAC) C919 prototype aircraft rolled off COMAC’s final assembly plant near Shanghai Pudong International Airport.
China Eastern Airlines A330-200
China Eastern more than doubles 9-month profit 
China Eastern Airlines reported a net profit of CNY5.33 billion ($837 million) for the first nine months of 2015, more than doubling a net income of CNY2.06 billion in the year-ago period.
China’s Capital Airlines opens two international routes 
Hainan Airlines’ subsidiary Capital Airlines has opened two international routes—Zhanjiang-Bangkok on Oct. 26 and Beijing-Male on Oct. 27.
HNA Group signs $2.4 billion engine deal with Rolls-Royce  1
Hainan Airlines parent HNA Group signed an agreement worth $2.4 billion for engines and services with Rolls-Royce to power its new aircraft.
Donghai Airlines to launch IPO 
Donghai Airlines plans to launch an initial public offering (IPO) in May of 2016 on the Shanghai Stock Exchange in an effort to fund its rapid fleet expansion.
China’s big three carriers report 9M profit increases 
China’s big three carriers have all reported a 9-month profit increase net profit due to robust market demand growth and low fuel prices.
Xiamen Airlines Boeing 737-800
Xiamen Airlines introduces first all-economy 737-800 
China Southern Airlines’ subsidiary Xiamen Airlines has taken delivery of its first of 44 all-economy 184-seat Boeing 737-800s, which will be used on fast-growing domestic leisure routes.
China Express Airlines Bombardier CRJ900
Chinese regional carrier applies for international service 
Guiyang-based regional China Express Airlines has applied to the Civil Aviation Administration of China to launch international service despite operating difficulties facing Chinese regional carriers.
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