Katie Cantle

Articles by Katie Cantle
Chinese carriers’ profit triples in January 
Chinese carriers reported a collective net income of CNY1 billion ($163 million), tripled from a net profit of CNY323 million in year-ago month.
Ruili Airlines receives CAAC operating license 
Kunming, China-based Ruili Airlines has moved one step closer towards launching operations after being granted an operating license by the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC).
China approves aviation biofuel for commercial use 
The Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) has granted Sinopec, China’s top oil refiner, a license allowing commercial use of its aviation biofuel in an effort to cut carbon emissions.
CAAC: China’s passenger boardings to reach 1.5 billion by 2030 
Chinese carriers are expected to transport 1.5 billion by 2030 due to the rapid growth of China’s domestic low-cost airline (LCC) industry, according to the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC).
Joy Air MA60 crash lands at Zhengzhou Airport, no reported injuries 
A Joy Air Xian MA60 crashed while landing at China’s Zhengzhou-Xinzheng Airport Feb. 4, significantly damaging the aircraft.
HNA Group to launch Guilin Airlines in May 
Hainan Airlines parent HNA Group plans to launch Guilin Airlines in conjunction with the Guilin municipal government in May, pending approval by the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC).
CAAC gives go-ahead for HNA Group’s subsidiary Fuzhou Airlines 
The Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) has approved the launch of HNA Group’s subsidiary Fuzhou Airlines, paving the way for the Haikou-based company to increase its presence in the coastal area of Southeast China.
Good Fortune 
In a path of fortune that echoes that of Southwest, Spring has become the most profitable LCC in China and it has maintained consecutive profitability since it launched service in July 2005, including in 2008 when the international financial crisis hit the global airline industry.
Juneyao Airlines A320
CAAC approves Juneyao Airlines LCC subsidiary 
The Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) has approved the launch of Shanghai-based Juneyao Airlines’ low-cost (LCC) subsidiary Jiuyuan Airlines.
Air China parent names Cai Jianjiang as GM 
Air China parent China National Aviation Holding Co. (CNAH) has named Cai Jianjiang as its new GM, succeeding Wang Changshun, who has been appointed as Vice Minister of China’s Transport Ministry.
Chinese carriers report 5% net loss in December 
Chinese carriers reported a net loss of CNY2.1 billion ($3.45 million) in December, down 5% over a net loss of CNY2.21 billion in the year-ago period.
China Eastern Airlines A321
China Eastern sees drop in premium passenger revenue for 2013 
China Eastern Airlines has seen a drop of CNY1.09 billion ($179 million) in premium passenger revenue for 2013 owing to the global economic recession and China’s new policy for government officials to be more thrifty, giving up their previously extravagant lifestyles.
Donghai Airlines Boeing 737-300F
Donghai Airlines may launch passenger operations in February 
Shenzhen-based cargo carrier Donghai Airlines may launch passenger operations in February to help compensate for the stagnant cargo market.
23 Chinese carriers to receive subsidies for regional routes operation 
Twenty-three Chinese carriers are expected to receive CNY912 million ($149.3 million) in subsidies to operate regional routes in 2014, according to the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC).
China’s Ruili Airlines may launch formal operations next month 
Kunming-based Ruili Airlines is scheduled to launch formal operations next month to explore the lucrative tourism market in Southwest China.

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