Hainan Airlines parent HNA Group’s subsidiary Beibu Gulf Airlines performed its inaugural flight Feb. 13 from Nanning to Haikou as it deepens its cooperation with local governments to further explore the market potential of China’s secondary and tertiary cities.
Chinese carriers are expected to transport 430 million passengers in 2015, up 10% from 390 million in 2014 due to the continuous growth of China’ economic development, according to Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC).
China Eastern Airlines plans to accelerate its international expansion pace in 2015 by boosting capacities, promoting brand awareness, deepening alliance cooperation, and strengthening marketing exploration in the North American and European markets.
Yunnan-based Ying’an Airlines has signed a strategic cooperation with Xi’an-based Joy Air to further explore the domestic regional air transport market, especially the regional air transport market in underdeveloped Southwest China.
US airlines expect that FAA will allow a five-year “grace period” for full compliance with the agency’s 2010 mandate that carriers’ aircraft be Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) Out capable by Jan. 1, 2020....More
Airbus, aiming to become a “major” player in A350 aftermarket support, is poised to announce its first long-term agreement with an A350 customer and is in talks with several more, a company executive said....More