Katie Cantle

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.
CAAC, Boeing partner to alleviate China’s airspace congestion 
The Civil Aviation Administration of China’s (CAAC) Air Traffic Management Bureau signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Boeing in an effort to alleviate increasing air traffic congestion in China.
Chinese regulator cancels Ying’an Airlines’ AOC 
The Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) has revoked the air operator’s certificate (AOC) for Ying’an Airlines because, CAAC said, the airline was no longer able to conduct safe operations.
China Eastern Airbus A320
China Eastern CEO calls for air space management legislation 
China Eastern Airlines CEO Ma Xulun will call on Beijing to formulate legislation for China’s air space management to meet the country’s fast-growing market demands, when he attends the annual National People’s Congress and Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference this week.
China issues travel warning to South Korea 
Chinese carriers may adjust capacity on routes to South Korea following a warning by the China National Tourism Administration (CNTA) cautioning Chinese citizens to be careful when traveling to South Korea.
Hainan Airlines Airbus A340-600
China’s HNA Group to buy 82.5% stake in Frankfurt-Hahn Airport 
Haikou, China-based HNA Group, the parent of Hainan Airlines, is expected to purchase an 82.5% stake in Frankfurt-Hahn Airport in western Germany as the company steps up its international expansion.
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