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Rendering of 737NG and 737 MAX aircraft in China Southern Airlines’ livery
China Southern and Xiamen Airlines to take 110 Boeing 737s 
China Southern Airlines has committed to 30 Boeing 737NGs and 50 737 MAXs, valued at $8.4 billion at current list prices, and its Xiamen Airlines subsidiary is to take 30 Boeing 737 MAXs.
Rendering of 737-800NG freighter in China Postal Airlines’ livery
China Postal Airlines orders 10 Boeing freighters  3
China Postal Airlines (CPA) has ordered 10 Boeing 737-800NG freighters to extend its fleet of express air cargo aircraft.
Yangtze River Airlines to launch first passenger flight Dec. 15 
HNA Group subsidiary Yangtze River Airlines plans to launch passenger service on Dec. 15 with twice-daily Boeing 737 flights on three routes from Shanghai to Sanya, Guiyang and Zhuhai, according to president Yang Zhihua.
China Southern Airlines 737-700
China Southern to take additional 4% stake in Xiamen Airlines 
China Southern will purchase an additional 4% stake in subsidiary Xiamen Airlines for CNY627 million ($97.7 million) to enhance the synergy between the two carriers.
China’s Northeast Airlines prepares to launch in 2016 
The Northeast Bureau of Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) has approved the launch of low-cost carrier (LCC) Northeast Airlines on June 6, 2016.
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.
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