Katie Cantle

China’s Longjiang Airlines to launch inaugural flight by year end 
Longjiang Airlines is expected to launch its inaugural flight in December to explore the market potential of Northeastern China.
Hainan Airlines 737-800
Hainan Airlines net profit up 20% in 2014 
Hainan Airlines reported a net profit of CNY2.59 billion ($423 million) in 2014, up 20% over a net income of CNY2.16 billion in 2013.
China Southern Airlines Boeing 787-8
China Southern reports 6.4% profit drop in 2014 
China Southern Airlines has reported a net profit of CNY1.8 billion in 2014, down 6.4% over a net income of CNY1.89 billion in 2013.
Air China Boeing 737-700
Air China posts 17% growth in net profit for 2014 
Air China reported net income of CNY3.82 billion ($622.6 million) in 2014, up 17% over the airline’s 2013 net profit of CNY3.26 billion.
China Eastern A300-600R
China Eastern reports net profit up 45% in 2014 
China Eastern Airlines reported a net profit of CNY3.42 billion in 2014, up 45% over a net income of CNY2.38 billion in 2013.
Hainan Airlines orders 30 Boeing 787-9s 
Hainan Airlines has ordered 30 Boeing 787-9 aircraft to meet continuous growth of China’s market demand.
Spring Airlines A320
Spring Airlines’ net profit up nearly 21% in 2014 
Spring Airlines reported a net profit of CNY884.2 million ($144 million) in 2014, up 20.8% over a net income of CNY732.2 million in 2013.
Hainan Airlines Boeing 737-800 is fueled with a blend of sustainable biofuel.
Hainan Airlines makes China’s first biofuel flight 
A Hainan Airlines Boeing 737-800 has completed China’s first passenger flight with sustainable biofuel made by Sinopec from waste cooking oil collected from restaurants in China.
Hainan Airlines A330-200
Hainan’s West Air to formally rebrand as LCC March 29 
The Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) has granted approval to Hainan Airlines to rebrand its subsidiary West Air as low-cost carrier (LCC), effective March 29.
China Eastern Airlines 777-300ER
China United Airlines to adopt LCC model March 29 
China Eastern Airlines’ (CEA) wholly owned subsidiary China United Airlines (CUA) is expected to formally adopt a low-cost carrier (LCC) business model March 29.
China’s ICBC orders 30 ARJ21-700s  1
The Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) has placed a firm order for 30 Commercial Aircraft Corp. of China (COMAC) ARJ21-700 regional aircraft.
Spring Airlines A320
Spring Airlines accelerates expansion pace in Japan 
Spring Airlines plans to establish an overseas operating base in Osaka and open five new routes to Japan at the end of March.
Xiamen Airlines Boeing 737-800
CAAC approves Xiamen Airlines’ launch of Jiangxi Airlines 
The Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) has approved the launch of Jiangxi Airlines, a new venture of Xiamen Airlines in conjunction with the Jiangxi provincial government.
Chinese carriers report net loss for January 
Chinese carriers reported a cumulative net loss of CNY1.5 billion ($244 million) in January due to seasonal factors and overcapacity, a sharp reversal from a net profit of CNY1 billion in the year-ago month.
Chinese carriers compete for larger market share in Chengdu 
Chinese carriers are expanding operations to Chengdu, hoping to gain a larger market share to take advantage of its greater market potential.

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