Katie Cantle

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.
HNA Group subsidiary Beibu Gulf Airline operates first flight 
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.
Okay Airways 737-900ER
China’s Okay Airways accelerates expansion pace 
Okay Airways has established Xi’an as its overnight base and has opened two new routes to Krabi and Bangkok as it accelerates its expansion pace.
China Eastern 777-300ER
China Eastern expects 2014 profit to rise 40%-60% on lower fuel costs 
China Eastern Airlines expects its 2014 net profit to rise 40% to 60% compared to 2013, due to lower fuel prices, according to a carrier statement released by the Shanghai Stock Exchange.
COMAC C919 model
COMAC wins 20 orders for C919 from Huaxia Financial Leasing 
The Commercial Aircraft Corp. of China (COMAC) has received an order for 20 C919s from Huaxia Financial Leasing Co.
Beijing’s new airport to start construction in 2H 2015 
Beijing’s new airport is expected to start construction in the second half of this year, which will be located in Daxing in southeast part of Beijing.
Spring Airlines A320
China’s Spring Airlines launches IPO 
Spring Airlines formally launched an initial public offering (IPO) on the Shanghai Stock Exchange Wednesday to fund its rapid fleet expansion.
Chinese carriers report $130 million net loss in December 
Chinese carriers reported a collective net loss of CNY800 million ($130.3 million) in December, improved from a net loss of CNY2.1 billion in the year-ago month.
Jiuyuan Airlines launches inaugural flight 
Juneyao Airlines’ low-cost (LCC) subsidiary Jiuyuan Airlines has launched inaugural Guangzhou-Wenzhou-Harbin service as it explores the low-cost market potential in the Pearl River Delta region.

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