Katie Cantle

Analysis - Growing Prosperity 
"In the next five-to-10 years, China will embrace an explosive growth period for low-cost carriers,” Hainan Airlines’ low-cost subsidiary Hong Kong Express president Ma Zhimin noted earlier this year.
Chinese carriers narrow net losses in May 
Chinese carriers have reported a collective net loss of CNY500 million ($81.2 million) in May, narrowed from a net loss of CNY641 million in the same period last year.
China Southern Airlines A330-300
China Southern to launch Shanghai branch 
China Southern Airlines has launched a branch company in Shanghai to further explore China’s business capital market.
Boeing 737 MAX
China Eastern orders 80 Boeing 737 series aircraft 
China Eastern Airlines has signed a deal for 80 Boeing 737 series aircraft, which includes 737 MAXs and 737-800s.
Spring Airlines A320
Spring Japan postpones inaugural flight 
Spring Airlines’ low-cost subsidiary Spring Japan has postponed its inaugural flight to Aug.1 due to “inadequate preparation work,” according to a Spring spokesperson.
Jiuyuan Airlines expects to launch formal operations in August 
Juneyao Airline low-cost subsidiary Jiuyuan Airlines is scheduled to launch formal operations around August to explore the labor market potential in the Pearl River region, according to Juneyao Airlines chairman Wang Junjin.
Chengdu Airlines becomes latest Chinese airline to plan LCC conversion 
Chengdu Airlines is expected to be converted into a low-cost carrier (LCC), another move in China’s push for more domestic low-cost services.
HNA Group may convert subsidiary Capital Airlines into LCC 
HNA Group may transform subsidiary Capital Airlines into a low-cost carrier (LCC) to explore the growth potential of the domestic low-cost market.
Spring Airlines A320
Spring Airlines suspends plans to launch IPO 
Shanghai-based low-cost carrier Spring Airlines has suspended plans to launch an initial public offering (IPO) on the Shanghai Stock Exchange to raise funds for fleet expansion.
Chinese carriers’ collective net profit drops 84% in April 
Chinese carriers reported a collective net income of CNY200 million ($32.4 million) in April, down 84% compared to a net profit of CNY1.25 billion year-over-year.
Ruili Airlines launches formal operations 
Ruili Airlines launched formal operations May 18 with a flight from Kunming to Mangshi.
Beijing to begin construction on new airport in Daxing 
Beijing plans to begin construction on a new CNY86 billion ($14 billion) airport in Daxing, possibly before July, according to an industry insider.
HNA Group to invest in Kenya cargo carrier Astral Aviation 
Hainan Airlines Group (HNA), parent of Hainan Airlines, is expected to invest in Kenya’s cargo carrier Astral Airlines as it further expands into the African market.
Xiamen Airlines may take over Hebei Airlines 
China’s Xiamen Airlines is reportedly in negotiations with Hebei Airlines stakeholders to take over the loss-making Shijiazhuang-based carrier, according to a Xiamen Airlines insider.
Spring Airlines Airbus A320
Spring Airlines to launch IPO for fleet expansion 
Spring Airlines is planning to launch an initial public offering (IPO) on the Shanghai Stock Exchange to raise funds for fleet expansion.

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