Katie Cantle

Articles by Katie Cantle
China’s Ruili Airlines may launch formal operations next month 
Kunming-based Ruili Airlines is scheduled to launch formal operations next month to explore the lucrative tourism market in Southwest China.
Air China Boeing 737-700
Air China’s Inner Mongolian subsidiary to launch Jan. 8 
Air China’s new Inner Mongolian subsidiary is scheduled to launch operations Jan. 8 with Hohhot-Beijing service.
Cathay Pacific orders four additional Boeing aircraft 
Cathay Pacific Airways has ordered four additional Boeing aircraft, comprising three 777-300ERs and one 747-8 freighter.
Spring Airlines A320
Spring Airlines receives approval to launch Japan subsidiary 
Spring Airlines has received approval from Japanese aviation authorities to launch subsidiary Spring Japan.
China Eastern Airlines A321
China Eastern may convert subsidiary China United Airlines into LCC 
China Eastern Airlines plans to convert its subsidiary China United Airlines into a low-cost carrier (LCC). The transformation should be complete next year.
Donghai Airlines 737-300F
Donghai Airlines to enter passenger market 
Shenzhen-based cargo carrier Donghai Airlines plans to shift its focus to passenger transport as the domestic air cargo market continues to decline.
China Southern Airlines A380
China Southern to establish a branch company in Yunnan 
China Southern Airlines plans to establish a branch company in Yunnan province to further explore the tourism market in West China.
Hainan Airlines Airbus A330-200
CAAC approves Hainan Airlines subsidiary 
Hainan Airlines parent HNA Group has received approval from the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) to launch Urumqi Airlines in an effort to enhance its position in West China.
China Southern Airlines A330-300
China Southern, Qantas to codeshare on Canton routes 
China Southern Airlines is expected to establish codeshare alliance with Qantas in early 2014 to strengthen its position between Europe and Australia and New Zealand on the so-called “Canton routes.”
Yuantong Express applies to launch cargo carrier 
Yuantong Express, one of China’s largest express delivery companies, has applied to the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) to launch a cargo carrier.
Hainan Airlines stakeholders to increase capital injection in West Air 
Hainan Airlines Group (HNA) subsidiary West Air will receive additional capital from its stakeholders to accelerate the consolidation process.
Chinese carriers’ profit drops 38% in October 
Chinese carriers reported a net profit of CNY1.5 billion ($245 million) in October, down 38% compared to a net income of CNY2.4 billion in the same month last year.
Xiamen Airlines’ rapid fleet expansion plan on track 
Xiamen Airlines, which is in the midst of a rapid fleet expansion, introduced its 100th aircraft last weekend—a Boeing 737-800.
China’s MA700 to begin first delivery in 2018 
Chinese regional turboprop MA700 is scheduled to begin first delivery in 2018.
CAAC encourages more new domestic LCCs 
The Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) plans to encourage the launch of more new domestic low-cost carriers (LCCs) by implementing more favorable policies to lower standards and simplify procedures, according to vice minister Xia Xinghua.

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