Katie Cantle

American & China Southern identify 39 codeshare routes 
Guangzhou-based China Southern and American Airlines are deepening their relationship with plans to codeshare on 39 routes.
CR929 model.
China, Russia provide more details on proposed ‘CR929’ 
The prospective long-range widebody aircraft being developed jointly by the Commercial Aircraft Corp. of China (COMAC) and Russia’s United Aircraft Corp. (UAC) will be called the “CR929,” the China-Russia Commercial Aircraft International Co. (CRAIC) joint venture said in Shanghai Sept. 29.
China Southern Boeing 777-300ER
China Southern enhances its position in Sichuan 
China Southern Airlines has established a branch company in Sichuan in an effort to enhance its position in the fast-growing West China market.
CDB Leasing finalizes deal for 105 Airbus, Boeing aircraft 
China Development Bank Leasing (CDB leasing) has finalized an order for 105 aircraft, comprising 45 Airbus and 60 Boeing aircraft.
CAAC to allow smartphone use to access Wi-Fi on China’s airlines 
The Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) is loosening control over inflight smartphone use, setting up a process in which Chinese airlines can apply to CAAC to allow passengers the option of using mobile phones during flights to access Wi-Fi services.
XiamenAir Boeing 787-8
XiamenAir accelerates fleet expansion pace 
China Southern subsidiary XiamenAir plans to grow its fleet to more than 200 aircraft—and expand its widebody aircraft to 18—in 2018 to keep up with international market demand.
Chinese carriers introduce 51 aircraft in August 
Chinese carriers introduced 51 aircraft in August, expanding the fleet of domestic airlines to 3,131 aircraft, according to the China’s Civil Aviation Data Analysis Co.
Hainan Airlines A330-200
China’s Hainan Airlines cuts international capacity to US, Europe 
Hainan Airlines will cut international capacity to the US and Europe in the fall and winter seasons because of low load factors.
Rendering of 787-9 in Juneyao Airlines’ livery
Juneyao Airlines’ 1H net profit down 12% on higher fuel prices 
Juneyao Airlines reported a 2017 first-half net profit of CNY624.9 million ($92.1 million), down 12% over net income of CNY710.2 million in the year-ago period because of higher fuel prices.
China Eastern Airlines A320
China Eastern 1H net profit up 35% on logistics subsidiary sale 
China Eastern Airlines has reported a 2017 first-half net profit of CNY4.4 billion ($641 million), up 35% over net income of CNY3.2 billion in the year-ago period.
Higher fuel prices drive down Air China, China Southern 1H profits 
Air China and China Southern Airlines were impacted by higher fuel prices in the 2017 first half as the two carriers reported year-over-year six-month net profit decreases of 3.8% and 11.6%, respectively, to CNY3.3 billion ($486 million) and CNY2.8 billion.
Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport
China’s Chongqing Airport begins third terminal, runway operations 
Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport began operations from a newly built third terminal and third runway Aug. 29.
Hainan Airlines 787-9
Hainan Airlines sees 1H profit drop on poor subsidiary performance 
Hainan Airlines reported a net profit of CNY1.2 billion ($17 million) for the 2017 first half, down 31% over net income of CNY1.7 billion for the same period last year.
Spring Airlines A320
China’s Spring Airlines to raise funds for A320 aircraft, simulator 
China’s Spring Airlines plans to collect CNY4 billion ($600 million) by circulating non-public A shares to purchase 10 A320 aircraft and one A320 simulator.
Spring Airlines A320
Spring Airlines’ 1H net profit down 25% on higher operating costs 
Shanghai-based LCC Spring Airlines reported a net profit of CNY554 million ($81.7 million) in the 2017 first half, down 25.2% over net profit of CNY740.1 million in the year-ago half because of a sharp increase of operating costs.
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