Katie Cantle

Juneyao Airlines A320
Juneyao Airlines to join alliance by year-end 
Shanghai-based carrier Juneyao Airlines will join a global alliance by year-end in an effort to facilitate rapid international expansion, according to chairman Wang Junjin.
China Eastern 777-300ER
China Eastern to open a branch company in Guangzhou 
China Eastern Airlines will open a branch company in Guangzhou in May to enhance its position in the Pearl River Delta Region.
China Eastern 777-300ER
China Eastern to introduce a strategic investor 
China Eastern Airlines plans to introduce a strategic investor by reducing its state-owned stakes to allow for more capital injection.
China Eastern Airlines 777-300ER
China Eastern to boost international capacity by more than 20% 
China Eastern Airlines (CEA) is expected to boost international capacity by more than 20% this year.
Chinese online travel agency Qunar plans to launch low-cost carrier 
Qunar, a Chinese online travel agency (OTA), plans to launch a low-cost carrier (LCC) in Shenzhen in an effort to enhance its position in the travel supply chain.
Beijing moves forward on airliner engine production capability 
Beijing is moving ahead with plans to establish a capability to design and build engines to power Chinese-built airliners.
China Southern A330-300
New chairman appointed for China Southern Airlines 
The Chinese government has appointed former Transport of China vice minister Wang Changshun as China Southern Airlines’ new chairman.
Air China A330-300
Air China orders 12 A330-300 aircraft  1
Air China has ordered 12 Airbus A330-300 aircraft, valued at $2.93 billion at list prices, according to a carrier statement.
Hainan Airlines A330-200
Hainan Airlines to open Tel Aviv, Manchester services 
China’s’ Hainan Airlines plans to open a route from Beijing to Tel Aviv in April and Manchester in June, according to international director Li Xiang, as it speeds up international expansion as more Chinese citizens opt for outbound travel.
Chinese carriers triple net profits in January 
Chinese carriers reported a net profit of CNY1.5 billion ($230 million) in January, more than tripled from a net income of CNY485 million in the year-ago month.
CEO: HNA subsidiary Beibu Gulf Airlines earns profit in 2015 
HNA Group subsidiary Beibu Gulf Airlines earned a profit in 2015, according to the carrier’s chairman Chongyang Wu, who did not reveal exact financial figures.
Juneyao Airlines A320
Juneyao Airlines eyes long-haul intercontinental routes 
Juneyao Airlines has applied to the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) to open long-haul intercontinental routes to further explore the fast-growing outbound travel market.
Tianjin Airlines Embraer E190
Tianjin Airlines to open four international routes in June 
Hainan Airlines subsidiary Tianjin Airlines will open four international long-haul routes in June as it accelerates its international expansion pace.
Jiangxi Airlines launches inaugural flight 
Jiangxi Airlines, the Xiamen Airlines and Jiangxi provincial government joint venture, launched its inaugural flight on the Nanchang-Xi’an-Urumqi route on Jan. 29.
Doubling Down 
Juneyao Airlines is a role model among privately held carriers in China. While some other domestic airlines are struggling financially, Juneyao has been profitable since it launched in 2006.
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