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China Southern Boeing 787-8
China Southern confirms stake sale to American Airlines 
China Southern Airlines has confirmed that American Airlines is acquiring a stake in the Guangzhou-based carrier.
Reports: American Airlines to buy stake in China Southern 
American Airlines is in negotiations to buy a stake in China Southern Airlines in an effort to strengthen both carriers’ position on Sino-US routes, two industry sources told ATW.
Sichuan Airlines A330-200
Sichuan Airlines accelerates US expansion pace 
China’s Sichuan Airlines is applying to the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) to open two international routes from Chengdu to Shenzhen-New York (twice-weekly), and Zhengzhou-Los Angeles (3X-weekly) in October.
CAAC, Boeing partner to alleviate China’s airspace congestion 
The Civil Aviation Administration of China’s (CAAC) Air Traffic Management Bureau signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Boeing in an effort to alleviate increasing air traffic congestion in China.
Chinese regulator cancels Ying’an Airlines’ AOC 
The Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) has revoked the air operator’s certificate (AOC) for Ying’an Airlines because, CAAC said, the airline was no longer able to conduct safe operations.
China Eastern Airbus A320
China Eastern CEO calls for air space management legislation 
China Eastern Airlines CEO Ma Xulun will call on Beijing to formulate legislation for China’s air space management to meet the country’s fast-growing market demands, when he attends the annual National People’s Congress and Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference this week.
China issues travel warning to South Korea 
Chinese carriers may adjust capacity on routes to South Korea following a warning by the China National Tourism Administration (CNTA) cautioning Chinese citizens to be careful when traveling to South Korea.
Hainan Airlines Airbus A340-600
China’s HNA Group to buy 82.5% stake in Frankfurt-Hahn Airport 
Haikou, China-based HNA Group, the parent of Hainan Airlines, is expected to purchase an 82.5% stake in Frankfurt-Hahn Airport in western Germany as the company steps up its international expansion.
Hainan Airlines A330-200
China's Hainan Airlines alters frequent flyer program 
HNA Group subsidiary Hainan Airlines is expected to become the first Chinese carrier to adjust its frequent flyer program to reward miles based on ticket price and membership level instead of distance flown and class.
China's Secondary Airports Offer Capacity, But Profits Can Be Elusive 
Local government subsidies and slot shortage encourage airlines to shift attention to Chinese secondary city airports, but profit does not always follow.
Chinese carriers increasing flights to the Philippines 
Chinese airlines are rapidly increasing flights to the Philippines following the relaxing of visa requirements between the two countries in October 2016.
Passenger boardings for Chinese airlines up 12% for 2016 
Chinese carriers transported 488 million passengers in 2016, up 12% from 432.4 million in 2015, according to the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC).
Xiamen Air opens Fuzhou-New York route 
China Southern Airlines subsidiary Xiamen Air has opened a new route from Fuzhou to New York JFK.
Longjiang Airlines launches inaugural flight 
China’s Longjiang Airlines has begun daily Airbus A321 service from Harbin to Hefei and Zhuhai commencing operations serving the Northeast China market.
China Express Airlines to launch IPO 
China Express Airlines plans to launch an initial public offering (IPO) by circulating no more than 40.5 million shares for fleet expansion, according to the China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC).
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