China Southern Airlines and China Eastern Airlines have started to ground aircraft and cut flights as there is little sign of a recovery in the slumping domestic market. According to CAAC, Chinese carriers again suffered from falling demand last month despite the "golden week" travel period surrounding Oct. 1 National Day. Passenger load factor fell 2.2 points year-over-year to 76.9% while daily aircraft utilization was down 2.1% to 9.2 hr (ATWOnline, Sept. 17). CZ President Liu Shaoyong ...

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