Air China parent China National Aviation Holding Co. intends to take over struggling Wuhan-based East Star Airlines in an effort to expand its foothold in central China. Air China said in a statement yesterday that CNAC "has had an initial discussion with East Star about purchasing its shares," without revealing how much CNAC was planning to buy. There has been no formal agreement. Industry analysts noted that CA would enhance its position in the region through an acquisition of East Star, ...

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