The Chinese government has blocked an order from Hainan Airlines' subsidiary Hong Kong Airlines for 10 Airbus A380 aircraft, according to news reports. The order had been scheduled to be announced at last month's Paris Air Show. An industry insider confirmed to ATW’s Eco-Aviation Today that the Hong Kong-based carrier had to postpone the order because Beijing failed to give the airline a "green light," in part to express its disapproval of Chinese carriers' ...

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