Chinese carriers have had mixed reactions to CAAC's recent call to "cancel or delay" 2009 aircraft orders as a part of an effort to lift the domestic airline industry out of its current difficulties. CAAC also encouraged carriers to return leased aircraft and to ground or sell older planes, in addition to capacity adjustments, in order to reduce deliveries of foreign-made aircraft (ATWOnline, Dec. 11). China Eastern Airlines answered the call and has applied to delay 2009 deliveries, but it ...

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