The Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) is moving ahead with a policy of forcing up load factors in the east of the country. The agency plans to cancel airlines’ rights to services that are poorly utilized, two industry sources said. Although it’s been decided to implement the policy, the timing is so far undisclosed, nor are the the minimum load factor targets publicly known. The rule is likely to most affect the profitability of smaller airlines, since they rely ...

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