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  1. News - China - AVIATION

    PLA drills a factor in recent flight delays, China's aviation chief confirms

    Posted Jul 25th 2014, 04:42am by Alice Yan

    ... the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) said factors including the "stormy weather and regular military drills" were disrupting services in cities including Shanghai, Nanjing, ... the number of scheduled flights. International flights may not be affected because they are normally given priority at mainland airports, a duty supervisor for Air China at Shanghai Pudong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1558500/pla-drills-factor-recent-flight-delays-chinas-aviation-chief-confirms
  2. News - China - AVIATION

    China to face widespread flight delays due to three-week ‘military exercises’

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 05:03pm by Andrea Chen, Nectar Gan

    ... China. Disrupting the operation of 12 civilian airports meant the drills had to be very large-scale, Ni said. The other affected airports are in Hangzhou, Hefei, Jinan, Wuxi, Ningbo, Qingdao, ... at Shanghai's two airports were delayed or cancelled. Shanghai-based China Eastern Airlines alone had cancelled 22 flights in and out of the affected airports early yesterday morning, the company said. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1557191/pla-military-drills-believed-cause-25pc-cut-flights-12-mainland-airports
  3. Business - China Business - AVIATION

    Flight curbs in China could hurt airlines, drive airfares up, analysts say

    Posted Jul 23rd 2014, 01:48pm by SIJIA JIANG

    ... Monday. Investors were first rattled by a microblog post from China Central Television's finance channel that 12 airports, including two in Shanghai, would be subject to air traffic control ... and industrial research at Daiwa Securities, told the South China Morning Post. A reduction of 25 per cent in flights to eastern China for three weeks in the busy summer holiday season would erode ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/china-business/article/1557454/flight-curbs-china-could-hurt-airlines-drive-airfares
  4. News - China - AVIATION

    Why let doomed plane fly in storm? Relatives berate air chiefs over Taiwan crash

    Posted Jul 25th 2014, 04:15am by Lawrence Chung, Andrea Chen

    ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei lawrence.chung@scmp.com Aviation officials say decision to take off for Penghu despite bad weather was in hands of pilot Taiwan officials under fire for letting crash plane fly Bereaved relatives of passengers killed when a TransA ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1558545/why-let-doomed-plane-fly-storm-authorities-taiwan-under-fire
  5. News - China - AVIATION

    Couple who survived Taiwan air crash rescued schoolgirl from wreckage

    Posted Jul 25th 2014, 04:15am by Andrea Chen

    ... Andrea Chen andrea.chen@scmp.com Couple who survived tell how they plucked girl from smoking wreckage Military couple Tsai Pei-ju and Yen Wan-ju were on their way back to the navy base on Penghu Island where they are stationed when they boarded flight GE2 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1558540/couple-who-survived-taiwan-air-crash-tell-how-they-rescued-schoolgirl
  6. News - China - AVIATION

    Flight from Shanghai to London forced to make emergency landing in Russia

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 11:15am

    ... Agence France-Presse in Beijing A plane from Shanghai to London was forced to make an emergency landing in Russia on Monday after a technical issue was detected. The Virgin Atlantic Airbus A340-600, carrying 286 passengers and 15 crew, dumped fuel mid-air ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1557148/shanghai-london-flight-forced-make-emergency-landing-russia
  7. Business - Companies - AVIATION

    Chinese place a third of Airbus A320 orders at Farnborough Airshow

    Posted Jul 18th 2014, 02:57am by SIJIA JIANG

    ... family aircraft worth US$7.7 billion. This follows an order on Wednesday for 43 A320 planes from BOC Aviation, the offshore aircraft leasing subsidiary of Bank of China based in Singapore. ... largest lenders plus policy bank China Development Bank joined the competition since 2007 when the China Banking Regulatory Commission allowed the creation of bank-owned aircraft leasing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/companies/article/1555918/chinese-place-third-airbus-a320-orders-farnborough-airshow
  8. Business - China Business - AVIATION

    China United Airlines converted into budget carrier

    Posted Jul 03rd 2014, 02:08am by SIJIA JIANG

    ... Sijia Jiang sijia.jiang@scmp.com Parent China Eastern says move is intended to create mainland's biggest low-cost airline China United converted into budget carrier China Eastern Airlines has converted fully-owned subsidiary China United Airlines into a budget airline, it said yesterday, making it the first of the mainland's three big, state-owned aviation players ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/china-business/article/1545105/china-united-airlines-converted-budget-carrier
  9. News - China - AVIATION

    Ticket to the market: State-run China Eastern Airlines launches new budget carrier

    Posted Jul 02nd 2014, 05:31pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Beijing Subsidiary China United converted into low-cost carrier with 80 Boeing airplanes China Eastern Airlines today launched its budget airline, becoming the first state-run carrier to tap the low-cost travel segment long dominated by privately run Spring Airlines. China Eastern said it would use the 80 Boeing 737 planes it had ordered from Boeing last month ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1544999/ticket-market-state-run-china-eastern-airlines-launches-new-budget
  10. News - China - AVIATION

    China Eastern airplane skids off runway in second mishap in two days

    Posted Jun 19th 2014, 09:27pm by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... Angela Meng angela.meng@scmp.com and Stephen Chen binglin.chen@scmp.com Previous flight landed on the taxiway instead of runway, prompting safety concerns A China Eastern Airlines plane ... At 9.53am yesterday, China Eastern Airlines flight MU2487 veered off course for some 300 metres, according to eyewitnesses. It was flying in from the Wuhan Tianhe International Airport to Shanxi’s ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1536293/china-eastern-airplane-skids-runway-second-mishap-two-days

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