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  1. Aviation siblings struggle for altitude

    Posted Sep 24th 2007, 12:00am by Charlotte So

    ... aviation market. Four years after Beijing kick-started a major overhaul of the three airline giants - Air China, China Southern and China Eastern - not all three have achieved the kind of efficiency that the government had hoped for. Even more worrying, their underperformance has occurred despite rapid growth in air traffic. The fact that global carriers such as Singapore Airlines ...

  2. Aviation minister opposes merger

    Posted Nov 01st 2007, 12:00am by Charlotte So

    ... Charlotte So The head of the General Administration of Civil Aviation of China (CAAC) says he personally disapproves of consolidation among the three big mainland airlines, adding ... the government who opposed Air China's consolidation plan, said Kelvin Lau, a transport analyst from Daiwa Institute of Research. China National Aviation Holding Company, the parent company of Air ...

  3. Business - Companies - AVIATION

    Air China blames yuan depreciation for 55.42pc fall in first-half profit

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 11:17am by SIJIA JIANG

    ... Sijia Jiang sijia.jiang@scmp.com Air China reported a 55.42 per cent fall in first-half earning to 510 million yuan (HK$642.5 million) as mainland airlines suffer from the depreciating yuan. Turnover rose by 8.5 per cent to 49.9 billion yuan while profit ...

  4. Air China chief gets top CAAC job

    Posted Dec 29th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of the country's civil aviation watchdog yesterday, an appointment sure to upset China Eastern Airlines Corp, which is at loggerheads with the national carrier's parent company over a strategic tie-up with Singapore Airlines. Industry sources said Mr Li was appointed to the job at a morning meeting of the General Administration of Civil Aviation of China. They said his predecessor, veteran pilot Yang ...

  5. Rush into private jets is set to slow

    Posted Apr 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... There's a new variation on an old joke doing the rounds in aviation circles: how do you end up with a small fortune running a private jet company on the mainland? Answer: start with a big fortune. The joke was doing the rounds at last month's Asian Business Aviation Conference and Exhibition in Shanghai, and summed up the industry's jitters at a time when ...

  6. Business jet player plans to spread its wings in China

    Posted Apr 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Hawker Pacific, which runs dedicated facilities for business jets in Shanghai, Dubai and Singapore, is betting heavily on the China market amid surging demand for private jets in the region. The mainland has experienced a big leap in business jet aviation over the past two to three years with the number of jets jumping to more than 100 from below 30 in 2008. Ground handlers ...

  7. Mainland aviation sector flying high

    Posted Dec 28th 2011, 12:00am

    ... crisis took its toll this year. Mainland airlines and airports also would end this year with record high earnings, the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) said on its official website ... aviation country for the second consecutive year. While international carriers remain concerned about the prospects for the air cargo business, Chinese carriers seem more bullish. They forecast ...

  8. Cathay raises stake in Air China

    Posted Feb 16th 2008, 12:00am by Charlotte So

    ... if the latter were to issue shares to buy a stake in rival China Eastern Airlines. The tussle between China National Aviation Corp, Air China's parent, and Singapore Airlines over acquiring a stake ... not more than 30 per cent of China Eastern for at least HK$5 a share, thus foiling Singapore Airlines' courtship of the Shanghai-based carrier. 'We have yet to conclude anything from ...

  9. The Aviator

    Posted Jul 17th 2011, 12:00am

    ... The Aviator by Anthony G. Cooper PenPress (e-book) The Aviator, Anthony G. Cooper's second novel, tells the story of Captain Brad Lendry. The story follows Lendry's four-decade ... of a goddamn pilot to get her down in one piece.' Indeedy. The Aviator is a low-rent Citizen Kane: Lendry narrates his life to Julia Forrest, a comely reporter for the South China Morning Herald ...

  10. China Eastern rebuffs stake offer from CNAC

    Posted Feb 27th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Jonathan Yang China Eastern Airlines Corp, the mainland's third-largest carrier, has turned down an offer from China National Aviation Corp (Group) to buy a stake in the company. ... planning' in relation to the proposed offer. China Eastern shareholders last month rejected a management approved deal to sell a 24 per cent stake in the carrier to Singapore Airlines and Singapore ...




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