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  1. Business - China Business - AVIATION

    Expanding carriers seek more space over Chinese skies

    Posted May 18th 2013, 12:00am by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg Civil aviation a is rationed a meagre slice of the mainland's air corridors, with military curbs worsening the congestion as carriers expand Airspace China's skies do ... as we wouldn't know about the drills until the last minute and couldn't tell passengers the real reason either." Air China, Asia's biggest carrier by market value, ...

  2. Business - Companies - AVIATION

    Airbus to sign mega A320 order from Asian carrier Lion Air

    Posted Mar 18th 2013, 10:45am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Paris European aerospace giant Airbus will sign an order from Indonesian low-cost carrier Lion Air for more than 200 A320 medium-haul jets at a ceremony on Monday with French President Francois Hollande, business daily Les Echos reported in its Monday edition. Airbus and the presidency both declined to comment. Earlier on Sunday the presidential office said ...

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    Cargo market puts pressure on Asian carriers

    Posted Feb 27th 2013, 12:00am by Keith Wallis

    ... Keith Wallis keith.wallis@scmp.com Cargo market puts pressure on Asian carriers Asian airlines face mixed fortunes this year, with continued growth in the number of passengers but pressure ... data showed Asia-Pacific carriers saw cargo volumes fall 3.4 per cent last year to the same level as in 2007. In response, airlines were "retiring freighters" and "resting ...

  4. Business - Companies - AVIATION

    Passenger numbers rise for Asia-Pacific region's air carriers

    Posted Jan 31st 2013, 12:00am by CHATLOTTE SO

    ... carriers Carriers in the Asia-Pacific region will fly higher this year as sustained economic growth in the region buoys passenger and cargo demand, the airlines trade body said yesterday. Some 207 million international passengers were flown by the carriers in the region last year, up 7 per cent year on year, the Association of Asia Pacific Airlines (AAPA) said. International passenger ...

  5. Mainland carriers' future up in the air

    Posted Jun 25th 2012, 12:00am

    ... passenger volume hit 300 million last year, more than tripling over the past decade - even with the 2003 Sars outbreak and the financial crisis five years later. Mainland carriers nearly tripled ... of the country's air space is controlled by the military, to which civilian carriers must give way. Pilot shortage is yet another drag. Domestic airlines needed about 3,000 new pilots every year while ...

  6. Business - Companies - AVIATION

    Jetstar Hong Kong hopes Shun Tak deal will secure licence

    Posted Jun 07th 2013, 12:00am by Charlotte So

    ... the start-up took Stanley Ho's Shun Tak conglomerate aboard as an investor. The low-cost carrier (LCC) joint venture between China Eastern Airlines and Qantas' Jetstar Group is now more confident that with a local shareholder the government will recognise it as a Hong Kong-designated carrier and give it a licence. When the two carriers set up the joint venture in March 2012 ...

  7. Carriers out to catch fake pilots if they can

    Posted Dec 28th 2011, 12:00am

    ... or unqualified pilots are a serious concern. Mainland carriers are stepping up efforts to weed out unqualified foreign pilots or those with forged credentials at a time when their airlines are expanding ... administration, including China Eastern, Juneyao and Spring. The investigation prompted mainland carriers to exert more stringent control over the recruitment of foreign pilots. Overseas pilots have been ...

  8. Mainland's first carrier returns from sea trials

    Posted Aug 15th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Choi Chi-yuk chiyuk.choi@scmp.com The mainland's first aircraft carrier returned to its temporary home port of Dalian in the northeastern province of Liaoning yesterday after ending a five-day maiden voyage that took it into the Yellow Sea. The Beijing-based Legal Mirror reported the Soviet-built carrier, formerly known as the Varyag, was towed by six vessels and appeared less ...

  9. HNA among final bidders for Hungary flag carrier

    Posted Jul 15th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Charlotte So charlotte.so@scmp.com HNA Group is close to acquiring an equity stake in Hungarian flag carrier Malev, which would mark the first European investment for the mainland airline. 'The company is about to get a stake in the national carrier of Hungary,' said a person familiar with the situation. The Hainan-based airline would form a joint venture with the Hungarian ...

  10. Business - Companies - AVIATION

    Airlines step up their game in fight for Asia's jet set

    Posted Jul 04th 2013, 12:57pm by Reuters

    ... pick-ups and on-board chefs, Asia’s premium airlines are investing hundreds of millions of dollars on luxury services in a bet on a rebound in business from the wealthy, even as low-cost carriers fly high with the booming middle class. Although business and first-class traffic has fallen significantly in the last few years as companies cut costs, carriers such as Singapore Airlines ...




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