Aviation in China

Deal on carbon emissions up in the air

Chinese carriers are concerned about proposals to cut carbon emissions tabled for discussion later this year. Photo: AFP

Mainland Chinese carriers are already concerned about three options tabled by the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) for discussion at the assembly in September of the organisation's 190 member states.

Wednesday, 27 February, 2013, 3:09am

Airlines fly into headwinds from high-speed trains

Mainland carriers are increasing long-haul services to fight competition from high-speed rail. Photo: Bloomberg

Mainland airlines experienced turbulence at the turn of the year, posting losses for three consecutive months due to low air fares and competition from high-speed railways, analysts said.

20 Feb 2013 - 4:50am

China's home-grown aircraft, the C919, gains 50 new preliminary orders

A model of the C919 plane is displayed in Zhuhai. Photo: Reuters

China's home-grown aircraft, the C919, received 50 new preliminary orders from three airlines yesterday, bringing total orders for the 150-seat airliner to 380.

14 Nov 2012 - 3:10am

CAAC to push growth at key airport hubs

The Civil Aviation Administration of China has reaffirmed its intention to strengthen the growth of five hub airports including Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou, to boost transcontinental and regional air links.

9 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Booming aviation sector records 8.6b yuan profits

The mainland's airports and airlines reported total profits of 8.69 billion yuan last year, an amount that once would have taken the industry 10 years to earn, according to mainland media reports.

Vice-minister of the General Administration for Civil Aviation of China Li Jun said demand for aviation services would continue to rise on the mainland.

14 Jan 2005 - 12:00am

Beijing puts its plans for jet fuel liberalisation on hold

Beijing has taken an apparent step backwards in its plans to open the aviation fuel sector in the mainland to competition with the release of an official directive that says the central government plans to effectively maintain the industry's status quo indefinitely.

21 Jan 2003 - 12:00am

Dozen nearer de-listing

The Shanghai and Shenzhen Stock Exchanges said a total of 12 companies with 'particular transfer' status had yet to apply for a delay in delisting their shares.

2 Jun 2001 - 12:00am

20 pirate suspects held in mass-murder probe

Police in Guangdong said last night they had arrested 20 people who were part of a gang that boarded a ship, murdered its 23 sailors and hijacked the vessel, which carried millions of dollars worth of cargo.

The officers seized several guns believed to have been used in the interception near Hong Kong waters of the Panamanian-registered vessel Cheung Son.

5 Mar 1999 - 12:00am

Beijing Kintetsu unit wins licence

Beijing Kintetsu World Express Co (BKWE), the mainland subsidiary of Japanese air forwarder Kintetsu World Express (KWE), has won an international cargo transport licence.

The licence, issued by the Ministry of Foreign Trade and Economic Co-operation, allows BKWE to handle international air and sea cargo on its own.

20 May 1998 - 12:00am

FedEx signs up agent for China

FEDERAL Express (FedEx) has appointed EAS International Transportation (EAS) its global service participant (GSP) for China.

As a GSP, EAS provides express pick-up and delivery services throughout China.

EAS was the first freight and express courier agent in China to be registered with the International Air Transportation Association (IATA).

25 Sep 1995 - 12:00am

China air travel tipped to boom

THE Boeing Corp has discounted political changes in China as reason for the mainland's aviation industry to be held back from large-scale growth.

10 May 1995 - 12:00am

Airport planners brace themselves for fast take-off

WEI Qillua is going to be very busy in the next few years in her role as an airport planner with the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC).

Last week CAAC announced plans to spend US$5 billion by the end of the decade to build or modernise 100 airports.

15 Sep 1993 - 12:00am

China gears up for major exhibitions

TWO major exhibitions on airports and aviation in China are fast approaching.

In October, the Aviation Expo-China '93 will be held in Beijing, involving 500 large corporations from 22 countries.

Due to restructuring within the Ministry of Aerospace, numerous enterprises and factories have gained greater freedom in dealing with foreign companies.

25 Jun 1993 - 12:00am