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Chinese airlines defy Europe over emissions rules

A short-haul China Southern jet prepares for take-off. Photo: Bloomberg

Mainland air carriers will continue to defy the European Commission's order to comply with its carbon emissions trading scheme and provide flight data to and within Europe.

Saturday, 18 May, 2013, 3:36am 3 comments

Expanding carriers seek more space over Chinese skies

Air China will take delivery of 113 new aircraft over the next three years, putting further pressure on the tight allocation of airspace.Photo: AP

China's skies do not have enough space. The country's air force controls airspace and allots only 20 per cent to civil aviation. With the mainland's three biggest airlines planning to add at least 273 planes in the next three years, traffic congestion that already delays 25 per cent of flights is set to worsen.

18 May 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

General aircraft hit low-altitude turbulence

Buying general aircraft, as displayed at the recent 9th China International Aviation & Aerospace Exhibition in Zhuhai, is easy. Getting into the air is hard. Photo: Charlotte So

Buying a general aircraft - planes not used by commercial airlines - is easy on the mainland, but getting it into the air is a huge task.

26 Nov 2012 - 2:22am

Zhuhai air show 'bigger and better'

Crowds surround an aircraft at the air show. Organisers say it will be better this year, with 650 exhibitors signed up. Photo: Reuters

The biennial air show which opens in Zhuhai next week promises to be bigger and better this year as it becomes more recognised by international aviation and aerospace manufacturers, say organisers.

6 Nov 2012 - 4:24am

Airport building plan set to take off

The mainland will push ahead with airport expansion, even though more than 70 per cent of its 182 existing airports lost nearly two billion yuan (HK$2.43 billion) among them last year.

21 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Airlines share blame for delayed flights

Mainland airlines can no longer blame air traffic control for flight delays , as more than a third of the incidents are of their own making, according to data compiled by the industry watchdog.

9 May 2012 - 12:00am

Rush into private jets is set to slow

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.

10 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Mainland aviation sector flying high

Beijing predicts mainland carriers will see 10 per cent growth in passenger traffic and a rebound in the air cargo market in 2012 after the European debt 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 yesterday.

28 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Pilot who ignored commands banned

A South Korean pilot has been banned from flying in mainland airspace and his budget airline employer punished after he refused to follow air traffic controllers' instructions to give way to an international flight that had issued a distress call that it was short of fuel.

31 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Airlines cut fares to keep up with high-speed trains

Mainland airlines have cut fares on the lucrative Beijing-Shanghai route to match ticket prices on the new high-speed trains between the cities.

'Air fares are down by 15 per cent on average on the route,' China Eastern Airlines director Luo Zhuping said.

8 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Sky opens for jet-set

Nothing says rich like a private jet. They are the sign of true wealth and power, and are usually associated with rock stars and powerful western businessmen. But with the repercussions of the 2008 financial crisis still being felt in the West, a new flight plan is being charted in our skies.

20 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

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

Second airline to be grounded in a week

Mainland aviation authorities suspended a second airline in a week yesterday in response to nationwide concerns about safety.

All flights today and tomorrow by China Express, an airline that only operates regional services, were cancelled after one of its planes almost crashed in a 'severe safety incident' at the weekend.

1 Sep 2010 - 12:00am

China Southern earnings take off

China Southern Airlines' eye-popping jump in net profit for the first half failed to impress investors yesterday as its share price fell as much as 4 per cent in Hong Kong trading before it closed at HK$3.78, down 1.8 per cent.

18 Aug 2010 - 12:00am

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