BEIJING—The small Chinese carrier LJ Airlines is looking for a buyer, with its air operator’s certificate (AOC) as the key asset on offer, three industry sources say. Buying small airlines for their AOCs looks like only way for newcomers to enter the mainline air transportation market in China this year. Five-month-old LJ has resumed flying after grounding the sole Airbus A321 it had been operating. It has another A321, but that has been idle for some time. Around the time of ...


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