China’s ‘Big Three’ Airlines To Buy Nearly 300 Airbus A320neos

By Chen Chuanren Jul 01, 2022
The move could see Airbus becoming China’s largest supplier for new aircraft. 
Airlines & Lessors

China’s ‘Big Three’ See Losses Widen In 2021, Now Fuel Costs Rocket

By Chen Chuanren Mar 31, 2022
Rising fuel costs and closed borders are keeping China’s national carriers—Air China, China Southern Airlines and China Eastern Airlines—under pressure and, despite increases in passenger revenue, all three saw their losses widen in 2021.
Airlines & Lessors

Air China, China Eastern Eye Long-Term Growth After Losses

By Chen Chuanren Mar 31, 2021
Air China and China Eastern Airlines both remained in the red for all four quarters of 2020, racking up annual net losses of CNY14.4 billion (£2.2 billion) and CNY11.8 billion respectively.
Airlines & Lessors

Air China Orders 18 A320neos From AFS Investments

By Chen Chuanren Mar 19, 2021
Air China has said it will purchase 18 Airbus A320neos family aircraft from AFS Investments, a wholly owned subsidiary of lessor GECAS. 
Aircraft & Propulsion

Air China, Sichuan Airlines Win International Route Approvals

By David Casey Jan 15, 2021
Air China and Sichuan Airlines have each been given the green light to begin new international routes.
Airports & Routes

China Recovery Slows In June; Second Wave Prompts Cancellations

By Chen Chuanren Jul 20, 2020
June operating figures for Chinese state-owned carriers Air China, China Eastern Airlines and China Southern Airlines, as well as the country’s largest LCC Spring Airlines, show passenger demand has slowed. 
Airlines & Lessors

France Cuts Chinese Airlines' Flights In ‘Reciprocal’ Move

By Chen Chuanren Jul 14, 2020
China has condemned France’s decision to slash the number of Chinese airline flights to Paris per week from three to just one, which Paris said was in response to China’s "five ones" policy. 
Safety, Ops & Regulation

Air China Puts Its First COMAC ARJ21 Into Service

By Bradley Perrett Jul 10, 2020
Air China put its first COMAC ARJ21 into operation July 10, flying the regional jet from Beijing on a thin route to Inner Mongolia.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Sea Of Deep Red For China’s Big Three In Q1

By Chen Chuanren Apr 30, 2020
China’s big three state-owned carriers Air China, China Southern Airlines and China Eastern Airlines have recorded a cumulative loss of CNY14 billion ($2 billion) for Q1 2020 as the COVID-19 pandemic brought the Chinese aviation industry to a standstill.
Airlines & Lessors

China’s ‘Big Three’ Release COVID-19 Lockdown Stats

By Chen Chuanren Mar 26, 2020
China’s big three state carriers Air China, China Eastern Airlines and China Southern Airlines have released their operating numbers for February, revealing the damage of the COVID-19 lockdown on their performance.
Airlines & Lessors

China Southern, Air China Increasing U.S. Flights

By Bradley Perrett Mar 10, 2020
Two big Chinese airlines are increasing services to the U.S., recovering a little from the reduction to minimal levels applied shortly after the coronavirus outbreak became recognized in late January.
Airlines & Lessors

Chinese Airline, Charter Activity Up From Epidemic Trough

By Bradley Perrett Feb 24, 2020
Aircraft utilization ticks up but coronavirus outbreak still taking heavy toll on Chinese carriers.
Air Transport