Sydney Airport CEO To Resign; SYD’s China Traffic Rebounds

By Aaron Karp May 26, 2023
Sydney Airport (SYD) CEO Geoff Culbert will resign at the end of the year following six years leading Australia’s busiest airport.
Airports & Networks

China’s International Rebound Gains Momentum

By Adrian Schofield Mar 31, 2023
Airlines are restoring more flights as the Chinese government and other countries remove restrictions.
Airlines & Lessors

China Southern To ‘Seize’ On Traffic Recovery After Posting Record Loss

By Chen Chuanren Mar 29, 2023
After posting a $4.75 billion loss for 2022, China Southern wants to capitalize on the return of passenger demand and also plans to spin off its cargo arm.
Airlines & Lessors

Opinion: Why Boeing’s Troubles In China Run Deep

By Sash Tusa Feb 03, 2023
Aircraft deliveries to China have collapsed, and big hurdles stand in the way of a sharp rebound.
Air Transport

Chinese Carriers Predict Deep 2022 Losses As Rest Of Asia Recovers

By Chen Chuanren Jan 31, 2023
Flag-carrier Air China forecast the biggest projected loss.
Safety, Ops & Regulation

Chinese Airline Results Show Extent Of 2022 Regression

By Chen Chuanren Jan 19, 2023
China was the world’s only major air transport market that saw negative growth in 2022.
Airlines & Lessors

Boeing 737 MAX Returns To Commercial Service In China

By Chen Chuanren Jan 13, 2023
China Southern Airlines brought the Boeing 737-8 back into commercial service, the first Chinese carrier to do so since Beijing grounded the MAX in 2019.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Beijing Expects Chinese New Year Passenger Traffic To Double

By Chen Chuanren Jan 06, 2023
China’s ministry of transport is forecasting a 99.5% year-on-year improvement in this year’s Chinese New Year travel season. 
Airlines & Lessors

China Southern Closes Airbus A380 Chapter

By Chen Chuanren Nov 08, 2022
The only Chinese airline to operate the A380 has stopped operating the mega-transport after 11 years.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Major Chinese Carriers Lose Billions In Difficult H1 Environment

By Chen Chuanren Aug 31, 2022
No Chinese major has returned to profitability after a short “honeymoon period” in late 2020.
Airlines & Lessors

Daily Memo: China Is Back Ordering (Airbus) Aircraft

By Jens Flottau Jul 05, 2022
The big three Chinese airlines' order for a combined 292 narrowbodies comes after the backlog of deliveries to the country had been getting smaller and smaller.
Airlines & Lessors

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 Remains Vague On MAX Service Resumption

By Chen Chuanren May 23, 2022
China’s two largest airlines are not providing a clear roadmap on their future with the Boeing 737 MAX, offering no indications on when the aircraft may return to service, or even if they will take deliveries at all. 
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

China Southern Sends Two A380s To Boneyard

By Chen Chuanren Feb 24, 2022
China Southern Airlines has sent its first pair of Airbus A380s to Victorville Airport in southern California, marking the beginning of the end for China’s only superjumbo fleet.
Aircraft & Propulsion

China Southern Looks To Strengthen Cargo Capabilities, Domestic Network

By Chen Chuanren Mar 31, 2021
Despite recording a pandemic-driven CNY10.8 billion ($1.65 billion) net loss for 2020, China Southern Airlines is optimistic on the prospects for the aviation market in the longer term. 
Airlines & Lessors

China Southern Raising $2.3B For A320s; China Eastern Gets Injection

By Chen Chuanren Oct 13, 2020
China Southern Airlines is issuing CNY16 billion ($2.3 billion) in convertible bonds, primarily to purchase 11 Airbus A320neo series aircraft. 
Airlines & Lessors

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

China Southern Raising $2.2B To Buy Aircraft, Engines

By Chen Chuanren May 15, 2020
China Southern Airlines is planning to raise CNY16 billion ($2.2 billion) by issuing convertible bonds, mainly for the acquisition of aircraft.

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 Southern Opens New Operations Center At Daxing Airport

By Chen Chuanren Apr 29, 2020
China Southern Airlines has officially opened what it calls “Daxing China Southern City” at Beijing Daxing Airport (PKX) as China’s largest carrier begins to shift operations to the new airport. 
Airports & Networks

China Southern 2019 Profit Down 9%; Warns Of COVID-19 Impact

By Chen Chuanren Apr 01, 2020
In its 2019 annual report, released Mar. 30, China’s largest airline said that despite cutting frequencies internationally and domestically, it has…
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 Drops Plans To Build Up U.S. Services

By Bradley Perrett Mar 16, 2020
China Southern Airlines has canceled plans to increase services to the U.S., following intensification of Chinese entry controls to prevent reimportation of the novel coronavirus, said several sources close to the airlines. 
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