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Valius Venckunas

“Huge losses” reported by all three major Chinese carriers

Chinese “Big Three” – China Southern Airlines, China Eastern Airlines and Air China – have released their end-of-quarter statements, warning investors of significant adverse effects of the COVID-19 outbreak.  ...


Valius Venckunas

Air China adds first ARJ21 to its lineup

China’s third-largest airline has reported the inaugural flight of its first ARJ21 regional jet, the much-celebrated domestically produced addition to its fleet, previously consisting of numerous Boeing and Airbus narrow-body aircraft....


Rytis Beresnevicius

U.S. to ban Chinese passenger airlines from flying into U.S.

In a move to counteract uncompetitive conditions for United States-based carriers, the U.S. Department of Transportation will ban Chinese airlines from carrying passengers into the country from June 16:...


Rytis Beresnevicius

China limits international flights to one per week

China's Civil Aviation Administration (CAAC) has issued new operational restrictions to airlines operating in and out of China on international flights. The Administration, following the State Council's requirements, will only allow one weekly flight on one route to any specific country....


AeroTime Team

Air China ceases Hawaiian route

Air China has announced that effective August 27, 2019, the Chinese airline will cease its Beijing – Hawaii route, citing low load-factors. However, an ongoing trade war between the two countries puts shade on the announcement:...


Ruta Burbaite

Airbus steps on Boeing’s turf in China with latest A350XWB order

China’s flagship carrier, Air China, has announced it entered into a purchase agreement with Airbus to buy 20 A350-900 aircraft, boosting the European plane maker’s order book for wide-body aircraft. The deal, inked on July 11, 2019, is worth $6.54 billion....


Clement Charpentreau

Three Chinese airlines claim 737 MAX compensation from Boeing

The three main Chinese airlines, China Southern, China Eastern, and Air China, have sent a formal request to Boeing for compensation for the cost of grounding their 737 MAX and the postponements of deliveries....


Clement Charpentreau

Caught in trade war Boeing opens first 737 assembly line in China

Boeing is strengthening its presence in China. Its first aircraft to come out of a Chinese-based factory, a Boeing 737 Max, was delivered to Air China on December 15, 2018. The final assembly was done in Zhoushan, east of China....


AeroTime Team

Air China and Sichuan take delivery of their first Airbus A350

Air China and Sichuan Airlines have taken delivery of their first A350-900s in Toulouse on August 8, 2018. They become the first Chinese mainland operators to take delivery of Airbus newest widebody aircraft....


Clement Charpentreau

Air Canada and Air China agree on joint venture

Air Canada and Air China signed a joint venture agreement on June 6, 2018. The first codeshare agreement between Chinese and Canadian airlines is believed to increase their cooperation....