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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.  ...


Rytis Beresnevicius

How one China Southern flight killed the A340, A380 and B747

The 20th century, by far, included the biggest technological advancements in aviation's short history. While there were many important milestones, one, possibly underlooked one, started the slow demise of quad-engine 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....


Rytis Beresnevicius

How the Top 5 biggest airlines’ fleets changed due to coronavirus

With the coronavirus having its impact on airlines large and small, how are the worlds top 5 biggest airlines faring amidst the outbreak?...


Rytis Beresnevicius

China Southern Airlines announces it is leaving SkyTeam alliance

China Southern Airlines announced that it will start 2020 by not being associated with any airline alliance, leaving SkyTeam after 12 years of membership since 2007....


Rytis Beresnevicius

Top 5 biggest airlines of 2019

Measuring the size of the airline can be done in various ways. However, a good indication of the size of the carrier can be its fleet and how many aircraft it operates. But who were the biggest players in aviation in 2019?...


Rytis Beresnevicius

British Airways, China Southern Airlines announce partnership

British Airways is increasing its presence in China, as the British flagship carrier entered a joint business agreement with one of the world's biggest airlines, China Southern Airlines....


Zivile Zalagenaite

Qatar Airways makes 2nd move in Asia, buys China Southern stake

The Qatari flag carrier has purchased a 5% stake in one of China’s Big Three airlines – China Southern. With its strategy to invest into “strongest airlines”, why was Qatar Airways' move met with surprise?...


Ruta Burbaite

Airline alliances: a gentlemen's club or smart business move?

Just days ago China Southern Airlines announced it will be leaving SkyTeam, a move preceded by Qatar Airways boss’ threats to exit OneWorld. Now, there are rumors that Cathay Pacific, the founding member of the very same OneWorld, is also questioning the value of airline alliances. Slowly but surely, we may be witnessing the downfall of global airline alliances. So why do airlines enter these memberships in the first place? And does it...