- Airport to Close for Expansion Near China's Dunhuang Caves[Feb. 20, 2017]
Dunhuang Airport, located near the Mogao Caves, which contain some of China's finest ancient Buddhist art, will be closed between March 15 and May 25 for an expansion project aimed at coping with a growing tourist influx.
- Sichuan Airlines Joins the Surge in Chinese Carriers Heading for New Zealand[Feb. 21, 2017]
- China's Priciest Airline Stocks Could Soar Even Higher[Feb. 21, 2017]
- Incident: Spring A320 Near Shenyang on Feb. 18, Smartphone Charger in Overhead Locker Catches Fire[Feb. 20, 2017]
A Spring Airlines Airbus A320-200, registration B-9965 performing flight 9C8617 from Harbin (China) to Nagoya (Japan), was enroute at 10,400 meters (FL341) about 50nm eastnortheast of Shenyang (China) when passengers observed a fire in one of the overhead lockers. While cabin crew discharged fire extinguishers into the overhead locker and submerged charger (power bank) and smartphone of a passenger, which had caught fire in the overhead lock, in a water container, the flight crew initiated a diversion into Shenyang, where the aircraft landed safely about 23 minutes later. Emergency services did not need to intervene anymore, the cabin crew had brought the situation fully under control and cooled down the charger/batteries.
- JAL and China Airlines to Further Expand Codeshare Cooperation on All Japan-Taiwan Flights[Feb. 20, 2017]
Japan Airlines (JAL) and China Airlines (CI) have begun a codeshare partnership on the Haneda-Taipei (Songshan) route since 2010. The two airlines have decided to further expand the codeshare cooperation on all flights operated by JAL and CI between Japan and Taiwan starting February 21, 2017. Reservation and ticket sales for the new codeshare flights will also start from February 21, 2017.
- IATA Bullish on China Aviation Market[Feb. 20, 2017]
The International Air Transport Association said on Friday that it is bullish on the growth potential of China's aviation market and believed the new airport in Beijing, which will start operations in 2019, would ensure sufficient airport capacity to meet expected traffic growth.
- CAAC Reports 15% Passenger Growth in December 2016[Feb. 20, 2017]
China's civil aviation industry achieved a total turnover volume of 8.46 billion tonne-kilometers in December 2016, a year-on-year growth of 15.1%, according to the monthly traffic statistics released Monday by the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC).
- Xiamen Airlines Makes US$5.5 Million Loan Guarantee for Hebei Airlines[Feb. 20, 2017]
- Tibet Airlines Takes Delivery of Brand New A330 Aircraft[Feb. 20, 2017]
- Birmingham and Edinburgh Hunt for Direct China Flights[Feb. 17, 2017]
Birmingham Airport may be close to resurrecting a direct air route to China, while Edinburgh Airport is also hoping to invigorate Scottish tourism and business links with China through its own long-haul connection.