- Hong Kong Handles Record July Traffic[Aug. 15, 2006]
Hong Kong International Airport said on Tuesday it recorded a monthly record throughput of 4.1 million passengers in July, up 8.6 percent from the same month last year, thanks to robust visitor arrivals.
- UAL Applies for Washington-Beijing Service[Aug. 15, 2006]
UAL, parent of United Airlines, on Tuesday said it has applied for the right to add daily nonstop service between Washington, D.C., and Beijing.
- Competition Cuts Taiwan-Shanghai Airfare[Aug. 13, 2006]
This July & Agust, airfares from Taiwan to Shanghai via Hongkong & Macau have been much lower than in the past. The round trip economy class airfares had normally been over 15,000TWD during the peak month of July and August in the past. However, this year's airfares were firstly reduced to just 14,000TWD by EVA Airways on 6th July, then other airways followed the move. Presently, the market fare range is between 10,500TWD and 12,750TWD, this equals to an airfare reduction ranged somewhere between 15% and 30% compared to same period in the previous years. Analysts believe this year's cheaper fares are the direct result of tough competitions on the Taiwan-Shanghai (via Hong Kong & Macau) routes. (Translation: CARNOC - Tao Mengping)
- Bird-plane Collision Causes Travel Chaos[Aug. 14, 2006]
A collision between a bird and an airplane caused chaos for passengers of Eastern China Airlines over the weekend.
- Airports Cope with Increased Security[Aug. 15, 2006]
Five-year-old Rebecca Jin had to leave her favourite doll at Beijing Capital International Airport yesterday, after airport security officials found that it contained liquid.
- China Southern Unveils New Routes[Aug. 14, 2006]
China Southern has launched three new domestic services from the nation's capital including its first service between Beijing and Shanghai (Hongqiao).
- Alitalia Fined Twice by CAAC[Aug. 14, 2006]
Due to the expiry of Alitalia's Dangerous Goods Transportation Permit, the East China Regional Management Bureau of Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) recently fined the carrier again for an amount of RMB3,612.98 yuan. This was after the airline had been fined RMB2,039 yuan on 24th March this year due to the reason of transporting dangerous goods without any valid permit resulting the breach of relevant dangerous goods transportation regulations. (Translation: CARNOC - Tao Mengping)
- Guangzhou Airport Expands Terminal[Aug. 11, 2006]
On 11th August, construction of the third east and west passageways and tie-up building of Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport officially began, which has marked the expansion of airport terminal (second stage) that had been planed for a long time is now finally in the process of being carried out. Once the second stage of the airport terminal's expansion project completes, the annual passenger volume could be increased by 10 million. The construction is scheduled to finish in 2009 and then be put into use. (Translation: CARNOC - Tao Mengping)
- CAAC Tightens Up Security at Airports[Aug. 12, 2006]
China's General Administration of Civil Aviation (CAAC) ordered tight airport security across the nation on Friday after British police foiled a terrorist plot to blow up aircraft between the United Kingdom and the United States.
- China Eastern Codeshare With Harmony Airways[Aug. 04, 2006]
Shanghai-based China Eastern Airlines recently signed an official codeshare agreement with Vancouver-based Harmony Airways. The codeshare agreement applies to services between Shanghai and Toronto, Calgary & Vancouver. (Translation: CARNOC - Simon Li)