- New B737 for China Eastern Yunnan Branch[Aug. 07, 2006]
A brand-new Boeing 737-700 aircraft with the registration number being B-5225 arrived at Kunming International Airport on 29th July. Since the arrival of this new aircraft, the total number of airplanes of China Eastern Yunnan Branch reached 32, while 27 are Boeing, and 13 aircrafts in the fleet are Boeing 737-700 type.
- Xi'an Airport: 0.9 Million Passengers in Jul[Aug. 07, 2006]
In July, the number of passengers handled by Xi'an Xianyang International Airport exceeded 900,000 for the first time, the number of passengers handled in the busiest day of the month reached 33,000, which has been the highest record in the history of Xi'an Xianyang International Airport's passenger transportation development. (Translation: CARNOC - Tao Mengping)
- SAS On-Board Magazine Available in Chinese[Aug. 09, 2006]
Scanorama, the SAS on-board magazine, is now also available in Chinese. Table-tennis star, J-O Waldner, Scandinavian design and delicious Norwegian seafood are what SAS Chinese customers can read about while sitting on board SAS flights on the Copenhagen-Beijing and Copenhagen-Shanghai routes. The magazine uses the written Chinese language that is read by nearly one billion mainland Chinese. A 16-page guide on the Oresund Region, entirely in Chinese, is also enclosed in the magazine. Orrefors, Dux, the Advokatbyran Hellstrom legal firm and Oriflame are among the advertisers who took this opportunity to reach a Chinese target group that has increasing spending power.
- China Airlines and Delta to Expand[Aug. 03, 2006]
China Airlines and Delta Air Lines have expanded their codeshare cooperation on August 1, when China Airlines added three round-trip sectors to its existing Delta codeshares - from Los Angeles to Hartford, Columbus, and Raleigh/Durham.
- Asiana Increases Shenyang-Busan Frequency[Aug. 04, 2006]
Effective from 1st August 2006, Asiana Airlines has increased its Shenyang-Busan (Pusan) service (Flight No. OZ314) frequency from 2 flights to 3 flights per week, which converted the Shenyang-Busan service from leaving Shenyang every Tuesday & Saturday to Tuesdays, Fridays & Saturdays now. The departure time from Shenyang is 12:00 pm, and the arrival time at Busan is 15:00 pm.
- Tiger Airways Launches Chinese Website[Aug. 08, 2006]
Tiger Airways has launched its Chinese language website. With the launch, Chinese language users will be able to obtain details of Tiger Airways flights and promotions in Chinese on Tiger Airways website www.tigerairways.com/cn. (8/8/2006)
- Passenger Complained Captain's 'Wrongdoing'[Aug. 06, 2006]
A captain of Xiamen Airlines operating flight MF8047 on 19th May 2006 allowed a female passenger guided by the chief cabin crew into the cockpit right after the aircraft doors were closed, another passenger, Mr. Gao Xizhong, filled a complaint against the captain with the airline on the basis of violating safety regulations, the captain was penalised by the airline. The whole thing didn't end there since the captain called and 'threatened' the complainant, according to quote by Mr. Gao. Mr. Gao finally complained to the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) on 23rd June this year. Xiamen Airlines offered Mr. Gao an apology letter with full explanation on penalities applied to the captain and the chief cabin crew. (Translation: CARNOC - Tao Mengping, Simon Li)
- China is An Elusive Market for Qantas[Aug. 07, 2006]
Qantas has revealed that they have lost money on their services to China, with the carrier accumulating $30 million in losses.
- Air China July Passengers 3.017 Million[Aug. 03, 2006]
Air China Ltd said it carried 3.017 mln passengers in July, up 11.9 pct from a year earlier.
- China Southern Sponsors Hoop Stars Tour[Aug. 03, 2006]
Over three years ago, Jay "Boogie" Brantley founded the Hoop Stars, a basketball team based in Los Angeles similar to the modern-day Harlem Globetrotters. It is comprised of streetball legends and celebrities who tour combining hip-hop and basketball while teaching young players the values of solid fundamentals, teamwork and skills.