Hainan Airlines to Start Flight Service Between Chengdu, Chicago A new nonstop passenger flight between the OHare International Airport of Chicago and Shuangliu International Airport in Chengdu in Southwest Chinas Sichuan province will start from Sept. 16. Sep. 15, 2019 China Southern Airlines Launches New Service in Greater Bay Area A launch conference for China Southern Airlines new products in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area was held on Sept 10, bringing more convenience for people travelling in the area. Sep. 16, 2019 New Terminal Aids Pudongs Flight Services An auxiliary terminal to improve efficiency at Shanghai Pudong International Airport opened on Monday, bringing the city closer to becoming a global aviation hub, said officials from the airport authority. Sep. 17, 2019 Wuxi Airport Adds Flight to Germany Sunan Shuofang International Airport in Wuxi opened a new intercontinental cargo air service to Frankfurt-Hahn Airport in Germany on Sept 15, which will mainly transport electronics products and related accessories to the European Union. Sep. 17, 2019 Hong Kong Airlines Slashes Flights amid Disruptive Protests Hong Kong Airlines has axed seven percent of flights from September to December, the company said Tuesday, as unabated protests wreak havoc in the transportation hub of Hong Kong. Sep. 17, 2019 Beijing Daxing Finishes Another Round of Test Flights Beijing Daxing International Airport, which will begin operations before September 30, carried out a second round of test flights in low visibility conditions on Tuesday evening. Sep. 18, 2019 Boeing Ups Its Forecast for China Market Boeing Co has raised its forecast for China, saying that over the next 20 years, Chinese carriers will need 8,090 new airplanes, worth nearly US$1.3 trillion based on list prices, to meet fast-growing airplane passenger traffic in the country, especially rapid rising demand from second-tier cities. Sep. 18, 2019 Qatar Airways Celebrates Mid-Autumn Festival in the Skies with Mooncakes across China and Asia-Pacific Qatar Airways is proud to celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival in the skies by presenting passengers with traditional mooncakes on-board all flights from China and selected flights from Asia-Pacific on the day of the traditional Chinese festival. Sep. 13, 2019 Pulkovo Airport Increases Passenger Traffic by 8.6% for the Eight Months of 2019 In January-August 2019, Pulkovo St. Petersburg Airport welcomed 13,195,340 passengers, which is 8.6% more than in the same period of 2018. Sep. 18, 2019 Singapore Airlines Leverages Sabre to Propel NDC Offering to Travel Agents Sabre Corporation, the leading technology provider to the global travel industry, today announced a collaboration with Singapore Airlines for the expansion of their NDC programme, KrisConnect. Effective November 2019, this venture will provide select Sabre connected agents in Singapore with the ability to access and book unique NDC content from Singapore Airlines. As the programme continues to roll-out across the region, all Sabre connected agents will have the ability to leverage KrisConnect. Sep. 17, 2019 Stream of Aircraft Join Luxaviation Fleet in 2019 Luxaviation is reporting an influx of new aircraft to its managed fleet in Europe, with two new additions - a Bombardier Global Express XRS and a Global 5000 - bringing the total to nine jets joining in nine months. Sep. 17, 2019 Ethiopians Frequent Flyer Program, ShebaMiles, Turns 20 Originally named after the Queen of Sheba of Ethiopia whose reward is considered to be generous according to the Ethiopian mythology, ShebaMiles is one of the most rewarding and innovative programs of Ethiopian which creates memories and special customer experiences for passengers. The Frequent Flyer Program enables members accumulate miles which will entitle them to award tickets, upgrade awards and many other privileges. The more miles the members fly the higher the benefits they get from ShebaMiles. Membership to the program is open to everyone above the age of two years. Sep. 17, 2019 Delta Invests US$2 Million for Study of Potential Facility to Produce Biofuel from Forest Floor Debris As part of its ongoing commitment to sustainability, Delta Air Lines is investing US$2 million to partner with Northwest Advanced Bio-fuels, LLC (NWABF) for the feasibility study of a biofuel production facility to produce sustainable aviation fuel and other biofuel products. Sep. 18, 2019 Xian Airport adds more International Routes to Japan and Southeast Asia With the launch of winter 2019/20 season,Xian International Airport together with Spring Airlines introduced several international routes yesterday. The new destinations include Ibaraki in Osaka Prefecture (Japan), Saga in Kyushu Island (Japan), Bangkok (Thailand) and Phnom Penh (Cambodia). The service to Bangkok and Phnom Penh will be operated daily while flights to Ibaraki and Saga will be operated four times and three times a week respectively. In addition, Spring Airlines decides to increase the frequency of XIY-KIX from one weekly to one daily. All flights will be operated by A320 aircraft. The new schedule will be in effect from October 27th. Sep. 17, 2019 Etihad Airways Announces Partnership with Breitling as Its Official Timekeeper Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, has announced a new partnership with Swiss luxury watchmaker Breitling. With an equal passion for aviation, quality, and precision, Etihad offers a perfect platform for Breitling, who will serve as the airlines Official Timekeeper. The announcement was made by the airline during New York Fashion Week, where it hosted two exclusive VIP events celebrating three years as an official sponsor. Sep. 12, 2019 Japan Airlines Announces Relocation Plans to Moscow Sheremetyevo International Airport Since 1967, Japan Airlines (JAL) has been operating flights from Tokyo to Moscow, now reaching 53 consecutive years of service. Today the carrier revealed upcoming plans to relocate services to Moscow Sheremetyevo International Airport. Sep. 12, 2019 3 Airlines to Do 3rd Test Flight at Daxing Airport China Southern Airlines, China Eastern Airlines and China United Airlines are expected to participate in Beijing Daxing International Airports third test flight on Sept 17, Beijing Daily reported on Thursday. Sep. 12, 2019 Emirates Announces New Executive Leadership Appointments -- Roles Span Operational, Commercial and International Affairs Functions Emirates has announced new executive leadership appointments for its operational, commercial and international affairs functions. Adel Al Redha is appointed Chief Operating Officer, Adnan Kazim is Chief Commercial Officer and Sheikh Majid Al Mualla is Divisional Senior Vice President, International Affairs. Sep. 10, 2019 Kerry Logistics Gives Sealions Merlin and Reggie a Lift to China Kerry Logistics Network Limited (Kerry Logistics) has transported two sealions from the United Kingdom to their new home in Hainan Ocean Paradise theme park, Sanya, Hainan Island, China. Sep. 09, 2019 Etihad Airways Welcomes the Manchester City Football Club Trophy Tour Etihad Airways, the national airline of the UAE, and official partner of the Manchester City Football Club Trophy Tour celebrated the clubs record-breaking 2018/2019 football season with a display of trophies at its Abu Dhabi headquarters for employees to enjoy. Sep. 10, 2019 Airbus Wins Crystal Cabin Award at APEX with Connected Cabin Airbus, together with gategroup, Recaro Aircraft Seating and Stelia, have won the 2019 Crystal Cabin Award in the category Best Customer Journey with the Airspace Connected Experience. Unveiled as a concept during the APEX Expo last year, it will usher in a new personalised experience for passengers and provide opportunities for improving airlines ancillary revenues and operational efficiencies. The platform will link in real-time interconnected core cabin components, including the galleys, meal trolleys, seats, overhead bins and other cabin elements. It will allow passengers to receive a much more personalised travel experience. Airbus is working with additional suppliers to expand the services linked to the Connected Experience. Sep. 10, 2019 Foreign Airlines Encouraged to Consider New Beijing Airport The Civil Aviation Administration of China encourages overseas airlines to open international flights to Beijing Daxing International Airport, which will begin operations before Sept 30, whether going all-in or operating in Beijings two airports, a senior official said. Sep. 09, 2019 Strike Causes British Airways to Cancel Most Flights Dozens of flights were grounded and thousands of journeys disrupted after British Airways pilots staged their first strike - a work stoppage on Monday and Tuesday, with a third day currently planned for Sept 27. Sep. 10, 2019 Airline Companies Shake up In-Flight Service Chinas civil aviation authority said airline companies can decide whether to provide passengers in-flight meal services in order to ensure flight safety, reported. Sep. 10, 2019 XiamenAir Chairman Zhao Dong Addresses APEX 40th Anniversary Celebration in Los Angeles XiamenAir Chairman Zhao Dong addressed the Airline Passenger Experience (APEX) Associations 40th anniversary celebration, running from September 9 until September 12, in Los Angeles. Chairman Zhao Dong spoke at the invitation of the United Nations (UN), outlining four effort areas XiamenAir is advancing to realize the UNs Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Chairman Zhao Dong spoke at the thought leadership conference, sharing XiamenAirs exploration of sustainable development with industry leaders jointly discussing the sustainable development direction of the aviation industry. Sep. 10, 2019 ACJ319 Is Highlighted at Russian Airshow Airbus Corporate Jets (ACJ) is showing an ACJ319 at RUBAE[1], giving visitors the opportunity to see for themselves the benefits of the widest and tallest cabin of any business jet. Sep. 05, 2019 Trade War Impacting Air Freight Demand The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for global air freight markets showing that demand, measured in freight tonne kilometers (FTKs), contracted by 3.2% in July 2019, compared to the same period in 2018. This marks the ninth consecutive month of year-on-year decline in freight volumes. Sep. 05, 2019 US Airlines Cancel More 737 Flights Friction between Boeing and international air-safety authorities reportedly may delay the return of the 737 Max fleet in time for the year-end holiday travel season. Both American and United airlines have canceled flights for the jetliner into December. Sep. 04, 2019 Virgin Australia to Trim Overseas Services When Virgin Australia first started operating in Australia on Aug 31, 2000, the airline, then known as Virgin Blue, promised so much to the traveling public. Sep. 04, 2019 Daxing Eyes Global Transfer Hub Status Chinas new US$13 billion Beijing Daxing International Airport is expected to become a vital cog in global airport transfer passenger flows and improve Beijings standing as a major global aviation hub, industry experts said. Sep. 04, 2019