Aviation Firms Optimistic about Future as Holiday Ticket Sales Soar The Chinese aviation sector is well on the recovery path, judging by the strong presales of air tickets for the upcoming holidays, an indication that the industry is revving up as more people get vaccinated, experts said. Apr. 02, 2021 Star Alliance to Establish Centre of Excellence in Singapore Star Alliance will establish a management office in the city state of Singapore later this year. Mar. 22, 2021 Star Alliance Lounge Los Angeles Airport Recognized as Best in North America The Star Alliance Lounge Los Angeles received accolade as North Americas Leading Airport Lounge in this years World Travel Awards. Nov. 27, 2020 Lufthansa Group to Be First to Implement Star Alliance Biomertrics and Usher in A Touchless Customer Experience at Airports Star Alliance, the worlds largest airline alliance, has completed development of an interoperable biometric identity and identification platform that will significantly improve the travel experience for frequent flyer programme customers of Star Alliance member airlines. Nov. 17, 2020 Dual-Circulation Takes Off at China Eastern State-owned firm sets tone for other airlines to survive and thrive amid the pandemic Nov. 27, 2020 Exclusive: FAA in Final Stages of Boeing 737 MAX Review; could Approve as Early as November 18 The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration is in the final stages of reviewing proposed changes to Boeing Cos BA.N 737 MAX and expects to complete the process in the coming days, the agencys chief told Reuters on Monday. Nov. 10, 2020 Berlin Brandenburg Airport Finally Opens The landing of a Qatar Airways flight from Doha on Wednesday morning local time marked the formal opening of the southern runway of Berlin Brandenburg Airport (BER). Nov. 05, 2020 Emirates Airline Asks Some Pilots to Take 12 Months Unpaid Leave Dubais Emirates airline is asking some pilots to take a year of unpaid leave as it seeks to cut costs due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. Nov. 05, 2020 Chinas Major Carriers Post Losses in First Three Quarters, but Signs of Recovery Emerge Chinas three major carriers still suffered losses in the first three quarters of the year, but signs of recovery emerged in the third quarter, according to the financial reports. Nov. 03, 2020 Calibration Flight Carried Out at Chengdu Tianfu International Airport A Cessna 560 aircraft does a calibration flight at the Chengdu Tianfu International Airport in Chengdu, capital of southwest Chinas Sichuan Province, Nov. 3, 2020. The calibration flight will last for about 30 days. Nov. 03, 2020 Lack of Passenger Flights Squeezes Air Freight Capacity in Peak Season A sharp fall in passenger flights due to the coronavirus pandemic combined with rising e-commerce demand is setting the stage for tight capacity and a renewed rise in air freight rates heading into the peak Christmas season. Nov. 03, 2020 Qatar Airways Expects to Keep A380s Parked for Years Qatar Airways does not expect to use its Airbus A380s for at least the next two years, its chief executive said on Monday, longer than a previous projection for the superjumbos to possibly return to service in 2021. Oct. 19, 2020 U.S. Screened over One Million Airline Passengers Sunday for First Time since March The U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) said it screened more than 1 million airline passengers on Sunday for the first time since mid-March. Oct. 19, 2020 Emergency Drill Held at Pudong International Airport in Shanghai An emergency drill was held at Pudong International Airport in east Chinas Shanghai, Oct. 16, 2020. Oct. 19, 2020 Cathay Pacific to Operate Less than 50% of Pre-pandemic Capacity in 2021 Hong Kongs Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd said on Monday it expects to operate less than 50% of its pre-pandemic passenger flight capacity in 2021 as it nears completion of a strategic review that could lead to major job losses. Oct. 19, 2020 American Airlines Plans to Return Boeing 737 Max to Service at Year-end American Airlines Group plans to return Boeing BA.N 737 Max jets to service for passenger flights by the end of this year depending on certification of the aircraft from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), it said on Sunday. Oct. 19, 2020 Star Alliance Allows You to Plan with Confidence in Times of COVID-19 Building upon the successful launch of its Travel Information Hub at the end of June, Star Alliance, the worlds largest global airline alliance, has unveiled a series of useful upgrades to now help passengers plan multi-stop itineraries. Jul. 28, 2020 Exclusive: Chinas Ctrip in Talks with Investors to Delist from Nasdaq - Sources Chinese online travel giant Ctrip is in talks with potential investors about funding its delisting from Nasdaq because of rising U.S.-China tensions and the coronavirus-driven hit to its business, sources told Reuters. Jul. 28, 2020 Carriers Look to Boost Occupancy Chinese airlines are innovating their products to boost demand as the novel coronavirus pandemic slams the aviation sector, leading to low occupancy rates and reduced flights, said experts. Jul. 15, 2020 Spring Airlines to Launch Shenyang-Changbaishan Route Spring Airlines, a popular Chinese low cost carrier headquartered in Shanghai, will launch a new direct service between Shenyang and Changbaishan (close to the tourist destination of Changbai Mountain) this week, according to information gathered by Jul. 14, 2020 China United to Introduce Chinas 1st Piece-Based Domestic Baggage Policy Beginning July 3rd, China United Airlines (CUA) has implemented a brand-new baggage policy, which claims to be a first in China. The new policy uses a piece-based measurement instead of weight-based for checked baggage across its domestic network while the standard weight limit of single checked baggage has also been relaxed from 20kg to 23kg. Jul. 06, 2020 When Youre Ready to Travel, Star Alliance Helps You Plan, Then Fly with Confidence To support efforts in restoring public confidence in air travel, Star Alliance, the worlds largest global airline alliance, and its member airlines have been working on a series of measures to ensure health hygiene safety of customers when they fly across the alliance, and to provide health hygiene-related information at their fingertips, all to help provide peace of mind when they plan their travel. Jun. 30, 2020 United Airlines Unveils Schedule for Resumed Flights Between US, China United Airlines Friday announced the schedule for resumed service between San Francisco and Shanghai with twice-weekly flights starting from July 8, according to a release by the airline. Jun. 27, 2020 Chinese People Make over 78m Trips During Dragon Boat Festival Holiday China saw around 78.79 million passenger trips during the three-day Dragon Boat Festival holiday that ends Saturday, according to an estimation of the Ministry of Transport (MOT). Jun. 28, 2020 Three Major Airlines in China Receive First ARJ21 Planes Three major Chinese airlines received their first ARJ21 planes on Sunday in Shanghai, marking the acceptance of the Chinese jet by mainstream international airlines. Jun. 28, 2020 Group to Revitalize Travel with Travel On Initiative Leading international travel services provider Group today introduced a range of new initiatives to reinvigorate travel, as part of its online Travel On launch event. Group was joined by more than 70 representatives from over 200 industry partners for the launch of the industry-wide initiative, which attracted an audience of over 1 million viewers worldwide. Jun. 22, 2020 China Focus: New Infrastructure to Boost Smart Aviation Chinas pledge to develop new infrastructure is adding momentum to the civil aviation industry, and the adoption of smart technologies and digitalization. Jun. 23, 2020 Flights Canceled after Beijing Raises Emergency Response Level Hundreds of flights to and from Beijing have been canceled on Wednesday as the capital raised its public health emergency response from the third to the second level due to the new cluster of local COVID-19 infections. Jun. 17, 2020 American, United Airlines Toughen Face Mask Rules American and United airlines say they will place passengers who refuse to wear a face mask on an internal travel restriction list and bar them from future flights for an indeterminate period. Jun. 17, 2020 Chinese Airlines Cooperate to Provide Better Services China Southern Airlines, the largest airline by fleet size in Asia, joined with Sichuan Airlines on June 16 to announce that more air express routes will be created between the cities of Guangzhou and Shenzhen in Guangdong province, Chengdu in Sichuan province and Beijing to provide more travel convenience for passengers, starting July. Jun. 17, 2020