China’s aviation market shrinks to smaller than Portugal’s

China’s aviation market, projected to overtake the U.S. this decade and become the world’s biggest, has shrunk to such an extent due to the coronavirus outbreak that it’s fallen from third to 25th, behind Portugal. Airlines have slashed capacity because of the epidemic centered in Hubei province, leaving the industry reeling. About 1.7 million seats […]

China’s Wenzhou Airport master plan for new construction gains approval

Wenzhou Longwan International Airport (WNZ), located in eastern China about 450 kilometers south of Shanghai, recently received approval for its master plan from the Civil Aviation East China Bureau to pursue development at the airport. Currently, several major Chinese carriers operate at WNZ, including Air China, China Eastern Airlines, China Postal Airlines, China Southern Airlines […]

New IATA diversity campaign aims to add women airline employees

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is aiming to improve gender diversity among its member airlines with a new campaign, “25by2025,” the organization announced on Sept. 26. The campaign sets several goals for its member airlines, the most important among them being: Increasing the number of women in senior positions at member airlines by either […]

Beijing’s giant new airport helps China rival US in the skies

(Bloomberg) — Just five years ago, Daxing was a dusty area of farmland to the south of Beijing, largely neglected by visitors to the city. That’s no longer the case, now that an enormous airport has emerged there to thrust China even closer to toppling the U.S. as the world’s biggest aviation market. Beijing Daxing […]

China’s CAAC targeting private investment for 28 aviation projects

Yesterday, the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) published a list of 28 aviation projects seeking private investment. Ezhou Civil Airport and Air China Cargo were two familiar names on the project list, both of which are seeking billions of dollars in new investments. China National Aviation Holding Co., which owns a controlling stake in Beijing-based […]

Cherries on top? Demand from China may overcome tariff concerns

The 25 percent tariff China slapped on several American exports, in retaliation for similar tariffs on Chinese goods, were expected to be bad news for the lucrative cherry crop in the Pacific Northwest. But, as editor Caryn Livingston wrote in sister publication Cargo Facts, the popular seasonal fruit seems to be moving well midway through its […]

China Eastern subsidiary, Eastern Air Logistics transferred to CEA Holdings

China Eastern Airlines completed its divestiture from its freight subsidiary, Eastern Air Logistics, on February 8, 2017, according to a filing by China Eastern Airlines on the Shanghai and Hong Kong Stock Exchanges.  In January, China Eastern Airlines shareholders gave their approval to separate the airline separation from its air freight and logistics subsidiary, Eastern […]

Jan de Rijk, China Eastern Airlines team up on new Europe flights

Dutch transportation and distribution provider Jan de Rijk Logistics will start providing road-feeder services in Prague and Amsterdam for China Eastern Airlines, effective today. China Eastern Airlines is starting the route with three A330-200 flights a week. The carrier is also rolling out passenger flights between Shanghai and Amsterdam on A330-200 aircraft four times a […]

Delta invests in China Eastern

U.S.-based Delta Air Lines has said it will invest US$450 million to purchase a 3.55 percent stake in Shanghai-based China Eastern Airlines. The deal has yet to be approved by the two airlines respective boards of directors, but both are already members of the SkyTeam Airline Alliance and have a code-sharing agreement for passengers. This […]

IATA, Shanghai to promote e-freight jointly

SHANGHAI – IATA and the city of Shanghai, China, are partnering on an initiative to help stamp out cumbersome paper processes in the logistics industry. On March 10, during IATA’s World Cargo Symposium, the organization announced that it had signed a “letter of initiative” to promote e-freight efforts jointly with Shanghai Customs, Shanghai Entry-Exit Inspection […]