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A China Eastern 777-300ER in Los Angeles (Photo: AirlineGeeks | William Derrickson)

The U.S.’s Chinese Air Travel Ban Takes Aim at Crippling Carriers

This Wednesday, after the Chinese government effectively prevented Delta, United and American from resuming service to China, the U.S government stated that Chinese airlines will not be allowed to fly into or out of the U.S. starting on June 16. This order applies to Air China, China Eastern Airlines, China Southern Airlines, Hainan Airlines, Sichuan Airlines and Xiamen Airlines. It is important to remind that the relations between the countries have deteriorated sharply in recent weeks as officials scuffled over…

As Coronavirus Looms Large, Hong Kong Airlines Seeks Refuge in…

Looking for a lifeline in the sea of turmoil seems like a reach for cash strapped Hong Kong Airlines but talks are in the cards for the carrier to find a new home. According to the South China Morning Post, the airline is in talks with Air China for the…

Three Chinese Airlines Report Decline in Profits

Following a rise in fuel prices and weak yuan, three major Chinese airlines: Air China, China Eastern Airlines and China Southern Airlines saw a sizable drop in profits from July to September. The third quarter income of China Eastern Airlines was 33.45 billion yuan, a 13.5 percent gain in comparison…

Hainan Airlines Puts its First Airbus A350-900 Into Service

Hainan Airlines Flight HU7607 took off from Beijing Capital International Airport and landed at Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport on Oct. 13, 2018, at 11:00 am Beijing time. This marked the successful maiden flight of Hainan Airlines’ first Airbus A350-900 aircraft. Over 300 travelers onboard the short flight to Shanghai had…

Shenzhen Airlines Launching First Flight to Europe

Shenzhen Airlines is planning to enter the long-haul market by launching a route from its hub in Shenzhen, China to London’s Heathrow Airport in late October. The new route will be operated by Shenzhen Airlines’ Airbus A330-300 aircraft, which currently services the airline’s short and medium-haul routes from China. Shenzhen…

Air China and Air Canada Sign Joint Venture as Chinese…

Wednesday marked the start of a new joint venture between Air China and Air Canada, two national carriers on opposite ends of the Pacific Ocean. The signing took place in Beijing, Air China's home base, and signifies the start of greater cooperation between the two airlines. According to a NASDAQ press…

Air China Begins Fifth Freedom Route Between Houston and Panama…

China and Panama City are now connected through Air China via Houston. Air China opened up its first fifth freedom route from the United States to Panama, an addition to its five-times-weekly flight from Beijing to Houston. Despite flying to Houston throughout the week, the flight to Panama will only…

Air China Ends Flights to North Korea Amid Tensions

On Monday, Air China flew its last scheduled flight to Pyongyang, North Korea after operating the route for nine years. The Beijing-based carrier was the only airline in the world which offered flights to the isolated nation, other than North Korea’s own state-sponsored airline, Air Koryo. Despite their shared border,…

OPINION: Laborious Transit Experience at Beijing International Airport

Back when my wife and I were booking flights for our trip from Montreal to Mumbai, we had many options to choose from. There were obviously numerous possibilities via Europe, the Middle East and USA, including: - Air Canada / Lufthansa via Frankfurt or Munich - British Airways via London…

Air China and United Airlines Expand Codeshare Partnership

On June 2nd, Air China, the national airline of China, and United Airlines, the world’s largest carrier by destinations served, announced a furthering of their codeshare partnership. The airlines already codeshare on certain routes and with this announcement they will now partner on an additional 22 routes in China and…