BOC Aviation Orders 80 Airbus A320neo

Bank of China Aviation (BOC Aviation) recently announced it will add 80 Airbus A320neos to its fleet. BOC Aviation is one of the largest aircraft leasing companies worldwide, managing 530 Boeing and Airbus aircraft operating across the globe. This brand new order will be the largest order ever placed by…

China Sends Commercial Jets to Evacuate Citizens from Ukraine

Since Friday, March 4, China began to evacuate its citizens from active war zones in Ukraine via commercial flights. As of the moment this report has been posted, a total of 7 flights has been executed from Romania and Poland to pick up Chinese nationals and their families to go…

Air China Fined $300K for Extensive Tarmac Delay

On Feb. 10, the US Department of Transportation (DOT) issued a fine of $300,000 to Air China due to the carrier’s extensive delay violation in 2018. Air China argued that the situation was caused by the chaotic management of New York’s JFK Airport under extreme weather conditions. The Port Authority…

Chinese State-Owned Airlines Took Heavy Losses in 2021

On the evening of Jan. 28, the three biggest state-owned airlines of China — Air China, China Southern, and China Eastern — announced that all three airlines are expecting over 10 billion yuan ($1.5 billion) in losses during the calendar year 2021. Those losses may surpass their records set in…

The Boeing 737 MAX Will Soon Fly Again in China

A week before Chinese New Year, Chinese carriers are still busy readying their Boeing 737 MAX aircraft to get back to the sky. They are hoping to use those jets to add capacity to the travel rush around Chinese New Year. On Dec. 2, 2021, the Civil Aviation Administration of…

Trip Report: Traveling between Beijing and Guangzhou During COVID-19 and…

I traveled between Beijing and Guangzhou during this week, and the trip was unique since now is approaching the opening of the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympic Games, and Covid-19 was reappearing in China. Overall, the experience was still efficient, and airports and airlines did everything they can to ensure a…

A Deep Dive Into the Aviastar Tu-204 Fire in Hangzhou

On Jan. 8, an Aviastar Airline’s Tupolev Tu-204 freighter caught on fire on the ground of Huangzhou, China’s Xiaoshan Airport. Thanks to the swift action by the airport firefighting crews, no one was hurt or killed during the accident. The plane was burnt into three pieces, and the cause of…

Air China Received Three New Airbus Aircraft at the End…

On Dec. 31, 2021, Air China picked up an Airbus A320neo and an Airbus A321neo from Airbus headquarters in Toulouse, France. On the previous day, the flag carrier of China received a brand-new Airbus A350 from the manufacturer's Tianjin, China facility. Air China set the ambitious goal to receive 55…

China Southern Receives 2 New A350s

On Dec. 29, China Southern received two new Airbus A350 XWBs from Toulouse, France. The new aircraft will be the 11th and 12th A350s operated by China Southern. The added capacity will be based in Shenzhen, China, the southern city that borders the special administrative region of Hong Kong. Shenzhen…