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The first look at the Greater Bay Airlines 737. (Photo: Oriental Daily)

Greater Bay Airlines to Launch Operations from Hong Kong

Greater Bay Airlines, a new Hong Kong-based low-cost carrier, has confirmed plans to begin operations with international services from Hong Kong to Bangkok, Thailand; Phuket, Thailand and Singapore. The startup will begin operations in the fourth quarter of 2021 with three Boeing 737-800 passenger jets. Greater Bay Airlines first applied for rights to fly 104 routes across Asia in January 2021. Nearly half of those routes, however, were to fly to mainland China. Seeing domestic air travel rebound quickly in…

Operations Begin at Chengdu’s Second International Airport

China's newest international airport in Chegdu, Tianfu International Airport, began operations this Sunday. The new airport serves as a new international gateway to the Sichuan province and China and will operate as a second airport for Chengdu with the existing Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport continuing to operate. The new airport,…

Finnair Resumes Flying to Nanjing

Finnair is resuming another service to China on Sept. 11. The Oneworld Alliance carrier will resume flying to Nanjing, China, from its Helsinki hub, using an Airbus A350-900XWB. The carrier previously served Nanjing's Lukou International Airport with an Airbus A330-300 before it suspended all flights to China in light of…

Air Macau to Launch Beijing Daxing Flights This Month

Air Macau, Macau’s flag carrier, has plans to fly non-stop between Macau and Beijing Daxing Airport. The service will operate daily starting on Jan. 13, Business Traveller reports. The carrier’s flight will depart Macau at 9:35 a.m. and arrive at Daxing at 12:30 p.m. The return flight will depart Daxing…

Beijing Daxing Airport Begins International Service

One month after the grand opening, Beijing’s Daxing Airport gradually started its international services. Air China launched the airport’s first international flight to Bangkok on Sunday morning. Daxing Airport is the second airport in Beijing, the Beijing Capital Airport handled 101 million passengers last year and needed a modern airport…

Beijing’s New Daxing Airport Opens for Business

China’s newest airport, Daxing International Airport in Beijing, opened its doors to passengers after it was formally opened by President Xi Jinping on Wednesday. Daxing Airport is set to run alongside the existing Capital Airport, which is currently the world’s second busiest airport behind Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson Airport. [caption id="attachment_36896" align="alignnone" width="1024"]…

Beijing Daxing Airport Set to Open in September

The new Beijing Daxing Airport conducted its first comprehensive rehearsal on Friday. According to CCTV, Chinese state media, the jumbo airport is set to begin operations on September 30. The Chinese capital owns Beijing Capital Airport in the northeast of the city, which is the second busiest airport in the…

Hainan Airlines Announces Xi’an Service From Los Angeles

Hainan Airlines has announced plans to launch nonstop service between Xi’an and Los Angeles starting Dec. 31, 2018, making this the first scheduled non-stop service between the Chinese city and Los Angeles, as well as North America in general. China's largest privately owned carrier maintains a hub in Xi'an, serving…

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…

Another European Airline in Financial Trouble?

Trade war tensions with China are rising in the U.S. as President Donald Trump creates new barriers for Chinese trade. While this has been occurring, Cyprus has kept its doors wide open to Chinese investment and trade, with plans to double bilateral trade to more than $1 billion, equivalent to…