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A China Eastern 787 Dreamliner performs a taxi test in Charleston. (Photo: AirlineGeeks | Mike Cassidy)

China Eastern Airlines Sees a Huge Travel Demand

As coronavirus cases in China remain low, China Eastern Airlines is seeing a huge domestic travel demand surge during the Labor Day Holidays. Flight movements on May 1 exceed pre-pandemic levels. According to theCivil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC), the airline’s flight movement is expected to reached 2,700 daily, as compared to May 1 2019, when there were 2,650 flight movement. Labor Day Holidays started on May 1 and last for five days in China. After experiencing an unsuccessful Lunar…

Chinese Airports Show Signs of Recovery

Chinese aviation is experiencing a recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic even though international travel largely remains closed. As a result of the huge demand in the domestic services, China Eastern Airlines’ grounded aircraft have returned to the skies. Recently, the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) has announced that the…

China’s Tianfu Airport is a Step Closer to Launch

Chengdu Tianfu International Airport is a step closer to launch after conducting its first test flight. Sichuan's government said the brand-new airport is expected to launch before June 30.  The second airport test will be held in March. China's government has spent four years completing phase one of construction. Six…

Chinese Aviation Industry Sees Speedy Recovery

The aviation industry in China is seeing the light at the end of the tunnel. China Southern Airlines, the largest airline in the country is planning to take delivery of nine A321neo and two A319neo jets from Airbus. It is believed that the new aircraft could replace 24 Boeing 737…

China’s Three Major Airlines Receive First COMAC ARJ21 Aircraft

China's three largest airlines — Air China, China Eastern Airlines and China Southern Airlines — took delivery of COMAC's ARJ21 aircraft, China’s first domestically developed regional jet, on Sunday. The  90-seater short-haul aircraft is manufactured by state-owned Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China (COMAC). China’s three biggest airlines are currently slated…

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

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…

Foreign Pilots Working in China Removed From Duties Without Pay

Following the outbreak of the Coronavirus, which has claimed the lives of more than 450 people, airlines in China are now having to significantly downsize their flying programs due to the lack of demand in travel. Last week saw a great number of major airlines across the globe significantly reduce…

Foreign Pilots Working in China Removed From Duties Without Pay

Following the outbreak of the Coronavirus, which has claimed the lives of more than 450 people, airlines in China are now having to significantly downsize their flying programs due to the lack of demand in travel. Last week saw a great number of major airlines across the globe significantly reduce…

Gatwick Airport Growing in Favor Among Long-Haul Airlines as China…

London's Gatwick Airport is seeing an increase in popularity from long-haul airlines as China Eastern Airlines recently launched three times weekly services from Shanghai Pudong Airport to Gatwick, in addition to its already scheduled service to Heathrow Airport. Shanghai the second city in China served by Gatwick, with China Eastern…

Shanghai Airlines Adds First 787 Dreamliner to Long-Haul Fleet

Shanghai Airlines celebrated the delivery of its first Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner and 100th airplane from Boeing on Friday. The new plane delivered to Shanghai Airlines marks the airline’s 100th plane in service, and a special “100” symbol has been emblazoned on the plane’s fuselage to mark its debut. In addition…