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Air China, China Southern Airlines and China Eastern Airlines first ARJ21s at the delivery ceremony. (Photo: COMAC)

Chinese Airlines Struggle While the World Slowly Reopens

On Nov. 8, as European airlines celebrate the reopening of the U.S., their peers in China are worrying about how to survive through the pandemic. Airlines released their third-quarter earnings in the past week, and only Spring Airlines, a budget airline based in Shanghai, turned a profit over the quarter. The three major state-owned airlines — Air China, China Southern and China Eastern — are leading the board on losses. Carriers attributed the subpar performance to the repeated appearance of…