A China Southern 737MAX being towed while in storage at Paine Field. (Photo: AirlineGeeks | Katie Bailey)

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 airlines have brought their signature aircraft to participate in airport tests. Air China’s Boeing 747-8, China Southern Airlines’ Airbus A380, China Eastern Airlines’ Boeing 777-300ER, Lucky Air’s Boeing 737,…