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Old November 3rd, 2004, 09:17 PM   #41
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Aviation reforms to open up; the market; Rapid change
needed to meet demands of booming economy, says top
official


Agence France-Presse and Annette Chiu in Zhuhai
1 November 2004
South China Morning Post

Beijing will promote rapid reforms of the aviation
industry to meet the demands of China's economy, a
senior official said yesterday at an aerospace forum
in Zhuhai.

Gao Hongfeng, vice-minister of the General
Administration for Civil Aviation of China, said the
mainland would be opening up the market as part of its
terms of entering the World Trade Organisation.

"The direction has been set. We will firmly open the
market at an appropriate pace," Mr Gao said.

Last year, the total turnover of the aviation sector
reached 17.1 billion tonne-kilometres, passengers
numbered 87.59 million and cargo transport amounted to
2.19 million tonnes, with average annual increases of
18 per cent, 16 per cent and 16 per cent respectively.

Mr Gao said the rate of these increases was three
times higher than those recorded globally.

Although China's aviation sector market was the
fastest-growing in the world, Mr Gao said the quality
of its civil aviation development was comparatively
low.

"At present, personnel training, infrastructure and
management cannot match the fast growth of air
transport, and this problem is becoming more and more
serious," he said ahead of the opening of the Fifth
China International Aviation and Aerospace Exhibition.


"There is still an imbalance in air transport between
eastern and western regions {hellip} regulations are
not complete; air transport enterprises still do not
have strong international competitiveness."

Beijing planned to relax restrictions on the approval
of domestic routes and encourage investment -
including from abroad. Authorities would support
domestic airlines forging alliances with foreign
companies, boost training of technicians and encourage
local companies to recruit talent from overseas.

"It can be expected that in the coming 10 years,
China's civil aviation industry will make substantial
progress," he said.

The Zhuhai show, held every two years, is the only
such event on the mainland. This year it attracted
delegations from 32 countries and regions, and has
drawn big global players including Boeing and Airbus.
The development of domestic aircraft was the focus.

State-owned China Aviation Industry Corporation I will
announce details today about the ARJ21-700 - which
will become the first large commercial jetliner
produced in China. Shanghai Airlines and Shandong
Airlines have placed orders of the 70-seater regional
jetliner which are expected to be delivered by 2008.

The other highlight of the show will be the debut
appearance of a new short-range, ultra-low-altitude
portable missile.
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Old November 4th, 2004, 12:54 AM   #42
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China forecasts jump in demand for smaller aircraft

Ralph Jennings
31 October 2004
Kyodo News

China will need 1,000 more smaller aircraft over the
next two decades as the government pushes for an
expansion of regional routes to hard-to-serve airports
around the country, aviation industry officials said
Sunday.

The need for extra planes comes as China tries to find
smaller planes for its 130 airports, 80 of which serve
fewer than 200 passengers a day, said participants at
the International Aviation and Aerospace Forum, which
comes a day ahead of a weeklong air show here in
Zhuhai in southern Guangdong Province.

Planes in demand have capacities of 30 to 120 seats,
said Liao Quanwang, deputy director of the Aviation
Industry Development Research Center of China. He said
the percentage of regional flights would grow from 2.0
to 8.4 percent at some point over the coming two
decades.

China's state-run National Defense Science, Technology
and Industry Commission is pushing for development of
regional routes, commission officials said. About 10
percent of China's fleet consists of smaller aircraft,
compared with the international average of 30 percent.

Bigger planes can land in smaller, less often used
airports, such as those in Yunnan Province and the
Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, but there is not
enough demand to justify them, said Fernando Grau,
airline analysis manager with Embraer, a Brazilian
aircraft maker working with a Chinese partner to build
more than 600 smaller aircraft for China.

Another 50 airports are due to open in China over the
next four years.

''A lot of new airports are being built, but there are
not enough flights,'' Grau said. ''That's probably the
main drive for this (need for aircraft).''

Regional routes around China are a major theme for the
fifth China International Aviation and Aerospace
Exhibition over the next week.

Some of the 120 exhibition booths, 16 press
conferences and eight signing ceremonies scheduled so
far for the coming week will cover deals for smaller
aircraft.

A high-profile headliner is China's three-month-old
ARJ21-700 regional jet, which is due do begin test
flights next year. China hopes to get European and
U.S. government approvals so it can sell the jet
overseas, according to the Civil Aviation
Administration of China Journal in October.

''China has made airplanes before, but this is the
first commercial Western-style type, and they want to
sell it overseas,'' said Andy Solem, China president
of GE Transportation, which made the ARJ21's engines.
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Old November 8th, 2004, 05:55 AM   #43
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Friday November 5, 2004
UPS Launches 12 Additional Weekly Flights to China

SHANGHAI, Nov 5 Asia Pulse - Cargo and package carrier United Parcel Service (UPS) has launched the first of 12 new flights to China with MD-11 service to Shanghai this week. The new flights will triple the current service from six to 18 flights a week.

The additional services follow on the heels of 129 per cent growth in China export volume in the third quarter for UPS, the company said in a statement.

UPS has been serving China since 1988 and is the only U.S. cargo carrier providing daily, non-stop service to and from the United States and China, which started when the company was first granted China aviation rights in 2001.

Next year, UPS will inaugurate the first-ever non-stop service between the U.S. and Guangzhou in the fast-growing Pearl River Delta.

UPS recently also launched an additional six weekly flights between Hong Kong and its intra-Asia hub in Clark Field, the Philippines.
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Old November 8th, 2004, 08:57 AM   #44
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Air China gets approval to acquire stake in Shandong Airlines/Shandong parent
4 November 2004

BEIJING (AFX) - Air China has received approval to acquire stakes in both Shandong Airlines Co Ltd and its parent, Shandong Aviation Group from China National Aviation Holding Co, Air China's parent.

Shandong Airlines said in a statement that China National Aviation was allowed the transfer of a 22.8 pct stake it held in Shandong Airline and a 48 pct stake in Shandong Aviation to Air China.

The statement gave no financial details of the transfer.

Air China will become the largest shareholder in Shandong Aviation and the second largest shareholder in Shandong Airlines after the transaction is completed.

Earlier this year, China National Aviation bought a 22.8 pct stake in Shandong Airlines from Shandong Aviation for 166 mln yuan, and a 42 pct stake in Shandong Aviation from a local government-controlled investment firm for 289.99 mln.

Air China comprises all airline operations of China National Aviation, a company launched in October 2002 as part of an industry restructuring plan which saw the carrier merge with Southwest Airlines and China National Aviation Corp.
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Old November 8th, 2004, 08:02 PM   #45
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China Eastern Seeks Investors To Strengthen Airline's Position

By Bruce Stanley
8 November 2004
The Asian Wall Street Journal

SHANGHAI -- China Eastern Airlines, one of China's three largest carriers, expressed surprise at the planned investment by onetime ally Cathay Pacific Airways in a Beijing-based rival and said it hoped to find a strategic investor of its own.

Li Fenghua, who became China Eastern's chairman last month, acknowledged Friday that his company needed to improve the quality of its service and the punctuality of its flights. He said the right foreign investor could help transform it into a stronger competitor.

"I'm not satisfied with the current situation," Mr. Li said. "It's my own wish to seek overseas investors as well as outstanding Chinese companies that could involve themselves in the management of China Eastern."

China Eastern emerged as one of China's biggest airlines, in number of passengers carried, after the government restructured the country's aviation industry last year by consolidating several smaller carriers into a trio of dominant players. Based in Shanghai, China Eastern splits its business about evenly between overseas and domestic routes. Its main rivals are China Southern Airlines, based in the southern city of Guangzhou, and Air China, headquartered in Beijing.

Until recently, China Eastern had a close relationship with Hong Kong's Cathay Pacific, which helped to train some of its managers and employees through personnel exchanges. Relations between the two cooled after China Eastern withheld support for Cathay's efforts to win Beijing's approval for flights on the profitable route between Hong Kong and Shanghai. Cathay embarked on a new partnership last month when it announced plans to buy a 9.9% stake in Air China once China's flagship carrier has an initial public offering later this year or in early 2005.

Cathay's planned investment in Air China "was a little bit unexpected," said Mr. Li, who is also president of his airline's holding company, China Eastern Air Holding Co. "But I can understand the ambition and emotion of Cathay Pacific to involve itself in the Chinese market."

Although China Eastern and Air China serve different regional markets within China, Mr. Li acknowledged that "there could be some threat" from an Air China invigorated by Cathay's financial strength and management expertise.

China Eastern had a 21% increase in domestic-passenger traffic in 2003 and forecasts a 15% rise for this year. With the domestic market going strong, Mr. Li believes foreign airlines might offer his company attractive terms to gain a foothold in Shanghai. He declined to name a preferred investor, but the secretary of China Eastern's board, Luo Zhuping, suggested that candidates might include Singapore Airlines, Japan Airlines and All Nippon Airways.

As for joining a global airline alliance, the matter has been complicated by Cathay Pacific's pact with Air China, Mr. Luo said. For example, American Airlines, with which China Eastern has a code-sharing arrangement, belongs to the oneworld alliance -- but so does Cathay. That makes it harder for China Eastern to parlay its partnership with American into membership in a group that includes its powerful new rival.

Given such knots and stiff competition on flights from Shanghai to Los Angeles and some other overseas destinations, the carrier right now is focusing on growing inside China. China Eastern says it aims to boost its share of flights in and out of Shanghai to 40% from about 35%.
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China Eastern Air Oct Passenger Numbers Rise 1.8% On Year

HONG KONG (Dow Jones)--China Eastern Airlines Corp. (CEA), one of China's major state-controlled airlines, said Wednesday passenger numbers rose 1.8% on year in October to 1.65 million, after falling 7.9% in September.

The rebound in passenger numbers in October was led by a surge in international passengers, which rose 56% from a year earlier to 285,960.

The passenger load factor - the percentage of seats that were filled - was 65% in October, up from 57% in September.

The freight load factor also rose, reaching 59% in October from 57% in September.

China Southern says Oct passengers up 11.4 pct

HONG KONG, Nov 10 (Reuters) - Passenger traffic at China Southern Airlines Co Ltd jumped 11.4 percent in October from the same month last year, thanks to an improving global economy, the country's largest carrier said on Wednesday.

China Southern , which is based in the southern metropolis of Guangzhou, said it carried 2.67 million people in October, compared with 2.33 million passengers in September.

The airline said it filled 72.8 percent of available seats.
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BA eyes more China flights but no new destinations

LONDON, Nov 10 (Reuters) - British Airways Plc , Europe's second-biggest airline, said on Wednesday it planned to increase flights on existing routes in China but had no immediate plans to fly to new destinations in the country.

BA also said it was eyeing new services to South Africa and India as it seeks new business amid tough competition in the European short-haul sector and a crowded North Atlantic market.

BA's commercial director Martin George said the airline planned to increase existing services to Hong Kong and Beijing but had no immediate plans to fly into Shanghai.

"Whether we go anywhere else in China we will wait and see," George told a Foreign Press Association lunch.

China and Britain signed a new air services agreement earlier this year, paving the way for increased airline traffic between the two nations.

India and South Africa also hold potential for the carrier. Chief Executive Rod Eddington will appear before a special hearing of the UK aviation regulator on Thursday to argue for a generous slice of new air services between India and Britain.

The South African and British governments will also hold talks later this month aimed at increasing air traffic between the two countries.

BA posted a 23 percent rise in second-quarter operating profit on Tuesday but said high fuel costs and lower ticket prices would continue to weigh on its performance this year.

George told reporters the airline's future profit growth would rely on further cost cuts, but said he did not expect revenue growth to decline next year from the 2-3 percent expected in the current financial year to March 2005.

"Profits in the short to medium term will come from increasing focus on costs," he said, citing potential savings from more on-line bookings and a reduction in staff sick leave.
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Old November 11th, 2004, 07:22 PM   #48
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November 10, 2004

ANA EYES STAKE IN AIR CHINA SHARE SALE
Dennis Eng

All Nippon Airways (ANA), which eight months ago sealed a codeshare agreement with Air China for flights between Japan and the mainland, has hinted it may consider investing in the Chinese flag carrier's initial share sale.

This is a delicate issue,'' ANA executive vice-president of corporate planning and member of the board of directors Keisuke Okada said. But we are in a position to make a study.'' Beijing-based Air China is gearing up for an overseas listing and expects its shares to be trading on the Hong Kong stock exchange by the end of this year.

Hong Kong's Cathay Pacific Airways has already indicated it will acquire a 9.9 per cent stake in the mainland airline.

The addition of ANA as a strategic investor makes sense, since Air China is expected to become a Star Alliance member, alongside carriers such as ANA, United Airlines and Lufthansa. We are close to Air China,'' Okada said.

Tie-ups with rival mainland carriers China Eastern Airlines and China Southern Airlines may be difficult, he said, aligned as they are with different aviation networks.

China Southern has opted for SkyTeam, which includes Delta Air Lines, Korean Air, Alitalia and others. China Eastern is set to join the Oneworld network, of which Cathay Pacific is a member.

In a bid to serve the lucrative Beijing and Shanghai routes, international and regional carriers have courted mainland airlines with codeshare deals and sought to integrate them into global alliances.

In October 2003, ANA teamed up with Air China and Shanghai Airlines to allow its passengers to board Air China flights out of Beijing to Chengdu, Chongqing, Hangzhou, Nanjing and Changchun. ANA passengers can fly from Shanghai to Shenzhen, Guangzhou and Xiangfan on Shanghai Airlines.

Under ANA's Air China codeshare deal in March of this year, the airlines jointly operate 105 weekly flights between the Chinese capital, Shanghai and Hangzhou and the Japanese hubs of Tokyo and Osaka. ANA flies 56 times a week from Tokyo's Narita airport and Osaka's Kansai airport to Beijing and Shanghai. Air China operates 39 weekly flights on these routes. The remaining flights are between Hangzhou and Tokyo and Osaka. Shanghai is where we are concentrating on in China,'' ANA director of corporate planning Nakai Takeshi said.

Star Alliance founding member Lufthansa and Air China also codeshare, partner in each other's frequent flier programmes and recently agreed to extend co-operation on their joint Beijing-based Aircraft Maintenance and Engineering Corp.
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Old November 12th, 2004, 06:55 PM   #49
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Chinese Airlines Transport 50% More Passengers Jan-Septp

BEIJING, Nov 12 Asia Pulse - Chinese airlines transported 90.64 million passengers in the January to September period of this year, an on-year surge of 50 per cent, according to the General Administration of Civil Aviation of China (CAAC).

"Passenger transport in the whole year is expected to exceed the benchmark of 100 million," said a CAAC official. "It's a clearindicator that air travel is turning into a means of mass transport."

The official said cargo shipping rose 30 per cent in the first nine months.

By the end of 2003, Chinese airlines operated 1,155 scheduled flight routes, including 194 international routes to 72 cities in 32 countries.

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I think China Eastern bought it on to themselves when they refuse to support Cathay's bid for flying to Shanghai. Now that Cathay gained a share in Air China its almost irrelevant for China E. to joing Oneworld and now Air China is going to join Staralliance and China Southern with Skyteam, so China East. is stuck.
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Air China's profit surges ahead of dual listing; Air China expects strong profits
listings Hui Yuk-min, Nichole Chan and Anette J÷nsson
13 November 2004
South China Morning Post

Air China, which aims to raise up to US$1 billion in a dual listing in Hong Kong and London, expects its net profit to surge more than 13 times to at least 2.3 billion yuan this year, company sources say.

However, this impressive growth figure must be seen in context. It comes from an exceptionally low base because of last year's Sars outbreak and investors should not anticipate such growth in the coming years.

The mainland's flagship carrier saw its net profit slump 68 per cent to 156 million yuan last year as people stopped travelling because of the contagious disease.

Air China will start pre-marketing its US$800 million to US$1 billion initial public offering next week, with the international offering set to take place between November 25 and December 9, according to a market source.

The price is expected to be fixed on December 9. The stock will begin trading in Hong Kong and London on December 16.

The company would sell 2.8 billion shares, or about 30 per cent of the total issued share capital, to finance aircraft purchases and to repay debt, the market source said.

Ten per cent of the global offering, which is led by China Capital International and Merrill Lynch, is earmarked for Hong Kong retail investors and about 10 per cent for a public offer without listing for Japanese investors.

Based on the number of shares to be offered, the carrier is aiming for a market valuation of US$2.67 billion to US$3.33 billion, which corresponds to a multiple of 9.6 to 12 times this year's earnings.

This will put its valuation in line with peers such as China Eastern Airlines and Cathay Pacific Airways, which trade at about 11 to 12 times this year's earnings.

But market watchers expect strong demand for Air China, which has already secured a commitment from Cathay Pacific to buy a 9.9 per cent stake - about one-third of the issue size.

"Air China has chosen a very good time to come to the market. With fuel prices coming down and a possible appreciation of the yuan, there is going to be a lot of buying interest," one source said.

Mainland carriers, such as Air China, China Southern Airlines and China Eastern, will benefit from the widely expected appreciation of the yuan because they have large amounts of debt denominated in US dollars.

Being an international long-haul carrier, Air China is also poised to benefit from the explosive growth of China's tourism industry.

The UN World Tourism Organisation forecast that the number of outbound Chinese travellers will reach 100 million a year by 2020.

"I think Air China will be able to draw good demand as long as it is offered at a reasonable price. There is ample liquidity in the market looking to buy China stocks on expectation of a yuan appreciation," one fund manager said.

Its offering timetable coincides with those of the Housing Authority's $25 billion real estate investment trust and mainland telecommunications equipment firm ZTE Corp's US$350 million offering.

All three are aiming to start trading by the middle of next month before fund managers take a break for the holidays.
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China to buy 10 Embraer jets-Brazilian minister

BRASILIA, Brazil, Nov 12 (Reuters) - China's government has guaranteed the purchase in 2005 of at least 10 aircraft from the Chinese unit of Brazil's Embraer for some $200 million, Brazilian Trade Minister Luiz Fernando Furlan said on Friday.

Empresa Brasileira de Aeronautica (Embraer), which set up a joint venture with China Aviation Industry Corporation II (AVIC II) in China in 2003, was worried it had no orders in the Asian country for next year, he said.


"The concern that a company that manufactures planes cannot work without an outlook for orders was passed onto the Chinese government," Furlan told reporters after an event for visiting Chinese president Hu Jintao.

"The Chinese government then made a commitment so that next year there would be production and delivery of at least 10 planes, giving Embraer the ability to plan production and assembly in China," he said.

The minister did not specify who would buy the planes or what model aircraft, although the Chinese venture currently only produces Embraer's 50-seat ERJ 145 regional jet.

A spokesman at Embraer, the world's fourth-largest aircraft manufacturer, declined comment on what the minister had said.

The company's Chinese venture, Embraer Harbin Aircraft Industry Company Limited, has one order for six ERJ 145 jets from China Southern Airlines Co Ltd. , four of which had already been delivered, the spokesman said.

(Additional reporting by Nicholas Winning)
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Friday November 12, 4:25 PM
Capital Airport of China Enjoys Rise in Annual Passenger Traffic

BEIJING, Nov 12 Asia Pulse - The annual passenger traffic of the Capital Airport of China topped 20 million person times in 2000, and it is expected to reach 34 million person times this year, predicted Wang Jiadong, General Manager of the Beijing Capital International Airport Co., Ltd.

The current passenger traffic of the Chinese capital airport has far surpassed its designed capacity, and it may face bigger pressure in the future, said the general manager.

Wang stated that the Capital Airport is aiming to become a compound hub airport in the Asia-Pacific region and an ace airport management company in the world, and rank among the world's top 10 airports in terms of passenger traffic by 2020.

The Capital Airport of China had handled more than 30 million passengers by November 9, 2004. It is the first time for a Chinese airport to have an annual passenger traffic exceeding 30 million person times. Capital Airport is expected to rank among the world's top 20 busiest airports.
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Shipping by a Thread By Ian Putzger
Airlines & Clothes

BY IAN PUTZGER
4 October 2004
Air Cargo World

Is the fabric of the United States economic future being woven in China? The decades-old quota system that set limits on the amount of pants, shirts and other garments entering the U.S. is about to disappear at the end of this year and that has the American apparel industry - and those who handle shipping the clothing - bracing for a torrent of garments from the world's main factory floor.

"Everybody is positioning themselves for a big influx from China," says Steve Akre, chairman of Portland, Ore.-based forwarder OIA Global Logistics.

Gene Boyer, chief executive of U-Freight America in San Francisco, believes that China's role as a garment exporter will grow as a lot of production looks set to migrate there. "At some point, the bulk will be produced in China. It could be as much as 80 percent," he says.

U.S. textile and clothing makers certainly subscribe to that vision. In early September, they indicated that they would mount a massive lobbying campaign to persuade Washington to impose strict limits on a large range of garment imports from China. The National Textile Association sees a threat of market disruption and is leaning on the Bush administration for relief from what they fear will be the wholesale shift of garment business across the Pacific.

With freighters already chasing other manufacturers to China, air cargo operators are more cautious than that. Garment manufacturing has created intricate trading patterns around the world, after all, and growing traffic through Vietnam, Indonesia, Turkey and India won't necessarily rush to China.

"People are not going to put all eggs in one basket," says Akre.

Volker Hoebelt, air freight manager for Europe of German forwarder Birkart Globistics, has seen a growing trend to source garments from Eastern Europe. Indeed, many forwarders say the garment makers are going increasingly global and becoming increasingly important to air operators.

Akre is bullish about Vietnam. This summer his company signed an agreement with the Ministry of Industry to establish a joint venture company that will deal with all the textile manufacturing outfits owned by the government. In addition to garment exports, this will involve handling inbound raw material flows and customs clearance. Further down the road, Akre intends to expand the scope to footwear and subsequently to electronics.

Still, the foundation of anyone's growth forecast for garments, as with many commodities, clearly is on China.

The demise of the U.S. quota system is expected to trigger a scramble for air freight capacity out of China as the country's garment exports to the U.S. rise. Air freight space out of China is already tight, so an additional surge in exports is going to increase this pressure, Akre warns.

"The real challenge for textiles on space is the explosion of electronics production in China, which traditionally move at higher rates," he says.

As a long-standing logistics provider to sports footwear manufacturer Nike, OIA has some clout to get its hands on space.

"We have the luxury of cargo going into China, quite a substantial amount, which helps to get capacity coming out," Akre says. Still, a sizeable chunk of his traffic will leave China by boat to South Korea.

The Korean airlines have built up a lively sea-air business with traffic reaching Seoul Incheon International Airport by boat from cities in China as far afield as Shanghai to be transferred to their flights across the Pacific. With the maritime leg taking about one day, this is an attractive alternative to direct flights out of Shanghai, Akre says. At normal times the rates for the slower route are a dollar per kilo cheaper; during peak times they can be $2 to $3 lower.

The capacity crunch out of China may be exacerbated by importers trying to gain advantage from price cuts after the quotas are gone.

Boyer has picked up signals that some importers are holding back their orders for now, apparently willing to forego some sales before Christmas so they can take advantage of lower prices in January.

The airline industry is preparing for capacity through China in coming months as U.S. integrated giants FedEx and UPS along with Northwest Airlines and new entrant Polar Air Cargo prepare to add flights under the new liberalized air services treaty between the United States and China.

According to a study commissioned by FedEx, the use of air freight to move apparel is on the rise.

On behalf of the integrator, a market research company interviewed 254 executives who attended the 2004 Magic Marketplace in Las Vegas, which is billed as the largest trade conference worldwide of the apparel industry.

More than 90 percent of the respondents agreed that "mass customization" - defined as the production of high-quality, custom-made clothing at competitive prices with fast delivery - will play an important role in the next five years. Once reserved for the high-end clientele, this strategy is putting higher emphasis on faster delivery, shorter transit times and improved in-transit visibility, the study claims.

One finding of the study was that the time it takes to get a product to the customer from order to delivery, ranked second in respondents' priorities, named by 31.1 percent as essential. More than a quarter cited inventory management as having the most impact on their ability to remain or be competitive, underscoring the importance of logistics in the equation.

However, in a seeming contradiction, shippers were not explicitly in favor of air freight. In fact, Hoebelt says his practical experience is that they try to avoid air shipping as much as possible. Air cargo usually does not feature in contracts between logistics firms and their customers from the apparel camp.

On the other hand, air freight is a regular mode of transportation for the garment industry.

Boyer estimates that 35 to 40 percent of fashion products move by air. So, even though it is not in the contract and his customers try to avoid it, Hoebelt has to secure air freight capacity for this traffic, based on experience. As the leading German textile logistics firm, Birkart has been involved in this segment for years, which gives the company about a third of its 35 percent of its volume. Still, predictions can be difficult, Hoebelt says.

Despite customers' reluctance to embrace air freight, several carriers and forwarders have extended their efforts at specific services tailored to the special needs of commodity segments such as the garment industry. Garment-on-hanger is a significant cargo business at carriers such as American Airlines.

Birkart teamed up with Lufthansa Cargo to develop a special product for the garment market.

Unveiled in June, Fashion-X-Press is an integrated, door-to-door service aimed at shipping samples, collections, follow-up orders, exhibition items and small-volume fashion shipments. Garments are put into special containers at origin, prior to delivery to the airline, and move on hangers throughout the entire journey.

The service is based on Lufthansa's td.Flash express service, but the airline's involvement goes beyond offering guaranteed space. For one thing, the carrier helps market of the service. Moreover, the agreement between the two partners envisages an element of risk sharing. While Birkart has to generate certain volumes, there is flexibility for capacity use on a day-to-day basis.

"Today I may have only one small container, tomorrow maybe two LD-7s. I can't do that if I use Lufthansa today and Cargolux tomorrow," Hoebelt says.

Fashion-X-Press kicked off with four Asian points - Hong Kong, Shanghai, Singapore and Jakarta. "We looked at 15 countries. Where do we have strengths in both directions? Where can we start relatively easily? Vietnam was attractive, but the scanner there was only 1.5 meters high, so you can't put a full unit through it," says Hoebelt.

He said the service will be extended to other points in the near future. Italy, France, Japan and Korea top the list.

As part of its policy to develop services tailored to the needs of specific industry segments, Lufthansa has been pushing into fashion logistics. According to Helga Eder, manager of corporate communications, much of this traffic moves over the carrier's cd.Solutions offering, which was introduced last November.

Hoebelt envisages more services geared to garment customers' needs that Birkart can develop in tandem with its airline partner. With other carriers, on the other hand, there are no special services aimed at this market segment. Cooperation with those concentrates on capacity agreements.

For most forwarders, the efforts at moving garments come on the ground and encompass their own brands of tailored handling.

Savino del Bene, a forwarder that counts up to one quarter percent of its business from fashion logistics between Italy and the United States, has no special programs with airlines.

"Within our capacity arrangements with the airlines, we give priority to high fashion," says Giorgio Laccona, chief executive for North America.

On the other hand, the forwarder has a number of special programs for its clientele from the fashion sector, as do many competitors. Birkart has devised its own special container to move garments on hangars. The Air Textainer, which entered the scene in 1998, is a unit with a solid wooden pallet base, a framework using metal bars and four layers of cardboard for the sides and the top. The cardboard is strong enough to withstand a knife but allows air to get through to the garments.

Birkart is using some 2,000 such containers. They come in four sizes and can be used for ocean as well as air transportation, Hoebelt says.

The principle of moving garments on hangars has been around since the 1960s, but companies are still refining the practice. Bellville Rodair International, a Canadian-British logistics venture, uses its own patented G-O-H containers for air freight and recently expanded their use to the domestic market for an overnight service."

Some of our big clients were losing out on weekend sales. If they trucked their product to Vancouver, Calgary and Edmonton, shipments that left Toronto on Monday, Tuesday would arrive by the weekend; stuff that left on Wednesday wouldn't get there till the following Monday," says Jeff Cullen, chief executive for North America.

After an eight-month pilot, the service was officially launched at the end of August.

Compton, Calif.-based Target Logistic Services developed a "dockside to customer" program, which moves goods that arrive late at a United States port in a variety of modes and time windows, including overnight by air. Apparel importers are one of the primary target groups of the service.

It is no coincidence that logistics packages for apparel imports increasingly stress the domestic leg of the journey. The trend towards bypassing distribution centers is also occurring in the garment industry, Akre says. "We're seeing more of that. We ship more to the door."

Boyer finds that it's predominantly smaller companies that tend to send their traffic straight to the retail outlets. "It depends on the size and the infrastructure of the retail company. Many still have distribution centers," he says.
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FEDEX TO TURN SHANGHAI INTO CARGO CENTRE
By Chen Qide
27 September 2004
China Daily

SHANGHAI: US FedEx plans to turn the city into its intercontinental cargo centre in the Asia-Pacific region by adding more flights to its air routes from
China to the US, Europe and the Asia-Pacific hub in Subic Bay in the Philippines.

The plans are based on the awarding by the US Department of Transportation (DOT) to FedEx of 12 new frequencies, resulting from successful negotiations on rights of navigation between the Chinese and the US governments.

"We are looking forward to providing our customers with even more comprehensive service to and from China," said Eddy Chan, head of FedEx Express China.

Today, FedEx operates 11 weekly flights to Shanghai, Beijing and Shenzhen.

When finalized, the award will provide FedEx with 23 weekly flights to China, more than doubling its current number of weekly flights and preserving its
leadership position as the largest express carrier in China, FedEx said in a statement.

"If finalized, six new flights will begin this year and another six in 2005," Chan said.

Based on the Sino-US negotiations, the US will add 111 weekly flights to its air routes to China between 2004 and 2010. At present, there are only 54 weekly flights on Sino-US air routes.

"Adding new flights to China should be attributed to the express carrier's booming business, with its volume increasing by 52 per cent in its first fiscal
quarter (June-August) of 2004, compared with the same period last year," Chan said.

"With more flights, we have enough power to compete with our rivals," he said.

Reports on FedEx's global business in the first fiscal quarter this year showed that its revenue grew by 23 per cent over the same period last year to reach
US$6.98 billion.

Its net income came to US$330 million, an increase of 157 per cent over the same period last year.

Next year, it will operate four daily flights from Shanghai to the US, Europe and its Asia-Pacific hub.

"But it's not enough and we need more flights to meet the growing demand," Chan said.

The FedEx statement said the company has filed a request with the DOT for six additional frequencies connecting Guangzhou to Anchorage.

"Our expanded service would expand our shipment capacity in Southern China," he said.

Meanwhile, FedEx will further enlarge its delivery network in China, which now covers 223 cities with Beijing, Shanghai and Shenzhen as their centres, by
adding 100 more cities in the next five years.

"As the Chinese economy further expands, FedEx will possibly consider setting up bases in Southwest China and Northwest China," he said.

FedEx has also ordered eight A380s from Airbus. The first will fly on a Shanghai route when it is delivered in 2008.

The A380 aircraft can carry 150 tons of cargo, 50 per cent more than Boeing 747 planes and double the capacity of MD-11 carriers.

Chan said that FedEx will invest US$2.1 billion next year to expand its business.

"A considerable amount of the investment will be spent in China, because it has become our major market," he said.

In another development, FedEx has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport Company on the possibility of
establishing a hub operation there.

"The project aims to relocate its Asia-Pacific hub in Subic Bay to Guangzhou if it is finalized," Chan said.

He said FedEx is confident of the project and a decision would be made in the next 12 months.

The Baiyun Airport is suitable because from there it is only four to five hours' journey to any major city in Asia.
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Southern in 16.9b yuan airlines deal
November 15, 2004

China Southern Airlines - the nation's largest carrier - will buy 16.9 billion yuan (HK$15.9 billion) worth of assets from its parent to expand flights as demand for air travel increases.

The Guangzhou-based company will buy China Southern Airlines Northern and Xinjiang Airlines from its parent, it told the Shanghai stock exchange. China Southern is also listed in New York and Hong Kong.

China Southern's parent bought Northern and Xinjiang Airlines in 2002 as part of an industry organisation.

China Southern said the deal will enable the company to start services to northeast and northwest China.

Shenyang-based Northern operates on 106 domestic routes while Urumqi-based Xinjiang Airlines has 42.

Rising urban incomes are boosting air travel in China, the world's fastest-growing aviation market.

Passenger traffic within China is forecast to grow at an annual 8.1 per cent in the next two decades, compared with a global average of 5.2 per cent, according to Boeing, the world's second-largest maker of commercial aircraft.

China Southern will take over about 15 billion yuan of debt from Northern and Xinjiang Airlines.

Excluding the debt, the company will pay 1.9 billion yuan to its parent. This will be funded by one billion yuan worth of short-term dollar loans from commercial banks, and another 897 million yuan in cash from the company.

China Southern said the purchases will increase its fleet to 214 planes from 139 at the end of June.

The plan needs approval at a shareholders' meeting scheduled for December 31.

Northern forecast a profit of 123 million yuan this year and Xinjiang Airlines predicts 4.3 million yuan net income, based on domestic accounting standards.

China Southern shares rose 4.9 per cent to HK$3.225 on Friday and have lost 7.9 per cent this year.

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United Airlines eyes Guangzhou-San Francisco flights
Dennis Eng, Hong Kong Standard

United Airlines, undergoing court-supervised reorganisation after filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in 2002, hopes to begin daily flights between Guangzhou and San Francisco by next March.

"We are waiting to hear from the United States government. We should get a response soon, within the next four weeks," said Mark Russell, the airline's managing director for Pacific South.

If cleared, United will fly seven times each week to Guangzhou.

The flights will transit through Tokyo's Narita airport in the first year of operation.

Starting from the second year, the airline will a offer non-stop service between Guangzhou and San Francisco. United already serves Beijing and Shanghai with 28 weekly frequencies to and from San Francisco and Chicago.

The routes are being served by Boeing 777 aircraft which hold more than 300 passengers.

Although United's fleet of 54 Boeing 777s is the world's largest, it has already returned five stored 777s to creditors as part of its Chapter 11 reorganisation. More aircraft could leave or join the fleet depending on the success of the restructuring.

United is particularly upbeat about China, especially with national flag carrier Air China expected to join the Star Alliance global aviation network of which United is a member. United and Air China, which is seeking an overseas listing, already have agreements to codeshare and partner in each other's frequent flier programmes.

"Star Alliance would like to see a Chinese carrier join as a member. But it is now a matter for Air China to decide," Russell said.

Elsewhere in the region, United will inaugurate a daily service to Ho Chi Minh City on December 10, exactly three years after the US normalised trade relations with Vietnam.

The Boeing 747-400 flight is an extension of the existing San Francisco to Hong Kong service; it will remain overnight in Ho Chi Minh City and start the return leg the next morning.

"The 747 is a large aircraft to fly to Ho Chi Minh but we expect a lot of the initial business to come from the US rather than from Hong Kong," general manager for sales and marketing Wyn Li said.

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Lawmakers back American Airlines bid for China flights
15 November 2004

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - American Airlines says more than one-fourth of the U.S. Senate, about one-sixth of the U.S. House and seven governors support its effort to fly to China.

American, the largest U.S. carrier, is seeking approval from the U.S. Department of Transportation for rights on the Chicago-Shanghai route. Other U.S. carriers, facing cutthroat competition on domestic routes, are also lobbying for access to Asia.

Delta Air Lines Inc. is seeking approval for Atlanta-Beijing service, and Houston-based Continental Airlines Inc. wants to fly between Newark, N.J., and Beijing and Shanghai. United and Northwest already fly between the United States and China.

Fort Worth-based American, a unit of AMR Corp., wants to begin flying between Chicago and Shanghai on May 1, using 236-seat Boeing 777 jets. The airline has also been lining up support from local officials and businesses in Illinois.

Will Ris, American's chief lobbyist, said awarding the route to American would help travelers and shippers by increasing competition in the Chinese air-service market.

American has a relatively low profile on trans-Pacific routes, but company officials have said they want to increase their stake in the market. American already offers nonstop flights from Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport to Japan and has said it will expand that service next April.
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November 16, 2004, Tuesday

Five airlines compete to fly between U.S., China
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Austin Travel of Melville last month booked eight people on flights to China -- double the number in October 2003.

Hidden Treasure Tours of Long Beach says it now books from all over the country "hundreds of passengers a year" on trips there.

Airlines have picked up on travelers' growing interest in going to China. Five carriers -- including North American Airlines, a small airline based at Kennedy Airport -- are competing to win federal approval for the right to fly between the United States and China. A winner is to be selected soon.

"I see a wave" of travel to China in the next few years, Jeff Austin, Austin's president, said yesterday. "People have done Hong Kong and Taipei. They see this as a new opportunity."

So do the troubled airlines, many of whom are seeking more international business as they battle low-cost carriers in the domestic market. At present, the only passenger carriers allowed to fly to China are United Airlines and Northwest Airlines.

Bill Mosley, a spokesman for the federal Department of Transportation, said the agency will soon select another carrier that will also fly the China route.

"We had been hearing from carriers for a long time that the China agreement was too restrictive," said Mosley, referring to the two-airline limit.

The DOT is to select one new carrier that will be allowed to make seven weekly round-trip flights between the United States and China, beginning in March 2005.

The federal agency is also to select another passenger airline, or a cargo airline, to make the flights, beginning in March 2006.

Delta Air Lines, American Airlines, Hawaiian Airlines, Continental Airlines and North American are the bidders. They are to submit final proposals next week. Yesterday, American said its bid is supported by 25 U.S. senators, 80 House members, and the governors of seven states. Airline experts noted that one reason American has received such support may be that the carrier is based in Texas, President George W. Bush's home state.

Dan McKinnon, president of North American, said he believed his airline offered a unique alternative.

"We are the low-cost carrier in the deal," McKinnon said. "One-third of the passengers in the U.S. today are flying low-cost carriers. Why shouldn't a low-cost carrier fly" to China "instead of one of the big guys?"
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Wednesday November 17, 4:46 PM
China's Civil Aviation Market Enters High-Speed Growth Period

SHANGHAI, Nov 17 Asia Pulse - Thanks to rapid economic development and opening up to the outside world, China's civil aviation market is developing fast with great demand, a CAAC leading official said.

Speaking at the 57th Annual International Aviation Safety Meeting opened in Shanghai on November 16, Wang Chanshun, CAAC deputy director, said air cargo and passenger transportation in the country is on the rise.

In the first 10 months this year, total transport turnover, passenger traffic and cargo and postal freight volume grew by 40.4 per cent, 44.9 per cent and 28.9 per cent respectively year-on-year, and the passenger volume had exceeded 100 million.

He said the country's civil aviation in 2003 registered a total transport turnover of 17.1 billion ton/kilometer, passenger volume of 87.59 million person times and cargo and postal volume of 2.19 million tons. Its growth rate was three times that of the world average.

At present, China's civil aviation possesses 1,227 planes of various kinds, including 740 freight planes, Wang said, adding that China operated 1,198 regular flight routes with a total length of 2.37 million kilometers in 2003.
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