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Old December 23rd, 2004, 06:12 AM   #121
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I find them to be either really terrible or great. Guangzhou's new airport is really good.
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Old December 23rd, 2004, 03:44 PM   #123
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Im not able to see most of the photos either
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Old December 23rd, 2004, 06:15 PM   #124
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@km-sh: I'm only able to see the photos on your first post. Please see if you can fix this because I would like to see the pictures of these airports that you listed in your other posts.
really?anybody others can see the pics?
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Old December 23rd, 2004, 06:17 PM   #125
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FT.com site: US airlines battle it out over the route to China
Caroline Daniel
22 December 2004
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Odete Sousa, a Brazilian who lives in Liechtenstein, is one of the more unlikely lobbyists to emerge from the most heavily contested aviation route battle in the US in the past five years - the right to fly direct to China.

But the emergence of Ms Sousa, a former Continental flight attendant who has written to the Department of Transportation to back the company's application, reflects the fact that airlines will pull out all the stops to boost their chances of winning a slice of a potentially lucrative market.

In her emotional letter she said she had been laid off since September 11 2001. "On the basis of a tourist trip and reading, I concluded that flights between the US and China would become increasingly important in the years to come."

She had studied Chinese to improve her job prospects. "I hope to return to Continental in the spring of 2005 as a qualified Chinese speaker on flights to China," she said.

It remains to be seen whether her commitment to self-improvement will sway the DOT officials who next month are expected to pick two more passenger airlines to offer services to China in 2005 and 2006 the first such awards for more than 20 years. What is not in doubt is the size of the stakes.

An expansive US-China bilateral aviation agreement, signed in July, allows new US cargo and passenger carriers to enter the market. It envisages a five-fold rise in flights by 2010, phasing in 200 additional flights a week.

Karan Bhatia, assistant secretary for aviation and international affairs, talks of a landmark agreement of great significance to US airlines, consumers and the broader US economy. "Over the next seven years the total economic impact for the US will be $12bn, from [the opening up of] passenger and cargo routes."

But the experience of US airlines already flying directly to China suggests the route is not a licence to print money Northwest ended its non-stop flights from Detroit because it could not make the route pay.

Yet establishing a foothold in China, where demand is expected to boom, is seen as critical. Delta forecasts its proposed Atlanta service will attract 165,000 passengers annually.

American Airlines has marshalled the support of 26 senators, 78 house representatives, seven governors, 24 mayors and 38 airports. Delta and Continental have submitted email-freezing blockbuster applications, sending at least 10,000 employee letters.

These applications offer an insight into why convenient access to China is considered vital. Coca-Cola, which backs Delta's bid to fly from Atlanta in 2006, noted China was its fifth largest market. .

American's proposed Chicago-to-Shanghai service has flushed out unexpected China aficionados across the academic and commercial spectrum. The Wartburg Theological seminary in Dubuque, Iowa, argued it would increase tourism and cultural ties, while Chicago's Museum of Contemporary Art said its Chinese exhibition would have cost less had American served the Shanghai airport.

In another twist, two passengers wrote to the DOT to argue in favour of fewer services from New York. Backing Delta's bid, they attacked Continental's plan to offer a Newark-Beijing service from 2005. "As New Yorkers we assure the department that we do not need any more non-stop services to China," they declared.

Their contention goes to the heart of the inter-airline battle. Delta says if its application is successful it will open up a direct service from the southeast of the US. "You need to go to Chicago or California and change planes, which is not convenient," says Scott Yohe, Delta's senior vice-president for government affairs. "Chicago does not need another service [ahead of] the south and the southeast. If American got this, three out of six daily non-stops would be from Chicago."

Continental, which is battling American for the 2005 rights, nevertheless has a strong case for flying from Newark. But American, as the world's largest airline, seems the natural next-in-line to break into the China market. The Oneworld alliance, of which it is part, is the only international alliance without direct access from the US to the country. Moreover its previous efforts in 1998 were hampered by United, which announced plans to open a Chicago-Shanghai service, undermining American's case for the same route. But United put its plans on ice and did not start flights until October this year. That perceived unfairness could buoy American's case for 2005.

As Will Ris, senior vice-president, government affairs at American, says: "United has said they won't make money if American gets the routes, as there are not enough people to serve. We look at it from a 10-year perspective. It is absolutely clear that China is where you want to be five or ten years from now even if you don't break even initially."
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Old December 24th, 2004, 06:03 PM   #127
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China's Demand for Transportation to Surge: Report

BEIJING, Dec 24 Asia Pulse - China's demand for transportation is forecast to increase by 1.5-2 times in the next 20 years, according to a forecast made by an analysis report by the State Development and Reform Commission.

The report said China's average per capita travel is likely to increase from the present 12.5 times to 20 times by 2010, and to 30 times by 2020.

The average demand for passenger transport is forecast to increase about 6 per cent each year in the 2000-2020 period, and demand for cargo transport will maintain a steady growth to 3 per cent-3.5 per cent.

The report holds that China's comprehensive transport system will achieve remarkable development by 2010.

Based on an estimation of the report, a rational scale of China's highway network shall be 4.50-5.50 million kilometers long as compared with the present scale of 1.18 million kilometers, and highway density shall reach about 50 kilometers per 100 square kilometers. Only such rational scale can help the country to basically reach the target of linking all natural villages and residential areas with highways.

A rational scale of railway shall be 100,000-120,000 kilometers as compared with the present railway operation scale of 73,000 kilometers. It will extend railways to prefecture-level cities or cities with population exceeding 200,000.

A rational scale of civil airports shall be 210-230 as against the presents 155 airports, and 60 per cent of cities above prefecture level shall have an airport, and some large cities shall have two airports.

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Old December 27th, 2004, 10:03 PM   #128
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Old December 27th, 2004, 10:10 PM   #129
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Old December 27th, 2004, 10:44 PM   #130
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Old January 1st, 2005, 05:00 AM   #131
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China moves to ease concern about aircraft orders

SHANGHAI, Dec 30 (Reuters) - China's civil aviation regulator said on Thursday that although in principle it will not permit new aircraft orders next year, airlines can still sign deals for equipment to be delivered in 2006 and beyond.

Earlier this week the head of the General Administration of Civil Aviation of China said that domestic airlines had ordered enough planes to meet requirements next year, sending shares of U.S. aircraft giant Boeing Co. down by more than 2 percent.

"Just because a contract is signed does not mean the goods will be delivered that year -- it's not that easy," a regulatory spokeswoman in Beijing said by telephone, adding order talks could continue and deals still be signed.

Yang Yuanyuan, head of the regulatory body, said that Chinese airlines had already bought and arranged to be shipped next year a total of 147 planes, which was sufficient.

"He was only talking about 2005, not 2006 or beyond," the spokeswoman said.

It typically takes a year or more from the contract signing for new aircraft to actually be delivered. Chinese airlines also tend not to lease aircraft, as is common in the west.

All aircraft orders in China must be approved by the government, and overseen by China Aviation Supplies Import and Export Group Corp., which signs the contracts and distributes the aircraft to Chinese airlines.

The move comes as aircraft manufacturers Boeing Co. and Airbus -- controlled by European aerospace giant EADS -- try to tap into China's growth.

Both aircraft makers are negotiating deals with China, trying to sell the country their latest and most expensive planes -- the Boeing 7E7 wide-body jet and the Airbus superjumbo A380.

Boeing said the decision to freeze orders in 2005 will have no impact on its ongoing discussions.

Airbus' China office declined to comment.

Boeing has predicted that China will become the world's second-largest commercial aviation market, behind the United States, within 20 years.

The company said China will need 2,300 planes over the next two decades, as increasingly well-off Chinese take to the air.

China Eastern Airlines , which commands the country's second-largest commercial fleet, said last Friday it would buy 6 Boeing 737-700 jets for about $240 million. Those planes will be delivered in 2006.

In October, Airbus confirmed an order for 20 of its A330 wide-body jets for China Eastern.
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Old January 1st, 2005, 08:45 AM   #132
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Why would it be so hard to recieve rights to fly into China?
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Old January 1st, 2005, 01:22 PM   #133
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Singapore's Keppel unit in China airport services venture

By Joyce Hooi


KEPPEL Integrated Engineering (KIE) kicked off a joint-venture airport services company with its Chinese partner yesterday - its first foray into the industry in China.

KIE, a wholly owned subsidiary of Keppel Corp, has a 25 per cent stake in Guangzhou Baiyun Airport Facilities Management and Operation Company through an investment of US$793,000 (S$1.3 million).

The remainder is owned by Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport Ground Handling Service Company, a subsidiary of Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport (GBIA).

The joint venture has a 15-year tenure providing operations and management services to the airport's aero- bridges, escalators, travellators and elevators, as well as the air-conditioning, baggage handling and building management systems.

The airport officially opened in August this year and is expected to handle up to 25 million passengers and one million tonnes of cargo a year.

Mr Yick Ping Wong, KIE's managing director, said: 'KIE, through its subsidiary Keppel FMO, has a proven track record of offering its core expertise of maintenance and operations services to mission-critical facilities including airports, hospitals and industrial plants.

'By leveraging on Keppel's expertise and experience in facility management and maintenance, the joint venture hopes to contribute to GBIA's bid to become one of the most efficient and advanced airports in the region.'

Keppel FMO has worked with major clients such as Changi International Airport, Alexandra Hospital, Ministry of Home Affairs and Nanyang Technological University since 1985.
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Old January 1st, 2005, 05:49 PM   #134
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The American aviation authorities successfully negotiated a new free skies pact with China last year. However, it only opens up a limited capacity of new routes, so airlines are competing for these new rights.
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AAHK appointed by Beijing Capital Airport to provide consultancy services



(Hong Kong, 10 December 2004) - Airport Authority Hong Kong (AAHK) has been appointed by its Beijing counterpart to conduct a study on the flow management of its baggage sorting system. A report will be submitted to the Beijing Capital International Airport before the end of this year.

To cope with additional demand on baggage handling capacity from more flights and passengers, Beijing Airport has plans to enhance efficiency of its baggage sorting system.

This is the second consultancy study that AAHK has undertaken for Beijing. Last year, AAHK was enlisted to conduct a study on security systems.

The scope of this baggage sorting system consultancy includes a study into the operation procedures and efficiency of the baggage system at Beijing Airport's Terminal 2. Also included is an assessment of the ultimate and actual capacity of the baggage system, as well as the management systems.

AAHK's Chief Executive Officer, Dr David J Pang, said with rapid economic and transport integration of Hong Kong and the Mainland, the sharing of experience will help provide enhanced service to all mainland travellers. The better mutual understanding also provides a solid foundation for further cooperation.

AAHK's Airport Management Director, Mr Howard Eng, said as aviation hubs, both Beijing Airport and Hong Kong International Airport face the same challenge - the challenge to raise efficiency and at the same time enhance service quality. The exchange of experience and knowledge can further enhance the competitiveness of both airports.



Hong Kong and Shanghai airports cooperate to boost hub status



(HONG KONG, 13 December 2004) - The Airport Authority Hong Kong (AA) will share with the Shanghai Airport Authority (SAA) its expertise and experience in airport management.

The two major aviation hubs today signed an agreement for AA to provide consultancy services to its Shanghai counterpart, in areas including terminal flow management, retail business operation and air cargo development.

The consultancy services agreement follows an earlier consultancy service on baggage handling system for another mainland aviation hub, Beijing Capital International Airport.

For Shanghai, AA has conducted studies and will make recommendations on the city airport's terminal capacity and operational management; retail business strategies, and air cargo and logistics development.

A study has been carried out to identify the capacity constraints and areas for operation improvements at the existing terminal of Shanghai airport. Recommendations to enhance the flow of arriving and departing passengers and customer service will be provided for Shanghai to maximize the handling capacity of its current terminal until a second facility comes into place in 2008.

Retail business strategies, encompassing tenant and merchandise mix, marketing plan, and service standards, will be proposed to the SAA after a research is conducted on market demands.

AA has also completed a review of the West Cargo Logistics Park Development project, a master landuse plan for the air cargo and logistics expansion at Shanghai airport. The review will be followed by suggestions on aviation and customs policies, landuse demand and planning, as well as infrastructure enhancement.

AA's Chief Executive Officer Dr David J Pang said, "The consultancy services crystallize the Letter of Intent we signed with the Shanghai Airport Authority in October last year to strengthen exchanges and promote closer co-operation between the two airports.

"Shanghai Pudong International Airport and Hong Kong International Airport both play a pivotal role in promoting international air travel in the Yangtze River and Pearl River Delta respectively. Communication and co-operation will doubtlessly contribute to reinforcing competitiveness of the two airports, in turn contribute to the country's economic development."

SAA Chairman, Mr Wu Nianzu, said, "We are pleased to have the opportunity to share with AA the experience in managing an international airport. The collaboration of the two airports will add impetus to the expansion of the market place and consolidate the status in the international aviation industry, a vision that is common to both airports."

AA's Commercial Director, Mr Hans Bakker, commended the personnel of both airport authorities for their dedication and efforts. "A platform has been established for the sharing of airport management knowledge and experience among aviation professionals from the two cities. This will mark the beginning of long-term and on-going co-operation.

The consultancy services will complete in five months. Other forms of exchanges between the two airports, including visits, training and conferences will be organized to further cement ties between the two airports.
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Published December 31, 2004

China to halt plane purchases in 2005

(SHANGHAI) China, the world's fastest-growing aviation market, won't allow new aircraft purchases next year because it will have enough planes to meet travel demand, its aviation regulator said.

Increasing plane purchases may hurt air safety and service, Civil Aviation Administration of China Director Yang Yuanyuan said in a speech published in the CAAC Journal.

Airbus SAS and Boeing Co, the world's largest commercial planemakers, are vying for orders in China, where passenger traffic growth is forecast to exceed the global average in the next two decades. Boeing expects Chinese airlines to buy 2,400 planes worth US$197 billion in that period, making China the world's second-largest airplane market out of the US.

'They are receiving aircraft more rapidly than they can absorb,' said Paul Nisbet, a JSA Research Inc analyst in Newport, Rhode Island. 'China did the same thing several years ago and it lasted for only about a year. What happened then was they ended up with excess demand.'


Both Boeing and Airbus declined immediate comment. Mr Nisbet said China's decision won't affect 2005 airplane deliveries, which are already under contract.

'Boeing and Airbus are 100 per cent ordered up for next year's production,' he said. 'It could affect 2006 orders, but we don't know how long the ban will stay in place.'

Boeing on Oct 27 said it expected deliveries to rise 12 per cent to 320 next year from a forecast 285 this year because of demand from airlines outside the US, especially in Asia.

'Asia is very strong because that's where the traffic growth is,' Boeing CEO Harry Stonecipher, 68, said in a July interview. 'The Chinese need lots of airplanes, and they'll buy lots of airplanes.'

Air travel for China's carriers is forecast to expand 7.5 per cent annually, compared with 4.5 per cent growth in North America, Boeing said on its website. Next year, 147 planes will be delivered to Chinese airlines, Chinanews said on its website yesterday.


Boeing has said rising demand from Chinese travellers will translate into sales of its new 7E7 model. The company is counting on the 7E7 to regain market share from Airbus.


Boeing in November said it had 'high hopes' that airlines in China would soon place orders for as many as 80 of its 7E7s. So far it has received 52 firm orders for its 7E7. It had set a goal for selling 200 of the planes this year.

China contributed US$749 million, or 1.5 per cent, of Boeing's US$50.5 billion in total sales in 2003. Through November of this year, Boeing had delivered 261 planes, of which 16, or 6.1 per cent, went to Chinese airlines. - Bloomberg
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Air China suspends flight to Phuket
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Air China has suspended its two flights each week to Phuket of Thailand due to the tsunamis triggered by a strong earthquake on Sunday, according to sources with Air China.

Tourist companies such as China Travel International (CTI), Comfort Travel and Beijing Travel Service are working on compensations for the tourists who registered to travel there later this month. Previously the travel agencies have joined hands in using Air China's chartered flights since the beginning of the winter.

Air China sent a flight to Phuket Tuesday with no passengers to carry back those stranded in Phuket.

The travel agencies have paid for international calls of tourists to their families after the tsunamis happened, said Yang Weihong, an official in charge of southeast Asian market in CTI.

Yang said the route to southeast Asian market will be affected in the short term, however the negative influence on tourism will diminish gradually.
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Tuesday December 28, 2:17 PM
Flag carrier Air China has no plan to help bail out oil trader CAO

BEIJING : Flag carrier Air China said Monday it has no plans to help bail out the embattled Singapore arm of the country's biggest jet fuel supplier, China Aviation Oil Holding Co (CAHOC).

"We have no plan and will not in any way help restructure or bail out China Aviation Oil (Singapore) Corp Ltd (CAO)," said Wang Yongsheng, spokesman of Air China, which listed in Hong Kong earlier this month.

Wang's comments were in response to earlier reports that Air China and domestic oil majors - China Petroleum Chemical Corp (Sinopec) and China National Petroleum Corp (CNPC) - would help CAO.

CNPC declined to comment and officials at Sinopec were not immediately available.

In November, before CAO announced a US$550 million loss from trading derivatives, its parent CAHOC set up a jet fuel joint venture with Sinopec and CNPC.

CAHOC holds a 51 percent stake in the joint venture company, while Sinopec holds 29 percent and CNPC 20 percent.

CAO has filed for court protection from creditors after declaring the massive trading loss.

It is under investigation by Singapore regulators for alleged irregularities while piecing together a rescue plan with the help of its parent.

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Angry mob sparks airport chaos
Workers walk off the job as delayed travellers smash equipment and assault staff
Bill Savadove in Shanghai
1 January 2005
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Scores of passengers angered by the handling of flight cancellations tussled with staff and smashed equipment at Shanghai's international airport late on Thursday.

Witnesses said hundreds of passengers stranded by a snowstorm filled the domestic section of the terminal of the Pudong International Airport, with sporadic outbreaks of violence erupting throughout the night.

Passengers criticised a lack of information and the authorities' slowness or failure to provide food and accommodation when it became apparent that the snowstorm would prevent normal operations from around 5pm on Thursday.

"At least they could have fed us or told us what was happening," said one woman waiting for a flight to Hong Kong.

The incident is a black mark for Shanghai, which is striving to become an international aviation hub.

Pudong airport, which can handle up to 20 million passengers a year, opened in 1999.

Airport workers said more than 100 passengers forced their way past security checkpoints to the domestic area's gates but were later removed by police. More than 10 police vehicles were still parked outside the airport at mid-morning yesterday, but it was not known if any people were detained.

Passengers clambered over check-in counters for domestic flights and surrounded ticket clerks, shouting at them and pushing and shoving. "I've been waiting almost 17 hours," said a businessman from Shandong province who was booked on a flight to Guilin that was supposed to leave at 6pm on Thursday.

Airlines provided transport and free hotels to some passengers, but others said they were forced to camp overnight in the airport. Shanghai closed its elevated highways and bridges on Thursday evening because of the snow, bringing transport to a halt.

When passengers returned in the morning, their anger flared again after many found flights remained delayed or cancelled. Although the airport re-opened yesterday morning, many scheduled flights had not arrived.

Airline staff apparently walked off the job amid the chaos yesterday, either fearing for their safety or waiting for the crowds to calm down. At least one computer was smashed by passengers.

"It was complete chaos," said a Beijing businesswoman who caught a flight yesterday morning.

Representatives of the airport and most airlines declined to comment. A China Eastern Airlines spokesman said: "Many flights were affected. We handled it as best we could."

Additional reporting by Minnie Yang
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