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Old February 25th, 2010, 06:19 PM   #741
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China Eastern Air: In Talks With 3 Major Industry Alliances
25 February 2010

BEIJING (Dow Jones)--China Eastern Airlines Corp. (CEA) is in talks with Star Alliance, Oneworld and SkyTeam, the three major industry alliances, about possibly joining, spokesman Luo Zhuping said Thursday.

'We are in contact with all three,' Luo said, confirming earlier reports. He declined to say when a decision on which one to join could be reached.

China Eastern is the only one of the major three Chinese airlines not to belong to an alliance. Rival Air China Ltd. (0753.HK) is a member of Star, while China Southern Airlines Co. (ZNH) is a member of SkyTeam.
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Old February 27th, 2010, 04:36 PM   #742
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INTERVIEW: SkyTeam Looks To Expand, Land China Eastern Looks To Expand, Land
DOW JONES NEWSWIRES
26 February 2010

AMSTERDAM (Dow Jones)--SkyTeam is hoping to land China Eastern Airlines Corp. Ltd. (CEA) as its newest member in the coming weeks as the airline alliance looks to expand further into emerging markets.

"China Eastern has expressed its interest to join an alliance," SkyTeam Managing Director Marie-Joseph Male told Dow Jones Newswires in an interview. "I think we offer the best airlines and network to China Eastern, but it is up to them to decide, of course."

A spokesman for China Eastern said the carrier was in discussions with the three airline alliances, SkyTeam, Star Alliance and Oneworld. He declined to say if there was a preference toward any one, or when a decision likely would be reached.

SkyTeam already boasts a strong foothold in China. Its members include China Southern, China's biggest airline by revenue. But welcoming China Eastern would be a coup for SkyTeam, especially after it failed to tempt Japan Airlines Corp. (JALSY) away from Oneworld, a rival alliance led by AMR Corp.'s (AMR) American Airlines.

"The fact that JAL was seriously considering moving from Oneworld to SkyTeam shows the attraction, power and vitality of SkyTeam," said Male. "Japan is an important market, but SkyTeam has and will have an important position there."

Delta Air Lines Inc. (DAL), a leading SkyTeam member, already has a big hub at Tokyo's Narita airport for intercontinental and regional flights and it intends to open a second hub in Tokio Haneda, connecting Japan's domestic airport to Delta's U.S. entry points in Seattle, Detroit, Los Angeles and Honolulu. Other SkyTeam members Korean Air Co. (003490.SE), China Southern, Air France-KLM (AF.FR), Alitalia and Aeromexico have important positions in the Japanese market, too, Male added.

SkyTeam is looking for new members in emerging markets like South America, South Asia and Southeast Asia. To that end, it will open its doors to Vietnam Airlines in 2010. "We welcome Vietnam Airlines later this year, but that only partly covers our needs in this important region," said Male. "We are looking for other partners there."

Growth is a strategic priority for SkyTeam, which celebrates its 10th anniversary this year, making it the youngest of the three global airline alliances. SkyTeam currently has 11 members but is looking to increase that number. In addition to Vietnam Airlines, it also will add Romania's Tarom this year. In its first decade, its membership has grown from four carriers initially to 11, which operate 13,133 daily flights. The number of destinations SkyTeam now serves stands at 856. Star Alliance has 26 members that operate 19,700 daily flights to almost 1,100 cities while Oneworld has 11 members operating more than 8,750 daily flights to 800 destinations.

"We don't need to be the biggest alliance; we want to be the best," said Male at the SkyTeam office in the World Trade Centre at Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport. "We are looking to add quality airlines and quality networks for our customers. We look for complementary--not overlapping--markets and networks, and we want to offer our customers seamless service on convenient hubs in our global network."

The addition of Tarom will strengthen the alliance's position in Eastern Europe, where it already has a presence through Russia's OAO Aeroflot (AFLT.RS) and Czech Airlines. Male expects Russia's plan to integrate six regional carriers within state-controlled Aeroflot to benefit SkyTeam's route and destination network in the long term. After the merger, Aeroflot's share of Russia's domestic air market will rise to almost 40% from 15% now, according to the country's transport ministry.

Male says SkyTeam already has a strong position in Africa. Air France has a broad network in western Africa while KLM has a strong foothold in eastern Africa through its 26% stake in Kenya Airways Ltd. (KAL.NR) and their joint venture on flights between Europe and Africa. At the same time, Air France recently has introduced the Airbus A380 on flights between Paris and Johannesburg and Delta is looking for opportunities to expand flight operations from the US to Africa.

In the next decade, it is "not unrealistic" to believe that SkyTeam will double its membership, said Male, but he added that the outlook was difficult to predict and much depended on regulation. "Deregulation helps airlines to work more closely together, especially if it leads to antitrust immunity, where airlines can share costs and income and align capacity and prices," he said. "Fortunately, we see that the economic crisis is not leading to more protectionism, as it did in the past."
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Old February 28th, 2010, 02:27 AM   #743
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China Eastern to launch new flight between Kunming, Dubai(Xinhua)
Updated: 2010-02-01 11:05

China Eastern Airlines will launch new air service from the southwestern Chinese city of Kunming, the capital of Yunnan province, to Dubai on Feb 22, the company said Jan 30.

China Eastern will operate three flights a week, including a direct one, between the two cities, a spokesman with the company's Yunnan branch said. The 260-seat Boeing 767-300 aircraft will be used for the service.

MU755/6, a direct flight service, will depart from Kunming at 4 pm on Mondays and arrive in Dubai about seven hours later.

MU2021/2 will depart from Kunming at 4 pm on Wednesdays and Saturdays and make a stopover in Dacca. The whole journey to Dubai will take about eight hours.

"The opening of the new air route will help increase the contacts between China and Dubai," the spokesman said.
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An airport located at the 4,436 meters above the sea level will be built up in Nagqu, according to Xu Bo, director of Tibet Civil Aviation Authority.

By then, the Nagqu Airport will become the highest airport in the world which is 102 meters higher than the Bamda Airport in Chamdo, at an elevation of 4,334 meters (14,219 ft).

Nagqu airport with an investment of 1.8 billion yuan, total area of 3,500 mu to 4,000 mu will be built in Dagring County and the construction will start in 2011 and to be completed in three years.

In future, the Nagqu airport, Qinghai-Tibet Highway, Qinghai-Tibet Railway and Nagqu Logistics Center will play an active role in speeding up the economic zone construction and promoting the economic development in Tibet.
Interesting. I wonder how long the runway will be.
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Old March 5th, 2010, 09:59 AM   #746
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Air China sees M&As, better results in 2010

BEIJING, March 4 (Reuters) - Air China , the country's flag carrier, is keen on mergers and acquisitions at home and abroad as it expects earnings to improve in 2010.

Air China returned to the black in the third quarter of 2009 with a boost from fuel-hedging gains and a strong recovery in domestic air travel.

"The past year of 2009 was the most difficult year, not just for us but for all airlines worldwide," Air China chairman Kong Dong said.

"I believe our financial performance will be better than last year for sure," Dong told reporters on Thursday on the sidelines of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC).

Kong, a delegate to the CPPCC, the top political advisory body to the Chinese government, declined to give an estimate or elaborate on Air China's 2010 earnings outlook.

To fight for better results in 2010 amid tough competition with local rivals such as China Eastern Airlines and China Southern Airlines , Kong said this year Air China would put more efforts on its cargo business, a new and fast-expanding profit stream to the airline.

"Currently, foreign airlines control about 70 percent in market share of cargo imports and exports in China, we want to change the situation and I think we can make the change," said Kong.

Air China recently launched a Shanghai-based cargo venture with Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd . Kong said the joint venture will have eight Boeing freighters initially and may expand if business demand is high.

M&AS AT HOME AND ABROAD

Kong said Air China remains proactive regarding the possible acquisition of smaller rival Shenzhen Airlines in the southern Chinese boomtown of Shenzhen near Hong Kong.

Auditing and financial evaluation of the carrier will be completed this year, he added.

"When we can make it is not just up to us. It's complicated but we have high hope," he said.

The de facto controller of Shenzhen Airlines is now under the government's investigations for some legal problems, which delayed the restructuring process of the local airline.

"We have priority right to raise our stake if Shenzhen Airlines plans to increase capital and issue new shares," Kong said. Air China is already Shenzhen Airlines' No.2 shareholder.

In December, Fan Cheng, an Air China vice president was named party secretary at Shenzhen Air, fuelling speculation of a possible takeover by Air China.

Air China was also interested in overseas acquisitions but wanted to steer clear of anything too complicated such as getting involved in returning bankrupt Japan Airlines back to health, Kong said.

"We will look for acquisition opportunities abroad," he said. "But top concerns are local laws and unions, so we must be very cautious," he said. ($1 = 6.826 Yuan)
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Old March 15th, 2010, 09:57 AM   #747
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China Southern sees better 2010 results -chairman
11 March 2010

BEIJING, March 11 (Reuters) - China Southern Airlines , the country's top carrier by fleet size, expects better results for 2010 than last year, its chairman said.

China Southern was monitoring the situation of Shenzhen Airline's stake sale but had not made any moves, Si Xianmin said on the sidelines of the annual session of parliament on Thursday.
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Old March 23rd, 2010, 11:09 AM   #748
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Air China to buy control of Shenzhen Air for $100 mln

SHANGHAI, March 22 (Reuters) - Air China will invest 682.1 million yuan ($99.9 million) in Shenzhen Airlines, increasing its stake in the airline to 51 percent and firming its foothold in southern China.

Air China, the country's flag carrier, already owned a 25 percent stake in privately run Shenzhen Air, but by taking control of the company will be better placed to compete with rival China Southern Air in the south of the country.

The investment is expected to be completed by April 19, the company said in a stock exchange filing.

The deal, which already has the approval of the country's aviation regulator, will improve the financial situation of Shenzhen Air, which booked a 864 million yuan net loss in 2009, the statement said.

Beijing-based Air China is keen on mergers and acquisitions at home and abroad as it expects earnings to improve in 2010.

It recently launched a Shanghai-based cargo venture with Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd , gaining a foothold in east China, where rival China Eastern Airlines dominates.

China Total Logistics, a subsidiary of Shenzhen International Holdings Ltd , also plans to invest 348 million yuan in Shenzhen Air, raising its stake in the carrier to 25 percent from 10 percent, the statement said. ($1=6.826 Yuan)
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So will Shenzhen continue to exist as a separate brand, or will it merge into Air China altogether?
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Old April 8th, 2010, 08:36 AM   #750
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China aviation industry profits surge in February
Xinhua News Agency
6 April 2010

BEIJING -- Thanks to gradual recovery of the global and China's domestic economy, China's civil aviation industry has seen sharp rise in transport volume and profits.

According to a report of China Business News, total profits of China's civil aviation industry reached 2.07 billion yuan in February, up 523 percent year on year. Of the total, Chinese airlines earned 1.73 billion yuan, surging 1,458.2 percent year on year, and airports earned 110 million yuan, registering a year-on-year rise of 345 percent.

Passenger volumes of China's civil aviation achieved a rise both year on year and month on month in February. The year on year growth on the domestic routes, the Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan routes, and the international routes was 17.4 percent, 53.1 percent and 40.4 percent, respectively.

The cargo volume of the whole industry saw a rise of 32 percent in the month. The growth rate on the international routes reached 70.4 percent and growth on domestic flight routes was 20 percent.
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Delta gets China OK for Seattle-Beijing route

ATLANTA, May 18 (Reuters) - Delta Air Lines Inc said on Tuesday it received final approval from the Chinese government to launch non-stop flights between Seattle and Beijing beginning June 4.

The new route, which will operate five times a week, will offer connecting options from cities in Delta and codeshare partner Alaska Air Group Inc's network to Beijing via Alaska's Seattle hub, Delta said.

The company added that a new non-stop flight between Seattle and Osaka, Japan, starts June 7.

Delta, currently the world's biggest airline after its 2008 purchase of Northwest, is looking to strengthen its presence in high-growth markets as demand for air travel rises in the improving economy.

A week ago, the Atlanta-based carrier said it would add more flights between New York City and key global business markets such as London, Moscow and Milan.

Delta shares were down 1 percent at $13.77 in afternoon trading as major airlines were mixed. The Arca airline index was up 0.3 percent.
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Beijing To Merge Air Cargo Operations Of Big 3 Airlines - Report
25 May 2010

HONG KONG (Dow Jones)--Beijing is pushing China's three biggest airlines, Air China Ltd. (0753.HK), China Eastern Airlines Corp. (0670.HK) and China Southern Airlines Co. (1055.HK), to merge their air cargo operations, the South China Morning Post reported Tuesday, citing unnamed sources.

The report said Beijing has made some progress on its plan to create a new cargo airline, citing one of the sources.

The paper also cited a senior management official from China Southern as saying a team has been formed to work out the details of the consolidation.

Newspaper website: http://www.scmp.com
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I think China Southern should really use the shade of blue on the tail of their Asian Games logo jet as their permanent shade of blue. Really makes the tail look more refreshing.
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I think China Southern needs an entirely new livery all together.
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Old June 21st, 2010, 06:36 PM   #757
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Turbulence in mainland air cargo market
China's air freight carriers have a reputation for being unreliable

21 June 2010
South China Morning Post

When it comes to freight forwarding, mainland airlines are their own worst enemies.

Over the years they have acquired a reputation for being unreliable and unethical which has resulted in foreign carriers securing a lion's share of the mainland's international air cargo market.

In an attempt to redress this imbalance the government wants the cargo divisions of its major carriers - Air China, China Eastern Airlines and China Southern Airlines - to merge.

However, international freight forwarders who employ carriers on behalf of major western importers, say the move is unlikely to persuade them to stop shunning the mainland's cargo airlines.

"I doubt whether it will be a success putting inefficient airlines together," said Arthur "Archie" Da Silva, chairman of Jet-Speed Air Cargo, a Hong Kong-based international freight forwarder.

"Their services are not competitive as there are more damages reported, delays, and longer transit times," he said. Instead, he suggested mainland carriers could improve their service by partnering with foreign cargo airlines to take advantage of their expertise.

Several such air cargo joint ventures have been set up over the past few years, including Jade Cargo Airlines, a venture between Shenzhen Airlines and Lufthansa; Great Wall Airlines formed by Singapore Airlines and China Aerospace Science & Technology Corporation; and Galaxy International, a venture between Sinotrans Air and Korean Air.

Meanwhile, Cathay Pacific Airways and Air China are awaiting approval from mainland government to set up their cargo joint venture.

Da Silva said his company uses either foreign carriers or Sino-foreign joint venture when shipping in and out of China.

Freight forwarders have had to learn some hard lessons when dealing with mainland carriers.

"It is impossible to totally avoid mainland airlines when shipping our goods out of China," said Kelly King, managing director of Toll Global Forwarding (HK). "But the way that they treated us has left us in misery."

The normal procedure is for airlines to sign annual contracts in which freight forwarders commit to handling a certain amount of cargo during low seasons in return for guaranteed cargo space from the carriers during peak seasons, in a bid to smooth out fluctuations in rates. The contracts are built on mutual trust, but King complained that they were being abused by mainland carriers who slash rates during the low season to below the contracted levels.

This results in the freight forwarders being unable to sell their committed cargo volume at a profit, King said. Adding to their woes, the carriers would usually have a penalty clause for freight forwarders who fall short of their committed tonnage.

"It's like being stabbed in the back," King said.

There are no official figures on how the market share of air cargo among mainland and foreign carriers but a publicly-accepted ratio is 70/30 per cent in favour of the foreigners.

Beijing wants the mainland carriers to increase their market share by consolidating their resources and injecting capital into the new joint venture to beef up their freighter fleets.

Having limited fleets has curbed the development of the big three mainland airlines' cargo units in the past five years.

The Hong Kong-Shanghai cargo route serves as an example. Before Cathay Pacific and Dragonair were allowed to fly freighter services between the two cities in January 2005, China Eastern offered two daily flights using an MD-11 aircraft, which has 80 tonnes of capacity per trip. That capacity has now been halved as the Shanghai-based carrier is now using an A300 BCF, which can handle only 40 tonnes of cargo. Meanwhile, Cathay and Dragonair have tripled their freighter capacity and now have 20 Boeing 747 flights a week compared with seven in 2005.

The reason China Eastern had to scale back its freighter service is two-fold. First, the introduction of direct flights to Taiwan diverted some of the cargo which used to cross the strait via Hong Kong. And second, the lack of new freighters on order which meant having to retire older aircraft such as the MD-11, a China Eastern official said.

Other areas where mainland carriers lag behind their international peers are management, on-time performance and logistics.

Lack of comprehensive networks and local distribution services have lengthened delivery times. Because mainland carriers only fly to a few major cities in Europe such as Frankfurt, London and Paris, shipments bound for secondary cities such as Leon or Nice, have to rely on local trucking services which are fraught with delays and heighten the chances of damage occurring.

The consolidation of the mainland carriers' cargo units would enable them to improve resources and strengthen their ground distribution networks, said K.M. Liu, senior vice president, transportation at UPS Asia Pacific Region.

"The big three carriers operate fewer than 30 freighters at present which is far from enough," he said. The consolidation would enable them to boost their freighter fleet and payloads.

In addition to investment on hardware, Liu also suggested the mainland carriers invest more in software. "Investment in technology, especially cargo tracking is an important issue in transportation," he said.

"If the mainland's main carriers just consolidate among themselves the political issue remains unchanged," said one freight forwarding executive.
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Air China to buy 20 Boeing planes for $1.4 bln

HONG KONG, June 28 (Reuters) - Air China said late on Friday that it would buy 20 Boeing 737-800 airplanes for $1.4 billion.

The planes, which will be delivered between 2013 to 2015, will boost Air China's fleet capacity by about 5 percent from December 2009, based on available tonne kilometers, allowing it to increase the frequency of flights, the carrier said in a statement to the Hong Kong stock exchange.

The airline said it would pay for the planes with cash, bank loans and other financing tools.

Chinese airlines are benefiting from solid air traffic growth in China, which may overtake Japan as the world's second-largest economy this year, industry analysts said.
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Air China up 4.1 pct on strong June traffic

HONG KONG, July 21 (Reuters) - Hong Kong-listed shares of China's flagship carrier Air China rose 4.1 percent on Wednesday after the company reported a 28.3 percent rise in total traffic in June.

The carrier's Shanghai-listed shares were up 5 percent.

The passenger load factor, a measure of the extent to which an airline's carrying capacity is used, rose 7 percentage points to 80.4 percent.

Phillip Securities, which rates Air China stock a "buy", said with business from international and regional routes performing strongly, the trend of robust performance remained unchanged.

The brokerage has a 12-month price target of HK$10.23 on the stock, implying a 16 percent upside from current levels.
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China have new boeing 787??
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