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Old June 8th, 2006, 12:54 AM   #81
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yeah..Air Chian is too intertwined with Star Alliance carriers (especially Lufthansa) it's impossible for CA to get out now...
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It seems that the idea of setting an A320 line in China is little by little materializing.

From www.airbus.com:

Airbus Chinese A320 final assembly line to be located in Tianjin
8 June 2006


The National Development & Reform Commission of China (NDRC) and Airbus announced today that the site for a potential A320 family final assembly line (FAL) in China is Tianjin Binhai New Coastal District, a state level new development zone. This follows the signing of the memorandum of understanding between NDRC and Airbus in December 2005 to further upgrade cooperation between Airbus and China in the field of civil aviation.

Out of 4 cities considered for the establishment of the FAL, Tianjin has been selected after a thorough evaluation including multiple criteria such as, facility site and land, sea port proximity, airport characteristics, labour and industrial capability.

The site selection is an important step, which enables the on-going feasibility study to continue, with an objective to reach a final joint decision on the setting up of the FAL by end September 2006. Subject to such decision, the shared target is to commence FAL operations in 2008 with a production ramp up to four aircraft per month by 2011.

Industrial cooperation between Airbus and China has been steadily increasing in recent years. In addition to the FAL feasibility study, a number of other initiatives are already underway. They include targets for increased parts procurement, as well as the setting up of the Airbus (Beijing) Engineering Centre (A(B)EC) which was inaugurated in July 2005 with a target of 200 Chinese engineers by 2008. Furthermore, a participation of up to five per cent of airframe content in the A350 programme is being proposed to the Chinese aviation industry, with specific design of the parts to be manufactured in China being carried out at A(B)EC.

Headquartered in Toulouse, Airbus is an EADS joint company with BAE Systems.
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China Eastern Air: 12% Of '06 Jet Fuel Consumption Hedged
12 June 2006

HONG KONG (Dow Jones)--China Eastern Airlines Ltd. (CEA) said Monday it has hedged about 12% of its expected jet-fuel consumption this year as it seeks to reduce the impact of high fuel prices.

China Eastern, which is one of China's three main carriers, said it hedged only 8% of its jet fuel for all of last year, reflecting a slight increase in the company's fuel hedging efforts so far this year.

The Shanghai-based carrier set up a committee headed by its president to manage the its aviation-fuel risks, China Eastern said in a statement to the Hong Kong stock exchange. The high cost of fuel was the prime factor that contributed to the airline's swing to a net loss of CNY467.3 million last year.

Jet-fuel expenses soared 64% last year and accounted for 36% of the airline's total operating expenses, compared with 30.1% in 2004. As a result, China Eastern's operating expenses surged 37% in 2005 from the year before.

China Eastern can only hedge fuel for flights operating from outside the country, as Chinese airlines have no choice but to buy fuel for domestic flights from state-owned China Aviation Oil Holdings Corp. at prices set by the fuel provider. Domestic flights account for the bulk of China Eastern's network.

By contrast, Chinese flag carrier Air China Ltd. (0753.HK), which has a higher percentage of international flights hedged 12.3% of its fuel consumption last year.

Air China has said it aims to hedge more than 30% of its fuel intake this year.

In 2005, international routes accounted for about 35% of China Eastern's passenger traffic, as measured by revenue passenger kilometers.
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China Southern Air May Passengers +7.2% On Year To 3.9M
12 June 2006

HONG KONG (Dow Jones)--China Southern Airlines Co. (ZNH) said Monday it carried 7.2% more passengers in May than in the same month last year, down from a 14% year-on-year rise in April.

The Guangzhou-based airline carried 3.9 million passengers in May, while its cargo volume rose 0.3% to 62,320 metric tons.

The carrier didn't provide year-earlier passenger or cargo numbers or elaborate on the figures, which were published on its Web site.

China Southern's passenger load factor, a measure of how much available capacity was filled, fell to 68.80%, down from 74.6% in April.
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Air China To Open 3rd Tibet Airport,Expand Tourism-Report
13 June 2006

BEIJING (AP)--China will open a new airport in southeast Tibet, near the border with Myanmar and India, in July, opening a remote area famous for its natural scenery to an additional 120,000 visitors a year, state media said Wednesday.

Nyingchi Airport was built and will be managed by Air China Southwest Branch Co., a subsidiary of China's flag carrier Air China Ltd. (0753.HK), the official Xinhua News Agency said.

Tibet already has two airports, one in the capital, Lhasa, and another in the eastern town of Qamdo.

The city of Nyingchi is about 120 kilometers from the Yarlung Zangbo River Grand Canyon, which Chinese scientists claim is the world's deepest canyon.

Xinhua quoted a company spokesman as saying that because the Nyingchi Airport is at a lower altitude than the two existing airports, it is "an ideal first stop for tourists to gradually adapt themselves" to Tibet's high altitude. The spokesman's name was not given.

The airport has a designed annual passenger flow of 120,000, it said. Air China will operate regular Boeing-757 flights between Chengdu in China's southwest and Nyingchi, Xinhua said.
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Cathay Pacific deal could spur a shake-up in China aviation
By Bruce Stanley
14 June 2006
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Hong Kong -- MOVES BY Cathay Pacific Airways to take over Hong Kong Dragon Airlines and strengthen its ties with Air China will turn up the heat on the mainland's other two big state-run airlines and could trigger a shake-up in China's aviation market.

When the airline announced its HK$8.22 billion (US$1.06 billion) buyout of Dragonair Friday, Cathay's shares surged 7% to HK$13.85, boosted by investors who had long waited for Cathay to capture a significant piece of the mainland, the world's fastest-growing passenger market. Dragonair flies to 23 cities in China, more than any other carrier based outside the mainland.

Cathay's gain may be a loss for China Eastern Airlines and China Southern Airlines. The two already are posting losses and burdened by debt. Confronted now by a Dragonair reinforced with the financial resources and expertise of one of the world's best-managed airlines, China Eastern and China Southern may have to join together or seek outside investors, industry officials and analysts say.

"Dragonair is already putting enough pressure on them, and if you add Cathay to the fray, they're going to be even more breathless," says Peter Lok, a nonexecutive director at both China Eastern and China Southern.

Mr. Lok, a former head of Hong Kong's civil aviation department, argues that Beijing should encourage China Eastern and China Southern to "combine forces and not kill each other," perhaps by forming an alliance similar to that of Cathay Pacific and Air China. "That's probably the only way out, I'm afraid," he says.

With Friday's deal, Cathay and Air China elevated their existing partnership, with Cathay raising its stake in Air China to 20% from 10%, while Air China will take a 17.5% stake in Cathay.

Although Cathay's strategic coup had been in the works for some time, it comes at a tough time for the two state-run carriers. Both have seen their revenue swell, as China's expanding middle class has taken to the air for business and pleasure. But high prices for jet fuel have cost the airlines dearly, and aggressive purchases of new aircraft have stretched their balance sheets.

Mr. Lok says the two are caught in a bind. Outclassed by foreign rivals on international flights, they are driven to compete for the domestic market and are adding planes in a bid to grab market share. Yet the Chinese government, which controls aircraft purchases on the mainland, aggravates an oversupply problem by buying large numbers of jets from U.S. and European suppliers for political reasons, Mr. Lok says.

China Eastern also faces growing competition at its hub in Shanghai, China's commercial center, in particular from its hometown rival Shanghai Airlines and Air China, both of which signed up last month to join the Star airline alliance.

A China Eastern official says Cathay's deal with Dragonair and Air China puts "great pressure" on the airline, especially on its lucrative Shanghai-to-Hong Kong flights. Dragonair flies this route already, and analysts say it will become an even tougher competitor under Cathay's control.

China Eastern has "got to respond" to this threat, says Damien Horth, an analyst at UBS in Hong Kong. The airline has been talking for more than a year with potential investors, including Singapore Airlines. Some analysts see Emirates Airlines, the rapidly expanding Middle Eastern carrier, as another possible suitor. Singapore Airlines and Emirates declined to comment on the matter.

China Eastern's base in Shanghai should make it the more attractive prospect for an investor, says Mr. Horth, who, largely for this reason, rates the company a buy, with a 12-month share-price target of HK$1.40. He gives China Southern, based in the less-frequented southern city of Guangzhou, a neutral rating and a price target of HK$2.10.

Shares in China Eastern, which trade in Shanghai, Hong Kong and New York, closed in Hong Kong at HK$1.12 on June 2, the last day before trading in the shares of Cathay Pacific and Air China was suspended on a report of the impending deal. Shares in China Southern, which trade in Shanghai and Hong Kong, closed that day at HK$1.92.

China Eastern closed yesterday in Hong Kong at HK$1.07, down 3.6%, and China Southern ended 4.5% lower at HK$1.68.

China Southern, which generates about 75% of its revenue from domestic routes, might be less directly threatened by Cathay's power play than China Eastern, which garners half its revenue from flights to Hong Kong and other cities outside the mainland.

China Southern officials declined to comment on the possible impact of the Cathay deal on their company.

Profitability is a chronic problem at the two carriers. China Southern posted an annual loss of 1.85 billion yuan ($230.9 million) in 2005, widening from a 2004 loss of 48 million yuan. For the first quarter of this year, it reported a loss of 665 million yuan, a further deterioration from its year-earlier loss of 285 million yuan.

China Eastern had a loss of 467.3 million yuan in 2005 after earning a net profit of 320.7 million yuan in 2004. It posted a first-quarter loss of 955.1 million yuan, compared with a year-earlier net profit of 50.4 million yuan.
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Old June 21st, 2006, 05:01 AM   #88
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Air New Zealand to start service to Shanghai

WELLINGTON, June 19, 2006 (AFP) - Air New Zealand said Monday it would start flying its first route to mainland China with flights between Shanghai and Auckland three times a week from November.

The New Zealand flag carrier currently flies to Hong Kong and group general manager Ed Sims said the new service was a "major step forward" for the airline.

"Air New Zealand will be the only airline flying non-stop from Auckland to mainland China's fastest growing and most affluent commercial hub," Sims said in a statement.

He also told the the New Zealand Herald newspaper the new route would be a big boost for Chinese tourism to New Zealand and the airline estimates two-thirds of seats will be filled with Chinese travellers.

He said about 130,000 Chinese visit New Zealand each year currently.

"Even being conservative, I think having a direct flight will double those numbers in a relatively short period of time," he said.
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6 China Eastern pilots hold hunger strike over resignation dispute, report says
23 June 2006

BEIJING (AP) - Six pilots in a dispute with state-owned China Eastern Airlines over their resignations held a five-day hunger strike after the airline refused to negotiate with them, a newspaper reported.

An airline employee said Friday the dispute had been resolved.

The pilots -- who were not identified -- began their hunger strike on June 15 after the airline's general manager refused to meet them for discussions, the China Daily newspaper said in an editorial published Thursday.

A man who answered the telephone at the administrative offices of China Eastern Airlines in Shanghai said "the hunger strike is over and the dispute between the pilots and the airline has been settled."

He refused to answer further questions or give his name, and referred calls to the airlines' press office, where phones were not answered.

The pilots -- a captain and five co-pilots -- had said they wanted to resign due to low pay, unsatisfactory working conditions and the company's failure to relocate their spouses to where they were living, the China Daily editorial said.

However, the newspaper said the pilots were reportedly resigning because a private airline had offered to pay them 30 percent more than what they were getting at China Eastern.

China Eastern demanded the captain compensate the company 6 million yuan (US$750,000; euro595,000) and the others pay 3 million yuan (US$370,000; euro293,000) each in order to resign, the newspaper said.

China's aviation regulator said in February that a lack of qualified pilots and other personnel is one of the greatest challenges facing the country's rapidly expanding airline industry.

About 138 million people flew in China in 2005, up 105 percent from 2000. The number is expected to double again by 2010.

A previous China Daily report said 10 captains resigned from the airline in December to work for private airlines.
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Asia Pulse
June 26, 2006 Monday 10:02 AM EST
China hoping to receive 1st Airbus A380 before Olympics

China is likely to get its first Airbus A380 on schedule despite general delays in the delivery of the huge plane, Airbus said Thursday. "We are doing our best to ask our headquarters to ensure that China receives its first A380 before the 2008 Olympic Games," said Airbus China Ltd spokesman Kevin Gu.

* "China is one of the most important markets for Airbus given the fact that we have put engineering, training and customer support facilities into the country and will even produce aircraft here," Gu said.

* Gu said pilots from China Southern Airlines (SEHK:1005, SSX:600029), the first Chinese airline to fly the A380, will receive flight training in France next month as scheduled.
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China Eastern Airlines says it will buy 30 Airbus jets
26 June 2006

SHANGHAI, China (AP) - China Eastern Airlines Corp., one of China's three biggest carriers, said Tuesday it has agreed to buy 30 Airbus A320 jetliners to meet growing demand in booming Chinese air travel market.

The airline didn't give a purchase price but said it would pay less than the 13.9 billion yuan (US$1.7 billion; euro1.4 billion) total list price of the planes. China Eastern said it expects to take delivery between May 2008 and November 2010.

The announcement comes after China's government announced this month that it has approved Airbus's plan to open an assembly plant for A320s in the eastern city of Tianjin.

China Eastern didn't say whether the aircraft it is buying will come from that factory.

Airbus, based in Toulouse, France, and its U.S. rival, Seattle-based Boeing Co., are looking to China's booming air travel market to drive sales in coming decades.
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China turns to foreign pilots to ease shortage

BEIJING, June 26 (Reuters) - China's airlines are opening up their cockpits to foreigners in a bid to solve a serious pilot shortage, state media reported on Monday.

China's booming commercial aviation industry is taking off faster than the country can train pilots, threatening future growth and hard-won advances in air safety.

The number of passenger planes in service in China was expected to double to 1,600 in the next five years, the China Daily newspaper quoted an aviation official as saying.

Every 100 new planes would require 1,000 extra pilots, China's industry regulator said in February, while official media estimate that Chinese flying schools can only graduate 600 pilots a year.

One pioneering foreigner, Philippe Burtonboy, a pilot with United Eagle Airlines Co., one of the country's four private airlines, had become famous, the paper said.

"The 50-year-old Belgian is a celebrity in Chengdu, even though he has been here for just four months, as he is the first foreign captain to pilot a plane in southwest China," the paper said.

Last month, China Eastern Airlines announced 16 Indians had completed professional training as air stewardesses, the first group of Indian cabin staff ever hired by a Chinese airline. ($1=8.001 Yuan)
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Air France: China Southern Closer To SkyTeam Alliance
28 June 2006
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PARIS--Air France KLM (AKH) Wednesday said the SkyTeam alliance signed a Global Airline Alliance Adherence Agreement with China Southern Airlines (1055.HK), the largest airline in the People's Republic of China, indicating that the Chinese carrier is on track for official alliance membership.

The agreement is a formal step in the alliance's new member process and outlines China Southern Airlines' commitment to meet the stringent set of standards to be officially recognized as a member of SkyTeam.

Since signing an initial agreement in 2004, China Southern Airlines has been making significant progress in its preparation to join SkyTeam and has been working with the alliance's members to expand bilateral cooperation with alliance carriers.

Currently, five SkyTeam member airlines - Air France, Delta Air Lines, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, Korean Air and Northwest Airlines - have established relationships with the airline on cargo and/or passenger services.
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China to raise fines to combat serious problem with in-flight phone use
28 June 2006

BEIJING (AP) - China's aviation regulator plans to quadruple fines for airline passengers who use mobile phones during flights due to concerns that the calls are threatening flight safety, state media said Thursday.

Fines for in-flight celphone use will be raised to 2,000 yuan (US$250;euro200) from the current 500 yuan (US$60;euro50), the official China Daily newspaper said, citing draft regulations from the General Administration of Civil Aviation.

"This illegal behavior has become a serious problem interfering with flight safety," the China Daily newspaper quoted Liu Weiming, an aviation law professor with the Civil Aviation Management Institute of China as saying.

It did not give any figures for how serious the problem is.

The report said fines for smoking and drinking without permission would also be raised but did not say by how much.

China's airline industry has been expanding at breakneck speed for the past five years, with many people flying for the first time and unfamiliar with in-flight rules.

About 138 million people flew in China in 2005, up 105 percent from 2000. The number is expected to double again by 2010.
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China's largest cargo airlines to merge -paper

SHANGHAI, June 30 (Reuters) - China's top two cargo airlines, Air China Cargo Co. Ltd. and China Cargo Airlines Ltd., are set to merge by the end of this year, looking for more clout in a market dominated by foreigners, state media said on Friday.

Foreign carriers now control about two-thirds of the country's air cargo volume.

The two domestic firms, which are affiliated with local giants Air China <0753.HK> and China Eastern Airlines <600115.SS><0670.HK><CEA.N>, will merge into one company based in Shanghai, the country's economic hub, according to the official Shanghai Securities News.

The joint company, which will use the China Cargo Airline Ltd. name, will be a 50-50 venture between Air China and China Eastern, the newspaper said, citing Sun Zhongli, vice general manager with China Cargo Airline.

Air China Cargo is owned by Air China, with a 51 percent stake, along with CITIC Pacific Ltd. <0267.HK> and China Capital Airport Holding Co.

Established in 1998, China Cargo Airlines is 70 percent owned by China Eastern, with China Ocean Shipping (Group) Co., or COSCO, as its other major shareholder.
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China increases flights to Tibet as new rail line boosts tourism

BEIJING, July 3, 2006 (AFP) - Chinese airlines have increased flights to Tibet while a new rail link to Lhasa is expected to boost the number of tourists traveling to the Himalayan region, state press said Monday.

The new Qinghai-Tibetan railway, which opened on Saturday, is expected to increase tourism to Tibet by about 400,000 people a year, with many expected to take the train to Lhasa and then depart by air, the China Daily reported.

To handle the increased demand, China Eastern Airlines this week opened a new route from Shanghai to Lhasa that will use Airbus A319s and transit at the former ancient capital and tourist destination of Xian, the newspaper said.

Flag carrier Air China will also increase the number of its flights from the Sichuan provincial capital of Chengdu to Lhasa, Tibet's capital, from eight to 10 a day, the newspaper said.

In May, Hainan Airlines also opened a new route between Lhasa and Xian, it added.

Air fares from Beijing to Lhasa cost around 2,430 yuan (303 dollars) one way, while a hard seat ticket on the train costs 389 yuan (48 dollars).

According to local press reports, about 1.8 million tourists visited Tibet last year.

Also coinciding with the opening of the railway, Tibet will this month open the region's third airport at Nyingchi city, 400 kilometers (250 miles) east of Lhasa.

Flights to the airport are largely expected to originate in Sichuan's Chengdu.

Tibet's other public airport is located in Qamdo prefecture which also borders Sichuan province.
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SAS Cargo Signs All-Cargo Cooperation With Air China
5 July 2006

STOCKHOLM (Dow Jones)--Swedish airline operator SAS AB (SAS.SK) Wednesday said its unit SAS Cargo has it has signed an all-cargo cooperation with Air China Ltd. (0753.HK), to start in September.

An all-cargo freighter, type Boeing 747-200F, will add about 100 weekly tons of cargo from China where the demand for extra capacity is very high, the company said.

'The agreement with Air China is the result of a very intensive search to find additional capacity to the most important market for air cargo just now,' said Kenneth Marx, president and chief executive of SAS Cargo Group A/S.

'We have studied various options, however the agreement with Air China meets our demands regarding capacity and frequencies, which are important parameters for us.'

Air China's freighter will arrive three times a week in Copenhagen, Denmark and the trip includes stops in both Beijing and Shanghai.

The cooperation also provides Air China with and option to buy capacity on board SAS' aircrafts to China.
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China's H1 passenger traffic surges 18 percent

SHANGHAI, July 6 (Reuters) - Chinese airlines carried 17.9 percent more passengers and 11.4 percent more cargo from a year earlier in the first half of 2006, as a robust economy drove up demand, the country's aviation regulator said on Thursday.

The airlines carried 74.25 million passengers, with freight volume up to 1.56 million tonnes, Yang Yuanyuan, director of the General Administration of Civil Aviation of China, said in a statement.

Growth was running above the government's full-year forecasts. Last December, CAAC predicted 15 percent passenger growth and 10 percent cargo growth for all of 2006.
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