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Old June 8th, 2012, 08:18 AM   #1241
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The head of the International Air Transport Association on June 6 praised the Chinese airlines' stance against the European Emissions Trading Scheme.


"I think it's a good thing that China's response to the ETS has been strong, mandating its carriers not to be a part (of the scheme)," said IATA CEO Tony Tyler.


The solution to the carbon emissions issue must be globally coordinated through his organization, he said.


"We can look forward to some lively discussions on how the solution might be achieved," Tyler said.


Only eight Chinese airlines, along with two Indian carriers, have not submitted their 2011 carbon emissions data to the EU yet, while 1,200 carriers already handed over their reports, the EU climate chief said on May 15.


The Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) released an order to all Chinese airlines in February, forbidding Chinese airlines to participate in the ETS without the government's permission.


The global aviation industry already has an agreement on carbon emissions and set three targets to cut carbon emissions gradually, including cutting carbon emissions by 50 percent from 2005 to 2050 through improving technology and infrastructure.


The global aviation industry will see some very challenging times on the second half of the year due to rising fuel costs and the global economic weakness, Tyler said.


But the IATA is still confident that China's airlines will be able to weather the tough conditions, as China's economic growth is still healthy compared with the rest of the world and the Chinese government is investing significantly in air traffic infrastructures, he added.


However, Chinese airlines may also be affected by the challenges of the whole aviation industry, including low margins.


Statistics from the Civil Aviation Administration of China show that the total income of Chinese airlines increased by 17.9 percent year-on-year in 2011, but the net profit decreased by 17.7 percent during the same period.


The industry's net margin will be only 0.5 percent in 2012, with profits of US$3 billion on revenues of US$633 billion, the IATA forecasted in March.
"The high price of fuel is the main reason for the low margins, which is also one of the toughest issues the we face," Tyler said.


Fuel represents about 34 percent of airlines' average costs now, while it was 14 percent a decade ago, he added.


Unexpected political events could still push fuel prices up very quickly, although Brent crude dropped to below US$100 per barrel recently from about US$118 during the first five months of the year, Tyler said.


The revised outlook for the global aviation industry -- taking into consideration the risks of oil prices and the Eurozone crisis -- will be announced on June 11.


The 68th IATA Annual General Meeting will be held in Beijing between June 11 and 12.
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On the afternoon of Jun 6, 2012, China Cargo Airlines Limited (China Cargo Airlines), a subsidiary of China Eastern Airlines Corporation Limited (China Eastern), formally announced the intention to the public at the 2012 Air Cargo China Exhibition and Conference, proclaiming that the airline plans to join the SkyTeam Cargo Alliance.


On behalf of the two parties, China Cargo Airlines General Manager Mr. Zhu Yimin and SkyTeam Cargo Alliance Executive Committee Chairman Mr. Cai Zhonghe signed the Letter of Intent. "China Cargo Airlines intends to officially join SkyTeam Cargo before the end of June, 2013", China Cargo Airlines General Manager Mr. Zhu Yimin said.

SkyTeam Cargo, founded in the year of 2000, is the sole global airline cargo alliance today. With nine airline members including Aeroflot Cargo, Aeroméxico Cargo, Air France Cargo, Alitalia Cargo, China Southern Cargo, Czech Airlines Cargo, Delta Cargo, KLM Cargo, and Korean Air Cargo, SkyTeam Cargo is currently the largest and the most reliable cargo alliance capable of providing services covering the widest areas in the world.


"This is a great era which witnesses dramatic transforms in both the air cargo services and manners. There are opportunities as well as risks. And there are challenges as well as difficulties. While China Cargo Airlines is perfecting and growing continuously in strict accordance with the criteria for joining the alliance, it also intends to deepen and enhance its cooperation and collaboration with first-class international airlines."



"We hope to learn from member airlines and take advantage of their advanced experiences to improve our management capabilities and to promote our international competitiveness. We intend to make progress and advance with member airlines hands in hands. We will complement each other to move forward and make progress with mutual benefits", said Zhu Yimin.



China Cargo Airlines, established in 1998, is based in Shanghai. It is China's first and the largest all-cargo airline operating dedicated freight services. As of May, 2012, the China Cargo Airlines fleet consists of 19 aircraft including 6 Boeing 777 air freighters, 5 Boeing 747 air freighters, 3 MD-11 air freighters, 2 Boeing 757 air freighters and 3 Airbus A300 air freighters.



China Cargo Airlines is currently operating 16 freight routes with destinations covering up to 20 main cities in Europe, America, and the Asian-Pacific region including Chicago, Atlanta, Dallas, Los Angeles, Paris, Milan, Amsterdam, Singapore, Bangkok, Hong Kong, Taipei, Osaka, Tokyo and Seoul.



Meanwhile, China Cargo Airlines operates both the international and domestic cargo services of the belly spaces of 360 passenger aircraft from China Eastern Airlines and Shanghai Airlines, reaching 30 countries and regions and providing services for more than 188 cities at home and abroad.


Joining SkyTeam Cargo conforms to China Cargo Airlines' strategic interests for long-term development and will definitely foster its transformation and development. After having been through great ebbs and flows in the aviation freight market over the previous years, China Cargo Airlines formally establishes the strategic objective of "Harmony of the Heaven and the Earth, Transformational Development."



In 2011, China Cargo Airlines reshuffled successfully with Shanghai Airlines Cargo Intl. Co., Ltd. and Great Wall Airlines Company Limited and became the largest air cargo airline in China.



After successfully merging and reshuffling with Shanghai Eastern Logistics Co., Ltd in 2012, China Cargo Airlines will become an aviation logistics company centered on air cargo while the range of its business will cover services like ground agent, truck transportation, express service, freight forwarding service, etc.


After China Eastern officially joined the SkyTeam Alliance in June, 2011, its subsidiary China Cargo Airlines also started the benchmarking work in time.


Since then, China Cargo Airlines carried out a series of work like the orientation training for joining the alliance, the popularization of alliance products, the improvement on service processes, the joining-up with alliance websites, and the promotion of brand images in strict accordance with the operation and management concepts and the service standards of the alliance. They are now fully prepared for becoming an official member of the SkyTeam Cargo in the near future.

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Old June 12th, 2012, 02:46 PM   #1242
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HARBIN, June 12 (Xinhua) -- Hong Kong Airlines will resume its Hong Kong-Harbin route on June 13 to accommodate the influx of passengers attending an international trade fair that opens in northeast China on June 15, local authorities said Tuesday.

Hong Kong Airlines will operate three flights per week between the two cities two days before the 23rd China Harbin International Economic and Trade Fair, which is good news for both the fair and future cooperation between the two regions, said Qiu Jian, who works with the Heilongjiang Airports Management Group Co. Ltd.

Attendance at the upcoming trade fair in Harbin, capital of Heilongjiang province, which borders Russia, is expected to reach an all-time high, as the number of foreign exhibitors registered as of March had already doubled that of last year.

Nearly 1,000 foreign exhibitors, mainly from Russia, the Republic of Korea, Japan and countries from Northeast and Southeast Asia and the European Union, have registered for the trade fair, Sun Yao, vice governor of Heilongjiang, said in March.

Official records show that the 2011 fair saw 17.82 billion U.S. dollars worth of overseas-related contracts signed.

The Hong Kong-Harbin route was first launched by Hong Kong Airlines in 2008, but was canceled in February 2012 due to a low attendance rate.
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Old June 12th, 2012, 04:02 PM   #1243
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Old June 13th, 2012, 05:49 AM   #1244
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Airbus supports China's opposition to EU's carbon emissions tax
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BEIJING, June 12 (Xinhua) -- Airbus fully supports China's stance in opposing the European Union's plan to tax international airlines under its Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS), Chief Operating Officer-Customers John Leahy said Tuesday in Beijing.


Leahy said that Airbus shares China's stance on the matter and believes that the EU practice is improper even though the ETS was designed to reduce carbon emissions.


From January 1, the EU began charging airlines using EU airports for carbon emissions based on the ETS, although the first payment will not be due until April 30, 2013.


The unilateral move by the EU is unacceptable to other countries and must be corrected, Leahy said at the 68th annual conference of the International Air Transport Association.


Leahy said a global solution under the framework of the International Civil Aviation Organization should be worked out on the matter.



Chinese and U.S. aviation authorities and industry associations have repeatedly voiced opposition to the ETS, urging the EU to take a global and comprehensive approach to the issue.
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Old June 13th, 2012, 06:09 AM   #1245
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International Air Transport Association (IATA) revealed airline rankings of 2011 by passenger throughput on regular flights and fleet size during the 68th IATA Annual General Meeting & World Air Transport Summit in Beijing on June 11, 2012.


China Southern Airlines is ranked as the third largest carrier in the world and the first largest in Asia with a fleet of 444 aircraft and passenger traffic of 80.54 million in 2011, according to IATA.


With the largest fleet and the most developed routes network, China Southern carried the largest number of passengers in China. The carrier accumulated 8.98 million safe flying hours, and transported 0.6 billion passengers all together as of the end of December 2011.


In recent years, China Southern has continued to promote its strategic transformation and accelerate its pace to gain a slice of international market. The Guangzhou-based carrier has optimized its route network radiating from its Guangzhou hub and launched a "Canton route" linking Europe and Australia.



In 2011, China Southern carried 600,000 passengers on its Australian routes, taking the first place in the air travel market from China to Australia.


In addition, China Southern has sped up the introduction of advanced aircraft and optimization of the fleet structure. The carrier currently has three Airbus A380s in operation, becoming the first in China and the seventh in the world to operate the super jumbo. The carrier also plans to receive its first Boeing 787 Dreamliner this year.


The top three airlines by the passenger number are: Delta Air Lines (113.73 million), American Airlines (86.04 million), and China Southern Airlines (80.54 million). The top three airlines by the fleet size are: Delta Air Lines (709 aircraft), United Airlines (692 aircraft), and China Southern Airlines (444 aircraft).
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SkyTeam, the global airline alliance and members China Southern and China Eastern today signed a Cooperation Agreement with Beijing Capital International Airport that paves the way for more customer-focused initiatives to be introduced at the airport.


Beijing Capital, which is forecasted to soon become the world's busiest airport, is home to both China Southern and China Eastern and is served by 10 of SkyTeam's 16 members. Each day, more than 38,000 passengers arrive and depart Beijing on 230 flights operated by SkyTeam airlines to 93 destinations worldwide.



Effective immediately, parties will further work together on improving processes that will enhance the SkyTeam customers' airport experience, particularly when transiting in Beijing. Current and future initiatives planned at Beijing airport include:


SkyPriority - A series of distinctively branded priority airport services offered to Elite Plus, First and Business Class customers. At Beijing Capital Airport these services were rolled out in March and include: priority check-in areas and baggage drop, priority service at transfer desks, priority boarding and priority baggage handling.


SkyTeam is the only airline alliance to ensure a common and consistent standard for priority services and has already implemented SkyPriority at over 550 airports around the world.


SkyPort - Delivering cost synergies for member airlines and a better airport experience for customers at shared locations worldwide. SkyTeam opened a co-located check-in facility at the airport in December 2011, offering 50 check-in desks, numerous self-service kiosks and dedicated check-in counters for premium passengers.



SkyTeam and China Southern plan to open a new SkyTeam-branded lounge for Elite, First and Business class passengers at Beijing international airport with China Southern.


SkyTransfer - With approximately 14 million SkyTeam passengers arriving and departing Beijing each year, this initiative will ensure seamless, straightforward transfers of passengers and their baggage from one member airline to another.


"Today's agreement builds on our efforts in Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou to deliver a superior airport experience, that will underpin our position as the #1 alliance in the Greater China Region," said Michael Wisbrun, SkyTeam's Managing Director.



"Close cooperation with the airports we serve is essential to identifying issues, delivering solutions and finding new opportunities at SkyTeam hubs worldwide. This will ultimately enhance the airport experience for our customers."


The agreement is the third signed by the alliance and its members in China in 2012. Similar agreements were signed with Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport and Shanghai Pudong International Airport.
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ANA Group, Japan's largest airline, has signed a code-share agreement with Shandong Airlines. The agreement was signed between Shinichiro Ito, President and CEO of ANA, and Ma Chongxian, President and CEO of Shandong Airlines, in Beijing.

From June 28th, 2012, passengers will be able to book with ANA to travel on Shandong Airlines operated services between Osaka's Kansai airport and Jinan. Shandong Airlines will place its flight code on ANA operated flights between Tokyo's Narita airport and Qingdao, Kansai and Qingdao, Kansai and Tokyo's Haneda airport, and Kansai and Fukuoka.



Shinichiro Ito, ANA President and CEO, said, "We are pleased to welcome Shandong Airlines as our code-share partner and look forward to cooperating with each other on our Japanese and Chinese networks. This will give our customer access to a wider network."



Ma Chongxian, President and CEO of Shandong Airlines, said, "Japan is now one of our most popular long-haul destinations, and this agreement with ANA signifies the importance of Japan in the Shandong Airlines network and the possibility to transport our customers to other important destinations in Japan."
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Tibet pushes for more air traffic links

LHASA, June 7 (Xinhua) -- Southwest China's Tibet autonomous region is set to receive increased air traffic, as the Civil Aviation Administration (CAAC) of China agreed on Thursday to encourage airlines to offer more flights to the region.

The CAAC and the Tibet regional government agreed at a Thursday meeting to encourage air travel companies to establish more routes linking the regional capital of Lhasa with Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan, as well as several southeast and west Asian countries.

Li Jun, deputy director of the CAAC, said applications for new air routes linking Tibet with other countries will be encouraged in order to boost the growth of Tibet's air passenger volume.

Li said there are currently 32 routes run by six airlines linking Tibet with the outside world. The only international destination among the routes is the city of Katmandu in Nepal.

Li Haiying, general manager of Sichuan Airlines, said the company hopes to open new flights linking Lhasa with Nepal, Japan and the Republic of Korea (ROK) in the future.

Tibet was once regarded as a difficult area to fly in because of its complicated geographic conditions and unpredictable weather.

However, air transportation in Tibet has retained double-digit growth over the past five years.

Figures from the CAAC's Tibet bureau indicate that more than 672,000 passengers traveled in or out of the region by air in the first five months of the year, a 25-percent year-on-year increase.

Tibet's government chief Padma Choling said at the Thursday meeting that Tibet is striving to build itself into an international tourist destination, with a goal of drawing 15 million visitors annually by 2015.

"The target has created much higher demands for Tibet's air transportation development," he said.

Local authorities on Thursday also agreed on a set of airport expansion and upgrading projects in Tibet.

The regional government has stepped up efforts to upgrade its infrastructure and optimize its transportation network in order to cater to the rising demand generated by booming tourism.

Construction on new two airports in Tibet's remote Nagquand and Nyingchi areas is underway. Meanwhile, two railways currently under construction are set to link Lhasa with the city of Xigaze and Nyingchi county.

Nearly 5,000 km of new highways were opened in Tibet in 2011, with the region's first expressway, which links Lhasa with Gonggar Airport, going into operation last year.
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Old June 16th, 2012, 09:26 AM   #1250
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Air China (CA) will expand its fleet to about 700 aircraft by taking delivery of approximately 150-200 aircraft annually in the next five years, increasing capacity by around 10%, according to CA chairman


Wang Changshun. The carrier will phase out older aircraft as it takes delivery of the newer aircraft as part of its fleet renewal program.

The Beijing-based carrier operates a fleet of about 290 aircraft; its subsidiary Shenzhen Airlines has a fleet of around 140 aircraft.



Wang said the current operating environment is more challenging than the 2008 global financial crisis due to the "European debt crisis, fragile recovery of American economy and slowdown of Asian economy growth."


However, Wang said that "stable growth of domestic market demand" is providing some relief as the Chinese economy is still growing and domestic consumption upgrade is accelerating."


The European Union Emissions Trading Scheme (EU ETS) would add about 790 million yuan (US$124.7 million) to Chinese carriers' 2012 operating costs, which would increase to about 3.7 billion yuan by 2020.


Beijing has prohibited Chinese carriers from participating in EU ETS without government approval.


Chinese authorities are holding meetings regularly to discuss what retaliatory measures they would take if the EU makes good on its threat to take punitive action against Chinese carriers.

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With even such a huge initial batch, they're only increasing capacity by 10%? Gosh they must be retiring half their fleet.
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Old June 16th, 2012, 12:34 PM   #1252
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With even such a huge initial batch, they're only increasing capacity by 10%? Gosh they must be retiring half their fleet.
That would probably depend on the deliveries of the planes if there would be delays or something....
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That would probably depend on the deliveries of the planes if there would be delays or something....
But from the article : "by taking delivery of approximately 150-200 aircraft annually in the next five years, increasing capacity by around 10%, according to CA chairman"

There's going to be a lot of delayed deliveries out of 150-200 new aircraft per year in order to hit 10% growth only. That doesn't make sense.
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I think the mistake is made with the 150-200 new aircraft annually.

The combined deliveries of Airbus and Boeing in 2011 was just over 1,000 new aircraft. This would mean that the next 5 years 15% to 20% of the production of both manufactures will be for Air China. That's not going to happen of course, it's simply too much.


In another article it's said that the fleet will grow to 700 aircraft. This makes it possible to make our own calculation.

If you add up all the fleets from Air China's owned airlines....

Air China: 290
Shenzen: 140
other: 100

...you come to a total of approximately 530 aircraft.

700 -/- 530 = 170 new aircraft

So this means that the 150 - 200 is over 5 years.

And if you take the number of aircraft that will be retired into account you will end up with a 10% annual growth.


This means that the article should be 150 - 200 new aircraft in 5 years = an annual growth of 10%. I guess the correct information was lost in translation somewhere and the journalists didn't bother to check if the numbers added up.
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Old June 18th, 2012, 12:39 PM   #1255
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BEIJING and NEW YORK - The chief executives of JetBlue Airways and Air China Limited today announced a new partnership at the 68th Annual General Meeting of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) in the Chinese capital.



The agreement marks the first partnership between JetBlue – the largest domestic airline at America's "Gateway to the World," New York John F. Kennedy (JFK) International Airport – and a carrier based in the rapidly-expanding Chinese market.



Air China and JetBlue will initially offer interline connections between their networks at New York/JFK as well as at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). Tickets are expected to go on sale later this summer. Subject to government approval, Air China this autumn plans to enter into a codeshare with JetBlue and place its "CA" designator on flights operated by JetBlue.



"We are pleased to announce this exciting new partnership here in Air China's hometown," said Dave Barger, JetBlue's president and chief executive officer. "The Chinese market continues to be a key portion of the global economy, and so we look forward to connecting business and leisure travellers between both of these well-developed networks."


Mr. Jianjiang Cai, Air China's president and CEO added, "The partnership with JetBlue creates many connecting opportunities at Air China's two strategically important U.S. gateways, New York and Los Angeles. It strengthens both our networks and benefits travelers of both countries."


Air China offers one daily flight from New York and two daily flights from Los Angeles to Beijing Capital International Airport. In addition, separate from the JetBlue interline, the airline flies once-daily from San Francisco and Vancouver to Beijing.



The carrier's LAX flights are operated aboard the brand new fleet of Boeing 777-300ER aircraft, which will also be deployed on the JFK route effective October 1, 2012. The "triple seven" features eight Forbidden Pavilion First Class luxury suites, 41 Capital Pavilion Business Class flat beds and 259 economy seats with individual monitors and AVOD (audio-video-on-demand) entertainment system.


Through Beijing Capital International Airport– Asia's busiest airport – travellers can access countless other cities across China including Shanghai, Guangzhou, Chengdu, Shenzhen, Xi'an, Guilin, Chongqing, Fuzhou, and Nanjing, plus many other vibrant destinations across the Asia Pacific region including Tokyo, Seoul, Taipei, Singapore, Manila, Delhi, Bangkok, Jakarta, Ho Chi Minh City, and Kuala Lumpur.


U.S.-bound travelers can enjoy easy connections from Air China's Beijing flights onto JetBlue flights destined for cities including Boston, Massachusetts; Buffalo/Niagara Falls, New York; Chicago, Illinois; Charlotte and Raleigh, North Carolina; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; San Juan, Puerto Rico; and multiple destinations in Florida including Fort Lauderdale, Orlando, and Tampa.



Known for its award-winning customer service, JetBlue offers travellers a premium experience that includes all-leather seating, unlimited free snacks and drinks, plus the most legroom in economy class (based on average fleet-wide seat pitch) as well as the most free live entertainment of any U.S. airline. JetBlue also operates one of America's youngest and most fuel-efficient airline fleets, with 172 Airbus and EMBRAER aircraft.



Fliers traveling to Asia in Air China's first and business class can now reserve at the time of booking a complimentary chauffeured BMW sedan transfer from the airports in Beijing, Shanghai, Chengdu, Guangzhou and Shenzhen to any destination in these cities.



In addition, a bilingual Chinese-English Air China agent is on hand to meet and greet the traveler at the gate upon arrival in Beijing and assist him or her through immigration, baggage claim and customs all the way to the main exit at the arrival level for ground transportation.
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São Paulo, Brazil - TAM Airlines’ passengers who want to travel to-and-from China and Brazil now have a faster and more comfortable route option. With the expansion of the codeshare agreement between TAM and Air China, passengers can now fly to-and-from Beijing and Brazil through Paris, with a connection at Charles de Gaulle Airport, from where they will travel on flights of the Chinese airline.


TAM’s clients now have available daily flights between São Paulo (Guarulhos) and Paris, and another five weekly services between Rio de Janeiro (Galeão) and Paris. As a result, the connection between Brazil and other South American countries to-and-from China, and between China and other Asian destinations, will be reinforced and improved.


Passengers can fly daily from São Paulo to Paris at 11.20 pm on JJ 8108, and connect with JJ 8384 (operated by Air China) which departs next day from Charles de Gaulle at 8.20 pm, landing in the Chinese capital at 12.25 pm.


Passengers can also take flight JJ 8054 at 11.57 pm from Rio de Janeiro, five days a week (except Wednesday and Saturday), to connect to Beijing with flight JJ 8384 (operated by Air China) from Paris.


A daily service departs Beijing as JJ 8383 (operated by Air China) at 1.35 pm to land in the French capital at 6.40 pm where it connects with TAM flight JJ 8101 to São Paulo and five days a week (except Thursday and Sunday) to Rio de Janeiro with JJ 8055.


The new agreement with Air China is aligned with TAM’s goals of expanding its presence in Asia, where the airline already has a commercial office in Hong Kong (China), commercial representations in South Korea, India, Thailand and Taiwan, as well as management in China (Beijing and Shanghai) and Japan (Tokyo).


Prior to the expansion of the codeshare agreement with Air China, which has been in existence since August 2009, TAM’s codeshare passengers connected over Madrid’s Barajas Airport.


TAM also shares flights with ANA (All Nippon Airways), which offers clients the possibility of travelling to other Asian destinations from Brazil via Tokyo.

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Greenpoint Technologies, a premier VIP completions center for Boeing Business Jets (BBJ), signs a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Aircraft Maintenance and Engineering Co., Beijing (Ameco Beijing) for cooperation of commercial and VIP private business aircraft completions.

Greenpoint Technologies has entered into an MOU with Ameco Beijing in support of business jet completions in Greater China and the Asia-Pacific region. The MOU is the first step in finalizing a teaming relationship for collaborative engineering, certification and installation of narrow and widebody VIP aircraft modifications.



Greenpoint's extensive VIP engineering and modification experience combined with Ameco's MRO expertise offers the region's VIP aircraft owners an experienced team of professionals.



Jon Buccola Greenpoint Chairman describes the relationship between the two companies, "The execution of the MOU with Ameco is an advantageous launch for VIP aircraft owners residing in this region. Ameco Beijing and Greenpoint, both being highly experienced modification facilities, offer an outstanding partnership for VIP aircraft."


Greenpoint Technologies is a premier BBJ Completion Center, creating superior aircraft products and VIP completions exclusively for Boeing aircraft. Greenpoint provides turnkey VIP completions with an exemplary 98.9% on-time delivery rate during its 24 years of private ownership.



The Greenpoint company umbrella encompasses all disciplines in-house from engineering and design to manufacturing and installation of VIP interiors; enabling manufacture of heavy structure, VIP Cabinetry, as well as custom machined parts. The company embodies a continuous improvement culture reflected in its positive customer surveys and extremely low attrition rate. Strategic goals focus on the customer experience by incorporating quality, commitment and craftsmanship into every completion. To learn more about Greenpoint Technologies, visit www.greenpnt.com.


Ameco Beijing is a joint venture between Air China (60%) and Lufthansa German Airlines (40%). It was established on August 1st, 1989. It can provide MRO services for airframes, engines and components of commercial aircraft, as well as completion services for business jet or VIP aircraft. As a leading MRO provider in China and Asia, it commits to expand full coverage, one stop maintenance capacity, and is developing business aircraft modification services since the 1990s.



As the earliest enterprises in the Civil Aviation industry of China engages in this business, Ameco is accumulating a wealth of experience in Business jet completion services. With the increasing market demand, Ameco commits to continuing to improve the business jet completion service capacity and quality. To learn more about Ameco Beijing, visit http://www.ameco.com.cn/index-e.htm.
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^Seems like a much slower route when they can take China Southern or China Eastern to Seoul and take Korean Air to Sao Paulo.
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No, the route via Europe is geographically the shortest route and the 2 flights are non stop. Unlike the Korean Air flight that has a 3 hour stop-over in Los Angeles. This makes the route via Paris much quicker even with a 5 hour wait in Charles de Gaulle.
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