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Old July 8th, 2013, 10:54 PM   #1501
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First nonstop Beijing flight lands at IAH
By Erin Mulvaney | July 11, 2013
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The first nonstop flight from Beijing with more than 300 passengers landed in Houston Thursday afternoon.

The almost 14 hour flight brought in The plane from Air China, which marks the airline's first new nonstop route to the U.S. in 30 years.

Passengers were welcomed by Chinese decorations in the terminal at Bush Intercontinental Airport, music and food. Mayor Annise Parker, Head of Houston Airport System Mario Diaz and top representatives from Air China welcomed the travelers.

The inaugural flight included former Rockets star Yao Ming and Houston's Consul General of China Xu Erwen. They were greeted by applause and an unusual scene at Bush Intercontinental.

The terminal was adorned with Chinese lanterns; Chinese food and tea were served; and two musicians played traditional Chinese instruments, the guzheng and pipa, as guests from the Chinese community and airport officials from both airlines waited for the flight to arrive at 3:30 p.m. Air China will now offer the nonstop flight between Beijing and Houston four days a week.

After the plane landed, dragon dancers performed in a colorful, elaborate costumes and city and airport leaders spoke to the crowd about how their dreams and years-long plans were finally coming to fruition. All the speeches were translated into a Chinese dialect.
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Fog strands 10,000 at Dalian airport

DALIAN, July 19 (Xinhua) -- Rain-led fog has left about 10,000 flight passengers stranded in the northeastern Chinese city of Dalian on Friday, according to Dalian airport's operation center.

More than 70,000 people were expected to depart from or arrive at the airport on Friday with 467 flights on the airport's schedule, but as of 11 a.m., only two flights have left while 16 have arrived, the operation center said.

The local weather bureau has forecast that downpours will continue, which is likely to further reduce visibility.
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China Southern Airlines brings forward Dreamliner debut on New Zealand route

WELLINGTON, July 23 (Xinhua) -- China Southern Airlines has moved forward its deployment of its new Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft on its Guangzhou-Auckland route, expanding both cargo capacity and passenger numbers, the airline announced Tuesday.

The airline would begin flying the Dreamliner on the direct route from Oct. 28, ahead of the previously announced debut of Dec. 4, said the airline in a joint statement with Auckland Airport.

A second China Southern Airlines Dreamliner would service the route for the peak summer period of Dec. 4 to March 1, when the number of flights would increase from seven to 10 weekly flights.

"The announcement of the change to the 787 Dreamliner aircraft immediately provides us with almost 5 percent growth in seat capacity per year. This, coupled with the additional three services per week in the summer peak season, again signals strong growth for the industry from Chinese arrivals," Glenn Wedlock, Auckland Airport general manager aeronautical commercial, said in the statement.

"Equally, the Dreamliners are much more fuel efficient which makes the services more profitable and more beneficial in terms of environmental impact."

The aircraft also offered a 20-percent advantage in cargo revenue capacity over similar-sized aircraft, meaning more capacity for high value air freight exports such as fresh produce, said Wedlock.

China Southern's Boeing 787 was the first to have a first class cabin, which would have four seats, while business class would have 24 and economy 200 seats.

China Southern Airlines also announced that New Zealanders would be allowed to transit in Guangzhou for 72 hours without a visa, an increase from the previously allowed stay of 24 hours.

Mike Ma, China Southern Airlines general manager New Zealand, said in the statement that the new visa waiver would give travelers more value for money as they could fully experience the city on their way to another destination.
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China Southern Airlines to open Dalian-Xi'an-Dunhuang air route on July 15

BEIJING, July 11 (Xinhua) China Southern Airlines (China Southern, ZNH.NYSE; 01055.HK; 600029.SH), China's largest airline by fleet size, is to open on July 15 a route between Dalian, northeast China's Liaoning Province and Dunhuang in northwest China's Gansu Province.

Flights on the route, with a stopover at Xi'an, northwest China's Shaanxi Province, will be operated on a daily basis till October 15.

Airbus A320 aircraft will fly on the route.
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Spring Airlines Founder Keeps it Frugal
31 July 2013
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SHANGHAI--Travelling in style is not an option for Wang Zhenghua, the founder of China's leading budget airline, whose obsession with penny-pinching keeps him and his team riding the subway and staying at cheap motels whenever they're abroad for work.

The 69-year-old self-made entrepreneur enjoys showing off his frugality, which he says helped form the business model of Spring Airlines Co.--China's version of Southwest Airlines or Ryanair. The Shanghai-based carrier has fought against its competitors by slashing fares in a sector that's still dominated by the nation's three state-run airlines. It is entering its ninth year of profitable operations.

"I was taught early on that fortunes are accumulated through both saving money, as well as earning more...so every penny counts," Mr. Wang told The Wall Street Journal at the airline's modest headquarters near Hongqiao Airport, the city's main domestic gateway. The former bureaucrat left government in the 1980s to set up Spring Travel, now one of China's biggest tour group operators.

Yet with surging labor and energy costs, China is no longer seen as a low-cost market--especially when compared with developing nations in Southeast Asia, which remains the main hotbed of budget airline activity in the region. A shortage of skilled pilots in China has forced Spring Air to hire dozens of foreign pilots at a huge premium to their local counterparts.

Mr. Wang concedes that his airline's cost base is high. "And so we have to reduce other variable costs as much as we can."

Like some of its established peers, Spring Air requires flight attendants to double up as cleaning staff to tidy cabins in between flights, while cramming its Airbus A320s with up to 180 seats each with minimal legroom. It also charges extra for anything from water to getting an aisle seat.

Analysts have questioned the viability of the budget model in China as worsening airspace congestion fuels long and frequent delays. Scenes of angry Chinese travelers are common across China's airports because of the delays.

"Regulators require Chinese airlines to compensate travelers suffering from extended operational delays," Daiwa analyst Kelvin Lau said. "This would be a big burden for budget carriers as their fares are already very low."

To be sure, China's mammoth state-owned airlines remain some of the most inefficient in Asia, say analysts. Gaining cost advantages against them, therefore, shouldn't be too difficult, they said. To illustrate, when China Eastern Airlines Corp. (0670.HK, 600115.SH) merged with rival Shanghai Airlines in 2010, the staff count stayed nearly unchanged even as many resources are now pooled, according to a China Eastern executive, citing the difficulties to lay off staff at state-owned firms.

Spring Air was built on getting business from Spring Travel, which operates package tour groups and buys a large proportion of the airline's seats. "The proprietary customer base from the travel agency pretty much guarantees high passenger loads on the airline's flights," said Boyong Liu, an aviation analyst at brokerage firm Jefferies.

Spring Air launched in 2005 when China briefly opened its skies to new, privately run airlines, resulting in a handful of new operators. While most of them have flopped, Spring Air has thrived, growing to a fleet of 37 Airbus A320 jets, with four more on order.

Last year, the unlisted Spring Group earned profits of 680 million Chinese yuan ($111 million), with the airline business profitable for each year since it began operations.

But since day one, the airline has been battling a tightly-regulated market that favors the incumbent state airlines, Mr. Wang said.

He said it took five years, and countless regulatory submissions, to secure rights to serve the prized Shanghai-Beijing route in 2011, but even then aviation regulators only allowed Spring Air to operate the route during off-peak hours.

"Our flights arrived in Beijing at midnight and would leave for Shanghai early the next day," said Mr. Wang, noting that the airline lost over 10 million yuan for the year after the route's launch.

"I can't help but think that the regulators were being a bit unfair to us," Mr. Wang said, noting how flag carrier Air China Ltd. (0753.HK, 601111.SH) has rights for ten return flights a day. China's aviation regulator didn't respond to requests seeking comment.

To stem losses, Spring Air cut regular scheduled flights on the key route, and focuses on developing underserved markets in secondary cities. "Instead of gaining market share from existing players, we make air travel accessible to customers who used to travel by bus and rail," Mr. Wang said.

But recent developments may move in Spring Air's favor, following a government decision to take steps to help the fledgling budget airline business, people familiar with the situation said this week. The regulator plans to study new policies to promote low-cost carriers in the second half of the year, the people said.
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Passenger plane skids off runway in E. China

HANGZHOU, Aug.4 (Xinhua) -- A plane with 74 passengers aboard slid off the runway during taxi while preparing to take off at an airport in east China's Zhejiang Province, but no casualties were reported, said airport sources on Sunday.

The CA4538 flight operated by Air China, skidded off runway in the Yiwu Airport and the tires of the landing gear sank into a pitch-covered area, during its take-off preparation at around Sunday noon.

The plane was bound for the city of Chengdu, capital of southwest China's Sichuan Province.

Authorities immediately shut down the airport after the accident. More than 200 passengers have been transferred to the Xiaoshan Airport in the city of Hangzhou, the provincial capital.

The airport operator has arranged accommodation for more than 600 other stranded passengers.

As of 8:30 p.m. Sunday, the Yiwu airport remains closed due to the accident and the time for reopen is not yet decided, according to the airport.

The cause of the accident is being investigated.
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Stop the plane!
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Wednesday, August 07, 2013

About 40 alarmed passengers on a Hong Kong-bound aircraft forced the pilot to abort a night takeoff from Shanghai.

They were alarmed and panicking after hearing a loud cracking sound from under the plane as it was about to taxi to the runway. But the pilot offered an assurance all was well and started moving.

Accounts are that his call left some passengers literally shivering with fear. One begged to be let off and another phoned Shanghai police for help.

The captain of China Eastern Airlines flight MU725, which was supposed to take off at 9.10pm on Monday from Shanghai Pudong Airport, finally relented and returned to the terminal.

The flight eventually took off and landed in Hong Kong without incident.

Recalling the drama, traveler Alphina Wu Lok-yee, 25, said the cracking sound had been very loud and the floor shook.

"Passengers were worried and asked what the sound was," added Wu, a 25-year-old project manager for an events management firm.

"But the flight attendants just said the plane was safe."

The captain then appeared but did not respond to passenger concerns, though back in the cockpit he announced that the plane was safe and "please remain in your seats as we're ready to take off."

It was as the plane - carrying more than 100 passengers - started moving for the runway that a panicking woman wailed to an attendant: "I beg you, please let me get off the plane."

And a couple from Hong Kong told the same attendant: "It's impossible to take off. The plane is not safe."

That was when another scared woman called the police, Wu said.

It was about 15 minutes later that the captain turned the plane back to an apron where four police vehicles were waiting.

Then an airline representative boarded and warned everyone they would have to buy new tickets if they left the plane. But about 40 insisted the plane was not safe and alighted.

Those who left the plane were put on a 9am flight to Hong Kong the next day, though they had to arrange their own overnight accommodation.

Wu asked: "If the flight was really safe, why didn't the captain explain what the sound was about?"

Most of the 40 people who left the plane were Hongkongers, she added. The others were foreigners.

In a video provided by Wu, a dozen passengers are seen standing when the company representative boarded the plane to say people had to buy new tickets if they alighted.

One man shouts a response. Another says: "They refuse to admit the plane is unsafe."

A customer service staffer at China Eastern Airlines in Shanghai told The Standard yesterday that flight MU725 was delayed due to a "passenger problem" and that the flight was 40 percent full when it finally took off.

A Civil Aviation Department spokeswoman in Hong Kong said the flight had landed here at 11.35pm, adding: "The pilot did not report anything unusual to Hong Kong air traffic control."

Lo Kok-keung of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University's Department of Mechanical Engineering said it was possible the sound passengers heard was caused by the undercarriage not being properly secured.
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China's airlines go west in search of growth
8 August 2013

BEIJING/SINGAPORE, Aug 8 (Reuters) - The battle for China's domestic air passengers is shifting into the country's vast interior as carriers blaze trails to new destinations and start subsidiaries in second-tier towns, all with the backing of generous state funding for new airports.

Airports in the main coastal hubs of Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou are bursting at the seams, while further inland more than 50 cities with populations exceeding three million people are crying out to be connected to the nation's aviation network.

The opportunities in such towns, which are rapidly catching up with the wealthier coastal cities that dominated the first years of China's economic boom, are one reason aircraft manufacturers like Airbus and Boeing Co are confident China will remain a lead market for years to come.

The opening up of the interior is also sparking intense competition between carriers like Air China Ltd , China Eastern Airlines Ltd , China Southern Airlines Ltd and Hainan Airlines Ltd , which are fighting to dominate what is destined to become the world's single biggest aviation market.

"Even though the income level and infrastructure in inland areas are not at the same level as the east coast, the growth potential for both private and business travelers is much bigger," China Eastern board secretary Wang Jian said.

For the manufacturers, China's relatively untapped interior means aircraft like the Airbus A320 and Boeing's 737, which are ideal for routes of up to five hours, will find new markets. Big orders are expected for upgraded variants such as the A320neo and the 737 MAX.

For the airlines, it helps ensure a soft landing as China's economic growth slows and gives them a domestic fillip at a time when rising competition and insufficient aircraft are making it difficult for them to crack the international market.

It helps that China bars foreign airlines from competing on its domestic routes.

BEIJING LENDS A HAND

Last week, the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) announced rebates of around 433 million yuan ($70.7 million) for airlines operating regional services. Air China, China Eastern and China Southern received 252 million yuan in total.

In March, the CAAC said that it had allocated 524 million yuan this year alone to help finance 134 smaller inland airports. China is scheduled to build 70 airports in the 2011 to 2015 time frame, with total airports in the country projected to reach 244 in 2020 - up from 180 at the end of 2011.

But that could just be the start of the airport building boom. The United States had around 5,000 civil airports at the end of 2011 for a population less than a third as big as China's 1.3 billion, according to a 2012 report by consultancy Frost & Sullivan.

"In the 80s, people would say 'if you want to get rich build a road'. Nowadays they say 'if you want to develop, build an airport'," CAAC chief Li Jiaxiang said at an industry forum in May.

Airlines are taking the government's bait. China Eastern signed an agreement with the Ningxia regional government to add services and increase existing ones to Yinchuan, its largest city with a population of about 2 million. In July, China Eastern chairman Liu Shaoyong flew to Henan province to seek expansion opportunities in Zhengzhou, a central city of more than 8 million people where Apple Inc iPhones are made.

China Southern already has a joint venture in Zhengzhou. The Guangzhou-based airline also has a stake in Xiamen Airlines, Chongqing Airlines and Sichuan Airlines.

HNA Group, parent of Hainan Airlines, wants to set up five new subsidiaries in the remote provinces of Xinjiang, Heilongjiang and Guangxi, among others. HNA also has a stake in regional carriers such as Tianjin Airlines, and Kunming-based Lucky Air.

City and provincial governments are also piling in to justify their investment in airports. Local authorities, for example, hold a fifth of Air China's Dalian Air and Inner Mongolia Air. China Southern's airline in Zhengzhou is 40 percent-owned by Henan provincial government.

"The airlines can get all kinds of perks from provincial or city governments. Capital investment, subsidies, preferential tax treatment, cheap land, you name it," said a veteran executive with a major airline who did not want to be named.

THE PLANE FACTS

All of this is music to the ears of planemakers as China's growing middle class in second-tier cities takes to the skies.

Chinese airlines will operate 4,500 aircraft by the end of 2015, up from 2,600 this year, according to the CAAC's Li.

Boeing said in a September 2012 report that China alone would need more than 5,000 new jets in the next 20 years. The U.S. company's senior vice-president for sales in Northeast Asia, Ihssane Mounir, said more than 75 percent of that demand would come from new growth rather than replacement. Boeing said last month it was considering lifting the production rate of its top-selling 737 jet to more than 42 a month, from 38 currently.

China itself is developing the Comac C919 aircraft to compete with the A320 and 737, although that jet is not likely to make a significant impact on the market in the near-term.

Other beneficiaries of Chinese demand could include regional aircraft manufacturers like Embraer SA and Bombardier Inc, which make 50- to 110-seat aircraft that cater to smaller cities.
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Spring Airlines promotes air-train East China service

BEIJING, Aug. 14 (Xinhuanet) -- Spring Airlines, the nation's only budget carrier, is joining hands with a regional bureau affiliated to the Ministry of Railways by launching a one-hour air-train travel service for passengers in East China, the carrier told a media briefing on Tuesday.

Shanghai-based Spring Airlines released its new air-plus-high-speed-train product with Shanghai Railway Bureau on Tuesday. Passengers taking flights with Spring Airlines to or out of Shanghai can get free high-speed train tickets to the cities of Suzhou, Hangzhou, Wuxi, Changzhou and Jiaxing, which are all within a one-hour train journey from Shanghai in the Yangtze River Delta region.

According to the low-cost carrier, passengers have been able to book their trips to and from these cities through Spring Airlines online since Tuesday.

Spring Airlines plans to extend the air-train service to more East China cities in September, including Kunshan, Ningbo, Yiwu and Zhenjiang, said Wang Zhenghua, founder and chairman of Spring Airlines.

By offering such a service, Wang believes the low-cost carrier will have a better ticket-price competitiveness. Spring Airlines offers between a 20 and 40 percent lower-than-market average ticket price, according to Wang.

"This is not the first time that we are offering such a service together with domestic airlines. We can design more market-oriented products for target customers of specific airlines," said Zhao Jun, deputy director of the Shanghai Railway Bureau.

According to Zhao, the bureau launched the nation's first air-plus-train product for passengers together with China Eastern Airlines Co Ltd as early as May 2012. Last November, they launched a similar product with Air China Ltd in Shanghai.

"At a time when the railway department is undergoing an unprecedented restructuring and transformation, we should learn more from the successful experiences of both State-owned companies and privately owned enterprises," said Zhao.

"In May 2012, we launched this product, which will book and pay for the high-speed train tickets if passengers of China Eastern need to go to cities near Shanghai or Wuhan," said Zhang Chi, a senior manager with the marketing development department of the marketing and sales committee of China Eastern.

According to Zhang, there are about 10,000 passengers using this special service provided by China Eastern every month at the moment. "More and more customers are getting used to booking this service from us," said Zhang, who recalled that at the launch of the service only a few hundred people monthly would travel by the air-plus-train method.

The air-plus-train product from China Eastern currently covers destinations close to Shanghai including Nanjing, Zhenjiang, Changzhou, Wuxi, Suzhou, Kunshan, Jiaxing, Tongxiang, Hangzhou, Ningbo, Taizhou, Yiwu, Danyang. Near Wuhan it serves Jingzhou and Yichang.

"The cities are chosen according to market demand and the availability of high-speed trains. This is why destinations as far as Ningbo and Taizhou are also included in our product," said Zhang.

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