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Old July 12th, 2014, 05:56 AM   #1641
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Old July 13th, 2014, 05:54 AM   #1642
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China aviation boom brings first aircraft lessor IPO in Asia

SINGAPORE/BEIJING, July 11 (Reuters) - As China's aviation market booms, local aircraft leasing companies are raising funds in finance hubs like Hong Kong and Singapore in a bet they can win market share from the international players that dominate the industry.

With the country's growing middle class fueling a surge in travel, Boeing Co estimates Chinese airlines will need nearly 6,000 new jets over the next 20 years, valued at $780 billion. Many of those aircraft will be leased rather than bought as carriers seek to cap long-term commitments: China's 800-plane leasing market is set to grow 50 percent by 2018, according to consultancy Ascend.

Friday's market debut in Hong Kong of Asia's first listed plane lessor, China Aircraft Leasing Group Holdings Ltd (CALG) , is the clearest example so far of local players chasing expansion. CALG said the nearly $100 million it raised in its initial public offering will be mostly spent on acquiring aircraft to try to expand its 3 percent share of the market.

More IPOs are possible, but a more common tack for the leasing arms of big Chinese banks, such as Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC), Bank of Communications and Bank of China, is to set up subsidiaries in the aircraft financing hubs of Singapore and Dublin to raise funds.

"A lot of the local companies are arms of the big Chinese banks and they are taking leverage of the connections. The relationships the parents have helped them to get business," said Ilya Ivashkov, a New York-based senior director at Fitch Ratings.

Chinese lessors are expected to corner 55 percent of the local market by 2018, up from 38 percent last year, CALG said in its IPO prospectus, quoting consultancy Ascend.

To do that, though, they'll face stiff competition in the world's fastest-growing aviation market from the biggest global aircraft lessors, International Lease Finance Corp, now part of AerCap, and GECAS, a unit of General Electric.

PRICING PRESSURE

"Major foreign leasing companies have been speeding up their expansion in China. As such, the competition will become more and more fierce down the road," said Mark Jiang, managing director of aviation finance at ICBC Financial Leasing.

The presence of deep-pocketed players in the aircraft leasing sector means smaller players will find it hard to make money, analysts said, even if they do grab market share. Lessors book revenue from renting out their planes.

"The one issue with having a lot of capital flow into the sector at once is that it's going to result in more competitive pricing and more competitive lease terms," said Fitch's Ivashkov.

He said that with new plane leases extending to 10-15 years, the jury is still out on whether the smaller players would be profitable. "It will ultimately be organic growth or consolidation," he said.

CALG, whose shares rose as much as 3 percent on their market debut, is partly owned by a subsidiary of state-backed financial conglomerate China Everbright Group.

The lessor counts China Southern Airlines Co. Ltd and China Eastern Airlines Corp Ltd among its customers, and plans to double its fleet to 64 before the end of 2016. The aircraft operated by China's airlines are generally younger than that of the world.

CICC, China Everbright International and CCB International were joint bookrunners on CALG's IPO.
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Old July 13th, 2014, 10:38 AM   #1643
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Guys, I have to say I'm very disappointed with the servce provided by China Eastern / Shanghai airlines. Yesterday we were supposed to leave Shanghai to Bangkok with MU9855/FM855 at 21:40. Due to the weather conditions the flight was delayed but they made us pass the check in and other procedures. At about 23 o'clock, it was announced the flight was cancelled.

People started yelling and even insulting the staff, those were Chinese from the North East.

There were many foreigners but we tripped to stay calm.

Shanghai airlines / China Eastern gave us the hotel room only at 3 am in the morning. And, we had to get there by taxi which cost 182 RMB.

Today they tell us there are no places on planes to Bangkok. And the point is that we paid our hotel in Bangkok, the flight from Bangkok to Chiangmai and the hotel over there. The total is about 2000 US dollars

Sure, we do not insult the staff but they do nothing to help us. Not even offering any kind of compensation.

I would never recommend anyone to travel with these companies. They do not respect their customers at all.

Still don't know what to do, we are waiting at PVG terminal 1. They told us to wait until 17 o'clock.
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Old July 13th, 2014, 11:43 AM   #1644
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Regulations on delay compensation is scant in China , unlike in Europe. So you are pretty much on your own. Those who yell and scream would likely have gotten more concessions from the airline. At least you got a hotel, but given these carriers offer a much lower fare than the other competitors, you come to expect a lot of crap when things go wrong.

That's why I always purchase travel insurance for delays and re-routings when traveling to China.
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Old July 13th, 2014, 12:50 PM   #1645
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I will do it in the future. But I have to say Air China is a very good carrier. I've traveled with them 6 times and this was a nice experience.

My case is that the flight was not only delayed but canceled AFTER we passed all the procedures and turned up near the gate.

And I don't find China Eastern a low cost carrier, actually.
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Old July 13th, 2014, 01:51 PM   #1646
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It's not surprising. We hear so many incidents of people sitting inside the plane for hours before the flight gets cancelled. Weather coupled with ATC delays are a dead combination but ATC flow issues is a common problem throughout China.

Just back in May we sat in the plane (MU) with an indefinite ATC hold. The crew came around to serve dinner and suddenly we were being pushed back. It's China - you can't expect any structure or real announcement on these sorts of delays.
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Where does China Southern send their A380?
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Old July 14th, 2014, 03:17 AM   #1648
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Where does China Southern send their A380?
Beijing-Capital to Shenzhen, Guangzhou and Kunming, and Guangzhou to Los Angeles
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Old July 14th, 2014, 06:00 PM   #1649
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Where does China Southern send their A380?
You can refer to an article I posted last August in post 448 on China Southern's issues with the A380 : http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showpo...&postcount=448

They no longer fly the A380 to Sydney.

The LA route started in October 2012 : http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showpo...&postcount=272
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Old July 18th, 2014, 04:21 PM   #1650
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Old July 19th, 2014, 08:07 PM   #1651
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Direct flight links Wuhan, Osaka

WUHAN, July 19 (Xinhua) -- A direct air route has opened between Wuhan, capital of central China's Hubei Province and western Japanese commercial city of Osaka.

The 180-seat Airbus A320 aircraft flies the route every Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday, according to Spring Airlines.

The direct flight slashes travel time to three hours from a previous six hours.

The new route, launched Friday, will help Wuhan become an international aviation hub, bridging it with northeast Asia, according to Zhu Xueqing, deputy general manager of Hubei Airports Group Company.

Spring Airlines is planning a direct flight linking Chongqing in southwest China to Osaka.
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The first Air China 747-8i registration B-2485 rolled out the paint shop.

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Old July 27th, 2014, 03:49 PM   #1654
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China's Joy Air to buy up to 60 home-made MA-60 planes

BEIJING, Aug 1 (Reuters) - China's Joy Air Co Ltd has agreed to buy up to 60 home-made MA-60 planes worth as much as 5.4 billion yuan ($874 million) months after the small propeller-powered jet was grounded in the wake of a landing gear failure.

Joy Air will order 30 MA-60 initially with delivery scheduled to start in 2015, the parent of the plane's manufacturer, AVIC Aircraft Co Ltd, said in a stock exchange filing late Thursday. The rest of order has yet to be finalised.

In February, the plane maker AVIC Xi'an Aircraft Industry (Group) Co applied to China's aviation regulator to ground its MA-60 planes after two instances of landing gear failure in that month.

The MA-60 was involved in 11 serious accidents in Indonesia, Myanmar and Bolivia from July 2010 to June 2013, according to Chinese aviation portal carnoc.com.

Joy Air, partly held by AVIC Aircraft's state parent, has 8 MA-60 planes on its fleet currently. ($1 = 6.1793 Chinese Yuan)
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Direct flights link China's Guangzhou, New York

BEIJING, Aug. 6 (Xinhua) -- China Southern Airlines, the country's largest air carrier by fleet size, launched non-stop flights between Guangzhou and New York on Wednesday.

The flights, the first non-stop service between Guangzhou, capital of Guangdong Province, and New York, are expected to help cope with the increasing air traffic between the world's two largest economies.

China Southern Airlines will use 309-seat Boeing 777-300ER planes for four round-trip flights per week. A single trip takes about 16 hours.

Direct flights operated by Air China and China Eastern Airlines have connected New York with Beijing and Shanghai.

Last year, 1.8 million trips were made from China to the United States, up 300 percent from 2009. China is the country's fifth largest tourist source and is expected to become number one by 2017.
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First flights set for easternmost China expected to boost area's development
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Traveling to Fuyuan is no longer a stressful trek after China Southern Airlines started running nonstop flights between Harbin and Heilongjiang province's Fuyuan county on May 26.

The one hour and 20 minute flight goes to and from Fuyuan Dongji Airport, the tenth feeder airport in the province.

It shortens the commute and will help people in Fuyuan enjoy other flight services in Harbin, according to a China Southern Airlines official.

The airliner plans to continue to launch new flights, increase freight capacity and upgrade market services to boost Heilongjiang's economic development, especially trade between the province and Russia, said the official.

Fuyuan is China's easternmost county and the first place to see the sunrise. It is 65 kilometers away from Khabarovsk, the biggest city in Russia's Far East Region. The county plays a very important role in trade activities between China and Russia.

"Before the flight was launched, one could only take a train or bus to travel between Fuyuan and Harbin," said the official. "It takes 17.5 hours by train and 11 hours by bus."

Heilongjiang plans to develop 14 airport clusters by 2015, with Harbin at the center. The airline network will help passengers reach the four corners of the province in less than an hour, said a Heilongjiang government official.

"The network will connect all major cities and scenic spots in the province, such as Sun Island, the Arctic Village and Khanka Lake," said the official.

The new flight between Fuyuan and Harbin was the first to run to and from Fuyuan airport. It will connect the county to Guangzhou, Beijing, Urumqi and Chongqing, four operation hubs of China Southern Airlines. It is also expected to boost trade, tourism and family visits between Fuyuan and the rest of the world.

Last July, Harbin airport witnessed a surge in the number of tourists, mainly from Shenzhen, Shanghai, Fujian, Guangdong and Hainan.

Most of the tourists were attracted by the beautiful landscape in Heilongjiang, especially the breathtaking views in Mohe county. The airliner said flights from Harbin to Mohe were packed with passengers.

A total of 27 airline companies from China and abroad run services to and from Harbin airport and offer 99 domestic and international flights to 64 Chinese and foreign cities.
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wrong thread...this is the thread for PRC airlines
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