RwandAir Reports Strong Chinese Demand

RwandAir has announced that more than 11,000 passengers flew with the Kigali-based carrier to Guangzhou/Baiyun between June and September. The new thrice-weekly rotation – which marks the African airline’s first foray into the Chinese market – has been described as

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Dublin Secures New China Route

Hainan Airlines is launching its second service linking China with Ireland. From February 25, the Chinese carrier will connect Dublin with its Shenzhen hub. Flights will operate on Mondays and Friday and be operated by Hainan’s Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner. Outbound

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First 737 From Boeing’s Chinese Delivery Centre

The first 737 has rolled out of Boeing’s new completion and delivery centre in Zhoushan. Air China received the first plane from the facility which is a joint venture between Boeing and the Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China (COMAC). The

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Boeing Delivers 2000th Aircraft to China

Boeing is celebrating a major milestone as it hands over its 2000th commercial jet to a Chinese operator. Delivery of a 737 MAX 8, B-1136 (c/n 43831), for Xiamen Airlines marked the achievement, complementing the carrier’s seven existing examples. The

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AirAsia’s Chinese Joint Venture Plans Scrapped

Plans for a Chinese joint venture by Malaysian budget carrier AirAsia have been shelved. The Kuala Lumpur-based airline signed a preliminary agreement last year with China Everbright Group and authorities in Henan to set up a low-cost aviation base in

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Boeing Eyes Trillion Dollar Market

Boeing is forecasting demand for almost 7,000 new aircraft in China over the next 20 years.  In its latest China Current Market Outlook (CMO) issued on September 13, the US manufacturer – currently the biggest supplier of commercial aircraft to

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Colorful Guizhou Pens Embraer Deal

Chinese carrier Colorful Guizhou Airlines has signed a deal for up to five Embraer 190s, valued at $249m at current list prices.  The agreement consists of two firm orders and three purchase rights, with the former scheduled for delivery next

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#FIA16: Xiamen Airlines Opts for MAX 200

Boeing kicked off the 2016 Farnborough International Airshow with a deal with Xiamen Airlines for up to 30 737 MAX 200s. The memorandum of understanding (MOU) is valued a $3.39bn at current list prices. Xiamen Airlines, which is a stated-owned

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Evektor Enters Chinese Market

Czech firm Evektor has signed a strategic co-operation agreement with LongHao Group – a transportation, infrastructure and engineering company – that could lead to the Chinese organisation purchasing 50 of its new EV-55 Outback aircraft. 

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