28 Nov 2022
China Aviation Industry Newsletter
Air China launches new Budapest-Chongqing route
Air China commencing operating a new route from Budapest to Chongqing operating weekly on Fridays, using Airbus A330-300 aircraft. Budapest Airport Airline Development Director, Balázs Bogáts, said “As a key hub in Western China, Chongqing is an important economic and strategic destination for us. The connection to this exciting metropolis , one of the most populated cities in the world will enable us to continue to build on our strong relations with the region.”
China Cargo Airlines and Lufthansa Technik expand their component agreement
China Cargo Airlines has entrusted Lufthansa Technik AG with the component support for their Boeing 747-400 freighter aircraft. as the fresh Boeing 777 freighters enter service. The component assistance provided by Lufthansa Technik has been expanded. More than ten Boeing 777-200 freighters are covered by fully customized and extensive component services under the 15-year contract.
Collins Aerospace and Hainan Airlines ink FlightSense agreement
Collins Aerospace and China's Hainan Airlines signed a new FlightSense agreement that will offer adaptable support solutions for the carrier’s fleet of Boeing 787s in an effort to speed up and lower the cost of maintenance. The arrangement with Hainan Airlines, which expands on a 30-year partnership between the two businesses, now includes a total of 185 aircraft on multiple platforms through 2025. Collins Aerospace regional director, customer & account management Mike Yue, said “This is a significant contract for Collins and Hainan Airlines as we begin a new support relationship for their B787s, a milestone for FlightSense in China.”
Emirates sees unprecedented travel surge once China reopens
Emirates said it’s expecting a surge in global travel on a scale beyond anything seen for many years once China fully reopens to overseas flights, said Chairman Tim Clark according to a report in The Gulf Business 24 November.
Hong Kong's Third Runway Inaugurated by Cathay Pacific
The first commercial flight to use the new third runway at Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) was operated by Cathay Pacific, using a Boeing 747-400F which arrived from Shanghai (Pudong).Cathay Pacific CEO Augustus Tang said “The commencement of the Third Runway is a milestone achievement for the Hong Kong international aviation hub that will greatly enhance its capacity and capability for handling passenger and cargo flights. As an aviation hub, Hong Kong has a critical role to play in the country’s development, as outlined in the 14th Five-Year Plan. The growth potential afforded by the commencement of the Three-Runway System at HKIA, together with the opportunities presented by the Greater Bay Area, will ensure that Cathay Pacific and our home hub will remain competitive for many years to come.”
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