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China Aviation Industry Newsletter 19 April

China Aviation Industry Newsletter 19 April

Air France-KLM and China Eastern Airlines to reinforce their partnership

In the context of the participation of China Eastern Airlines to the share capital increase of Air France-KLM, both airline groups have decided to extend the scope of their partnership through an intensified commercial cooperation and an extended collaboration to non-commercial related activities (e.g. ground services, catering or maintenance) and an increased footprint on the Beijing market, with the Paris-Beijing and Amsterdam-Beijing routes joining the current Joint Venture existing between Air France-KLM and China Eastern Airlines when conditions are satisfied.

AsBAA and ACP Host Inaugural China Bizav Safety Day

CAAC deputy administrator Hu Zhenjiang emphasized the agency’s commitment to aviation safety during a keynote presentation at the China Business Aviation Safety Day 2021 in Chengdu, which was jointly hosted by AsBAA and the U.S.-China Aviation Cooperation Program (ACP). The event hosted more than 150 business aircraft pilots, OEMs, MROs, FBOs, EMS, airport, and government representatives in the year’s first in-person event for the Asian business aviation industry.

China’s civil aviation sector fully recovers to pre-epidemic level

China’s civil aviation sector has recovered to the pre-epidemic level in March, according to latest data available. In March the average daily number of flights in the country reached 12,451, around 250% of the same period a year ago, according to a report released by VariFlight. China handled a total of 389,600 departure flights in March, up 140.9% year on year.

China vows to become an aviation power as industry marks 70th anniversary

On marking the 70th anniversary of China’s aviation industry, the country’s Vice Premier Liu He said last week that China will transform itself into an aviation power, speeding up technological innovation and deepening reform of the industry.

27 airports report passenger throughput over 10 million in 2020

Twenty-seven Chinese civil airports registered an annual passenger throughput of more than 10 million each in 2020, down from 39 in 2019, according to a statistical bulletin released by civil aviation authorities. These mega airports contributed more than 70% of the country’s air passenger transport volume in 2020, said the 2020 civil airport production statistical bulletin released by the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC).

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