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China Aviation Industry Newsletter 19 September

China Aviation Industry Newsletter 19 September

Airbus aims to launch new Airbus A321 assembly line at Tianjin

According to China Daily News 13TH September Airbus is planning to launch a new Airbus A321 assembly line at Tianjin facility in China to meet growing demand. Airbus China CEO George Xu stated “The whole company of Airbus has shifted from dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic to considering future growth. We will focus on digital and green development transformation and continue to explore new cooperation possibilities with Chinese aviation industry partners.”

Budapest Airport named ViaEurope’s third e-HUB for Chinese Market

ViaEurope has officially named Budapest Airport as its third European e-Hub,  further developing strategic focus on e-commerce market from China to Europe. ViaEurope CEO  BJ Streefland stated “We are proud to strengthen our capabilities by adding another connected warehouse to our operations. Ideally located, BUD offers a time and cost-efficient connection to the CEE markets and beyond. Also, Budapest Airport’s strong growth and developments in the e-commerce sector match our pan-European ambitions”.

Etihad Airways connects Abu Dhabi and Guangzhou

Etihad Airways announced a new route connecting Abu Dhabi and Guangzhou operating twice weekly from 10th October using Boeing 777-300(ER) aircraft. Etihad Airways Senior Vice President Global Sales and Cargo, Martin Drew stated “We are proud to offer our guests a third destination in China as Etihad Airways begins flights to the pivotal and historic port city of Guangzhou. As well as being a modern and rapidly growing city itself, Guangzhou has excellent connections with the Greater Bay Area. Our twice-weekly service will further address the huge demand for passenger travel between the UAE and China, as well as provide new cargo capacity, building on the formidable people and business ties between the two markets.”

Hainan Airlines increases Beijing-Brussels frequency

Hainan Airlines announced effective from 17th September the carrier is increasing frequency on  Beijing-Brussels route from two to three times weekly operated by Boeing 787-9 aircraft with an extra service added on Fridays operating via Chongqing.

Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) wins approval to grow China route network

According to media reports Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) has been granted the required approvals licenses to operate passenger flights from its Islamabad base to Guangzhou and Xian in China,  which will enhance economic opportunities between the two countries.

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