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China Aviation Industry Newsletter 20 June

China Aviation Industry Newsletter 20 June

Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) to increase international flights

The Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) announced that it is negotiating with some countries to increase regular international passenger flights gradually and steadily, after two years of COVID restrictions. The orderly arrangement of international flights is conducive for China’s economic development and personnel exchanges between China and foreign countries and sustainable development of the aviation industry.

IATA names new VP for North Asia

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has announced the appointment of Dr. Xie Xingquan as its regional vice president for North Asia. ATA’s senior vice president and deputy director general, Xie will lead IATA’s activities across North Asia, a region that is home to 40 IATA member airlines. He will be relocating to Beijing, where IATA’s North Asia Regional Office is located.

PIA to launch weekly flights on Islamabad-Chengdu route

Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) announced it will operate its weekly flights between Islamabad and Chengdu, the capital of China’s Sichuan province effective from 6th July.

Uganda Airlines gains approval for flights to southern China

Uganda Airlines announced it has received landing rights at Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport located in southern China. Uganda Airlines Shakira Rahim stated “The China route will also boost our cargo operations that started in September 2021. The business case for China is progressive, there have been a lot of trade and business transactions between the two countries.”

Vietnamese, Chinese airlines allowed to operate two flights per week

The Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) has agreed to allow airlines of Việt Nam and China to operate two flights per week, instead of only one flight per week as before, the Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam (CAAV). The move showed the effective COVID-19 prevention and control of the two countries, and the recovery of the Chinese aviation market – an important market of Vietnamese airlines, said the CAAV in a statement.

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