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China Aviation Industry Newsletter 21 January

China Aviation Industry Newsletter 21 January

Avolon Delivers One Airbus A330 to Beijing Capital Airlines

Avolon announced 28 December the delivery of one Airbus A330to Beijing Capital Airlines. This is the fourth Avolon aircraft on lease to Beijing Capital Airlines.

HAECO Xiamen Performs Airbus A330-200 Cabin Reconfiguration for Virgin Atlantic

AECO Xiamen successfully completed cabin modification work on the first of Virgin Atlantic Airways’ four Airbus A330-200 aircraft. The cabin received a complete makeover with brand new business class suites unique to the A330-200, the addition of premium economy class, re-pitched economy class seats, newly fabricated carpets, an upgraded IFE system, and modified lavatories.

China expects 73 million air trips during Spring Festival travel rush

China is expected to see an increased number of air trips during the upcoming Spring Festival travel rush, according to the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC). Air travelers are expected to make 73 million trips, up 12 percent year on year.

Hainan Airlines is launching a second direct route from Ireland to China

Hainan Airlines has announced its second direct route from Dublin to mainland China – but there are concerns over the logistics of operating the flights during the peak summer season. The airline has confirmed plans to launch a non-stop service from Ireland to Chinese hi-tech hub Shenzhen on 25 February.

Hainan Airlines to launch Canada’s only non-stop flights to Shenzhen, from Vancouver

Hainan Airlines plans to re-route the Shenzhen-to-Vancouver flights that it launched in May 2018 with the removal of the stopover in Tianjin commencing 28 January operated twice weekly by Boeing 787-9 aircraft.

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