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China Aviation Industry Newsletter 27 June

China Aviation Industry Newsletter 27 June

Cathay Pacific Airways extends partnership with Sabre to distribute NDC content

Sabre Corporation announced an enhanced relationship with Cathay Pacific Airways, which will give Sabre-connected travel agencies globally the ability to access dynamic New Distribution Capability (NDC) content from Cathay Pacific through the Sabre travel marketplace. Cathay Pacific General Manager Sales and Distribution Martin Xu said “As we move further into recovery, it’s vital that we are able to create more differentiated content that is reflective of travellers’ wants and needs today and tomorrow. Having created that content, we need to make sure that as many travellers as possible have access to it, whether through direct or indirect channels. That’s why we’re delighted to be joining Sabre’s Beyond NDC family at this key moment for the travel industry.”

Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) Launches an Activity Themed “Civil Aviation Service Planning and Implementation Year” for 2022

The “Special Plan for Passenger Services of Air Transport during the 14th Five-Year Plan Period” was formally issued by CAAC. To ensure the smooth implementation of the plan, CAAC will launch an 8-month thematic event of “Civil Aviation Service Planning Implementation Year” , which aims to promote the high-quality development of civil aviation services.

Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) Updates Five-year General Aviation Plan

The Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) recently updated its latest five-year plan for general aviation, which covers the period ending 31 December 2025. The plan sets a goal for 3,500 registered general aviation (GA) airplanes and 500 GA airports in China by the end of 2025.

Etihad Airways to resume direct passenger flights from Abu Dhabi to Beijing

Etihad Airways will resume direct passenger flights between Abu Dhabi and Beijing from 29 June, becoming the first regular direct international passenger flight to recommence for Beijing, under the latest mandate of the Joint Prevention and Control Mechanism of the State Council operating a weekly Boeing 787-9 service. Etihad Aviation Group,Senior Vice President Global Sales & Cargo Martin Drew said “Etihad Airways is delighted about the resumption of passenger services between Abu Dhabi and Beijing, our second service to resume to China. China has always been an important strategic market for Etihad and the resumption of direct flights between the two capital cities will further strengthen the comprehensive strategic partnership between China and the United Arab Emirates.”

Lödige deploys automated cargo terminal at Chengdu Tianfu Airport in China

Lödige Industries has completed a new automated air cargo facility at Chengdu Tianfu International Airport in China. The new, fully automated terminal is equipped with two elevating transfer vehicles (ETVs) that have a five-level, three-directional automated unit load device (ULD) storage and handling system for up to 227 20ft storage positions. The airport’s cargo terminal is said to be the first in China to be equipped with ETVs from Lödige Industries.

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