The Czech Republic’s flag carrier has filed for bankruptcy

The Czech Republic’s flag carrier, CSA (which stands for České Aerolinie), has filed for bankruptcy under the country’s Insolvency Act (Act N° 182 or 2006), which as of 2013, offers a debt discharge program. This Insolvency Act is used for 3 types of insolvency proceedings: those of bankruptcy, reorganisation and debt relief. Prior to filing […]

China’s Tianfu Airport completes first test flights

Tianfu Airport, an international airport under construction in the central Chinese province of Sichuan, has completed its first test flights. Major Chinese airlines Air China, China Eastern, China Southern, Lucky Air, Chengdu Airlines and Sichuan Airlines all brought their signature aircraft to test out at the new airport. Air China flew its Boeing 747-8, China […]

BOC Aviation cancels order for 18 Airbus A320neos

Singapore-based BOC Aviation (Bank of China Aviation), an aircraft lessor, has announced that it has cancelled an order for 18 Airbus A320neos. The order for the aircraft was first announced on the 31st of December 2019, for a delivery date between 2022 and 2023. The customer for the aircraft, who is unnamed, now wishes to […]

China puts 12 new airports into service

Since work on airports resumed this March in China, the country has put in service a total of 12 airports. This is what the CAAC (Civil Aviation Administration of China) announced during a press-briefing on Thursday. A 13th airport, Ankang Fuqiang Aiport in Shaanxi province, is set to open in October, while the construction of […]

New German start-up: Lübeck Air

A new German start-up, Lübeck Air, will be starting operations next week. As its name indicates, the airline will be based at Lübeck Airport. Lübeck Air is actually a brand name for Danish charter airline Air Alsie, who will be operating from Lübeck Airport under the name of Lübeck Air. Lübeck Air will be beginning […]

Taiwan approves law to change China Airlines’ name

Taiwan’s parliament has approved a law asking the Taiwanese Transport Ministry to change the name of the Taiwanese flag carrier, China Airlines, to avoid confusion with the flag carrier of the PRC, Air China. In February, a petition was created by US-based Taiwanese to change the airline’s name, which, as of today, has gained over […]

Jiangxi Air applies to start international operations

Chinese LCC Jiangxi Air has applied to China’s civil aviation authorities for a certificate that would permit them to fly on international routes. China’s aviation authorities have exposed the fact that the Nanchang-based airline wishes to fly to Hong Kong, Taiwan and neighbouring countries. Jiangxi operates 10 Boeing 737-800s, 2 Comac ARJ21s and has 33 […]

The Big Threes’ ARJ21s have entered service

Seeing 3 Comac ARJ21s belonging to China’s 3 biggest airlines (China Eastern, China Southern and Air China) parked side by side is definitely an impressive sight. Not only does this mark an incredible moment in the history of Chinese aviation, but also a success for Comac, who came from nowhere and is now rapidly climbing […]

China Express Airlines orders 100 Comac aircraft

China Express Airlines has a made a deal with Comac (a Chinese state-owned aircraft manufacturer) for the purchase of 100 of their aircraft. The deal should see China Express Airlines take a mix of ARJ21s and C919s, but we don’t know how many of each. The ARJ21 is a small regional jet that carries between […]

China Eastern Airlines has become the world’s biggest airline

Today, China Eastern Airlines (a Chinese airline based at Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport) has become the world’s biggest airline, overtaking Southwest. Travel restrictions in China have relaxed, so airlines there can do what they do in an almost normal fashion. It is incredible that the USA has finally been thrown of the podium. Maybe this […]

Petition made to rename Taiwan’s China Airlines

Thousands of people have petitioned to have China Airlines (the flag carrier of Taiwan) renamed. The majority of these people are US-based Taiwanese. The name has caused unnecessary confusion throughout all of Asia. The airline has nothing to do with Air China, the flag carrier of the People’s Republic of China. Several countries have banned […]