China Eastern buys 60 new A320s

China Eastern Airlines has agreed to buy 60 Airbus A320 aircraft. In a statement to the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, Shanghai-based China Eastern said the new aircraft, which are worth…

China Eastern orders 20 B777s

China Eastern Airlines has placed an order with Boeing for 20 B777-300ER twin-aisle aircraft.The agreement still requires Chinese government approval, but is likely to be approved due to the…

China Eastern profits fall in 2011

China Eastern Airlines experienced a drop in profits in 2011. The Shanghai-based carrier generated net profits of CNY4.89 billion (US$771 million) last year – down 9.2% compared to…

China Eastern-SIA talks after Games

China Eastern Airlines and Singapore Airlines (SIA) will resume share-sale talks after the Olympics, ChannelNews Asia has reported. SIA signed a deal last September to take a 24% stake in…

China Eastern faces fine

China Eastern Airlines is facing a RMB1.5 million (US$ 214,000) fine for early flight returns in southwestern Yunnan Province recentlyXinhua quoting the Civil Aviation Administration of…

China Eastern compensates

China Eastern Airlines will offer compensation of up to RMB400 (US$57) each to passengers onboard 21 fights that were disrupted by pilots last week in Yunnan province.The Shanghai Daily said…

China Eastern flies to Phnom Penh

China Eastern Airlines has opened a new route from Kunming to Phnom Penh in Cambodia. It has started operating three flights per week on a  CRJ-200 with a capacity of 50 passengers,…

China Eastern – SIA pact

The carrier isn't confirming the details of any deal except to say it involves the "introduction of strategic investors" by the airline. The Hong Kong announcement said that one of the…

Dusit debuts in China

Dusit International has opened its first ever hotel in China. Under its new Chinese joint venture company, Dusit Fudu Hotels & Resorts, the Thai hotelier has now soft-opened the…

Qantas expands reach into China

Qantas has significantly expanded its reach into China by signing a new codeshare agreement with China Eastern Airlines. From 1 May 2013, Qantas will codeshare on China Eastern’s…

Wyndham adds eight hotels in China

Wyndham Hotel Group has announced the addition of eight new Ramada properties in China. The new hotels, located in the cities of Linyi, Liuzhou, Changzhou, Changsha, Suzhou, Wuyishan…

ibis adds six hotels in China

Accor has opened six new ibis hotels in China. The company's latest properties are in Hangzhou, Guangzhou, Lanzhou, Nantong, Chongqing and Suzhou, and take the total ibis portfolio in…

Wyndham signs four hotels in China

Wyndham Hotel Group has continued expansion in China with the signing of management deals for four new upscale hotels in the country. The properties, which are currently under construction…

China eases GDS regulations

China is easing its airline distribution regulations, allowing international global distribution systems (GDS) to sell flights in the country for the first time. The new rules, published by…

Robot dishes out noodles in China

A new noodle restaurant in China has hit the headlines by employing a noodle-making robot. According to Orange News, the restaurant in northeastern city of Jilin has been able to boost its…

China to support LCC growth

China will encourage the development of low-cost carriers, according to the country's civil aviation authorities. Speaking on Friday, the Director of the Civil Aviation Administration of…

Carlson signs three new hotels in China

Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group has signed three new hotels in China. At a press conference held at the Radisson Blu Plaza Xing Guo Shanghai this week, Carlson Rezidor penned hotel management…

China may retaliate over ETS charges

China will hit European carriers with "similar penalties" if Chinese carriers are fined for not declaring their carbon emissions in relation to the controversial EU Emissions Trading Scheme…

China maintains firm stance on ETS

China will continue to oppose the EU's Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS), despite warnings that the country's airlines may face heavy fines for non-compliance. The China Air Transport…

Airbus confirms China JV

European planemaker has signed a contract with Chinese partners to create a joint venture to make parts in China for its A350 XWB and A320 aircraft in the country, Reuters reported. As…

MCR gives China ski industry a lift

With numbers of Chinese skiers predicted to more than double to 10 million by 2010, Melco China Resorts (MCR) has revealed plans for their inaugural on-piste development at Sun Mountain…

Speculation over China airline merger

Speculation is mounting that China Eastern Airlines and Shanghai Airlines are about to merge. The Shanghai Daily has reported that thetwo airlines are in talks, as both struggle to cope with…

Speeding behind China train crash

Quoting Xinhua news agency, The Standard said the finding was delivered by a government investigation panel. It came just a little more than 24 hours after two trains collided in Shandong…

IHG Academy expands in China

IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group) has launched its 12th IHG Academy, this time in Shenzhen. The partnership with the Shenzhen Tourism College of Jinan University marks the Academy's entry…

Watch what you say and do in China taxis

Taxis in China are being installed with cameras for security purposes but passengers are complaining that it intrudes into their privacy. A Xinhua report said more cities in the country are…

SIA talks with China

The talks were confirmed last July and are said to be proceeding smoothly, but government approval will be required for any deal.It's understood that China Eastern is looking to raise…

SIA in talks with China

The talks were confirmed last July and are said to be proceeding smoothly, but government approval will be required for any deal.It's understood that China Eastern is looking to raise…

东航开通布拉格航线

今年夏季,中国东方航空(China Eastern Airlines)将开通直航捷克的航线。 5月22日开始,东航每周将开通三趟上海-布拉格往返航班。 航班逢每周三、五、日00:45从上海浦东国际机场出发,并将于06:35抵达布拉格瓦茨拉夫·哈维尔国际机场。返程航班将于08:35从布拉格出发,并将于次日01:05返回上海。…

东航增加上海-纽约航班

中国东方航空(China Eastern Airlines)将于今年晚期增加飞往纽约的航班频率,新加每日第二趟前往美国纽约的日航。 12月12日起,东航将新增一条晚间从浦东国际机场出发的航班。新航班将每日19:30从浦东国际机场出发,于22:00抵达纽约JFK国际机场。返程航班将于01:00从纽约出发,并将于次日05:20返回上海。…

东航迎来第50架A330飞机

中国东方航空(China Eastern Airlines)最近得到了第50架空客A330飞机的交付。 这架A330-200飞机在图卢兹的空客飞机生产基地举行了一个交接仪式,机上拥有233座,其中商务舱30座,经济舱203座。 “我们很开心能得到该第50架A330飞机的交付。它代表着我们和空客合作进入到第50个年头,”东航总经理马须伦表示。…

旅业快讯

中国铁路:损失14亿美元 中国国有铁路运营商上半年损失巨大。中国铁路局总共遭受了88.2亿净损失,比去年同期恶化64.8%,虽然铁路总运输量上升至12.2亿人次。这些损失很大部分是因为今年中国铁路进行了一笔大投资,中国铁路局今年投入了8千亿人民币,主要用于铁路维护和列车的购买。 飞萤航空:开通哥打巴鲁至兰卡威航线…

合肥经昆明赴曼谷航班下月开飞

中安在线消息,东航安徽分公司昨日发布消息称,该公司将于2月1日起首次开通合肥-昆明-曼谷正班航线。航班号为MU5077/8,机型为A320,班期为每天一班,合肥起飞时间为14:45,到达昆明时间为17.:40,昆明起飞时间为18:40,到达曼谷时间为19:55;回程从曼谷起飞时间为20:55,达到昆明时间为23:50,昆明起飞时间为次日00:50,到达合肥时间为03:00。…

东航与微软达成战略合作

人民网报道,近日,微软公司与中国东方航空公司共同宣布,双方在人工智能和移动互联领域达成战略合作。双方以“东航小冰”为合作切入点,共同探索未来的乘机体验,以及在社交化时代,传统企业与用户的交互方式。…

Delta to fly LA-Shanghai

Delta Air Lines will commence a new service between Los Angeles and Shanghai this summer. Launching on 9 July 2015, the route will be operated daily using a 291-seat Boeing 777-200LR…

Chinese aviation briefs

Chinese airlines to carry 47.5m pax over New Year Chinese airlines are expected to carry 47.52 million passengers over the Lunar New Year holiday period. The forecast, which was made…

澳洲航空与东航宣布将联营中国至澳洲航线

澳洲航空公司(Qantas)与中国东方航空(China Eastern)17日宣布将联营中国至澳洲的航线,标志着中澳航线开始了更深层次的商业合作。 澳航与东航将向双方的民航监管部门提交申请,一旦通过审批,预计双方或将于2015年中期开始联营中澳航线。 澳航首席执行官乔伊斯(Alan Joyce)与东航董事长刘绍勇分别代表双方在协议上签字,该协议有效期为5年。…

捷星香港尚待审批 东航再闯内地低成本市场

在航空增幅放缓和民航局政策的导向下,越来越多的国内航企开始尝试介入此前一直有所顾忌的低成本航空市场。东方航空是新的试水者。 记者昨天从东方航空(600115.SH)多位人士处独家获悉,中国东方航空股份有限公司(China Eastern Airlines Corporation…

东航山东客舱服务部开展十一国庆特色航班活动

2013年10月1日,是伟大的中华人民共和国成立64周年纪念日。64年前的今天,伟大领袖毛主席在天安门城楼上宣布中华人民共和国成立;64年后的今天,中国已经发生了翻天覆地的变化,人民的生活水平有了大幅度的提高。为了纪念这个隆重而特殊的日子,中国东方航空股份有限公司(China Eastern Airlines Corporation…

Easing our way east

While the UK Government slowly mulls over how it can open up the UK to Chinese visitors, travel in the other direction is on the up. After assessing the Chinese inbound market earlier…

Asian aviation tidbits

China Eastern to launch Manila flights China Eastern Airlines has announced that it will launch a new service to Manila. From 18 October, the Shanghai-based airline will commence a…

FACE-TO-FACE: Mbuvi Ngunze, Kenya Airways

Today, Travel Daily chats with Mbuvi Ngunze, Chief Operating Officer of Kenya Airways about China, Dreamliners and Africa’s ‘peace dividend’…  Q)     Kenya is currently expanding in…

Overseas investment options for SIA

Singapore Airlines (SIA) could revisit overseas investment plans in China and India should a deal go through on the sale of a 49% share in Virgin Atlantic. Although the airline is unable…

Shenzhen Airlines joins Star Alliance

Shenzhen Airlines has become a member of the Star Alliance. The Chinese carrier was officially inducted into the alliance at a ceremony held at Shenzhen Bao’an International Airport this…

Xiamen Airlines joins SkyTeam

Xiamen Airlines has become a full member of the SkyTeam alliance. The carrier, which is based in southeast China's Fujian province, becomes the alliance's 19th member and its sixth in Asia…

Qantas commits to Asia

Qantas CEO Alan Joyce has confirmed his commitment to the Asia region, in the wake of the decision to re-route Kangaroo Route services through Dubai. In an address to Australia's National…

Aerolineas Argentinas joins SkyTeam

Argentina's national carrier, Aerolineas Argentinas, has joined the SkyTeam alliance. The airline becomes SkyTeam's 18th member and its first in South America. Its membership will add 40…

Asian Aviation Briefs

China to build 82 new airports China will build 82 new airports by 2015 in an effort to provide transport links to remote rural areas. Speaking at a news conference in Shanghai recently,…

LCCs lead Asian growth

Asia Pacific's aviation industry is expanding, with low-cost carriers leading the way. A forthcoming report from travel industry research authority PhoCusWright found that the region's…

SkyTeam expands in Middle East

Middle East Airlines (MEA) has become the 17th member of the SkyTeam airline alliance. The Lebanese national carrier currently flies from Beirut to 30 international destinations in Africa,…

Aviation leaders gather in Beijing

Aviation industry leaders will head to Beijing next week for the 68th IATA Annual General Meeting (AGM) and World Air Transport Summit. Opening on Monday 11 June 2012, the event will bring…

SkyTeam turns 10

SkyTeam celebrated its tenth anniversary yesterday in New York and revealed its plans for the next decade. SkyTeam signed an agreement with China Eastern at the celebrations and also…

Fewer passengers for Chinese airlines

China Eastern Airlines, China Southern Airlines and Air China have all reported declining passenger numbers for August. China Eastern recorded the biggest year-on-year slump, with passenger…

Chinese carriers cut flights

China Southern Airlines and China Eastern Airlines plan to cut the number of international flights due to spiralling fuel costs, at least temporarily, the carriers were quoted saying. AFP…

SIA/CEA shares suspended

It's believed that the proposed deal would have boosted Singapore Airlines access to the eastern China region and improve China Eastern Airlines balance sheet to help it compete with the…

South Africa Asian focus

This week South African Tourism is holding its annual INDABA conference in the coastal city of Durban with delegates and buyers from across the globe.Last year visitation to South Africa…

Cruising Europe by River Boat

Exploring Europe by boat, cruising down one of the continent's main rivers, is an increasingly popular way to experience the Old World in modern times. And one of the top operators to do…

Face-to-Face: Charles Clark

This week, Travel Daily UK goes Face-to-Face with Charles Clark, eWaterways Cruises' Regional Director for UK and Ireland... Q)     Why is eWaterways unique in the UK market?…

Marcelo Molinari

Could you share with us the performance of Chic Outlets in 2015? The Collection of Villages in Europe by Value Retail has delivered double digit growth in gross sales each year since…

东航开通上海-芝加哥航线

3月18日,中国东方航空正式开通中国上海往返美国芝加哥的直飞航线。 首趟航班抵达芝加哥奥黑尔机场后,芝加哥和东航举行首飞庆祝仪式。芝加哥航空局局长埃文斯代表芝加哥市长伊曼纽尔致辞说,新航线的开通将吸引更多中国游客前往芝加哥,从而加强美中两国联系。她说,这条航线每年将为芝加哥带来1.75亿美元的额外收入。…

东航开通长春-新加坡航线

中国东方航空新增了一条前往新加坡的航班。东航将开通长春-新加坡航线,直接连接狮城和中国东北吉林省省会。该新航线将一周执飞四次(周一、三、五和日),往返航班都将中间经停上海。东航将使用双走道空客A330飞机执飞此航线。…

Rami Mashini

Performance of GTA in 2015 The year has performed significantly well for GTA and the company is trading above its targets compared to the past year. GTA has raised the bar in many…

Ajman to get new R Hotel

In a recent development, R Hotels revealed plans for another major development in Ajman. The new 182-key hotel construction with a total investment of AED150 million (US$40.9 m) is…

东方航空购买50架B737

上周五,中国东方航空表示,已和波音签订了飞机购买备忘录,将购买50架波音737飞机,总金额45.55亿美元(约合278.77亿人民币),并交由全资附属公司中国联合航空营运。 据东航称,本次交易波音公司给予东航较大幅度的价格优惠。这次的预定是东航扩张单走道客机的又一举措,之前刚刚预定超过140架空客A320飞机。机队的扩张主要是为了迎合不断发展壮大的国内市场。…

中国东方航空重启奥克兰航线

今年9月,中国东方航空公司将重启往返于上海-奥克兰的航班。 东航从去年12月至今年3月开通了往返于此两地的季节性航班,并将于今年9月26日重启这条航线,每周四班。 去程航班将每周二、四、六和日00:10从上海浦东国际机场出发,并于17:15抵达奥克兰国际机场。返程航班将于22:00离开奥克兰,并于次日05:30抵达上海。…

东航新增太原-青岛航线

自2015年7月1日起,东航山西分公司新增太原=青岛航线。 MU5249(太原-青岛)2、4、6、7  太原20:40 22:55青岛 MU5250(青岛-太原)2、4、6、7  青岛23:10 00:55+1太原…

厦门航空使用波音787-8飞往台北

由海南航空部分控股的厦门航空,本月22日起开通了使用波音787-8梦想客机执飞的福州-台北航线。 这架全新的梦想客机于6月19日交付到厦门航空,这也是厦门航空向波音公司预定的6架波音787-8飞机的第五架。该波音787-8飞机将在6月22日至7月25日之间被用来执飞至台北桃园国际机场的航线,并将在7月26日起开始执飞厦门航空首个跨大洲的阿姆斯特丹航线。…

Dubai tourism on a high

Recent statistics revealed by Dubai's Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (Dubai Tourism) reported that Dubai welcomed a total of 13.2 million international overnight visitors…