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Analysis: Qatar buys 9.61% of Cathay Pacific for $662 million for China foothold

After being rebuffed in its attempt to buy a stake in US carrier and fellow oneworld member, American Airlines Group, national carrier Qatar Airways Q.C.S.C. has bought a 9.61% stake in another fellow oneworld carrier Cathay Pacific Airways Limited. Qatar Airways bought 378,188,000 shares of Cathay Pacific from Kingboard Chemical Holdings and its allied companies for HK$5.2 billion (approximately US$662 …

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Air China to begin a direct Mumbai-Beijing service

Air China's first Boeing 747-8i. Boeing 747-89L B-2485 LN (MSN) 41191.

Chinese national carrier, Air China will launch a direct service from Mumbai, India to Beijing, China from 25 October 2015. The service will be operated by an Airbus A330-300 in a 301 passenger configuration with 30 seats in Business class, 16 seats in Premium Economy and 255 seats in Economy Class. The airline will be discontinuing it’s existing Mumbai – …

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Air China receives its first Boeing 747-8i

Air China's first Boeing 747-8i. Boeing 747-89L B-2485 LN (MSN) 41191.

National carrier Air China has taken delivery of the first of its seven ordered Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental (747-8i). The airline become the first carrier in Asia and second after launch customer Lufthansa to operate the passenger version of the newest variant of the venerable ‘Jumbo Jet’. The Boeing 747-8i model number 747-89L registration number B-2485 line number (MSN) 41191, is …

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Air China to commence Beijing Chiang Mai service

By BA Staff Air China Limited will introduce a new thrice a week service between Beijing and Chiang Mai from November 7, 2013. Located in Thailand’s northern mountainous region, Chiang Mai is Thailand’s second largest city and also northern Thailand’s political, economic and cultural centre. This city, celebrated for its Buddhist traditions, is also called “Rose of the Northern Thailand”. …

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Analysis: SpiceJet to launch Delhi-Macau

by Vinay Bhaskara A report in the Macau Business Daily states that Gurgaon based low cost carrier (LCC) SpiceJet is planning on launching nonstop flights between Delhi and Macau. SpiceJet has already won approval from the Indian government to launch Delhi-Macau, likely using Boeing 737 equipment. But it has not yet filed for approval from the Macau government. A Macau …

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Air China ends Shanghai-Chengdu-Bangalore

by Vinay Bhaskara Yesterday, Sunday, August 4th, marked the final nonstop flight for Air China limited, the world’s 10th largest airline by passenger traffic, between Bangalore and Chengdu. Flights have been zeroed out from the global distribution system (GDS) and are no longer bookable via AirChina.com. The nonstop flights, which began in early 2010, had actually been increased in frequency …

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Cathay Pacific Group – financial and operational results for 2012

by Devesh Agarwal Cathay Pacific Group FY2012 overall results Hong Kong based, Cathay Pacific Group reported an attributable profit of HK$916 million (approximately $118.08 million) for 2012 – an 83.3% fall compared to the profit of HK$5,501 million reported for 2011, even though turnover for the year increased by 1.0% to HK$99,376 million (approximately $12.81 billion). Earnings per share fell …

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Siuchan Airlines orders 20 COMAC C919

On October 21st, 2011 , Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China (COMAC for short) announced an order from Siuchan Airlines for 20 of its narrowbody C919 aircraft. Earlier in the week, COMAC had won an order for 45 C919s from Industrial & Commercial Bank of China Ltd.’s leasing arm. The COMAC C919 is a large narrowbody aircraft designed to compete with …

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Opinion: QANTAS’ Asian carrier should base at Guangzhou

Earlier this week, QANTAS, the beleaguered Australian national carrier, announced part of its major restructuring plan for the international division; doing so ahead of the initially planned August 24th date. There were numerous changes announced, but the carrier plans to hash out the details in the coming weeks so more news is still forthcoming. QANTAS Airbus A380-800 VH-OQD lifts off …

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Air China increases Bangalore operations, Lufthansa increases Mumbai Munich

From the Summer 2011 time-table which commences this Sunday, Air China is increasing its frequency on the Shanghai-Chengdu-Bangalore flight from two to three times a week. The Wednesday, Saturday arrivals with Thursday, Sunday departures will be complemented by an additional frequency arriving in to Bangalore on Mondays and departing early morning Tuesdays. Aircraft type continues to be an Airbus A319-100. …

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Slew of international carriers to commence flights from Bangalore

The next few months will see a spate of foreign carriers commencing operations from Bangalore. As already reported, Qatar Airways with its “best economy class in the world” will commence operations on February 23 using an Airbus A320 for the first five months. Subsequently, depending on the success of the Emirate’s negotiations on increase in the bi-laterals, the airline will …

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