A record 65 million trips are expected to be made by air across China during the Spring Festival travel rush, up by 10 per cent on last year, the civil aviation watchdog said on January 17.
Considering the increasingly relaxed attitude to the onboard use of mobile phones in other countries, other Chinese airlines are likely to quickly follow China Eastern’s lead.
Underlining the growing concern by lenders over HNA's repayment obligations, the Beijing-based Exim set up a team this month to handle its debt, which the conglomerate is struggling to repay.
North American airlines respond over social much faster than European and Middle Eastern airlines, but for the complete response to customers, North American airlines are lagged behind.
China will make it easier for state and private enterprises to invest in fast-growing civil aviation from January 19, but retain the state’s grip over key airlines and airports in sensitive regions.
Competition from budget upstarts and Chinese carriers is hitting flag carriers.
The best advice for airlines may be: step back, consider the big picture, and let the customer be your guide.
Despite carriers seeming passionate to open up new routes, there are still potential setbacks that need to be considered.
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