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Boeing Raises 20-Year Outlook for China, Citing ‘Strong Growth’

Boeing Raises 20-Year Outlook for China, Citing ‘Strong Growth’

Boeing increased its forecast for commercial aircraft sales in China on Tuesday, saying it sees “strong growth” despite a slowing economy in what is currently the world’s second largest aviation market.
“Despite the current volatility in China’s financial market, we see strong growth in the country’s aviation sector over the long term,” said Randy Tinseth, vice president of marketing at Boeing Commercial Airplanes in a statement.
The Chicago-based plane manufacturer sees sales …

Air China, South African Airways Launch Codeshare

Air China, South African Airways Launch Codeshare

Air China announced the beginning of a new codeshare agreement with South African Airways.
Under the agreement, Air China will be able to place its code on South African flights between Johannesburg and Cape Town, Durban, and Port Elizabeth, South Africa.
In addition, South African Airways will be able to put its code on Air China-operated flights between Beijing and Chengdu, Shanghai, Hangzhou, and Chongqing, China, as well as the airline’s new …

Air China to Begin Beijing-Johannesburg Route

Air China to Begin Beijing-Johannesburg Route

Air China announced that it plans to launch service between Beijing and Johannesburg, South Africa on October 29.  The carrier will operate the route three times a week, using Boeing 777-300ER aircraft.
Flights will depart Beijing at 11:15 p.m. on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays, arriving in Johannesburg at 7:35 a.m. the next day.  From Johannesburg, flights are scheduled to depart at 11:50 a.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, and arrive back …

New DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Opens in Xiamen, China

New DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Opens in Xiamen, China

Hilton announced the opening of the DoubleTree by Hilton Xiamen-Wuyan Bay in Xiamen, China. The hotel is the first Hilton property to open in the city.
Each of the hotel’s 270 guestrooms have a 46” LCD TV and tea choices.  The property also has a fitness center and a heated indoor pool, as well as a children’s play area for families traveling with younger guests.
Guests can dine at the hotel’s all-day …

ANA to Offer Service Between Tokyo Haneda and Guangzhou, China

ANA to Offer Service Between Tokyo Haneda and Guangzhou, China

All Nippon Airways announced that it will launch new daily service between Tokyo Haneda and Guangzhou, China on October 25.  Also on that date, the carrier plans to increase frequency from one to two daily flights on both its Tokyo Haneda-Beijing and Tokyo Haneda-Shanghai routes.
New flights from Tokyo to Guangzhou are scheduled to depart at 9:25 a.m. and arrive in Guangzhou at 1:50 p.m.  Return flights from Guangzhou will depart …

Xiamen Airlines Begins Xiamen-Amsterdam Flights

Xiamen Airlines Begins Xiamen-Amsterdam Flights

Xiamen Airlines announced the launch of new service between Xiamen and Amsterdam, the carrier’s first intercontinental route.  The airline will operate the service three days a week, using Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft.
Flights will depart Xiamen Gaoqi International Airport in Southeast China at 11:50 p.m. on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays, arriving at Amsterdam Schiphol at 5:45 a.m. the next day.  From Amsterdam, flights are scheduled to depart at 12:35 p.m. on …

Delta to Take Ownership Stake in China Eastern, Expand Partnership

Delta to Take Ownership Stake in China Eastern, Expand Partnership

Delta Air Lines announced an expansion of its partnership with China Eastern Airlines that includes taking an ownership stake in the airline.
The partnership calls for the two carriers to “better connect” the two airlines’ route networks as well as for Delta to invest $450 million to acquire a 3.55% stake in China Eastern.  The two airlines said they will make joint investments “in the customer experience” as well, in addition …