Category «Aviation»

China’s new mega airport ranked most punctual

China Southern Airlines flight CZ3001 takes off at the Daxing International Airport in Beijing, capital of China, September 25, 2019. Photo: Xinhua China’s newly-opened mega airport was the most punctual medium-sized airport in the world in October, its first month of operation, according to a report released on Tuesday. In a boost for the state-of-the-art …

Nepal-China joint venture Himalaya Airlines connects Kathmandu and Beijing for first time

A passenger checks in to board the Kathmandu-Beijing direct flight of Himalaya Airlines at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, Nepal, Oct. 27, 2019. In a bid to enhance connectivity between the two neighbors, a Nepal-China joint venture company Himalaya Airlines started the operation of direct flights from Kathmandu to the Chinese capital city Beijing from …

First international flight leaves Daxing airport; more carriers plan to shift capacity

The Beijing Daxing International Airport Photo: IC China Eastern Airlines conducted the first international flight from Beijing’s new mega airport, the Beijing Daxing International Airport (BDIA), with a flight to Fukuoka, Japan on Sunday.  As the new winter season approaches, the facility, which has only been open for one month, is welcoming more carriers to …

Chinese airline presents int’l air routes in Kyrgyzstan

China Southern Airlines flight CZ3001 takes off at the Daxing International Airport in Beijing, capital of China, Sept. 25, 2019. (Xinhua/Ju Huanzong)   The representative office of China Southern Airlines on Monday presented its international air routes in the Kyrgyz capital of Bishkek. “In recent years, China Southern Airlines has set a task to connect …

Innovation fuels rapid development of China’s rising helicopter industry

Z-20 File photo: IC Hovering over the air show area, a fleet of China’s new self-developed Z-20 helicopters took part in a flight demonstration at a helicopter expo in northern China’s Tianjin Municipality. The multifunctional helicopter, developed by the state-owned Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC), made its first public appearance during a massive National …

Another Boeing aircraft grounded after cracks found Checks of the 737NG ordered globally following discovery of a structural fault

A Southwest Airlines 737NG is landing at McCarran Airport with mountains in background. File photo: IC The Indonesian Transportation Ministry grounded three Boeing 737NG (Next Generation) planes operated by two airlines following findings of cracks in the aircraft, an official said on Tuesday. The three grounded planes included one operated by the state-run airline Garuda …