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China Eastern To Form New Sanya International Airlines With Juneyao Air



Sanya International Airlines will be the only airline that currently includes state-owned enterprises, private airlines, OTAs and local state-owned enterprises among its shareholders.

Signing ceremony for key projects of Hainan Free Trade Port
Signing ceremony for key projects of Hainan Free Trade Port

After a long period of low-key preparations, a new Chinese airline by the name of ”Sanya International Airlines” led by China Eastern finally surfaced after the instruction on the general plan for the construction of the Hainan Free Trade Port was released on June 13, China Eastern Group participated in the signing of the first key project of the Hainan Free Trade Port and signed a contract with the Hainan Provincial Government formally on the strategic cooperation framework agreement in Haikou.

China Eastern Airlines Co., Ltd., the core main company of China Eastern Airlines Group, and the relevant partners formally signed the “Jointly Established Sanya International Aviation Co., Ltd. Cooperation Framework Agreement(《合资设立三亚国际航空有限公司合作框架协议》) to fully open China Eastern Airlines’ service to Hainan Free Trade Port with a new chapter in construction.

According to the strategic cooperation agreement, China Eastern will give full play to the advantages of its aviation industry cluster, join hands with relevant parties in Hainan, vigorously develop the aviation economy and airport industry, and fully support the development of various businesses in the new era of Hainan. China Eastern Airlines and Hainan Province will be committed to promoting all-round and in-depth cooperation in various fields such as air passenger transportation, aviation logistics, aviation catering, aviation finance, aviation industry investment, and aviation innovation technology, to create the “Aerial Silk Road” connecting Hainan to the world, contributing to the “Eastern Air Force” for the construction of a free trade port with Chinese characteristics.

Among them, “Sanya International Airlines” is an important part of this strategic cooperation.

According to China Eastern Airlines, Sanya International Airlines is positioned as an innovative airline based on Hainan and facing the world, integrating diversification, internationalisation, marketisation and intellectualisation. The airline will be absolutely controlled by China Eastern Airlines (600115), jointly established with Hainan Transportation Investment Holdings Co., Ltd., Sanya Development Holdings Co., Ltd., Juneyao Airlines, and Ctrip Travel Network Technology (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.

It is worth noting that “Sanya International Airlines” is also the only airline that currently includes state-owned enterprises, private airlines, OTAs, and local state-owned enterprises among its shareholders.

At present, China Eastern has fully entered a new stage of high-quality development, and strived to build a global aviation hub network to achieve new leap-forward development in serving national strategies. The strengthening of strategic cooperation between China Eastern Airlines and Hainan Province and the establishment of a joint venture “Sanya International Airlines” are also the forging competitiveness of Hainan’s seventh freedom rights policy, which effectively integrates the Hainan market into the greater Eastern Airlines to connect 170 countries and 1,036 destinations in the world in order to improve the global accessibility of air passenger and cargo transportation in Hainan, gather more people, logistics, capital, talents and other elements for the free trade port, effectively promote the rapid development of tourism, trade, services and other related industries in the free trade port, and fully serve the self-service port to become the International Tourism Consumer Center, National Key Strategic Service Guarantee Area, National Ecological Civilization Pilot Zone, and comprehensively deepen the strategic realisation of the reform and opening-up pilot zone.

China Eastern Skyteam Livery At Sanya Airport
China Eastern Skyteam Livery At Sanya Airport

China Eastern’s Sanya International Airlines is targeting the support policy of the Hainan Free Trade Port Policy to the hub airlines, including 15% corporate income tax, the introduction of aircraft and engines and other aviation materials are exempted from customs duties, and all inbound and outbound flights can also be refilled with Bonded jet fuel, etc., for a company like HNA, may save billions of costs a year.

Previously, China Eastern established Haikou Sales Department in 1998, and Sanya Sales Department in 2011. At present, China Eastern Airlines flies to three airports in Haikou, Sanya and Qionghai among the four airports in Hainan Province, with an annual passenger traffic volume of nearly 3 million.

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  1. Jiao Yue Li

    June 13, 2020 at 3:57 pm

    Okay so this after 123 air? Nice

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Emirates Restores Passenger Services To 7 More Cities, Allow Transit Between 48 Cities



Emirates Boeing 777-300er
According to a statement from the Dubai Tourism Board, from July 7, Dubai will allow foreign tourists to enter, and foreign residents holding a Dubai residence visa will be able to enter the country today.
Emirates will be offering scheduled flights for passengers from seven additional cities in the month of July. This will add the total number of destinations that Emirates is offering to 48.

According to Emirates, from July 15, the Emirates A380 will return to the sky and fly to London Heathrow Airport and Paris. No airline in the world is as closely linked to the A380 as Emirates. Before the outbreak, Emirates operated 8 A380 flights daily on the Dubai-London Heathrow route alone.

Other airlines only operate a few A380s, but Emirates’ A380 fleet exceeds 100. In January of this year, Emirates was operating a total of 123 A380s.

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from 03 July
from 05 July
Osakafrom 07 July
Naritafrom 08 July
Athensfrom 15 July
from 15 July
Romefrom 15 July

Emirates will be offering scheduled flights for passengers from the above seven additional cities in the month of July.

Passengers can now transit from Emirates’ network of 48 destinations through Dubai airport following the announcement that the city will be open for business and leisure visitors from 07 July, with new air travel protocols that facilitate travel for UAE citizens, residents and tourists while safeguarding the health and safety of visitors and communities.

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Delta Air Lines Returns To Shanghai On June 25, First U.S. Airline Resume Flights To China



Delta A350 Take Off In Toulouse
Delta Air Lines announced today that it will resume the Seattle-Shanghai Pudong route on June 25, the route will have a stopover at Seoul Incheon Airport and the route is operated twice a week.
From July onwards, Delta Air Lines will resume the Seattle-Shanghai Pudong and Detroit-Shanghai Pudong routes, which will also have a stopover at Incheon Airport and each route is to be operated once a week.
Since the suspension of Sino-US routes caused by the Covid-19 pandemic in February this year, Delta Air Lines is the first American airline to resume Sino-US routes.
At present, several Chinese airlines have announced flight schedules to the United States for July, including Air China’s route between Beijing and Los Angeles, China Southern Airlines’ route between Guangzhou and Los Angeles, and China Eastern Airlines’ Shanghai-New York route etc.

Shanghai neon city
Shanghai neon city, Nanjing Road

Due to the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic in China at the end of January, Delta Air Lines announced on January 31 that it will suspend all scheduled passenger flights to China. The flight suspension was extended at the end of April and it has continued till this day. However, as China’s domestic pandemic situation is controlled, the market demand for flights from the United States to China has increased significantly. The situation coincided with the China Civil Aviation Administration’s targeted strict restrictions imposed on the Sino-US routes as an effort to cooperate with the overall national pandemic prevention strategy.

Delta Cargo Flights To Asia
Delta Cargo Flights To Asia, Image by James Jones

After several rounds of “confrontation” between the relevant departments of the two countries, the current weekly flight volume is set at the scale of four flights each week between China and the United States, and American airlines have finally been approved to reopen Chinese routes.

According to the press statement released by Delta Air Lines, the Shanghai-Seattle route will be operated by the Airbus A350-900 aircraft, and Delta Air Lines is committed to providing clean and safe travel services for passengers.

“We are excited to resume our services between the U.S. and China, as economic and social activities start to recover, with a mission to connect the world, Delta is committed to getting our customers to their destinations safely and confidently, especially at this critical time. We are implementing unprecedented health and safety measures and practices, so customers are assured of ease and safety at all points of their journey.”

Wong Hong, Delta’s President – Greater China and Singapore

Delta Air Lines schedule for June, July and beyond:
RouteFlightDepartureArrivalOperating DaysFleet
SEA-ICN-PVG28723:304:45June 25-26 A350
PVG-ICN-SEA2889:157:15June 27-28 A350

Passenger service (June 25 – 30)
RouteFlightDepartureArrivalOperating DaysFleet*

Passenger service (July 1 – Oct. 24)
*Note: Transitions to A330-900 starting August 1.

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Passenger service (July 1 – Oct. 24)

In addition to Delta Air Lines, another U.S. carrier, United Airlines, has also been approved to resume scheduled passenger flights in China, and it should soon announce its latest related flight plans.

On June 19, the US Department of Transportation rejected China’s application for further increase in the number of weekly flights and insisted on maintaining the current plan for 4 flights each.

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