Articles tagged “China Eastern Airlines”

China Tells Airlines to Ban Smoking in Cockpits During Flights

China Tells Airlines to Ban Smoking in Cockpits During Flights

Kyunghee Park, Bloomberg

Cigarettes are cheap in China, where the average cost for a pack is $1.50. Shamefully, they're sold by a state-backed monopoly. Widespread smoking is a public health crisis. We salute the ban on flight crews and pilots from smoking in plane cockpits, where the air is confined.

2 months ago

Chinese Airlines Hamstrung Despite Spiking Demand

Chinese Airlines Hamstrung Despite Spiking Demand

Bloomberg

Chinese airlines were given the green light to raise fares, but their lack of permission to hedge fuel has adversely impacted their performance. All of Trump's tariff talk hasn't helped, either.

7 months ago

China Pays Airlines Billions of Dollars to Fly Tourists Around the World

China Pays Airlines Billions of Dollars to Fly Tourists Around the World

Bloomberg News, Bloomberg

Chinese carriers aren't the first to receive government subsidies and they certainly won't be the last, but that doesn't mean the tactic represents a credible long-term plan.

1 year ago

Air France-KLM Buying Stake in Virgin Atlantic in Major Airline Shake-up

Air France-KLM Buying Stake in Virgin Atlantic in Major Airline Shake-up

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Despite relinquishing his control, Richard Branson has been able to save face by negotiating the continuation of the Virgin Atlantic brand. At the same time a strengthened transatlantic joint venture means he'll have a better chance at competing with British Airways and its partners.

2 years ago

Chinese Airlines Still Report Massive Foreign-Exchange Losses

Chinese Airlines Still Report Massive Foreign-Exchange Losses

Benny Kung and Kyoungwha Kim, Bloomberg

Most of China's airlines receive substantial government help, so they can weather any foreign-exchange related losses.

3 years ago