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China’s Big Three all post third-quarter losses

Major state-owned Chinese carriers Air China, China Eastern Airlines, and China Southern Airlines all posted losses during the third quarter ended on 30 September, with the impact of COVID-19 taking a toll for the period when the summer travel season is traditionally...

Qatar buys 5% of China Southern

Qatar Airways bought a 5% stake in China Southern Airlines, both companies announced on January 2 on a deal concluded on December 28, 2018. Qatar bought on-market A and H shares of China Southern Airlines Company Limited (CSACL) for an undisclosed amount. Qatar...

Is Boeing 737 MAX8 seating getting tighter?

There have been several stories about the tight bathrooms on the new MAX8.  This is not the only thing about the MAX8 that travelers might want to consider. Look at this seating table, which compares the active MAX8 fleet as of the 1Q18.  The green area is the seating...

Are aging fleets a problem?

With another two stories today about in-flight component failures (Southwest, Sichuan), we are being reminded that airplanes are vulnerable.  There is nothing quite like an airline/airplane scary story to catch people's attention. The industry safety statistics are...

Are aging fleets a problem?

With another two stories today about in-flight component failures (Southwest, Sichuan), we are being reminded that...