CAAC grants permits for 132 international routes in Q2 2016
The Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) announced that it has authorized 132 international routes in the second quarter of 2016.
The Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) has authorized 132 international routes in the second quarter of 2016 from April to June, according to an announcement posted Monday on its official website.
From April to June 2016, the aviation watchdog approved 16 Chinese airlines to launch 65 international routes, with 67 more services by 33 foreign carriers.
Air China and China Eastern Airlines followed with approvals for seven international services. Air China has been approved for seven international services to Vietnam, Osaka, Shizuoka, Kitakyushu, Ulaanbaatar, Vladivostok, Fukuoka-ken and Moscow, while China Eastern has received rights of Wuxi-Busan, Qingdao-Kunming-San Francisco, Beijing-Hangzhou-Sydney, Kunming-Jeju, Lanzhou-Shanghai-Nagoya, Kunming-Jeju and Ningbo-Cheongju routes.
Spring Airlines meanwhile has enhanced its presence in South Korean by launching 12 passenger services to Jeju.
12 other Chinese carriers, including Capital Airlines, Juneyao Airlines and Xiamen Airlines also received approvals for various international routes.
Meanwhile, the CAAC also gave green lights to 33 foreign airlines for launch 67 air routes to Chinese cities.
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