China refutes media reports on deadly crash; Hainan receives 81 million tourists | Daily Brief
05/19/2022|12:17:44 AM|ChinaTravelNews

US investigators confirm they did not release China Eastern MU5735 crash probe info to media

>> The Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) told the Global Times exclusively on Wednesday that it has confirmed with personnel of the US National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) who participated in the investigation of the crash of China Eastern Airlines' flight MU5735 in March that they did not release any information about the probe, refuting earlier foreign media reports about the cause of the deadly crash.

China's resort island of Hainan receives over 81 million tourists in 2021

>> More than 81 million domestic and overseas tourists visited south China's tropical island province of Hainan in 2021, equivalent to 97.5% of visits in 2019, local authorities said Tuesday. Hainan's total tourism revenue reached RMB 138.4 billion (USD 20.4 billion) during this period, up 30.9% from 2019, the provincial government said at the press conference.

‘Grim’ April plunges Chinese ‘Big Three’ domestic traffic to record low

>> China’s ongoing battle with a resurgent wave of coronavirus infections has sent domestic traffic into free fall, with the country’s three largest carriers reporting a second consecutive month of traffic decline in April. The ‘Big Three’ – comprising Air China, China Eastern Airlines and China Southern Airlines – saw domestic traffic collapse to its lowest levels in more than two years of the pandemic.

China Southern says delivery timetable for Boeing 737 Max jets not confirmed

>> A China Southern Airlines spokesperson said on Tuesday the delivery timetable for Boeing 737 Max jets was not confirmed, after the company’s chairman last week gave investors fleet plans through 2024 that did not include the Max. The airline is expected to take the delivery of 30 aircraft in 2022.

DidaTravel agrees on distribution deal with Leonardo Hotels central Europe

>> Global hotel room wholesaler DidaTravel has agreed on a new partnership with Leonardo Hotels Central Europe. The deal will see DidaTravel’s B2B buyers access inventory from all of Leonardo Hotels Central Europe’s brands including: Leonardo Hotels, Leonardo Royal Hotels, Leonardo Boutique Hotels and NYX Hotels by Leonardo Hotels.