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American held in China for carrying banned material


September 10th, 2012 - 4:22 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 10 (IANS) A US citizen has been put under 10-day detention in China for carrying and concealing a banned hazardous substance while trying to board a flight from ... Read more...

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One held for China bomb hoax


September 2nd, 2012 - 4:49 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 2 (IANS) A 29-year-old man has been detained in China for a hoax bomb warning that forced the diversion of a domestic flight, Xinhua reported.Xiong Yi, a resident ... Read more...

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Air India stops ferrying animals for labs


September 1st, 2012 - 5:21 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 1 (IANS) After protests by rights activists, Air India has stopped ferrying animals like rabbits, cats and dogs for laboratory tests, where they are experimented upon and finally ... Read more...

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China’s slowdown hurts corporate profits


August 19th, 2012 - 2:18 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 19 (IANS) China's economic slowdown has impacted corporate profits as profit growth in the country's listed companies largely contracted in the first half of the year, China Daily ... Read more...

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Chinese airlines suffer losses in 2012


July 21st, 2012 - 11:52 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 21 (IANS) Three major airlines in China have all reported more than a 50 percent drop in profit in the first six months this year, but earnings are ... Read more...

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China airlines’ profits decline


July 11th, 2012 - 7:27 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 11 (IANS) Profits of major Chinese airline companies have declined in the first half of 2012, it was reported here Wednesday.China Southern Airlines Co. Ltd. said its net ... Read more...

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Monkey delays Air China flight from New York


May 26th, 2012 - 8:17 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 26 (IANS) An escaped monkey in a plane's cargo hold delayed a fight from New York's JFK International Airport for nearly four hours, it was reported here Saturday.The ... Read more...

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Air China opens flight to Mumbai


May 2nd, 2012 - 7:41 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 2 (IANS) Air China Wednesday launched direct flights from the country's southwestern city of Chengdu to Mumbai.The airline will use Airbus A319 aircraft for the flights every Monday, ... Read more...

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Air China to launch Chengdu-Mumbai direct flight


March 1st, 2012 - 8:45 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 1 (IANS) China's flag carrier Air China will launch a direct flight between southwest China's Chengdu city and India's business hub Mumbai in May, the airline said Thursday.The ... Read more...

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Polish woman held with fake visa


January 9th, 2012 - 12:04 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 8 (IANS) A 22-year-old Polish woman was arrested at the Indira Gandhi International Airport here with a fake visa and passport while she was about to fly ... Read more...

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Air China to offer in-flight WiFi


November 12th, 2011 - 3:22 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Nov 12 (IANS) Air China will become the first airline in the country to provide in-flight WiFi when it begins offering the service from Nov 15.A successful test of ... Read more...

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Chinese plane flies on biofuel


October 28th, 2011 - 3:55 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Oct 28 (IANS) Air China Friday conducted the first trial flight of a passenger plane powered by a mix of biofuel and traditional aviation fuel.The Boeing 747 landed safely ... Read more...

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Air China Q3 profits fall


October 28th, 2011 - 1:26 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Oct 28 (IANS) Air China Ltd, China's largest airline, said Friday its net profits in the third quarter of 2011 decreased 26.46 percent year-on-year due to weak international demand ... Read more...

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China braces for Typhoon Muifa


August 7th, 2011 - 8:37 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 7 (IANS) Over 200,000 people were evacuated Saturday evening in Shanghai, while about 230,000 residents were relocated from the coastal areas of Zhejiang province, as Typhoon Muifa approached ... Read more...

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Thousands evacuated in China as Muifa threat looms large (Second Lead)


August 6th, 2011 - 10:33 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 6 (IANS) Thousands of people have been evacuated and over 200 flights were cancelled Saturday as typhoon Muifa surged towards China's eastern seaboard packing a wind speed of ... Read more...

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Thousands flee Tokyo as radiation fears mount


March 16th, 2011 - 3:03 pm ICT by ANI
Tokyo, Mar.16 (ANI): Thousands of tourists and residents left Tokyo and fled to safer areas on wednesday, despite official reassurances that radiation levels in the capital were negligible and posed no threat ... Read more...

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Asian stocks fall due to Middle-East unrest, Japan quake (Part 1)


March 14th, 2011 - 5:56 pm ICT by ANI
Tokyo, Mar. 14 (ANI): Maximum Asian shares fell last week, dragging down a regional benchmark index since August, as unrest in Middle-East escalates and massive earthquake hit Japan.Chiyoda Corporation, a Japanese contractor ... Read more...

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Myanmar to launch new private airline


January 25th, 2011 - 1:42 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, Jan 25 (IANS) Asian Wings, a new private airline in Myanmar will be launched Thursday that will provide domestic and chartered services.Two 70-seat TR 72-500 aircraft have arrived in Yangon ... Read more...

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Air China announces second daily nonstop Los Angeles-Beijing flight


January 14th, 2011 - 12:18 am ICT by BNO News
EL SEGUNDO, CALIFORNIA (BNO NEWS) -- Air China on Wednesday announced that a second daily nonstop flight from Los Angeles to Beijing will increase travel options between the nation.The flight, operated with ... Read more...

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Air China to buy 20 Airbus planes


November 18th, 2010 - 10:12 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Nov 18 (IANS) Air China, the country's leading airlines, said Thursday that it would buy 20 Airbus aircraft at an estimated cost of around $4.5 billion.The Beijing-based carrier said Air China ... Read more...

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Air China to buy 20 Airbus planes for $4.49 billion


November 18th, 2010 - 10:08 pm ICT by BNO News
HONG KONG (BNO NEWS) -- Beijing-based Air China on Thursday announced that it will buy 20 Airbus planes for $4.49 billion, state media reported.State-run Xinhua news agency said Air China filed an ... Read more...

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China’s Comac gets orders for 100 C919 jets


November 16th, 2010 - 8:52 pm ICT by BNO News
BEIJING (BNO NEWS) -- Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China, Ltd. (Comac) on Tuesday said it finalized orders for 100 150-seat C919 jets on the sidelines of the Airshow China 2010.According to Comac, ... Read more...

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China to need over 3,750 jumbo jets by 2029


November 16th, 2010 - 3:22 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Nov 16 (IANS) China will need more than 3,750 jumbo jets to meet market demand by 2029, the Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China (COMAC) said, adding it had struck deals to ... Read more...

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‘China to become world’s number two plane market over the next 20 years’


November 2nd, 2010 - 11:30 pm ICT by BNO News
BEIJING (BNO NEWS) -- China is expected to become the world's number two plane market as it will require 4,330 new commercial airplanes valued at $480 billion over the 20 years, Boeing ... Read more...

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Possible TAM-LAN merger set to create biggest South American airline in region


August 14th, 2010 - 12:48 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Aug 14 (ANI): Leading South American airlines LAN of Chile and TAM of Brazil have announced merger plans, a deal that, if completed, would result in the largest airline operator in ... Read more...

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Two planes collide at Beijing airport


July 31st, 2010 - 6:51 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 31 (IANS) A passenger aircraft taxiing at an airport here collided with a stationary plane Saturday. The taxiing Singapore Airlines Boeing 777 scraped an Air China Boeing 737 that was waiting ... Read more...

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China opens fourth airport in Tibet


July 1st, 2010 - 6:46 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 1 (IANS) A new airport became operational in Tibet Thursday, with the landing of a passenger plane of Air China, making it the fourth commercial airport in the region. An Airbus ... Read more...

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China delays Europe flights due to new volcanic eruption


May 9th, 2010 - 7:57 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 9 (IANS) Air China, the country's international carrier, has announced that it has delayed its European flights due to the new volcanic eruption in Iceland that had spewed a huge ... Read more...

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Air China net profit up 155 percent in 2009


April 23rd, 2010 - 4:39 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 23 (IANS) Air China's net profit jumped 155 percent to five billion yuan ($736 million) last year due to lower fuel costs and higher passenger volumes, Xinhua reported. In 2008, the ... Read more...

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Air China connects Bangalore with Shanghai via Chengdu


February 28th, 2010 - 10:26 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Feb 28 (IANS) Chinese national carrier Air China Sunday connected India's tech hub Bangalore with Shanghai and also provided a direct service to Chengdu in Sichuan province, showcased as a major ... Read more...

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Chengdu woos Indian firms to invest in China’s IT hub


February 28th, 2010 - 9:38 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Feb 28 (IANS) Chengdu in Sichuan province of southwest China is wooing Indian firms to set up software development centres in that country's IT hub and major outsourcing destination. "Chengdu is an ... Read more...

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Air China to start regular flights to Taiwan


August 17th, 2009 - 6:11 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Aug 17(ANI): Air China President Cai Jianjiang has said that it will begin regular scheduled flights between the Chinese mainland and Taiwan from Aug 31.Jianjiang said that Taiwan's civil aviation authority ... Read more...

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China reports seventh swine-flu case


May 23rd, 2009 - 11:40 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 23 (DPA) China's health authorities confirmed a seventh case of swine flu as a Chinese-American man tested positive to the new strain of the H1N1 influenza virus, state media reported ... Read more...

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Chinese negotiator flies to Taiwan for talks


November 3rd, 2008 - 1:14 pm ICT by IANS
Taipei, Nov 3 (DPA) Chinese negotiator Chen Unlin arrived in Taipei Monday for the highest-level talks between Taipei and Beijing in half a century.Chen and his 74-member delegation arrived in a chartered ... Read more...

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Abhinav Bindra returns to a rousing welcome


August 14th, 2008 - 3:47 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS)A band played and people cheered as shooter Abhinav Bindra, who won India its first ever individual Olympic gold, returned to the country to a hero's welcome here ... Read more...

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