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The amount of air travel passengers is projected to hit a record high, and about 80 million passenger trips will be handled during the 40-day rush period, or 2 million passenger trips per day, up 9.8 percent from the same period of 2019, according to estimates by the Civil Aviation Administration of China.
China's air travel market has recovered steadily since the country optimized its COVID-19 response measures.
In 2023, some 62 million air passenger trips were handled, up 146 percent year-on-year, rebounding to 93.9 percent of the pre-pandemic level seen in 2019, according to the Civil Aviation Administration of China.
The International Air Transport Association, which released data on air travel performance in November, indicated that air travel demand topped 99 percent of the 2019 levels.
Growth was particularly strong in China, as it recovered from the COVID-19 travel restrictions, according to IATA, which represents some 300 airlines comprising 83 percent of global air traffic.
"We are moving ever closer to surpassing the 2019 peak year for air travel.
- A new air cargo route was launched on Saturday morning linking Ezhou Huahu Airport in Central China's Hubei province with Lahore in Pakistan, said SF Airlines, China's largest air cargo carrier in fleet size.
The Ezhou-Lahore cargo route is the first international air cargo route launched by SF Airlines in this year departing from Ezhou Huahu Airport, China's first cargo-focused airport, the airline said.
Three weekly round-trip air cargo flights are scheduled between Ezhou and the provincial capital city Lahore of Pakistan's east Punjab province.
This new route will bring a total of around 300 tons of air express capacity per week, sustaining logistics between China and Pakistan with efficient and stable air transport services, according to the airline.
It also pledged to provide both air and sea freight services, with the shortest delivery time being five days.
By offering convenient and efficient international air traffic network, the flight is tapping into Hainan's development into a free trade port.
Since opening its Hainan branch in Sept 2021, China Eastern is committed to building a silk road in the air, connecting the world for the Hainan free trade port.
EHang Holdings Ltd, a Chinese urban air mobility (UAM) technology company, is ramping up efforts to bolster commercial operation of electric vertical takeoff and landing aircraft (eVTOL) in aerial sightseeing, tourism and logistics, as part of a broader push to expand its footprint in the emerging low-altitude economy sector.
Yu Zhanfu, a partner at Roland Berger, said eVTOLs need to undergo full verification regarding safety and technological stability in sparsely populated areas or scenarios, such as natural landscape tourist destinations in the early stages, before they can truly enter the urban air mobility segment.
China Southern, Air China and Hainan Airlines each own 24, 16 and 11 aircraft, respectively.
China's air travel market has been on a steady track of recovery since the country optimized its COVID-19 response measures in late 2022.
The country is expected to handle about 620 million air passenger trips in full year 2023, including international and domestic flights, which are foreseen to rebound to 93.8 percent of the pre-pandemic level seen in 2019, according to a projection by Flight Master, a travel services platform in China.
In December, Boeing delivered a new B787 aircraft to Chinese private carrier Juneyao Airlines, its first widebody aircraft for a Chinese mainland carrier in nearly three years, indicating gradual recovery in China's international air travel market.
Heat recovery ventilators are designed to provide air movement in an airtight house, where the fresh air coming in replacing the extracted air is able to be close to the same temperature as the extracted air due to heat exchange elements.
The company said during a forest fire it uses various methods to carry out emergency rescue and protect power distribution equipment, including video surveillance, air patrols, ground patrols and fire lookouts.
China's air travel market has been on a steady track of recovery since the country optimized its COVID-19 response measures late last year.
This year, the country is expected to handle about 620 million air passenger trips, up 146 percent year-on-year, according to the projection of Flight Master, an intelligent travel services platform in China.
A new air freight route linking Southwest China's Chongqing municipality and London was launched on Tuesday.
The route, which travels between Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport (CJIA) and London Stansted Airport, marks the first direct air cargo route linking Chongqing and the United Kingdom, according to the CJIA.
该航线往返于重庆江北国际机场（CJIA）和伦敦斯坦斯特德机场（London Stansted Airport）之间，据CJIA称，这是第一条连接重庆和英国的直达航空货运航线。
Currently, the CJIA has 12 air freight routes, which travel to international or regional destinations, and operates a total of 31 flights a week.
This seamless journey from Phnom Penh to Singapore through Sanya highlighted the inauguration of Hainan's new passenger flight routes under the fifth freedom of the air.
The fifth freedom of the air refers to the right or privilege, in respect of scheduled international air services, granted by one State to another State to put down and to take on, in the territory of the first State, traffic coming from or destined to a third State.
Its opening showcases that the Hainan Free Trade Port has moved toward the world's highest level of openness, and it has built a more convenient air passage for personnel exchanges between Cambodia, China and Singapore, promoting economic and cultural cooperation and exchange, according to Hainan Airport Group.
China's annual air passenger throughput growth is forecast at average 5.2 percent in the coming two decades, he said.
Anticipated increase in travel demand prompts carriers in China to woo talentGlobal aviation industry players are continuing to hire more employees in China to prepare for a period of high demand for air travel in the post-COVID-19 era.
In October, about 56 million air passenger trips were handled, up 252 percent year-on-year, according to the Civil Aviation Administration of China.
In the meantime, the International Air Transport Association announced in September that the strong post-COVID passenger traffic trend continued.
Capacity climbed 82.1 percent and the load factor increased to 82.5 percent, said the IATA, which represents some 300 airlines that command 83 percent of the global air traffic.
In addition, Johnson Controls' refrigeration, and heating ventilation and air conditioning, or HVAC, products have achieved 100 percent localized production and have more than 96 percent local engineering research and development capability.
"Our collaboration with Falcon Aviation Services is a major milestone in the advancement of advanced air mobility in the UAE and the broader region of Middle East and Africa," said Mark Robert Henning, managing director of AutoFlight Europe.
AutoFlight Europe董事总经理Mark Robert Henning表示：“我们与Falcon Aviation Services的合作是阿联酋以及中东和非洲更广泛地区先进空中交通发展的一个重要里程碑。”。
It is more efficient than traditional air cooling and allows for denser hardware configurations.
Swiss air quality technology company IQAir sees big opportunities in the Chinese market amid the growing demand for products that can help better manage the indoor air environment.
Meanwhile, the company is launching its platform for companies to showcase their commitment to healthy indoor air quality at work.
We are also introducing our newest, most effective air purifier with long-term formaldehyde removal technology.
IQAir looks forward to making a positive impact in both fields, by helping to improve air quality in buildings and providing companies with information that is actionable for ESG and sustainability.
"The company has a system called IQAir's Smart Air Quality Management System which is designed to put corporate governance and employee care into practice by taking the invisible and intangible subject of air quality at the workplace as a starting point - through big data air quality monitoring, air pollution control and data visualization, ultimately transforming it into a transparent, disclosable and credible corporate ESG solution.
China Eastern Air Holding Co Ltd, a centrally administered State carrier, signed more than $2.5 billion worth of procurement orders during the ongoing sixth China International Import Expo in Shanghai on Monday — a record for the company during the annual event, it said.
"Such expansion has created new procurement requirements, as we strive to enhance safety and operational efficiency with new products, new technologies and new services, and offer passengers a safer, more comfortable and greener air travel experience," Cheng added.
The group, as the sole Hong Kong-based carrier, attended the first China Air Transport Association Aviation Conference, which is ongoing in Beijing.
In the first seven months, the domestic air travel market saw 346 million passenger trips, or 91 percent of the level seen in 2019 before the pandemic, according to the Civil Aviation Administration of China.
Meanwhile, the International Air Transport Association said earlier this month that the strong post-pandemic passenger traffic trend has continued in August.
"Demand for air travel performed well in August.
SF Airlines, the aviation branch of logistics giant SF Express, has invested heavily in providing air cargo services and expanding its freighter fleet in Europe.
It launched a new air cargo route linking Ezhou, Hubei province, with Frankfurt, Germany, in July.
In addition, developing the international air freight business will help enterprises boost long-haul freight capacity and further improve cross-border delivery efficiency, said Yang Daqing, deputy director of research at the China Federation of Logistics and Purchasing.
To date, 54 domestic and international airlines have operated a total of 202 air routes from Daxing airport, connecting 185 destinations.
Bipolar plates, made of expanded graphite, have complex flow fields that, when stacked, distribute gas and air, as well as conduct electrical current from one cell to the next.
New Saudi Arabian carrier bullish on travel demand between two countriesRiyadh Air, the newly established national carrier of Saudi Arabia, plans to begin operation in 2025, with direct flights to Chinese cities launching in early 2026, as the airline is bullish on growing business and leisure travel demand between China and Saudi Arabia.
As the new national carrier of Saudi Arabia, we plan to connect 110 cities globally within five years of operation," said Tony Douglas, CEO of Riyadh Air, who visited China this month to held talks with the Civil Aviation Administration of China and various Chinese carriers.
Riyadh Air, fully owned by the Public Investment Fund in Saudi Arabia, said the company positions itself as a full-service carrier with attention to detail.
Riyadh Air said that with two different cities in Saudi Arabia as their hubs, the two airlines will complement each other in flight services.
The International Air Transport Association said the post-COVID recovery momentum continued in July for passenger markets.
Delivery companies boost efficiency to give global access to Chinese productsChinese logistics and express delivery companies are ramping up efforts to build logistics infrastructure globally and provide air cargo services, as part of a broader push to boost delivery efficiency and ensure the stability and security of supply chains, industry experts said.
The company has partnered with Shenzhen Baoan International Airport to establish an air cargo center, with plans to launch more international cargo routes originating from Shenzhen, Guangdong province.
The new flights have been launched in collaboration with US air cargo operator Atlas Air, operating twice a week, with a loading capacity of over 220 metric tons per flight.
Atlas Air provides cross-border cargo transportation services for product categories ranging from electronics to automobiles.
The air cargo center was established to support the growing cross-border e-commerce parcel volume from China to Latin America.
By the end of 2022, JD Logistics operated approximately 90 bonded warehouses, international direct-mail warehouses and overseas warehouses, covering an aggregated floor area of nearly 900,000 sq m. In addition, Jiangsu Jingdong Cargo Airlines Co Ltd, also known as JD Airlines, an affiliate of JD Logistics, received approval from aviation authorities to put its self-owned air cargo fleet into operation and boost its long-haul freight capacity last August.
It plans to strengthen its collaboration with Beijing Daxing International Airport and continue to expand its air freight service regions and improve the supply chain efficiency for neighboring industry belts.
The company said it will first develop domestic air cargo to cover major cities nationwide and gradually accelerate its operations in international air cargo markets such as North America, Europe, the Middle East, Southeast Asia, Japan and South Korea by the end of 2025.
"Air cargo only comprises a relatively small proportion of China's comprehensive transportation system.
The shortage of air cargo capacity and specialized air cargo enterprises, along with rising transportation costs, has become very acute amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Yang added.
Developing the international air freight business will help enterprises boost long-haul freight capacity, establish overseas logistics networks and further improve cross-border delivery efficiency, he added.
Other logistics firms have invested heavily in providing air cargo services.
The expanding fleet helps SF Airlines enhance its air express capacity both at home and abroad.
SF Airlines said it is endeavoring to maintain the stable operation of air cargo services during peak seasons and will continuously expand its fleet size and strengthen its air logistics service capacity.
Wang Wei, chairman of SF Express, said the company will speed up the construction of the airport and aims to build a world-class international air cargo hub.
It recently opened a new air cargo route linking Ezhou with Abu Dhabi, capital of the United Arab Emirates.
Weekly round-trip air cargo service is scheduled for this route, with a total capacity of around 200 tons.
As the first dedicated air freight airport in Asia and the fourth of its kind globally, the airport is expected to open 40 domestic cargo routes and some four international cargo routes by the end of this year.
YTO Express, another parcel delivery company, said its air cargo fleet reached 11 aircraft by the end of last year.
The operation of cargo aircraft serves as a vital supplement to logistics companies' current supply chain and delivery system, as air freight transportation could forge greater synergy with warehousing and sorting centers to build an integrated logistics and delivery network, said Han Tao, a researcher at the China Air Transport Association.
In March 2023, Airbus delivered the first A321neo aircraft assembled at FALA in Tianjin to China's Juneyao Air.
Aircraft manufacturer vows to increase investment to expand supply chainEuropean aircraft manufacturer Airbus said it would continue to increase investment in China, its largest single-country market, and expand its supply chain in the country by cooperating with more Chinese suppliers, including startups, driven by China's strong demand for new aircraft and rapid recovery of the air travel market.
In June, total air traffic numbers globally resumed to 94.2 percent of the level seen in June 2019, according to the International Air Transport Association, which is comprised of over 300 airlines.
Building a global research and development network would help Midea Group, a leading Chinese home appliance manufacturer, better promote the development of innovative energy-saving solutions with a user-centric approach in the overseas market, according to the company's technical chief for its air conditioning business.
"By integrating local resources, we have strengthened technical research and launched a series of innovative products and solutions for air conditioning in the overseas market," said Li Jinbo, director of Midea's innovation research institute for household air conditioners.
Midea's German research and development center, which was put into operation in Stuttgart in 2019, has engaged in technical cooperation with the company's household air conditioning and other business units in terms of European energy efficiency labeling, product energy-saving and environmental protection design.
PortaSplit, a smart air conditioner that combines cutting-edge cooling technology with unprecedented flexibility, is set to make its market debut in 2024.
The company's new washing machine production lines in Egypt and household air conditioning factories in Thailand have already been put into operation, helping further enhance its competitiveness in overseas markets.
The Hilton Garden Inn Zibo Zhangdian has 210 well-appointed rooms with large windows, each with an air humidifier and Slumberland mattress.
Lam added that Cathay Pacific will continue to speed up investment in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area by expanding multimodal transportation services via integrating sea, land and air services, and providing more convenient services for mainland passengers heading to global destinations via Hong Kong International Airport.
The International Air Transport Association recently reported that global consumers have indicated high levels of confidence in travel.
- A new air cargo route was launched on Sunday linking South China's Shenzhen with Port Moresby, capital of Papua New Guinea, said SF Airlines, China's largest air cargo carrier in fleet size.
"Currently, in many provinces, air conditioners account for more than 40 percent of the total electricity load during the peak demand period, and in some major cities, the number exceeds 50 percent," Ou said.
- A new air cargo route was launched on Wednesday linking Ezhou city in Central China's Hubei province, with Abu Dhabi, capital of the United Arab Emirates, announced SF Airlines.
This marked the launch of the first cargo route connecting the airport with the Middle East, said SF Airlines, China's largest air cargo carrier in fleet size.
A weekly round-trip air cargo service is scheduled for this route, with a total of around 200 tons of air express capacity.
The new route will mainly handle general cargo, e-commerce goods, and express shipments, providing efficient and reliable air logistics between China and the UAE, according to the cargo airline.
The tested and validated technologies and solutions will find widespread applications in many sectors, such as air conditioning, data centers, cold chain and energy storage, Duan added.
Unveiling a new smart air solution for an entire house is an important step for Midea Air Conditioning, a business section of home appliances giant Midea Group, to transform from a heating ventilation and air conditioning manufacturer to a professional air management solution provider, according to the company.
The smart air solution, based on decades of hardware technology iteration, is an important strategic measure to meet users' demand," said Zhang Hao, research and development director of Midea's home central air conditioning.
Zhang said the customized air solution will cover the whole house with intelligent technologies and good air, which originate from the company's major air systems including ultra-centralized air conditioning, central humidity control, air source heating pump, fresh air for a full house and health systems.
A hardware facility, namely air cube, can automatically recognize indoor air quality, ensuring household users to learn about various air indicators such as NO2 and PM2.5.