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Spring and JuneYao leading the way among the Chinese private carriers


The Chinese private airline sector remains a small, yet growing, part of China’s aviation industry, comprising approximately 3.4% of total domestic capacity (seats) and currently only operating in the domestic market. [1875 words]

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  • Spring Airlines on track for fourth consecutive year of profitability
  • USD21 million profit in nine months to Sep-2009
  • Benefiting from global economic crisis; 76% pax increase in Oct-2009
  • Improvement in financial performance since May-2009; domestic market recovering “very well”
  • IPO plans back on track, but not until 2011
  • Year-to-date pax growth of 76% for JuneYao
  • Profits in FY2009 and FY2010 expected
  • JuneYao to expand internationally
  • Fleet expansion continues
  • Affected by high-speed rail
  • Chengdu Airlines arises from the restructuring of United Eagle, but inauguration delayed

Graphs and data:

  • China domestic capacity (seats) by carrier: Nov-2009
  • Overview of key Chinese private airlines 
  • Passenger numbers trends for the smaller Chinese airlines:  Jun-2008 to Oct-2009
  • Spring Airlines traffic highlights: Nov-2005 to Oct-2009 
  • Airlines planning IPOs in China
  • JuneYao Airlines traffic growth: Jan-2007 to Sep-2009
  • JuneYao Airlines’ CAAC business expansion application
  • JuneYao Airlines’ capacity share (seats) by city (excluding Shanghai, which comprises 50% of total seats): Dec-2009
  • JuneYao Airlines fleet plans: Nov-2009
  • Chengdu Airlines Restructuring Plan
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