18-May-2018 4:17 AM

Air China: Consolidation was 'engineered' in China, new airlines still 'popping up' on monthly basis

Air China VP and GM North America Zhihang Chi, speaking at the CAPA Airline Leader Summit, noted (17-May-2018) consolidation has been "engineered" in China with four main groups, emulating the US. Mr Chi however said new airlines are "popping up almost on a monthly basis". Mr Chi said: "If a government official wants to get promoted… it's a great achievement on his/her part", adding its "sexy to have an airline for each city or province".

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