China Southern Airlines

China Grounds Flights Amid Hoax Threats

Chinese state media reports a hoax threat grounded a China Southern Airlines plane in Xinjiang autonomous region, from Xinhua: The China Southern Airlines flight CZ680, traveling from Istanbul to Beijing via Urumqi, was grounded...

Private Airline Tiptoes Around State Goliaths

Reuters interviews Wang Zhenghua, the owner of China’s biggest private budget carriers, and reports on his philosophy for surviving in a state-dominated sector: “You have to take it a bit slowly, rather than being too...

Chinese Carriers Cut Flights Over Fuel Costs

From AFP: Two major Chinese airlines plan to cut the number of international flights they offer due to spiralling fuel costs, at least temporarily, the carriers said Tuesday. China Southern Airlines, the country’s top...

Terrorism Suspect Confesses, Xinhua Says

The Chinese government has claimed that a suspect in this month’s reported attempt to down a flight from Xinjiang has confessed. From Xinhua: The Ministry of Public Security issued a statement Thursday saying a 19-year-old...

China: Separatists Behind Jet Crash Plot

After days of silence on the issue, the Chinese government is now claiming an alleged attempt to crash a China Southern flight from Urumqi to Beijing earlier this month was the work of Uighur separatists. From the Associated...

China: ‘Suspicious Liquids’ Used in Plane Crash Attempt

Following recent reports of a foiled attempt to crash a China Southern Airlines flight out of Urumqi, Chinese media are now saying the suspects (still unidentified) had planned to use flammable liquids to create the disaster....

Your Flight is Delayed. Why? Unspecified Reasons – Chris O’Brien

Xinhua polisher Chris O’Brien writes on his blog Beijing Newspeak about the military’s unilateral and unexplained commandeering of domestic airspace: On Tuesday, a journalist friend of mine tried to fly from southern China to Shanghai. The whole process took 11 hours. My friend was told the People’s Liberation Army, those lovers of late notice, had […]



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