By Dominic Lalk
So far, it has been a good week for Mainland carriers. Collectively, state-controlled Air China and China Southern Airlines earned net profits that reflected significant year-on-year growth and robust outbound tourism.
In Australia, Qantas Airways performed its maiden Perth-Heathrow nonstop flight and in Taiwan, China Airlines launched its inaugural service from Taoyuan to Ontario, California.
Elsewhere this week, Singapore Airlines took delivery of the world’s first B787-10, All Nippon Airways ordered two B777Fs and signed a partnership agreement with Alitalia, Fiji Airways reported a record annual profit and VietJet Air announced plans for a dedicated freighter fleet.
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