Vice premier says China supports global airline alliances

09:00, June 22, 2011      

Email | Print | Subscribe | Comments | Forum 

Chinese Vice Premier Zhang Dejiang said on Tuesday the government supports domestic airlines to join global air carrier alliances and that foreign airlines are welcome to open new routes to China.

Zhang made the remarks in a meeting with Leo van Wijk, president of SkyTeam, one of the world's biggest air carrier alliances.

The civilian global aviation industry plays a fundamental and strategic role in China's economy, and the government will continue to strengthen exchanges and cooperation with air-carrier alliances and foreign airlines to promote its rapid development, Zhang said.

China Eastern Airlines, the country's second largest airline company by passenger traffic, joined the SkyTeam on Tuesday, and Zhang attended the signing ceremony.

He said Chinese airlines should take the opportunity to learn from other airlines and improve services and management in order to enhance their competitiveness and develop themselves into world-class airlines.

SkyTeam has 14 members and flies to 168 countries and regions. The addition of China Eastern Airlines brings its total passenger number to 474 million.

Source: Xinhua
http://paper.people.com.cn/rmrb/html/2011-06/22/nw.D110000renmrb_20110622_5-03.htm
 
 
     
 
 
 
     
 
 
 
  Weekly review  
 
 
 
     
 
 

(Editor:梁军)

  • Do you have anything to say?

双语词典
dictionary

  
Special Coverage
  • Beijing-Shanghai High-Speed Train now in Operation
  • From drought to floods
Major headlines
Editor's Pick
  • Celebrate Summer Solstice with yoga
  • Chinese musician Nie Er's residence opens to public
  • Karst cave in central China attracts visitors
  • Volkswagen launches People's Car Project
  • Go get free outfit in underwear
  • U.S., Japan agree to delay Marine air base relocation
Hot Forum Discussion