The police are to be used to help enforce a ban on ticket agents offering airfare discounts, according to a report in the Shanghai Morning Post. A spokesman for China Eastern Airlines told AFX-ASIA that any strengthening of enforcement might lead to a decline in passenger volumes. He said there had been a reduction in volume since the recent passenger aircraft crashes and that official ticket prices were already too high.
Flagship carrier invests in safety upgrade Air China is to spend Yn270m on a safety upgrade that will include pilot training and jet-engine maintenance. The programme will be completed by the end of July, said company president Wang Kaiyuan.
The move was announced two months after one of its Boeing 767 passenger jets crashed near Pusan, South Korea, killing 129 of the 155 passengers on board.