Scotland to have first direct flight with China
Scotland’s Edinburgh Airport will soon start service of the first direct flight between China and Scotland via Hainan Airlines. The number of Chinese tourists traveling to Scotland has been on the rise and it is hoped that the move will continue to drive tourism growth.
CAAC orders HNA to pay outstanding fuel bills
The Civial Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) has ordered HNA to pay its outstanding fuel bills and airport fees. It was reported that South China Bluesky Aviation Oil delivered HNA an ultimatum that if the company did not pay its fuel bills by March 16 by 4 pm, supplies would be cut off after two days. HNA Group is currently struggling to manage its debt burden and is in the process of a sell off of its major assets to foot the bill. HNA’s outstanding fuel bill is estimated at $3 billion yuan.