CAAC announces additional measures to support aviation during coronavirus

    CAAC announced (09-Mar-2020) the following additional measures to support the aviation industry during the coronavirus outbreak:

    • Exempt airlines from contributing to the civil aviation development fund;
    • Previously announced financial support to encourage international route operations;
    • Reduce airport and air control fees, effective 23-Jan-2020;
    • Encourage State owned companies to reduce charges;
    • Increase infrastructure investment, targeting CNY100 billion (USD14.4 billion) investment in fixed assets throughout the year;
    • Extend the 2019/2020 winter schedule until 02-May-2020;
    • Suspend evaluation of airline on time performance;
    • Shorten approval for applications to resume international operations.