Domestic Flights in China Could Soon Get More Expensive

By Bridget O'Donnell, January 9, 2018

0 0

Domestic airfare in China could soon get more expensive for travelers after the government announced it would be easing state control over ticket prices last week.

In a joint statement issued January 5, the Civil Aviation Administration of China and the National Development and Reform Commission announced that government-owned airlines would have more freedom over setting prices for passengers flying on domestic routes.

Under the more relaxed rules, government-set caps on flight fares would be lifted and airlines able to set prices if a specific route is served by at least five different carriers. Prices can be increased by up to 10 percent on routes not exceeding 15 percent of the carrier's total routes.

The more market-based policy is now in effect and applies to at least 300 routes.

Shares for China's biggest airlines, including China Eastern, Air China and China Southern, surged shortly after the announcement.

[Image via Flickr]

more news

American Airlines Re-Routes 3 China Flights Amid Rising US-Russia Tensions

Growing tensions between Russia and the United States have prompted American Airlines to re-route at least three China-bound flights.

5 Amazing China Travel Deals

Missed out on a Chinese New Year holiday deal? Fear not.

10 Amazing Last Minute Chinese New Year Travel Deals

It's not too late for the trip of a lifetime!

Guangdong to Transport 136 Million During CNY Travel Rush

Looking to leave town for Chinese New Year? You aren't alone.

Pets Now Allowed in the Cabin on Hainan Airlines China Flights

Terrific news for pet owners! (And bad news for travelers with allergies).

You Can Now Use Your Phone During Flights on Chinese Airlines

One small step for airlines, one giant leap for passengers.

Harbin Travel Guide: Attractions, Tips, Food, Weather and More

Your ultimate guide on what to do, see, eat and more in Harbin.

0 User Comments

In Case You Missed It…

We're on WeChat!

Scan our QR Code at right or follow us at thatsonline for events, guides, giveaways and much more!

7 Days in China With

Weekly updates to your email inbox every Wednesday


Download previous issues

Never miss an issue of That's Magazines!

Visit the archives

Get the App. Your essential China city companion.