Increase in Fleet in China: Biggest, According to Study

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China is well-adjusting to the demand of travelers as it increases the number of its fleet by more than 300%. This is after a study by Flightglobal’s Commercial Fleet revealed that the country is the single biggest purchaser of wide-body planes, topping North America and Asia-Pacific.

The aircrafts scheduled to be manufactured fall under the categories of Boeing’s B777, B787, and B747; and Airbus A330, A350 and A380 (twin-aisle). More than 4000 planes of these kinds will be added to the worldwide fleet by 2031.
When it comes to matter of deliveries, China will fall into second place. Asia Pacific will remain to be the first one, because according to authorities, China will not be able to handle big deliveries since it still has to maintain its smaller fleets.

Aircraft Companies

Most of the larger planes flying around the world are from Boeing and Airbus; and with the orders for aircrafts placed by China, North America and Asia-Pacific, the companies have undeniably closed down multi-million dollar deals with Air China and Lion’s Air.

At the moment, Boeing will be manufacturing 106 Boeing 747, and 854 Boeing 787. Airbus, on the other hand, is bound to produce 870 orders from the A330, A340, and A350 XWB. 178 orders of A380 are also on the process.
There is currently an intense competition between these two leading aircraft manufacturers, and Airbus is leading the game with over 3:1 ratio, when it comes to orders.

China’s Increasing Fleet

Most of the aircraft which will be produced in the next 20 years will be delivered to China; thereby making the country’s fleet to grow significantly. As pointed out by Li Jianxiang, the administrator of the Civil Aviation Administration of China, there is now a need to add 50 more airports to the more than a hundred existing ones in order to accommodate the country’s increase in air carriers.

It is believed that this phenomenal development in the aviation industry of China would lead to more infrastructure projects and economic success.

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Important Things to Know Before Visiting China

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Even the experienced jetsetters would know that you do not travel to a place without exerting effort to know anything about it. This popular opinion is practiced by travelers so as not to look lost on a foreign land. Of course, this applies to those who wish to go to China. Travelers should know that coming to this oriental ‘superpower’ nation constitutes certain things you must bear in mind. There are certain rules which you must understand first in order to turn your flights to Shanghai – or any other Chinese cities – more exciting and memorable.

First and foremost, you cannot enter mainland China without a passport. Buying air tickets online would turn useless if you do not have this important document. It will prove your identity to the officers at the immigration counter. If necessary, the passport should be stamped by a legal visa from the Chinese embassy in your home country. If this rule applies, then the visa is twice as significant as the passport. Luckily for Singaporeans, there is no need for this highly-important visa to get to China.

China is a modernized country fused with a beautiful oriental heritage. Thus, it is easy to find hotels, restaurants and cafés, and shopping malls which would suffice your wants and needs as a tourist. Attractions are abundant, providing you a lot of options on how you want to enjoy your tour.

Transportation is easy. Taxis, subways and buses would transport you to almost anywhere; but for a taste of old China, you could try riding the famous rickshaws.

Now, it is very much advised that you educate yourself even just a little about the culture of China. It is one basic technique in order to instantly adapt to a new community when you are already there. Knowing the basics of Chinese norms would allow you to interact with the locals easily, making you feel more comfortable.

When you fully understand the things stated above, you can now buy air tickets online and ride your flights to Shanghai or any other Chinese cities. Enjoy your trip!