Showing posts with label Beijing Capital Airlines. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Beijing Capital Airlines. Show all posts

28 August, 2018

Nose wheels missing in Beijing Capital Airlines A320 emergency landing

A Beijing Capital Airlines Airbus A320 with 166 people on board had to make an emergency landing with two wheels missing at Shenzhen airport on Tuesday after the flight deck crew aborted landing at nearby Macau and declared “Mayday”. 

The flight had taken off from Beijing and according to Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) the crew also reported a problem in one of the aircraft's engine. 

Capital Airlines used local social media site Weibo to say that it suspected the flight encountered wind shear whilst attempting to land in Macau with the pilots “concluded that landing gear may have been damaged.”

It said there were 157 passengers and nine crew on board the A320, registration B-6952, was operating flight JD5759 from Beijing to Macau, when the incident occurred around 11:15 local time. and the CACC said five passengers reported physical discomfort during the incident.   

The airport at Shenzhen, shut one of its runways for three hours to accommodate the emergency landing, the airport confirmed on Weibo. Images show plan at a halt with emergency escape chute deployed and no fount wheels, there also appears to be some damage to the left engine. 

23 August, 2018

Beijing Capital Airlines to suspend Lisbon service

The Chinese airline, Beijing Capital Airlines has confirmed it will be suspending its direct scheduled flight to Portugal from the 15th October this year.

The airline had been operating the route three times each week, flying between Hangzhou on the east coast of China and Lisbon, with a stopover in Beijing.  The route had only last month celebrated it's first-year anniversary, having started on 26th July 2017. 

Over  80,000 passengers have been carried on the route since it started and the airline boasted of load factors over more than 95 percent in high season, whilst low season the loads were lighter, at around 80 percent.

Beijing Capital Airlines has said that operational reasons are forcing the suspension of the Lisbon service, but assured customers that it would restart in March 2019. All affected passengers have been contacted by email. 

07 November, 2017

Beijing Capital Airlines conducts its first overseas recruitment drive in Portugal and Spain

Beijing Capital Airlines have just held the first overseas crew recruitment fairs in Portugal and Spain for the carrier.  Held from  November 2 to November 6 it was a massive success, having received more than 1000 resumes, the company plans to hire 40 flight attendants in the two countries. 

Local candidates showed a great interest in the brand image and the distinctly Chinese culture of Beijing Capital Airlines, the airline said in a statement marking the true globalisation of the company's crew recruitment process.

"We chose Lisbon as the first stop as we had just launched a non-stop service between China and Portugal," a recruitment spokesperson for Beijing Capital Airlines explained. 

Billed as the new "Silk Road in the sky" the Beijing to Lisbon route commenced on 25th July this year and fills the gap in terms of the growing need for a direct flight between the two countries and is an important step in Beijing Capital Airlines' development strategy as well as helping  to implement the Chinese government's silk road in the sky initiative.