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China will soon become the world's biggest market for air travel, but American carriers are having trouble profiting from the rapid growth. Some US airlines are cutting routes to China, the world's second-biggest economy.
American said last week it's shelving the Chicago-Shanghai route from October because it "is unprofitable and simply not sustainable in this high fuel cost environment.
The difficulties faced by US carriers are largely the result of fierce competition from state-backed Chinese rivals, which have rapidly increased their international routes. They've also pursued aggressive growth on US routes, pushing down passenger yields — a key revenue metric — for everyone, said Greg Waldron, Asia managing editor at aviation website FlightGlobal in Singapore.
The problem has been compounded by the rise in oil prices over the past two years.
American Airlines has canceled two China routes so far this year, including one between Chicago and Beijing. Subsidies help Chinese carriers Chinese airlines benefit from government subsidies that help them keep ticket prices low, according to analysts.
Research by Singapore-based bank DBS this year found that government subsidies to China's aviation industry have doubled in the past four years. China will displace the United States as the world's largest aviation market byincluding flights to, from and within the country, according to the International Air Transport Association.
DBS forecasts that the number of Chinese air travelers will triple to 1. American carriers have in the past complained about their treatment by Chinese authorities. They have claimed they have been given unfavorable landing slots — such as late at night — or been denied them altogether in some cases.
Some have also found themselves caught in a political storm when Beijing demanded that they change their websites to conform with its stance on Taiwan. US airlines have complained about the allocation of landing slots at Chinese airports.
Besides government assistance, Chinese airlines have other advantages over their American rivals, according to Shukor. More Chinese travelers visit the United States than vice versa, and they gravitate towards domestic carriers because of familiarity and a sense of patriotism, he said.
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