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Hubs and Fleet
Main Bases and Hubs – Fuzhou Changle International, Hangzhou Xiaoshan International, Nanchang Changbei International, Quanzhou Jinjiang, Xiamen Gaoqi International
Fleet – Boeing 737-700, Boeing 737-800, Boeing 757-200
XiamenAir (or Xiamen Airlines as it used to be called, but XiamenAir is now its official English title) (Chinese: 厦门航空; pinyin: Xiàmén Hángkōng; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: E-mng Hang-khong) is the first privately owned airline in the People’s Republic of China. Established on July 25, 1984 and based in Xiamen,Fujian Province it operates scheduled passenger flights out of Xiamen Gaoqi International Airport and, to a lesser extent, Fuzhou Changle International Airport and Hangzhou Xiaoshan International Airport. The airline is owned by China Southern Airlines (51%), Xiamen Construction and Development Group (34%), and Jizhong Energy Group (15%). XiamenAir is the only major Chinese carrier which operates an all Boeing fleet.
XiamenAir was honored with the title of “The Best Airline In Mainland China” for 6 consecutive quarters in the “Airlines Service Survey” made by CARNOC.com. The survey consists of comprehensive questionnaires answered by the passengers and analyzed by experts.
By early 2014, Xiamen Airlines has 6 branches in Fuzhou, Nanchang, Hangzhou, Tianjin, Changsha, and Beijing. The airline operates 218 domestic routes along with 26 international routes (Including routes to Hong Kong, Macau, and Taiwan). It flies over 3600 flights per week. XiamenAir ranks #4 among all Chinese carriers by domestic capacity (only less than the “Big Three” national carriers), and contributes 7.2% of the domestic capacity in China.
Xiamen Airlines concluded the year of 2013 with a passenger number of 18.57 Million, and a profit of 1520 million CNY (about 245 million US dollars or 15.2 million British Pounds). It is the 27th consecutive year of profit for Xiamen Airlines since 1988. With the long consecutive profit record and high profit rate, the airline was regarded as one of the most profitable airlines in the world.
Hubs and Fleet
Main Bases and Hubs – Paris Charles de Gaulle
Fleet – Airbus A320, Airbus A330-200, Boeing 737-800
XL Airways France is a French airline with its head offices on the grounds of Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport and in Tremblay-en-France. It operates scheduled flights mainly to long-haul destinations in Africa, the Middle East, the United States and the Caribbean as well as charter flights to medium-haul destinations in the Mediterranean, usually out of Charles de Gaulle Airport.
Formed as Star Europe in 1995 by Cédric Pastour (abrreviation for Société de Transport Aérien Régional, renamed Star Airlines in 1997), the airline was previously owned by Transat A.T., before being sold to and taken over by XL Leisure Group. On 23 November 2006 the airline changed its name to XL Airways France. The owning group went bankrupt on 12 September 2008, but the airline was saved as it was acquired by Straumur-Burdaras Investment Bank on the same day, along with its German sister company XL Airways Germany. In November 2012, the airline was sold to X-Air Aviation, a subsidiary of Swiss-US investment group BeachSide Capital, LLC http://www.beachsidecapital.com.
Hubs and Fleet
Main Bases and Hubs – Frankfurt
Fleet – Boeing 737-800
XL Airways Germany GmbH was a charter airline headquartered in Mörfelden-Walldorf, Hesse, Germany, operating charter and ad-hoc lease services, mostly out of Frankfurt Airport. The airline belonged to now bankrupt Straumur Investment Bank from Iceland (together with XL Airways France).
The airline was founded as Star XL German Airlines by Avion Group from Iceland and received its AOC on 3 May 2006. On 30 October of the same year, the Avion leisure business was bought out and re-organized as XL Leisure Group, resulting in the airline changing its name to XL Airways Germany. On 11 September 2008, BBC News Channel reported that XL Leisure Group had filed for administration due to rising fuel prices, although initially Simon Calder confirmed the group’s website was still taking bookings, the group folded the next morning. Operations of the German and French airline subsidiaries were not affected, however. On 12 September 2008, Straumur Investment Bank acquired XL Airways Germany and its French sister company, XL Airways France.
The company filed for bankruptcy on 27 December 2012 after the operations for the winter season has already been suspended on 14 December.
Hubs and Fleet
Main Bases and Hubs – Makassar Sultan Hasanuddin International
Fleet – Boeing 737-200, Boeing 737-300, Boeing 737-500, Dornier 328
Xpress Air established itself as a Domestic Regular Airline that offers direct flights to the Eastern parts of Indonesia, with its first leap in the year 2005 and initial 2014 served international route to Malaysia. Begin with its two Boeing 737s, Xpress Air became the first privately owned, scheduled airline that connects Jakarta to 24 domestic destinations like Makassar (formerly known as Ujung Pandang), Ternate, Sorong, Manokwari, and Jayapura. Makassar serves as a main hub for all flights coming from Java islands to the Eastern cities of Indonesia, while Sorong serves as a second hub in Papua, connecting remote places surrounding West Papua Area.
Xpress Air is supported by PT Aero Nusantara Indonesia (ANI), a trusted Aircraft Maintenance Provider, ensuring a pledge to safety, quality and security to its passengers.
Express Air begun commercial operations between Jayapura and Jakarta on June 23, 2003. Since then, the airline has grown to become one of the major airlines in Eastern Indonesia. Xpress Air is currently in the process of a major fleet expansion to serve more numbers of destinations along West-East Papua axis, Sulawesi, Maluku, and Nusa Tenggara region. The vision to also offer routes to the western regions has been met as Xpress Air has begun connecting people to Yogyakarta, Surabaya, Kalimantan, Pontianak and more.
The year 2012 embarked a new journey for Xpress Air with a new branding name (from Express Air to Xpress Air to represent a more modern and customer-friendly airline), a new strategy and a fresh new slogan “Terbanglah Indonesia”, holding close to its heart the same culture and tradition of a friendly airline with new, modern advancements and motivation.
Hubs and Fleet
Main Bases and Hubs – Elko, NV
Fleet – Boeing 737-400
Xtra Airways is an ARGUS Platinum Rated charter airline based in Boise, Idaho, USA (BOI). The airline is certificated by the United States FAA to conduct Domestic, Flag, and Supplemental operations and by the Chile DGAC to conduct Domestic operations utilizing Boeing 737 aircraft.
- Established in 1987 as Casino Express Airlines; started operations in 1989 using Boeing 737-200 aircraft flying exclusively for the Red Lion Hotel and Casino. Casino Express operated B737 jet service from Elko, Nevada (EKO) nonstop to many cities in the U.S.
- Casino Express Airlines operated one Boeing 737-200 jetliner for new start-up airline Tahoe Air which provided scheduled passenger air service from the South Lake Tahoe Airport (TVL) nonstop to Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) in southern California and also nonstop to San Jose International Airport (SJC) in northern California.
- Quickly expanded its customer base to include sports teams, government agencies, foreign dignitaries, press corps, other gaming properties, and other types of public and private charters.
- Changed its name to Xtra Airways on December 8, 2005, to better reflect its broader focus.
- Moved its headquarters in June, 2010, to Boise, Idaho, to better position itself for sustained growth.
- Featured use in House (TV series) in the Swan Song”, a special retrospective episode of House that preceded the series’ final episode, Everybody Dies (House) in 2012. The episode shows interior shot of a plane as a fully first-class seated airline.
Xtra Airways operates charters to airports in the conterminous United States, Caribbean, Alaska, Canada, Mexico, Central and South America, and operates flights for a wide variety of clients to myriad locations in the Western Hemisphere.