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Hubs and Fleet
Main Bases and Hubs – Moscow Sheremetyevo
Fleet – Airbus A319, Airbus A320, Airbus A321, Airbus A330-200, Airbus A330-300, Boeing 737-800, Boeing 767-300, Boeing 777-300, Ilyushin Il-96, Sukhoi Superjet-100
OJSC Aeroflot – Russian Airlines (Russian: ОАО «Аэрофло́т-Росси́йские авиали́нии», OAO Aeroflot-Rossiyskiye avialinii) (MCX: AFLT), commonly known as Aeroflot (English pronunciation: /ˈɛroʊˌflɔːt/ or Listeni/ˌɛroʊˈflɔːt/) (Russian: Аэрофлот, English translation: “air fleet”), is the flag carrier and largest airline of the Russian Federation. The carrier operates domestic and international passenger services, mainly from its hub at Sheremetyevo International Airport.
Aeroflot is one of the oldest airlines in the world, tracing its history back to 1923. During the Soviet era, Aeroflot was the Soviet national airline and the largest airline in the world. Following the dissolution of the USSR, the carrier has been transformed from a state-run enterprise into a semi-privatised company which ranked 19th most profitable in the world in 2007. Aeroflot is still considered the de facto national airline of Russia. It is 51%-owned by the Russian Government. As of September 2013, the Aeroflot Group had 30,328 employees.
The company has embarked on a fleet modernisation programme, extensive route restructuring, and an image overhaul. The airline joined SkyTeam in April 2006, becoming the 10th member of the alliance.
Hubs and Fleet
Main Bases and Hubs – Guadalajara Don Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla International, Hermosillo General Ignacio Pesqueira Garcia International, Mexico City Benito Juarez International, Monterrey General Mariano Escobedo International
Fleet – Boeing 737-700, Boeing 737-800, Boeing 767-200, Boeing 767-300, Boeing 777-200
Aerovías de México, S.A. de C.V. (Airways of Mexico, SA de CV), operating as AeroMéxico, is the flag carrier airline of Mexico based in Colonia Cuauhtémoc, Cuauhtémoc, Mexico City. It operates scheduled domestic and international services to North America, South America, Central America, Caribbean, Europe, and Asia. Its main base is Benito Juárez International Airport in Mexico City, with secondary hubs at Cancun International Airport, in Cancun, Don Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla International Airport, in Guadalajara, and General Mariano Escobedo International Airport, in Monterrey. And its focus cities at and General Abelardo L. Rodríguez International Airport in Tijuana.
The Aeroméxico Group includes Aeroméxico mainline and Aeroméxico Connect (regional subsidiary) which together hold the 41.7% of the domestic market share, becoming Mexico’s largest domestic airline group, and the 79.8% of the international market share, again in first place followed by Volaris. Aeroméxico is one of the four founding members of the SkyTeam airline alliance, the other three founding airlines are Air France, Delta Air Lines, and Korean Air
The logo shows the head of an Aztec eagle warrior (cuāuhtli).
Hubs and Fleet
Main Bases and Hubs – Palma de Mallorca
Fleet – Airbus A330-200, Boeing 737-800, Embraer 195
Hubs and Fleet
Main Bases and Hubs – Amsterdam Schiphol, Lyon Saint Exupery, Paris Charles de Gaulle, Paris Orly
Fleet – Airbus A318, Airbus A319, Airbus A320, Airbus A321, Airbus A330-200, Airbus A340-300, Airbus A380, Boeing 747-400, Boeing 777-200, Boeing 777-300
Air France (formally Société Air France, S.A.), stylised as AIRFRANCE, is the French flag carrier headquartered in Tremblay-en-France, (north of Paris). It is a subsidiary of the Air France-KLM Group and a founding member of the SkyTeamglobal airline alliance. As of 2013 Air France serves 36 destinations in France and operates worldwide scheduled passenger and cargo services to 168 destinations in 93 countries (including Overseas departments and territories of France) and also carried 59,513,000 passengers in 2011. The airline’s global hub is at Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport, with Paris Orly Airport, Lyon-Saint Exupéry Airport, Marseille Provence Airport, Toulouse Blagnac Airport, and Nice Côte d’Azur Airport serving as secondary hubs. Air France’s corporate headquarters, previously in Montparnasse, Paris, are located on the grounds ofParis-Charles de Gaulle Airport, north of Paris.
Air France was formed on 7 October 1933 from a merger of Air Orient, Air Union, Compagnie Générale Aéropostale,Compagnie Internationale de Navigation Aérienne (CIDNA), and Société Générale de Transport Aérien (SGTA).
During the Cold War, from 1950 until 1990, Air France was one of the three main Allied scheduled airlines operating in Germany at West Berlin’s Tempelhof and Tegel airports.
In 1990, Air France acquired the operations of French domestic carrier Air Inter and international rival UTA – Union des Transports Aériens.
Air France served as France’s primary national flag carrier for seven decades prior to its 2003 merger with KLM.
Between April 2001 and March 2002, the airline carried 43.3 million passengers and had a total revenue of €12.53bn. In November 2004, Air France ranked as the largest European airline with 25.5% total market share, and was the largest airline in the world in terms of operating revenue.
Air France operates a mixed fleet of Airbus and Boeing widebodied jets on long-haul routes, and uses Airbus A320 family aircraft on short-haul routes. Air France introduced the A380 on 20 November 2009 with service to New York’s JFK Airport from Paris’ Charles de Gaulle Airport. The carrier’s regional airline subsidiary, HOP!, operates the majority of its regional domestic and European scheduled services with a fleet of regional jet aircraft.
Hubs and Fleet
Main Bases and Hubs – Milan Malpensa, Rome Leonardo da Vinci – Fiumicino, Turin
Fleet – Airbus A319, Airbus A320, Airbus A321, Airbus A330-200, Boeing 767-300, Boeing 777-200, Dassault Falcon, McDonnell Douglas MD-80
Hubs and Fleet
Main Bases and Hubs – Kaohsiung International Airport, Taipei Taiwan Taoyuan International
Fleet – Airbus A330-300, Airbus A340-300, Boeing 737-800, Boeing 747-400
China Airlines (CAL) (Chinese: 中華航空公司; traditional Chinese: 中華航空公司; pinyin: Zhōnghuá Hángkōng gōngsī, commonly abbreviated as Huáháng (Chinese: 華航; traditional Chinese: 華航; )) (TWSE: 2610) is the largest airline in Taiwan headquartered in Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport. Although not directly state-owned, the airline is owned by China Airlines Group, which is owned by the China Aviation Development Foundation (Chinese: 中華航空事業發展基金會; traditional Chinese: 中華航空事業發展基金會; pinyin:Zhōnghuá Hángkōngshìyè Fāzhǎn Jījīnhuì), which is in turn owned by the Taiwanese government.
The airline operates flights to four continents including Asia, Europe, North America and Oceania. China Airlines has a strong presence in the Southeast Asia, East Asia, and Northeast Asia. The Hong Kong route is the airline’s most profitable market with hundreds of flights flown a week between Hong Kong and 4 cities in Taiwan, including Taipei (Taoyuan), Taichung, Tainan, and Kaohsiung.
China Airlines’ wholly owned subsidiary, Mandarin Airlines, manages domestic flights regional flights to secondary cities with smaller capacity requirements. China Airlines’ cargo division China Airlines Cargo operates CAL’s dedicated freighter fleet, and manages the cargo-hold capacity in CAL’s passenger aircraft. Tigerair Taiwan is a planned low-cost carrier by China Airlines and Singaporean Tigerair, and is set to start operations in 2014.
China Airlines signed an agreement to begin the process of joining theSkyTeam airline alliance on September 14, 2010 and officially became a full member on September 28, 2011. This was marked by an update to the logo of the airline and the typeface in which “China Airlines” is printed.
China Airlines announced its intention of increasing the size of its fleet to more than 100 within at most 10 years. While ordering Airbus A350-900s and Boeing 777-300ERs for its long term strategies, the airlines also leased various Airbus A330-300s and Boeing 737-800s to meet short term demands. The airline is planning on ordering 20-25 narrow-body aircraft for itself and another 8 or more for its subsidiaryMandarin Airlines. Types in consideration include the Boeing 737MAX and Airbus A320neo.
In December 2013, China Airlines announced its new joint venture with Singaporean low cost carrier Tigerair to establish Tigerair Taiwan, one of the first Taiwan-based LCCs. The new airlines is planned to start operations in 2014 with 3 Airbus A320s. China Airlines will hold a 90 percent share in the new carrier, while Tigerair will hold the other 10 percent.
Hubs and Fleet
Main Bases and Hubs – Shanghai Pudong International, Shanghai Hongqiao International
Fleet – Airbus A300, Airbus A319, Airbus A320, Airbus A321, Airbus A330-200, Airbus A330-300, Airbus A340-300, Airbus A340-600, Boeing 737-300, Boeing 737-700, Boeing 737-800, Bombardier CRJ-100/200, Bombardier CRJ-700
China Eastern Airlines Corporation Limited (Chinese: 中国东方航空公司, colloquially known as 东航) (SSE: 600115SEHK: 0670 NYSE: CEA) is an airline headquartered in the China Eastern Airlines Building, on the grounds of Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport in Changning District, Shanghai, China. It is a major Chinese airline operating international, domestic and regional routes. Its main hubs are at Shanghai Pudong International Airport and Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport, with secondary hubs at Kunming Changshui International Airport and Xi’an Xianyang International Airport. China Eastern Airlines is China’s second-largest carrier by passenger numbers. China Eastern and its subsidiary Shanghai Airlines became the 14th member of SkyTeam on 21 June 2011.
In 2012, China Eastern Airlines carried 73.08 million domestic and international passengers with an average load factor of 73%.
The airline was established on 25 June 1988 under the CAAC Huadong Administration. In 1997, China Eastern took over the unprofitable China General Aviation and also became the country’s first airline to offer shares on the international market. It foundedChina Cargo Airlines in a joint venture with COSCO in 1998. In March 2001, it completed the takeover of Great Wall Airlines. China Yunnan Airlines and China Northwest Airlines merged into China Eastern Airlines in 2003.
The Chinese government has a majority ownership stake in China Eastern Airlines (61.64%), while some shares are publicly held (H shares, 32.19%); A shares, 6.17%. On 20 April 2006 the media broke the news of a possible sale of up to 20% of its stake to foreign investors, including Singapore Airlines, Emirates and Japan Airlines, with Singapore Airlines confirming that negotiations were underway.
After receiving approval from the State Council of China, it was announced that on 2 September 2007 Singapore Airlines and Temasek Holdings (holding company which owns 55% of Singapore Airlines) would jointly acquire shares of China Eastern Airlines. On 9 November 2007 investors signed a final agreement to buy a combined 24% stake in China Eastern Airlines: Singapore Airlines will own 15.73% and Temasek Holdings – 8.27% stake in the airline. Singapore Airlines’ pending entry into the Chinese market prompted the Hong Kong carrier Cathay Pacific to attempt to block the deal by buying a significant stake in China Eastern and voting down the deal together with Air China (which already holds an 11% stake in China Eastern) at the shareholders’ meeting in December 2007. However, on 24 September Cathay Pacific announced that it had abandoned such plans.
Air China’s parent company, the China National Aviation Corporation, a state-owned company, announced in January 2008 that it would offer 32% more than Singapore Airlines for the 24% stake in China Eastern, potentially complicating the deal that Singapore Airlines and Temasek had proposed. However, minority shareholders declined the offer made by Singapore Airlines. It is thought that this is due to the massive effort made by Air China to buy the 24% stake.
On 11 June 2009 it was announced that China Eastern Airlines would merge with Shanghai Airlines. The merger of China Eastern and Shanghai Airlines was expected to reduce excess-competition between the two Shanghai-based carriers and to consolidate Shanghai’s status as an international aviation hub. In February 2010 the merger was completed. Shanghai Airlines became a wholly owned subsidiary of China Eastern Airlines. However, Shanghai Airlines will retain its brand and livery. The new combined airline is expected to have over half of the market share in Shanghai, the financial hub of China.
In March 2012 it was announced that China Eastern was forging a strategic alliance with the Qantas Group to set up Jetstar Hong Kong, a new low cost airline to be based at Hong Kong International Airport, which will commence operations in 2013. China Eastern will hold a 50% stake in the new airline, with the Qantas Group holding the other 50%, with a total investment of US$198 million expected.
In April 2013, China Eastern got a temporary permit to operate in the Philippines, but the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines says they still need to get a technical permit and an airport slot.
As the end of 2012, China Eastern has been rewarded the “Golden Ting Award” by China Capital Market Annual Conference 2012, been recognized as one of the 50 most valuable Chinese brands by WPP and been ranked among the top ten of FORTUNE China CSR Ranking 2013.
Hubs and Fleet
Main Bases and Hubs – Beijing Capital International, Changsha Huanghua International, Guangzhou Baiyun International, Guilin Liangjiang International, Guiyang Longdongbao International, Haikou Meilan International, Shantou Waisha, Shenyang Taoxian International, Urumqi Diwopu International, Wuhan Tianhe International, Xiamen Gaoqi International, Zhengzhou Xinzheng International, Zhuhai
Fleet – Airbus A319, Airbus A320, Airbus A321, Airbus A330-200, Airbus A330-300, Airbus A380, Boeing 737-300, Boeing 737-700, Boeing 737-800, Boeing 747-400, Boeing 757-200, Boeing 777-200, Embraer 190, Embraer ERJ-145
China Southern Airlines Company Limited (simplified Chinese: 中国南方航空公司; traditional Chinese: 中國南方航空公司) (SSE:600029, SEHK: 1055, NYSE: ZNH) is an airline headquartered in Baiyun District, Guangzhou, Guangdong Province, People’s Republic of China. It is the world’s sixth-largest airline measured by passengers carried and Asia’s largest airline in fleet size and passengers carried. It is the fourth-largest airline in the world in domestic passenger traffic and the sixth-largest in scheduled domestic passenger-kilometres flown. From its main hubs at Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport andBeijing Capital International Airport, the airline flies to 193 destinations using a fleet of more than 400 aircraft.
China Southern Airlines was established on 1 July 1988 following the restructuring of the Civil Aviation Administration of China. Since then, it acquired and merged with a number of domestic airlines, becoming one of China’s “Big Three” airlines (alongside Air Chinaand China Eastern Airlines). China Southern Airlines is a member of SkyTeam. The airlines’s logo is a red kapok on a blue vertical tail fin.
In 2012, China Southern Airlines carried 86.5 million domestic and international passengers with an average load factor of 81%.
China Southern Airlines was established in 1988, following the government’s decision to split the operating divisions of Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) into separate airlines. The CAAC was restructured in late 1984 and divided into four major airlines, among which was China Southern Airlines, which became a separate identity on 1 July 1988, with operations starting in 1989. Although controlled by the CAAC, China Southern quickly established relationships with Western companies; in 1990, it launched a maintenance joint-venture with Hong Kong-based Hutchison Whampoa and Lockheed called Guangzhou Aircraft Maintenance Engineering Co. (GAMECO). During 1991, 6 million passengers were carried, and with 38 Boeing jet airliners, China Southern was serving 90 domestic cities and 17 international destinations. In 1992, the airline raised US$537 million in revenue and posted a $102 million profits; on 17 December 1992, China Southern signed an order for six Boeing 777s, split between four standard −200 series and two longer-range −200ERs. China Southern, with a number of Chinese airlines, was granted financial independence during the year, with a resultant drawback being the purchase of fuel and airport fees.
On 28 August 2004, China Southern Airlines signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the airline alliance SkyTeam. On 15 November 2007, the airline was officially welcomed as the 11th member of SkyTeam, becoming the first mainland Chinese airline to join any global airline alliance, expanding the alliance’s presence on mainland China.
Hubs and Fleet
Main Bases and Hubs – Bratislava Milan Rastislav Stefanik, Prague Vaclav Havel
Fleet – ATR 42, ATR 72, Airbus A319, Airbus A320, Airbus A330-300
Hubs and Fleet
Main Bases and Hubs – Amsterdam Schiphol, Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International, Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International, New York John F. Kennedy International, Salt Lake City International, Tokyo Narita International
Fleet – Airbus A319, Airbus A320, Airbus A330-200, Airbus A330-300, Boeing 737-700, Boeing 737-800, Boeing 747-400, Boeing 757-200, Boeing 757-300, Boeing 767-300, Boeing 767-400, Boeing 777-200, McDonnell Douglas MD-90
Hubs and Fleet
Main Bases and Hubs – Bordeaux Merignac, Clermont-Ferrand Auvergne, Lyon Saint Exupery, Nantes Atlantique, Paris Orly
Fleet – ATR 42, ATR 72, Bombardier CRJ-100/200, Bombardier CRJ-1000, Bombardier CRJ-700, Embraer 170, Embraer 190, Embraer ERJ-145
Société HOP! is a regional subsidiary of Air France. It is a merger of Airlinair, Brit Air and Régional. The new subsidiary offers 530 daily flights to 136 French and European destinations. Its head office is in the Parc tertiaire Silic in Rungis in Greater Paris.
The new airline was created to better compete with the low-cost airlines which have taken a significant market share of Air France’s regional routes.
Hubs and Fleet
Main Bases and Hubs – Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta International
Fleet – Boeing 737-300, Boeing 737-700, Boeing 737-800, Boeing 767-300, Boeing 777-200, Embraer 170, Embraer 190
Kenya Airways Ltd., more commonly known as Kenya Airways, is the flag carrier of Kenya. The company was founded in 1977, after the dissolution of East African Airways. The carrier’s head office is located in Embakasi, Nairobi, with its hub at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport.
The airline was wholly owned by the Government of Kenya until April 1995, and it was privatised in 1996, becoming the first African flag carrier to successfully do so. Kenya Airways is currently a public-private partnership. The largest shareholder is the Government of Kenya (29.8.%), followed by KLM, which has a 26.73% stake in the company. The rest of the shares are held by private owners; shares are traded on the Nairobi Stock Exchange, the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange, and the Uganda Securities Exchange.
Kenya Airways is widely considered as one of the leading Sub-Saharan operators; as of January 2013, the carrier was ranked fourth among the top ten ones that operate in Africa by seat capacity, behind South African Airways, Ethiopian Airlines and EgyptAir. The airline became a full member of SkyTeam in June 2010, and is also a member of the African Airlines Association since 1977. As of June 2013, the company had 4,006 employees.
Hubs and Fleet
Main Bases and Hubs – Amsterdam Schiphol
Fleet – Airbus A330-200, Airbus A330-300, Boeing 737-700, Boeing 737-800, Boeing 737-900, Boeing 747-400, Boeing 777-200, Boeing 777-300, McDonnell Douglas MD-11
Hubs and Fleet
Main Bases and Hubs – Busan Gimhae International, Jeju International, Seoul Gimpo International, Seoul Incheon International
Fleet – Airbus A300, Airbus A330-200, Airbus A330-300, Airbus A380, Boeing 737-700, Boeing 737-800, Boeing 737-900, Boeing 747-400, Boeing 747-8, Boeing 777-200, Boeing 777-300, Bombardier Dash 7, Cessna Citation, Grumman Gulfstream
Hubs and Fleet
Main Bases and Hubs – http://www.mandarin-airlines.com
Fleet – Embraer 190
Mandarin Airlines, Limited (Chinese: 華信航空; pinyin: Huáxìn Hángkōng) is an airline based in Songshan District, Taipei, Taiwan. The Republic of China-based airline is China Airlines’ regional and domestic subsidiary. It also operates charter services. Its main base is Taichung Airport.
Mandarin Airlines was established on 1 June 1991, and was originally a joint venture of China Airlines (66%) and the Koo’s Development Corporation (33%); the names of both investors formed the Chinese name of Mandarin Airlines. Mandarin’s establishment had much to do with the political status of Taiwan. At the time, Mandarin Airlines’ parent company, China Airlines, still carried the national flag of the Republic of China on its livery as a symbol of the continued existence of the Republic of China government. Because of this, the People’s Republic of China used its influence to block any country that it had formal diplomatic relationship with from allowing China Airlines to establish routes to it, such as Canada and Australia. However, PRC objected less to ROC airlines that did not carry the national flag from flying international routes, thus Mandarin Airlines was established to take advantage of this, while preserving China Airlines’ role as the flag carrier of the Republic of China.
On 16 October 1991, Mandarin Airlines started operations with direct flights from Taipei to Sydney in Australia. The next step was the opening of a direct air route to Vancouver in Canada on 7 December 1991. Thus, Mandarin Airlines became ROC’s first airline to fly direct to Australia and Canada. The China Trust Group pulled its investment in Mandarin Airlines on 31 October 1992, turning the airline into a company virtually wholly owned by China Airlines (90.05%) by December 1992. Also, Mandarin Airlines’ role was changed to that of a primary domestic and short-range intra-regional airline, after parent China Airlines was able to re-establish its emphasis on international routes, due a new livery that did not include the national flag, and thus faced less objection from PRC.
On 8 August 1999, China Airlines formally merged its subsidiary, Mandarin Airlines, with Formosa Airlines under the Mandarin name. Mandarin took over Formosa’s domestic operations and aircraft while Mandarin’s fleet and most of its international flights were transferred to China Airlines. In early 2000, the airline bought 5 Dornier 228 from Uni Air to fly out-lying routes. These planes were sold to Daily Air in 2005, a helicopter carrier in Taiwan which had won the bid to fly these money-losing routes.
Mandarin Airlines is owned by China Airlines (93.99%) and has 630 employees (as of March 2007).
Hubs and Fleet
Main Bases and Hubs – Dhahran International, Jeddah King Abdulaziz International
Fleet – Airbus A320, Airbus A320neo, Airbus A330-300, Boeing 747-300, Boeing 747-400, Boeing 777-200, Embraer 170, McDonnell Douglas MD-90
Hubs and Fleet
Main Bases and Hubs – Bucharest Henri Coanda International
Fleet – ATR 42, ATR 72, Airbus A310, Airbus A318, Boeing 737-300, Boeing 737-700, Boeing 737-800
Hubs and Fleet
Main Bases and Hubs – Hanoi Noi Bai International, Ho Chi Minh City Tan Son Nhat International
Fleet – ATR 72, Airbus A320, Airbus A321, Airbus A330-200, Airbus A330-300, Boeing 777-200, Fokker 70
Vietnam Airlines (Vietnamese: Hãng Hàng không Quốc gia Việt Nam) is the flag carrier of Vietnam. Founded in 1956 under the name Vietnam Civil Aviation, the airline was established as a state-owned enterprise in April 1989. Vietnam Airlines is headquartered in Long Bien District, Hanoi, with hubs at Noi Bai International Airport and Tan Son Nhat International Airport. The airline flies to 52 destinations in 17 countries, excluding codeshared services.
From its inception until the early 1990s, Vietnam Airlines was a minor carrier within the aviation industry as it was hampered by a variety of factors including the socio-economic and political situation of the country. With the government’s normalization of relations with the United States, the airline was able to expand, improve its products and services, and modernize its ageing fleet. In 1996, the Vietnamese government brought together 20 service companies to form Vietnam Airlines Corporation, with the airline itself as the centrepiece. In 2010, the corporation was restructured into a limited liability company and renamed Vietnam Airlines Company Limited. A seven-seat management board, members of which are appointed by the Vietnamese Prime Minister, oversees the company.
As passenger transport constitutes its core activity, Vietnam Airlines plays a crucial role in the economic development of the country. It owns 100% of Vietnam Air Service Company – a regional airline in southern Vietnam, 70% of the low-cost carrier Jetstar Pacific Airlines, and 49% of the Cambodian national airline Cambodia Angkor Air. In addition, the corporation earns revenue from airline catering and the maintenance and overhauling of aircraft through a number of its subsidiaries, including Vietnam Airlines Engineering Company and Vietnam Airlines Caterers. The company has also diversified its investments in the aircraft-leasing and airport ground-servicing industries, and is looking to manufacture aircraft components. It controls and operates a cargo division, Vietnam Airlines Cargo.
Vietnam Airlines became a member of SkyTeam in June 2010, making it the first Southeast Asian carrier to have joined that alliance. It is expected to be restructured and partially privatized by 2015 to help it streamline its services and better compete with other airlines. This would facilitate its long-term development plan that involves the improvement of its products and services, and the expansion of its fleet and flight network, as the airline aspires to become the second-largest full-service carrier in Southeast Asia by 2020.
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.