Xiamen Airlines Reviews


Xiamen Airlines Reviews

Xiamen Airlines (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, 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%). Xiamen Airlines is the only Chinese carrier without airliners from Airbus.

On 17 November 2011, Xiamen Airlines signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the airline alliance SkyTeam. On 21 November 2012, the airline was officially welcomed as the 19th member of SkyTeam. On 3 August, 2012, Xiamen Airlines has agreed to purchase 40 Boeing 737-800. The airline plans to use the airplanes for more international routes to meet growing passenger traffic in Asia-Pacific and China. The order, which is valued at $3.5 billion at list prices, requires Chinese Government approval and Boeing will work with Xiamen Airlines to obtain approval. Xiamen Airlines is the only Chinese airline featuring an all-Boeing fleet, currently operating a fleet of 97 aircraft with a total of 15,460 seats, and an average airplane service age of 5.02 years. The fleet includes 17 Boeing 737-700, 74 Boeing 737-800 and 6 Boeing 757-200. The flight network is comprised of 218 domestic routes, and 26 international and regional routes, offering over 3,200 weekly flights originating from Xiamen/Fuzhou to all major municipalities, provincial capital cities and major tourist destinations across China.

Xiamen Airlines has 24 affiliated agencies, four branches – in Fuzhou, Hangzhou, Nanchang, and Tianjin, three operation bases – in Quanzhou, Hunan, and Beijing, and 40 domestic and international business departments and offices.

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