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XiamenAir, formerly known as Xiamen Airlines, is a Chinese airline and was the first privately owned Chinese airline.
XiamenAir has bases in Xiamen, Fuzhou and Hangzhou and covers major cities in China and extends to Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan and Southeast Asian countries. It operates many flights from its hub at Xiamen Gaoqi International Airport and also Fuzhou Changle International Airport and Hangzhou Xiaoshan International Airport.
XiamenAir was established in July 1984 and its main shareholders are China Southern Airlines, Xiamen C & D Corporation and Jizhong Energy Resources Ltd.
XiamenAir has an all-Boeing fleet with 123 aircraft and operates more than 220 domestic routes and 50 international and regional routes.
XiamenAir flies to many destinations including Beijing, Changchun, Changsha, Chengdu, Chongqing, Dalian, Datong, Fuzhou, Fuzhou, Guangzhou, Guilin, Haikou, Hangzhou, Harbin, Hohhot, Jinan, Kunming, Lanzhou, Lhasa, Lijiang, Luzhou, Mianyang, Nanchang, Nanjing, Nanning, Ningbo, Qingdao, Amsterdam, Denpasar, Jakarta, Tokyo, Macau, Kuala Lumpura and many others.
XiamenAir has codeshare agreements with TransAsia Airways, Malaysia Airlines, Japan Airlines, Korean Air, KLM, Hebei Airlines, Garuda Indonesia, China Airlines, China Southern Airlines and China Eastern Airlines.
XiamenAir has free baggage allowance of 40kg for each First Class passenger
30kg for each Business Class passenger
20kg for Economy Class passsenger.
First Class passengers on XiamenAir's flights and XiamenAir VIP card holders may enjoy the First Class Lounge services before their flights.
XiamenAir are looking to develop a base operations at Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport. XiamenAir has issued a tender for the construction of various facilities at the airport including aircraft MRO, crew facilities, a canteen, and administrative facilities. Total space allocated extends to 71,822 square meters. Serving seventeen cities across China, XiamenAir is currently Chongqing's sixth largest carrier by weekly capacity occupying 6.7% of the market with 27,352 seats. Chongqing is currently a base for fellow China Southern Airlines units Chongqing Airlines and Sichuan Airlines alongside Air China, China Express Airlines, and West Air.
19th September 2017
Xiamen Airlines fleet to exceed 200 in 2020, widebody fleet to reach 18
Xiamen Airlines reiterated (15-Sep-2017) its fleet will exceed 200 aircraft by 2020, including expanding its widebody fleet to 18.
5th September 2017
Xiamen Air to start Melbourne-Hangzhou services
Xiamen Air will add a second route out of Melbourne Tullamarine from December 2017 when it starts flights to Hangzhou.
The Skyteam alliance member has scheduled two flights a week with Boeing 787-8s that will operate via a Xiamen-Hangzhou-Melbourne-Hangzhou-Xiamen routing starting on December 16.
The airline already has nonstop Xiamen-Melbourne service which kicked off in June 2016.
Xiamen, which is 51 per cent owned by China Southern Airlines, is the seventh Chinese carrier serving the Victorian capital alongside Air China, Beijing Capital Airlines, China Eastern, China Southern, Hainan Airlines and Sichuan Airlines. An eighth, Tianjin Airlines, was due to commence Melbourne-Chongqing flights in late October.
Separately, Taiwan’s China Airlines and Hong Kong-based Cathay Pacific also fly to Melbourne.
Xiamen’s 787-8s have 237 seats in a three-class layout comprising four in first (in a 1-2-1 layout), 18 in business (in a 2-2-2 configuration) and 215 in economy (at nine abreast).
Melbourne Airport chief of aviation Simon Gandy said Hangzhou would be the 11th nonstop destination in China from Tullamarine.
“China is currently our largest inbound tourism market for Victoria with 570,000 annual visitors,” Gandy said in a statement.
“With tourism between China and Melbourne booming, this new non-stop service to Hangzhou will continue to enhance choice for Victorian travellers.”
Hangzhou, located in the Zhejiang province in the eastern part of China and about 100nm south of Shanghai, has a population of about nine million and is the headquarters of Chinese e-commerce company Alibaba.
Xiamen’s new service will operate as an overnight service from Hangzhou on Wednesdays and Saturdays, and a late-morning departure from Tullamarine on Thursdays and Sundays.
XiamenAir made New York its second destination in the US. The airline launched a 3 x Weekly service from Fuzhou (FOC) to New York JFK (JFK), a distance of 12,477 kilometres. No other carrier offers non-stop flights between Fuzhou and the US. Both routes are flown using the airline’s 787-8s.
In December 2016, XiamenAir took delievery of its first B787-9 with B-1566. The aircraft is the first of 6 B787-9s the China Southern Airlines subsidary will take delivery of from Boeing between now and 2018.
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Xiamen Gaoqi International Airport
Xiamen Gaoqi International is the international airport serving the city of Xiamen in Fujian Province, China. Xiamen Gaoqi International Airport is the hub airport for Xiamen Airlines. Other airlines which fly to Air China, Air Macau, Beijing Capital Airlines, Cambodia Angkor Air, Cebu Pacific, Chengdu Airlines, China Eastern Airlines, China Southern Airlines, Dragonair, Hebei Airlines and many others. Xiamen Gaoqi International Airport has one runway and can handle nearly 25 million passengers every year.
SkyTeam Alliance is a leading global airline network, with 20 member airlines. SkyTeam alliance was founded in 2000 and now consists of member airlines such as Aerolineas Argentinas, AeroMexico, Air Europa, China Southern, Alitalia, China Airlines, Delta, Garuda Indonesia, Kenya Airways, KLM and others. SkyTeam Alliance network has nearly 16,323 daily flights, with 1,052 destinations in 177 countries.
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Xiamen Airlines are the regional airline from Xiamen in China and operates flights throughout China and to Malaysia, Japan, Singapore, Taiwan and S. Korea.
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Established in 1984 Xiamen Airlines was the first airline in China to be run by private enterprise and is based at Xiamen International Airport in China. The airline is 60% owned by China Southern Airlines, a major player in the Chinese aviation industry and the remainder by the Ximen C & D Group. The airlines main operating base is at Ximen and has hubs in Fuzhou, Wuyishan and Hangzhou from where they operate flights to 41 domestic Chinese airports as well as Hong Kong and the gambling mecca of Macau. International destinations include Singapore, Seoul, Osaka, Toyko, Kuala Lumpur, and Taipei.
China Southern Airlines signed an initial agreement to purchase 13 Boeing 787 aircraft, 3 of which are for Xiamen Airlines. Aircraft deliveries are to be completed by 2010. This is part of an ongoing development plan which should see the airline double it’s fleet by 2010 and reach the 13 million passengers carried per year milestone. Xiamen Airlines operates a fleet 46 blue and white liveried Boeing 757’s (9) and 737-500/700/800 series (37) with eight more 737’s expected shortly.
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Xiamen Airlines signs an agreement for the purchase of up to 30 B737 MAX 200 aircraft Xiamen Airlines has announced at the 2016 Farnborough International Airshow that it will be purchasing up to 30 B737 MAX 200 aircraft.
Xiamen Airlines, the growing Chinese airlines whih currently has only one long haul route from Xiamen to Amsterdam has announced plans to fly from the city of Fuzhou to Sydney's Kingford Smith airport with a three times a week starting November 30th and also to operate from Xiamen to Sydney thestraing teh following week.
Xiamen Airlines first ever flight to Europe arrived in Amsterdam on Monday 27th August 2015 direct from Xiamen.
Xiamen Airlines, the rapidly growing Chinese carrier which is 51% owned by the mighty China Southern Airlines, has launched a new route to Europe, flying from its hub in Xiamen to Amsterdam (Schipol) on a state of the art Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner starting on 26th July 2015 in co-operation with aliance partners KLM.
Xiamen Airlines, the sixth largest airline in China, has been formally invited to join the powerful SkyTeam global airline alliance with a target date of December 2012 for completion of the membership process to achieve full integration.
Xiamen Airlines, based at Xiamen Gaoqi International Airport, has announced an increased flying programme for the period of Expo 2010 in Shanghai.
Xiamen Airlines announces a new order with Boeing for ten B737-800s!
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