Xiamen Airlines

Xiamen Airlines

airline=Xiamen Airlines
logo=Xiamen Airlines logo.jpg
fleet_size=45 (+29 orders)
callsign=XIAMEN AIR
parent=China Southern Airlines (60%)
headquarters=Xiamen, Fujian, People's Republic of China
hubs=Xiamen Gaoqi International Airport
Fuzhou Changle International Airport
frequent_flyer=Egret Card
website= [http://www.xiamenair.com.cn/ www.xiamenair.com.cn]

Xiamen Airlines (simplified Chinese: 厦门航空; pinyin: Xiàmén Hángkōng; POJ E-mng Hang-khong) is the first airline company in People's Republic of China run by private individuals, established on July 25, 1984, and based in Xiamen Gaoqi International Airport. The rights are shared by China Southern Airlines 60% and Xiamen Construction and Development Group 40%.

Its main base is in Xiamen, but it also has hubs at Fuzhou and Wuyishan in Fujian province and at Hangzhou in Zhejiang province. Besides domestic operations, it also flies to Seoul, Osaka, Hong Kong, Macau, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Penang and Bangkok.



The Xiamen Airlines fleet consists of the following aircraft (as of April 2007) [ [http://www.atwonline.com/news/story.html?storyID=8524] , Xiamen Airlines to order 25 737-800s valued at $2.1 billion] :

Xiamen Airlines average fleet age is 7.8 years old in February 2008.

Future Development

China Southern Airlines signed an initial agreement to purchase 13 Boeing 787 aircraft, 3 of which were for its affiliate, Xiamen Airlines. Aircraft deliveries are expected between 2008 and 2010. [Airliner World, April 2005]

In Dec 2005, Xiamen Airlines inked an order for 10 Boeing 737-800 aircraft to be equipped with blended winglets, and to be delivered from mid-2006 to 2008. This order forms part of the 70 plane general purchase agreement signed by China Aviation Supplies Import & Export Group Corporation and The Boeing Company when President Bush visited China in Nov 2005.

In June 2006 it was reported that Xiamen airlines had cancelled its order for 3 787s in favour of 6 737-800s. [ [http://www.flightglobal.com/Articles/2006/06/16/Navigation/177/207248/Chinese+carrier+Xiamen+Airlines+becomes+first+operator+to+cancel+a+firm+Boeing+787.html] Orders changed] It had previously ordered 21 Boeing 737-700 and -800s, 11 of which it have been delivered to date.

Incidents and accidents

On October 2, 1990, Xiamen Airlines Flight 8301 from Xiamen to Guangzhou, a Boeing 737-200 jetliner, hijacked shortly after took off from Xiamen, and crashed into Baiyun International Airport, caused a total of 128 fatalies, and 2 other aircraft in the apron were destroyed. [" [http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9C0CEFDD133EF930A35753C1A966958260 127 Killed in Jetliner Collision in China] ." "The New York Times"]


External links

* [http://www.xiamenair.com.cn/ Xiamen Airlines]

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