Xiamen Airlines has launched its very first
intercontinental route with flights between Xiamen and Amsterdam.
Xiamen Airlines will operate the new
route, flight numbers MF811 and MF812, with a Boeing 787
Dreamliner featuring 4 seats in first class, 18 in business and
214 in economy.
The flight departs Xiamen at 23:50 every
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday, and arrives at Amsterdam's Schiphol
at 05:45 the next day. The flight duration is 11 hours and 55
The return journey departs Amsterdam at 12:35
every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, and arrives in Xiamen at 05:30
the next day, with a flight duration of 10 hours and 55 minutes.
The new route complements KLM Royal Dutch
Airlines' existing Xiamen - Amsterdam route, also on a
Xiamen Airlines has upgraded both the air and
ground services for the new intercontinental route, with a
concerted effort on integrating Chinese cultural elements into its
services. As an example, the new tableware for the first class and
business class cabins are made of blanc de chine, and authentic
highly-reputed lapsang souchong tea will be on offer in the two
Xiamen Airlines operates a fleet of 119 Boeing
jets, which is one of the biggest all-Boeing fleets in China. The fleet
now has 5 Boeing 787-8 Dreamliners, with the sixth to be delivered
soon. As part of the expansion plans for further intercontinental
routes originating from Fujian province, the airline has ordered 4
more advanced Boeing 787-9 aircraft, forming a fleet of 10 Boeing
Xiamen Airlines will launch direct Xiamen -
Sydney flights at the end of this year.
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