Xiamen Airlines has taken delivery of its first
Boeing 737 MAX aircraft, expanding its fleet to 200 aircraft.
The airline passed the first milestone of 100
planes in 2013 and has continued to grow by adding roughly 20
aircraft per year, now doubling the size of its fleet within five
After gorwing its fleet to
100 airplanes in 2013, Xiamen Airlines accelerated its expansion move into
international markets. The airline bought the first Boeing 787
Dreamliner in August 2014 and launched the first intercontinental
flight, between Xiamen and Amsterdam, in July 2015. Over the
following two years, the airline launched 10 intercontinental
flights to cities across Europe, North America and Oceania,
including Los Angeles, Melbourne, New York, Seattle, Sydney and
Vancouver. All the intercontinental flights are now serviced by
Boeing 787 aircraft.
In the last 5 years the airline's operating profits
increased year-by-year, reporting gross profits exceeding 10 billion
Yuan (approx. US$1.5 billion). The airline has now been profitable for
31 consecutive years, reflecting the rapid growth, and huge
potential, in China's civil
Over the past five years, the US,
Europe and China recorded an average annual growth rate of roughly
4%, 6% and 10% in civil aviation passenger
volume, respectively, while Xiamen Airlines experienced an average
growth rate of 15%.
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