TravelNewsAsia.com
Thu, 24 May 2018

Xiamen Airlines Takes Delivery of 200th Aircraft

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 years.

Xiamen Airlines Boeing 737 MAX. Click to enlarge.

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 have 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 aviation industry.

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%. 

Latest videos and podcasts: Korean Food and Soju - Interview with Jaeyoung Lee, Executive Chef of Four Seasons Hotel Seoul, AAPA Charts Priorities for Future Aviation Development; Passes Resolutions, Asia Pacific Aviation Industry Update - AAPA Assembly of Presidents 2018 Press Conference, World's Best Airport Hotel - Interview with GM of Crowne Plaza Changi Airport Singapore, What is a Moxy Hotel? Interview with Matthias Y. Sutter, WWF and Sustainable Hotels / Tourism - Interview with Maggie Lee, JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa - Interview with Matthias Y. Sutter, GM, Sustainable Hotels - Crowne Plaza Changi Airport Interview with GM, Bruno Cristol, Saving Boracay Island, Philippines - Interview with Cyndy Tan Jarabata, Sustaining Tourism - Interview with Eric Ricaurte, Founder of Greenview, Sustainable Hotels - Interview with GM of JW Marriott Phuket, Diving in Phuket, Thailand - Interview with Sea Bees' Karen Lewis, Anthony Lark Explains PHIST, Raya Heritage Resort in Chiang Mai, Thailand - Interview with Naphat Nutsati, GM, Executive Chef at Raya Heritage Resort Chiang Mai, Pattana Golf Club & Resort in Sriracha, Thailand - Interview with MD, Thomas Tapken, Danesfield House Hotel & Spa in Marlow, England - Interview with GM, Anthony Cox, World Travel Market London 2018 - Interview with Simon Press, Senior Exhibition Director, airBaltic Airbus A220-300 Interview with Martin Gauss, CEO, Jake Needham - Interview with an American Author in Bangkok, Quick Look at the Dell Precision 7730 Mobile Workstation (Three Videos) and Dusit Thani Bangkok - Is It Really Going to Close? Interview with Titiya Xuto.

See latest HD Video Interviews, Podcasts and other news regarding: Xiamen Airlines, Boeing, Xiamen.

Subscribe to our Latest Travel News Daily Email Free of Charge by simply entering your email address to the right. You can also stay updated with our RSS Feed Free Travel News RSS Feed and even add the travel news to your website. Have questions? Please read our travel news FAQ.
     
Latest Travel News
Advertising
Advertising
Copyright © 1997-2018 TravelNewsAsia.com