Xiamen Air (Xiamen Airlines) (Xiamen, Fujian Province, China) launched the first ever intercontinental route between Fuzhou and a destination outside of Asia with the opening of a regularly scheduled nonstop flight between Fuzhou and Sydney on November 29, 2015. The airline will also initiate nonstop service between Xiamen and Sydney starting on December 5.
Xiamen Air launched nonstop service between Xiamen and Amsterdam in July 2015, marking the opening of the airline’s first intercontinental route. The new services to Sydney, operated by Boeing 787-8 aircraft, will help Xiamen Airlines expand its network. The new Xiamen route reduces travel time between the city and Australia to nine hours.
Xiamen Air plans to continue expanding its overseas network while its fleet of Boeing 787-8 aircraft will service international routes. The airline plans to add the more advanced Boeing 787-9 aircraft to the fleet in a move to further expand its global network.
The Chinese airline plans to launch nonstop service to Melbourne, Vancouver and New York in 2016.
Top Copyright Photo: Steve Bailey/AirlinersGallery.com. Xiamen Air Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner B-2760 (msn 41540) arrives at Paine Field.
Joy Air (Xian) Xian Modern Ark 60 (MA60) B-3467 operating flight JR 1529 from Yiwu to Fuzhou, China with 45 passengers and seven crew members skidded off the end of the runway while landing at Fuzhou yesterday (May 10). According to China.org.cn seven people were injured and taken to a local hosital.
The Xian MA60 is built by China’s Xian Aircraft Industrial Corporation under the Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC). The MA60 is a stretched version of the Xian Y7-200A, which was based on the Antonov An-24.
Fuzhou Airlines (Fuzhou, Fujian Province, China) today (October 30) launched scheduled passenger operations between Fuzhou and Beijing with Boeing 737-84P B-5503 (msn 36782) leased from Hainan Airlines (Haikou and Beijing). The new airline is a joint venture between Hainan Airlines and Golden Resources Investment Group which is a state-owned asset investment company.
Fuzhou Airlines (Fuzhou, Fujian Province, China) has received its Air Operators Certificate (AOC) from the CAAC and plans to commence operations on October 1. The new airline is a joint venture of Hainan Airlines (60%) which is providing the aircraft, crews and technical expertise, Fuzhou State’s Assets Investment Holdings Limited, Century Golden Resources Group and Ningbo Ruitong Network Technology Company Limited according to WCARN.
Boeing 737-84P B-5430 (msn 34032) is the first aircraft to be painted in their new livery with a logo featuring a dragon and a phoenix.
The location of Fuzhou, Fujian Province in China (Google Maps):