|Founded||25 July 1984|
|Frequent-flyer program||Egret Miles|
|Parent company||China Southern Airlines (55%)|
|Headquarters||22 Dailiao Road, Xiamen, Fujian|
|Key people||Che Shanglun (Director, President)|
XiamenAir, also known as Xiamen Airlines, is a Chinese passenger airline based in Xiamen, Fujian Province. The airline operates scheduled passenger flights out of Xiamen Gaoqi International Airport and, to a lesser extent, Beijing Daxing International Airport, Fuzhou Changle International Airport and Hangzhou Xiaoshan International Airport. The airline is owned by China Southern Airlines (55%), Xiamen Construction and Development Group (34%), and Fujian Investment & Development Group (11%). XiamenAir holds a 99.47% stake in Hebei Airlines and a 60% stake in Jiangxi Airlines.
|Hanyu Pinyin||Xiàmén Hángkōng|
|Literal meaning||Xiamen Airlines|
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The airline was established as a domestic carrier on July 25, 1984, primarily to connect the province of Fujian to the rest of China. As China's aviation sector developed the airline expanded to regional Asian destinations while the delivery of wide-body Boeing 787 Dreamliners permitted the airline to offer long-distance services. The airline's first inter-continental expansion was to Europe which commenced with an Amsterdam service from July 26, 2015, and a Paris service from December 11, 2018. Services to Sydney followed from November 30, 2015, and Melbourne a year later. The airline's first North American service, to Vancouver was launched on July 26, 2016. XiamenAir's first US service was to Seattle followed by Los Angeles and then New York.
By early 2020, the airline had set up bases at Fuzhou Changle International Airport, Nanchang Changbei International Airport, Hangzhou Xiaoshan International Airport, Tianjin Binhai International Airport, Changsha Huanghua International Airport, Beijing Daxing International Airport（moved from Beijing Capital International Airport in 2020）, Quanzhou Jinjiang International Airport, Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport and Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport.
Joint Venture agreements
XiamenAir has joint venture agreements with the following airlines
|Airbus A320neo||—||40||TBA||Delivery will start in 2024.|
|Boeing 737 MAX 8||10||17||—||—||184||184|
|Boeing 737 MAX 10||—||10||TBA||Order from the parent company|
XiamenAir has previously operated the following aircraft:
Accidents and incidents
- On October 2, 1990, Xiamen Airlines Flight 8301 from Xiamen to Guangzhou, a Boeing 737-200 jetliner, was hijacked shortly after takeoff and collided with two additional aircraft upon landing at Baiyun International Airport, killing 128 people.
- On August 16, 2018, XiamenAir Flight 8667 crash-landed at Manila's Ninoy Aquino International Airport in the Philippines amidst heavy monsoon rains. The Boeing 737-800 skidded off the end of the runway. All 157 passengers and crew were unharmed. According to Flightradar24 data, the flight aborted its first landing attempt.
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