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Xiàmén Hángkōng
IATA ICAO Callsign
Founded July 25, 1984; 32 years ago (1984-07-25)
Focus cities
Frequent-flyer program Egret Card
Alliance SkyTeam[2]
Subsidiaries Jiangxi Air (60%) Hebei Airlines (99%)
Fleet size 143
Destinations 70
Parent company China Southern Airlines (51%)
Headquarters 22 Dailiao Road, Xiamen, Fujian, People's Republic of China[3]
Key people Shanglun Che (Director, President)
Website www.xiamenair.com

XiamenAir (formerly Xiamen Airlines) (Chinese: 厦门航空; pinyin: Xiàmén Hángkōng; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: E-mng Hang-khong) is the first airline operated in the course of modern enterprise in China. Established on July 25, 1984 and based in Xiamen, Fujian Province[4] it operates scheduled passenger flights out of Xiamen Gaoqi International Airport and, to a lesser extent, 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%). Xiamen Airlines holds a 99.23% stake in Hebei Airlines, 60% stake in Jiangxi Airlines. By early 2014, the Airlines has set up branches in Fuzhou, Nanchang, Hangzhou, Tianjin, Changsha, and Beijing.

XiamenAir was honored with the title of "The Best Airline In Mainland China" for 6 consecutive quarters in the "Airlines Service Survey" made by CARNOC.com. The survey consists of comprehensive questionnaires answered by the passengers and analyzed by experts.

Xiamen Airlines concluded the year of 2015 with a passenger number of 22.77 million, and a profit of 1800 million CNY. It is the 28th consecutive year of profit for the Airlines. By early 2016, the airline operates 230 domestic routes along with 60 international routes (including routes to Hong Kong, Macau, and Taiwan).

As the only Chinese airline featuring an all-Boeing fleet, Xiamen Airlines has a fleet of 123 aircraft with a total of 20,555 seats, and an average airplane service age of 5.61 years, as of September, 2015.



On 17 November 2011, Xiamen Airlines signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the airline alliance SkyTeam. On 21 November 2012, the airline was officially welcomed as the 19th member of SkyTeam.[5]

Codeshare agreements[edit]

As of June 2016, Xiamen Airlines has codeshare agreements with the following airlines:

* Member of the SkyTeam network.

Route Plans[edit]

Xiamen Air launched its first intercontinental route, Xiamen-Amsterdam, on July 2015. Direct flights to Sydney from both Xiamen and Fuzhou were added in the end of the year.

The airline plans to expand its service to Melbourne, Vancouver, and Seattle in 2016, with New York and Los Angeles in 2017.


Xiamen Airlines' Boeing 757-200 in the 1st generation livery landing at Xiamen Gaoqi International Airport.
Xiamen Airlines' Boeing 737-800 in the 2nd generation livery
Xiamen Airlines' Boeing 757-200 in the 3rd generation livery
Xiamen Airlines' Boeing 737-800 in SkyTeam Livery

As of July 2016, Xiamen Airlines fleet is a Boeing-majority fleet that consists of the following aircraft:[6][7]

Xiamen Airlines fleet
Aircraft In Service Orders Passengers Notes
F J Y Total
Boeing 737-700 17 0 8 120 128 4 with winglets
Boeing 737-800 116 32 0 8 154 162 All with winglets. Orders subject to approval.
B-5159 and B-5302 in SkyTeam livery
B-5688 in 100th airplane memorial livery
162 170
Boeing 737 MAX 8 30 TBA Orders subject to approval[8]
Boeing 757-200 4 2 8 8 158 174 Luxury first class in B-2862 and B-2866
1 0 12 186 196
1 192 204
Boeing 787-8 6 4 18 215 237
Boeing 787-9 6 TBA
Comac ARJ21-700 6 TBA Intention to order
Total 143 74

Future development[edit]

XiamenAir now has a vast order of 70 Boeing 737-800,[9] 30 Boeing 737MAX, and 6 Boeing 787-9.[10]

Accidents and incidents[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "厦门航空有限公司". Retrieved 10 July 2015. 
  2. ^ SkyTeam (17 November 2011). "Xiamen Airlines Joins SkyTeam". Retrieved 10 July 2015. 
  3. ^ "Airline Membership". IATA. Archived from the original on July 11, 2015. 
  4. ^ "Contact Us Archived October 30, 2012, at the Wayback Machine.." Xiamen Airlines. Retrieved on October 29, 2012. "Mailing Address: 22 Dailiao Road, Xiamen 361006, China" - Address in Chinese Archived July 18, 2012, at the Wayback Machine.: "公司地址:中国厦门市埭辽路22号"
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on November 21, 2012. Retrieved November 21, 2012. 
  6. ^ "Xiamen Airlines Fleet". ch-aviation.ch. Retrieved 7 August 2013. 
  7. ^ "Boeing, Xiamen Airlines Announce Order for 10 Next-Generation 737s - Apr 26, 2016". boeing.mediaroom.com. Retrieved 2016-04-29. 
  8. ^ "Reports: Xiamen to order 30 Boeing 737 MAXs". Retrieved 10 July 2015. 
  9. ^ "Boeing, Xiamen Airlines Announce Order for 10 Next-Generation 737s - Apr 26, 2016". boeing.mediaroom.com. Retrieved 2016-04-29. 
  10. ^ "Xiamen Airlines, to buy Boeing jets for $1.4 billion". Retrieved 2016-07-27. 
  11. ^ Harro Ranter. "Aviation Safety Network > ASN Aviation Safety Database > 1990". Retrieved 10 July 2015. 

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