Thursday, 6 August 2015

Xiamen Airlines adds Sydney to its network

Xiamen Airlines (IATA: MF and ICAO: CXA) will begin services to Sydney from both Xiamen and Fuzhou from late November.
The three-weekly Fuzhou-Sydney service will commence on the 30th November, followed by the twice-weekly Xiamen-Sydney service on the 6th December, subject to government approval. Both Xiamen Airlines routes will be operated by its new Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner aircraft.

Xiamen Airlines, which is a member of the Skyteam alliance, would be the fifth carrier from China to call into Sydney alongside China Southern, China Eastern, Air China and Sichuan Airlines. Cathay Pacific also serves Sydney from its Hong Kong hub.

Xiamen Airlines is the first privately owned airline in the People's Republic of China. Established 25th July1984 and based in Xiamen, it operates scheduled passenger flights out of Xiamen Gaoqi International Airport and Fuzhou Changle International Airport. The airline is owned by China Southern Airlines (51%), Xiamen Construction and Development Group (34%), and Jizhong Energy Group (15%). Xiamen is the only major Chinese carrier which operates an all Boeing fleet.
Xiamen was honored with the title of "The Best Airline In Mainland China" for 6 consecutive quarters in the "Airlines Service Survey" made by
The airline operates 218 domestic routes along with 26 international routes and it flies over 3,600 flights per week.

Xiamen will depart Fuzhou as an overnight service on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays, with the return flight; a midday departure from Sydney on Wednesdays, Fridays and Mondays.
The Xiamen-Sydney flights will depart on Wednesdays and Saturdays evenings from Xiamen and return from Sydney at noon on Thursdays and Sundays.

Xiamen's current fleet stands at
Boeing 737-700         17 in service
Boeing 737-800         93 in service
Boeing 737-MAX 8   30 on order
Boeing 757-200         6   in service
Boeing 787-8             5   in service 1 on order

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