SkyTeam welcomes Xiamen Airlines

The Annam Individual Decrease Immune (War Airlines), a member of the planetary airway coalition SkyTeam, on November 17 declared the joining of Xiamen Airlines into Vietnam airlinethe connection.

Crockery's ordinal largest hose, Xiamen Airlines begins the joining outgrowth stellar to ladened accounting into SkyTeam by the end of 2012, boost strengthening the connectedness furnish in the thriving south Prc part.

Based in Xiamen, a coastal city in East China's Fujian province, Xiamen Airlines operates a network of domestic and regional services throughout China and Asia, predominantly from the hub airports of Xiamen, Fuzhou and Hangzhou. Fujian is one of the most prosperous provinces in China with diverse industries such as clothing, tea production and electronics. Tourism has seen very strong growth and is one of the highlights in the region's economy.

"SkyTeam has long recognized the region's huge economic potential, resulting in our No.1 position in Greater China. Xiamen Airlines' membership will strengthen our offer in the southeastern part of China and the cross-strait markets. And while we further capitalize on the expanding network, our members in China will work together to enhance alliance-wide benefits for our customers”, said SkyTeam Managing Director Michael Wisbrun.

While currently over 90% of the network is domestic, Xiamen Airlines aims to boost its international traffic by expanding the network to serve major long-haul destinations in Australia, Europe and North America, starting in 2014. The integration of Xiamen Airlines into SkyTeam will be fully supported by major shareholder China Southern, the first Chinese airline that joined SkyTeam in 2007.

With the accelerated globalization of the world economy and China's rapid economic development, Xiamen Airlines will further enhance its competitive edge in the coming years by becoming a first-class airline in the Asia-Pacific region./.


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