ESTABLISHED IN 1993. DOMESTIC, SCHEDULED AND CHARTER, PASSENGER &
CARGO, JET AIRPLANE SERVICES.
APRIL 1999: 500 EMPLOYEES.
SERVICES TO CHANGCHUN, CHANGSA, CHONGQING, DALIAN, GUANGZHOU, GUILIN, HARBIN, NANJING, NANNING, NINGBO, QINGDAO, SHANGHAI, SHANTOU, TIANJIN, WUYISHAN & ZHENGZHOU.
APRIL 2000: 500 EMPLOYEES.
JANUARY 2001: FUJIAN AIRLINES, A XIAMEN AIRLINES SUBSIDIARY FOR 13 YEARS, OFFICIALLY CEASES OPERATIONS.
RENAMED AS XIAMEN AIRLINE FUZHOU BASE HUB, CAPABLE OF "A"/"B" CHECK MAINTENANCE.
JANUARY 2002: 680 EMPLOYEES.
(TELEPHONE: +86 (591) 367 97 00). (FAX: +86 (591) 367 43 04).
April 2002: Owners/Shareholders: Xiamen Airlines (XIA).
Main Base: Fuzhou (FOC).
(Telephone: +86 591 801 3550).
February 2006: Chinese domestic airlines flew a record 138 million passengers in 2005, a rise of +15% over 2004 and double the number of 2000. The figure is expected to double again in the next five years, according to Gao Geng, the vice minister of the General Administration of Civil Aviation in China. Cargo and airmail throughput rose +14% to 3.04 million tons in 2005 and also is expected to double in the next five years. However, profit margins will remain tight within the sector. He noted revenues in the sector had grown to CNY170 billion/$21.09 billion at the end of 2005, but profits in the past five years had amounted to only CNY10 billion.