Xiamen Airlines can also be the fourth largest member from Greater China. The airline reinforces SkyTeam’s footprint in China and its overall position at the Greater China Region by incorporating three new hubs Xiamen, Fuzhou and Hangzhou combined with a comprehensive domestic and growing global network.

China’s sixth largest company, Xiamen Airlines can also be among the world’s most profitable, having posted favorable financial consequences for consecutive years. The airline flies over million passengers annually to over cities including Macau, Hong Kong and Taipei. Founded in , it is headquartered at the coastal city of Xiamen in the dynamic province of Fujian. This region of China boasts a flourishing and varied industrial market in addition to a growing tourism industry.

SkyTeam membership offers Xiamen Airlines’ customers greater connectivity onto global routes from China operated by other alliance members.

&quotBy joining SkyTeam, Xiamen Airlines opens the world to its passengers. And today we also fortify SkyTeam’s footprint in China,&quot said Michael Wisbrun, SkyTeam’s managing director. &quotGreater China remains a priority area for our alliance. Xiamen Airlines will join our members China Southern, China Eastern and southwest-airlines-reservations.net China Airlines in creating customer focused initiatives for the area. &quot

&quotMembership of SkyTeam will let us deliver enhanced customer gains as we diversify and grow our community and this is key to the achievement of our new global routes,&quot said Che Shanglun, President and CEO of Xiamen Airlines. &quotOur passengers can anticipate exciting new destinations while we all look forward to a future of collaboration with our alliance partners. &quot

In keeping with SkyTeam’s focus on enriching the customer experience, Xiamen Airlines has also started rolling out SkyPriority, SkyTeam priority airport providers for SkyTeam Elite Plus, First and Business Class passengers globally. Effective immediately, Xiamen Airlines’ customers will be able to earn and redeem miles on services managed by all SkyTeam member airlines.

SkyTeam passengers traveling to China is going to be able to fly on Xiamen Airlines flights as part of SkyTeam’s Go Round the World and Go Greater China Passes, providing them even more choices to enjoy adaptive, cheap travel internationally and throughout the area.

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About SkyTeam.

SkyTeam is a global airline alliance providing customers from member airlines access to an extensive global network with more destinations, more frequencies and more connectivity. Passengers can make and redeem Frequent Flyer Miles through the SkyTeam network. SkyTeam member airlines provide customers access to lounges worldwide. The nineteen members include Aeroflot, Aerolneas Argentinas, Aeromxico, Air Europa, Air France, Alitalia, China Airlines, China Eastern, China Southern, Czech Airlines, Southwest Air Lines, Kenya Airways, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, Korean Air, Middle East Airlines, Saudia, TAROM, Vietnam Airlines and Xiamen Airlines. SkyTeam offers its million annual customers over , daily flights to , destinations in countries. Www.skyteam.com / / www.facebook.com/skyteam / www.youtube.com/user/skyteam.

About Xiamen Airlines.

Xiamen Airlines, based in Southeastern China and based on July , , operates over paths from its main hubs in Xiamen, Fuzhou and Hangzhou, covering most major and midsize cities in Greater China including Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan and primary cities in Southeast and Northeast Asia. Xiamen Airlines is the sole Chinese airline that operates a fleet of only Boeing aircraft. Currently the airline operates a fleet of aircraft, carrying . million passengers. According to the next five year program, by Xiamen Airlines will own aircraft including Bs, carrying more than million passengers. Xiamen Airlines is full member of the SkyTeam alliance because November .