China Eastern Airlines, the second-largest carrier in China by passenger numbers, has opened a new branch in Hainan Island.
It agreed with Sanya Municipal Government to launch China Eastern Airlines Hainan with its headquarter in Yazhou Bay Science & Technology City.
The airline will deploy a capacity of up to 50 aircraft to the new location, including Haikou Meilan International (HAK), Qionghai Bo’ao (BAR), and Sanya Phoenix International (SYX), and future Danzhou Airport.
The newly established subsidiary will expand its route network from Hainan to increase domestic and international connectivity.
China Eastern will also launch a premium express service between Haikou and Sanya.
The airline will reportedly strengthen its passenger handling services in Hainan Province while also prioritizing cargo and logistic infrastructure and connectivity.
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