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Hong Kong Airlines operates an all-Airbus fleet comprising of A320s, A330s, and A350s. The airline will soon be taking delivery of more than 20 A350s to carry out its ambitious long-haul network expansion. (Photo: AirlineGeeks

Hong Kong Airlines Meets Government Deadline, Tries to Begin Turnaround

The government of Hong Kong on Monday presented struggling carrier Hong Kong Airlines with an ultimatum: Find the money to pay its employees by Dec. 7 or risk having its operating license suspended or even revoked. The next day, the airline's chief executive officer released a statement vowing to take all necessary action to avoid laying off employees. Later the same day, according to the South China Morning Post, a Shanghai Stock Exchange filing revealed the carrier's biggest stakeholder had…

Thinking Outside the Plane: Airlines With Non-Airline Branches

Back in 2017, AirlineGeeks took a look at aerospace brands that had alternative branches in other industries with companies like Boeing, Bombardier and General Electric making other products such as hydrofoils, monorails and diesel trains, respectively. But this is not limited to large engineering firms, with some airlines and their…

Hainan Airlines Aims For Shenzhen Hub Growth with New Routes

Hainan Airlines, China's largest privately owned air carrier, is launching its first non-stop service between its Shenzhen, China base and Vancouver, Canada on January 28 with two flights weekly, on Mondays and Fridays. The service will be the first non-stop international route connecting Shenzhen and Canada. The route will be serviced by Hainan's Boeing 787-9 fleet, which has…

Hainan Airlines Announces Xi’an Service From Los Angeles

Hainan Airlines has announced plans to launch nonstop service between Xi’an and Los Angeles starting Dec. 31, 2018, making this the first scheduled non-stop service between the Chinese city and Los Angeles, as well as North America in general. China's largest privately owned carrier maintains a hub in Xi'an, serving…

Hainan Airlines Puts its First Airbus A350-900 Into Service

Hainan Airlines Flight HU7607 took off from Beijing Capital International Airport and landed at Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport on Oct. 13, 2018, at 11:00 am Beijing time. This marked the successful maiden flight of Hainan Airlines’ first Airbus A350-900 aircraft. Over 300 travelers onboard the short flight to Shanghai had…

Hong Kong Airlines: Bringing the Best of East and West…

What comes to mind when you think of Hong Kong? Maybe the action-packed movies of Jackie Chan or possibly its hearty dim sum and tightly packed skyscrapers. No matter your familiarity with Hong Kong, you can now experience the very best of Hong Kong onboard the airplane when flying Hong…

Aviation’s Island Empire: How Hainan Continues to Purchase the Industry

While aviation conglomerates tend to lack lavish cash spending that other businesses might have, the rise of the Chinese company HNA Group has certainly caught the eyes of many people. So where did this less than 25 year old company come from and how did it manage to obtain over…