Xiamen Air's first Boeing 737 MAX 8 departing Boeing Field (Photo: Boeing)

XiamenAir Takes Delivery of 200th Jet and New Aircraft Type Following Recent Success

On Sunday, XiamenAir took delivery of its newest aircraft, marking the 200th delivery to the airline since it began flying in 1984. The occasion is cause for double celebration, as the Fujian Province-based airline is now the sixth Chinese carrier to operate the new Boeing 737 MAX aircraft. The first plane, B-1288, was ferried to Xiamen, China on May 23. To get to its new home, the aircraft flew over 8,300 miles on three separate flights. The first flight lasted…

Trip Report: XiamenAir’s Boeing 787 to Xiamen, China

Chinese tourism is a big deal for Los Angeles. With more than 1.1 million visitors alone in 2017, China drives more than $1 billion dollars into Los Angeles’s economy annually. With the country’s increased wealth, coupled with the nation's 'one route, one airline' policy, there is now an increased demand…