Hainan Airlines’ subsidiary Chang’an Airlines has resumed independent operations instead of merging with Hainan Airlines, Xinhua Airlines and Shanxi Airlines. The Xi’an-based carrier is expected to launch its inaugural flight in May and will operate a Boeing 737-800 initially on routes from Xi’an to the cities along China’s Silk Road. Chang’an Airlines started formal operations in 1993 and merged with Hainan Airlines in August 2000. It has a registered ...

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