HNA Group subsidiary Yangtze River Airlines plans to launch passenger service on Dec. 15 with twice-daily Boeing 737 flights on three routes from Shanghai to Sanya, Guiyang and Zhuhai, according to president Yang Zhihua. The Shanghai-based Yangtze River Airlines was converted from cargo carrier Yangtze River Express Airlines, which launched in 2002, and operates a fleet of 23 freighters on more than 40 domestic and international routes. Due to the depressed cargo market, Yangtze River ...

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