Ruili Airlines launched formal operations May 18 with a flight from Kunming to Mangshi. The Kunming-based carrier is wholly owned by Yunnan Jingcheng Group and has a registered capital of CNY600 million ($96.8 million). In August 2013, Ruili ordered 18 Boeing 737 series aircraft, comprising eight -700s and six -800s directly from Boeing, plus two -700s and two -800s from airberlin. It has taken delivery of two -700s and one -800. It plans to expand its fleet to 45 aircraft by 2020. Ruili has ...

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