Kunpeng Airlines, the regional joint venture between Shenzhen Airlines and Mesa Air Group, formally launched on Saturday after nine months of preparation. It had been operating a Xi'an-Taiyuan-Tianjin route on a trial basis but now is flying on 11 routes to the aforementioned cities plus Yichang, Huhehaote, Nanchang, Zhengzhou and Hefei with three 48-seat CRJ200s (ATWOnline, Sept. 28). Shenzhen President Li Kun said Kunpeng will establish several bases in addition to Xi'an in order to limit ...

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