The regional joint venture between Shenzhen Airlines and Mesa Air Group, announced last December, will be called Kunpeng Airlines and will launch operations in Xi'an with three CRJ200s at year end. The new carrier is expected to be approved soon by CAAC. The news came shortly after Hainan Airlines parent HNA Group unveiled its own regional subsidiary, Grand Xinhua Express, which also will fly to Xi'an. HNA said it intends to capture two-thirds of China's regional market by 2012 (ATWOnline, ...

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