Xiamen Airlines 757-200. Photo: By Rob Finlayson. China Southern Airlines subsidiary Xiamen Airlines confirmed Monday it has been approved by the SkyTeam board for membership as early as year-end 2012 (ATW Daily News, June 8). The Xiamen-based carrier noted in a statement it plans to sign a letter of intent soon, which will signal the start of preparations to join the alliance. As of April 30, Xiamen’s fleet totaled 71 Boeing aircraft; it plans to expand to more than 130 ...

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