CAAC granted a public air transport enterprise operating license to HNA Group for its Grand China Air entity, bringing the Hainan Airlines parent one step closer to launching its new carrier, which will combine Hainan along with Xinhua Airlines, Changan Airlines and Shanxi Airlines and be the country's fourth-largest commercial carrier. HNA Group President Chen Feng called the license "an important milestone." It follows the April award of GCA's general aviation business license (ATWOnline, ...

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