Hainan Airlines parent HNA Group has received approval from the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) to launch Urumqi Airlines in an effort to enhance its position in West China. The new venture is expected to launch based on the assets of Hainan Airlines Xinjiang Branch Co., which is the second biggest carrier in the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, following China Southern Airlines. The Urumqi-based carrier has a registered capital of CNY3 billion ($490 million), in which Hainan ...

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