Hainan Airlines parent HNA Group plans to launch Guilin Airlines in conjunction with the Guilin municipal government in May, pending approval by the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC). The new venture is expected to operate three aircraft initially with plans to expand its fleet to 30 aircraft in three years. The CAAC, which is expected to approve the launch, has loosened its grip on allowing new domestic startups. The regulator has recently approved the launch of Jiuyuan ...

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