China’s new startup Yunnan Hongtu Airlines plans to launch its inaugural flight in October to explore the lucrative Yunnan tourism market. According to chairman Tang Longcheng, the new carrier will initially operate three Airbus A320s, the first of which is scheduled to be delivered in October. The new Kunming-based venture is expected to face fierce competition as there are five domestic carriers—predominantly China Eastern Airlines—that operate out of Kunming. The new ...

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