Xiamen Airlines is the
first airline company in People's Republic of China run by private
individuals, established on July 25, 1984, and based in Xiamen Gaoqi
International Airport. The rights are shared by China Southern Airlines
60% and Xiamen Construction and Development Group 40%.
Its main base is in Xiamen, but it also had hubs at Fuzhou and Wuyishan
in the Fujian province and at Hangzhou in Zhejiang province. Besides
domestic operations, it also flies to Seoul, Osaka, Hong Kong, Macau,
Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Penang and Bangkok. Due to Xiamen's proximity
to Taiwan, it is expected that Xiamen Airlines would be the first to fly
to Taiwan when politics allow.