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Xiamen Airlines (厦门航空) is the first airline company in People's Republic of China run by private individuals, established on July 25, 1984, Based in Xiamen Gaoqi International Airport . The rights are shared by China Southern Airlines 60% and Xiamen Construction and Development Group 40%.
Incidents and accidents
On October 2, 1990, Xiamen flight MF8301 from Xiamen to Guangzhou, a Boeing 737-247 jetliner, hijacked shortly after took off from Xiamen, and crashed into Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport, caused a total of 128 fatalies, and 2 other aircrafts in the apron were destroyed.
The Xiamen Airlines fleet consists of the following aircraft (at March 2005):
- 1 Boeing 737-200
- 4 Boeing 737-300
- 4 Boeing 737-500
- 10 Boeing 737-700 (further 3 on order)
- 9 Boeing 757-200
China Southern Airlines signed an initial agreement to purchase 13 Boeing 787 aircraft, 3 of which were for its affiliate, Xiamen Airlines. Aircraft deliveries are expected between 2008 and 2010 (ref: Airliner World, April 2005)
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