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- Xiamen Gaoqi International Airport, Xiamen, Fujian, P. R. China?361006
- 3400m x 45m
- Airlines currently operating to this airport with scheduled services
- Air Burundi
All Nippon Airways
Beijing Capital Airlines
Cargolux Airlines International
Cebu Pacific Air
China Eastern Airlines
China Express Airlines
China Southern Airlines
China United Airlines
Hong Kong Airlines
KLM Royal Dutch Airlines
- Airlines currently operating to this airport via codeshare
- Air France
Delta Air Lines
Xiamen Gaoqi International Airport is the main gateway to Xiamen, Fujian Province, China. Hosting domestic, regional and international passenger and cargo services for over 20 airlines, the airport is a hub for Xiamen Airlines.
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The convergence of China’s domestic high-speed rail as well as high-speed rail linking mainland China with Hong Kong could potentially undermine Dragonair’s southern China network, a possibility the carrier is increasingly beginning to consider.
With HSR not due to link Hong Kong until 2015, there is time for this scenario to evolve.
Any impact to Dragonair and other carriers would have to occur with an alignment of factors. Currently at least this seems more unlikely than likely: low HSR ticket prices, convenient station locations, maximum train speeds and integrated border control.
There is also the possibility Dragonair and other carriers could swap routes for others as Hong Kong Airport slots become more scarce.
Privately-owned carrier Xiamen Airlines has regained its position as China's fourth largest airline after a drop in capacity in 2H2012 and early 2013 when measured on available domestic and seat capacity and frequency. This places Xiamen as the world's 27th largest airline by seat capacity – larger than perhaps better-known carriers including KLM, Korean Air and Cathay Pacific. While those carriers eclipse Xiamen when weighing available seat kilometres, Xiamen as the 51st largest on ASKs is still larger than Air New Zealand, Finnair or Vueling.
This strong domestic carrier – 94% of seat capacity is within mainland China – will accelerate growth of its small international footprint by adding services around Southeast Asia following its ascension to SkyTeam in late 2012. But the domestic Chinese market remains its focus, and Xiamen will use many of the 15 737-800s it is receiving this year to grow its presence around its namesake home of Xiamen. Despite the name connection, Xiamen Airlines has more capacity outside of Xiamen than it does to or from the city. In 2013 Xiamen Airlines aims to break the 20 million threshold for annual passengers carrier, and also carry over 200,000 tons of cargo and mail.
Spring Airlines in major move adds flights from Hong Kong to Chongqing, Hangzhou, Nanjing and Xiamen
At CAPA's World Aviation Summit in Hong Kong on 28 & 29 Nov-2012, Spring Airlines announced a significant expansion of its services between Hong Kong and mainland China, a high-demand market that has only recently seen competition. Spring's addition of services from Hong Kong to Chongqing, Hangzhou, Nanjing and Xiamen supplement its three daily flights between Hong Kong and its base at Shanghai.
The once-stagnant market is seeing rapid change and competition with fledging carrier Hong Kong Airlines, invigorated mainland carriers, a tie-up between Hong Kong Airlines and China Eastern as well as the forthcoming entry of planned LCC Jetstar Hong Kong.
Spring commenced services in 2005 as a LCC but is moving away from a strict interpretation of the model at it seeks higher yields, hybridising as other former LCCs have done. Its advantage and platform for growth is efficiency, which is generally lacking in China's state-owned airlines.
Kenya Airways plans to launch its first services to North America, South America and Australia by 2017, making it one of the few carriers to serve every inhabited continent. While these three continents will give Africa's currently fifth-largest airline by seats a global presence, its future is pegged on Asia, with the carrier over the next 10 years planning to launch seven new routes into China, six in the Indian Subcontinent and three across North and Southeast Asia as well as having a growing presence in Europe and the Middle East. It is poised to become Africa's largest carrier.
Growth will be fuelled by Africa's status as a burgeoning market, as well as reliance on partners: Kenya Airways will open routes to SkyTeam member hubs in Xiamen (Xiamen Airlines), Hanoi (Vietnam Airlines), Seoul (Korean Air), Moscow (Aeroflot) and Prague (Czech Airlines). The intercontinental focus follows Kenya's strong emphasis on regional Africa, with the carrier aiming to serve every African nation by the end of 2013.
The SkyTeam alliance has taken another step forward in cementing its place in the fast-growing North Asian aviation market with Xiamen Airlines, China’s fourth largest carrier and Asia’s ninth largest carrier by seats, being formally accepted into the SkyTeam alliance on 17-Nov-2011. Xiamen Airlines will commence the joining process leading to full entry into SkyTeam by the end of 2012.
While few in the aviation industry would name Xiamen Airlines in the list of leading Asia Pacific airlines, it has grown to become a key name to watch in the market. The chiefly domestic Chinese airline is also one of the world's most consistently profitable, notching 24 consecutive years in the black – an amazing achievement given the volatility in the industry over this period. Further healthy growth by Xiamen Airlines is expected amid strong domestic and regional expansion.
Xiamen is planning for considerable future expansion with the existing Xiamen Gaoqi International Airport, China’s 11th busiest in 2010, commencing construction on its fourth terminal this month. Details are emerging for plans to commence construction on a new facility, Xiang'an International Airport, in 2014. The planned Xiang'an Airport, which is scheduled to open in 2019, could eventually be bigger than the nation’s current largest airport, Beijng Capital, with capacity to handle up to 75 million passengers p/a.
Xiamen Gaoqi Airport was the fourth fastest growing major airport in China (of airports with more than 10 million annual pax) behind Shanghai Pudong, Shanghai Hongqiao and Xi’an in 2010, driven by the region's booming tourism industry, which has been fuelled by the increasing exchange of visits between the Chinese mainland and Taiwan. Currently, Xiamen Airport has a total of 31 cross-Strait services per week, ranking in the top five nationwide. The airport expects to handle 15.0 million passengers this year.