Hainan Airlines Group

Airline Group


Originally founded in 1989, Hainan Airlines Group is a large privately-owned airline group based in Hainan, China. Hainan Airlines, together with its affiliates the Hainan Airlines Group, operates an extensive network of domestic and international services from its main hub at Haikou Meilan International Airport.

The Hainan Airlines Group is headquartered in Haikou City, Hainan and is listed on the Shanghai Stock Exchange (SSE: 600221). Members of the Hainan Airlines Group include:

  • Hainan Airlines (since 1989)
  • Air Changan
  • Lucky Air (since 2004)
  • Tianjin Airlines (through Grand China Airlines Holding Company, since 2004)
  • Hong Kong Airlines (since 2006)
  • Beijing Capital Airlines (since May-2010)
  • China Xinhua Airlines (since 2011)
  • Fuzhou Airlines (since Oct-2014)
  • Guangxi Beibu Gulf Airlines (since Feb-2015) 
  • West Air
  • Shanxi Airlines
  • Urumqi Air (30% stake, following strategic agreement with Xinjiang Government in Nov-2018)
  • Deer Jet
  • Hong Kong Air Cargo
  • Air Guilin
  • Suparna Airlines (previously Yangtze River Express and Yangzte River Airlines)
  • Hubei Airlines (proposed, 2019)

On 29-Jan-2021, Hainan Airlines announced creditors applied to the court for the reorganisation of the airline and its subsidiaries, including Air Changan, Shanxi Airlines, Lucky Air, Fuzhou Airlines, Urumqi Air, Guangxi Beibu Gulf Airlines and HNA Aviation Technik. Hainan Airlines stated its subsidiaries will perform daily operations as normal despite the "major uncertainty" on whether they will enter reorganisation process.

On 23-Oct-2021, HNA Group announced the group and its related companies have voted to approve the company's restructuring plan.

HNA Group's management of its core aviation business, including Hainan Airlines, was transferred to the strategic investor Liaoning Fangda Group, effective 08-Dec-2021.

On 24-Apr-2022, HNA Group stated all four restructuring plans related to the group have been completed with court approvals.

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