Air Travel, previously known as Yunnan Hongtu Airlines, is a Chinese carrier based at Changsha Huanghua International Airport. Air Travel started as a JV between entrepreneur Tang Longcheng and six companies, including Kunming Evergreen Financing. The carrier launched domestic services to the country's northeast region on 21-May-2016, with a Kunming-Nanchang service using an A321 aircraft. Air Travel was established with a registered capital of CNY600 million (USD93.8 million) in 2016 as Yunnan Hongtu Airlines. The airline was rebranded as Air Travel in 2018.
In Dec-2019 Air Travel changed its Chinese name to Hunan Hongtu Airlines. The airline's registered capital also increased from CNY980 million (USD140 million) to CNY1674 million (USD239 million) with Hunan Province Emerging Industry Equity Investment as its second largest investor with a 26% stake. Tongcheng Travel owns a 51% stake in the airline through two subsidiaries.
In Jul-2020, Air Travel changed its base from Kunming Changshui International Airport to Changsha Huanghua International Airport.
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