The inaugural crew for Xiamen Airlines’ maiden service from Fuzhou to New York pose for a commemorative picture at Fuzhou Airport on 15 February. This is the SkyTeam member’s second US service as it already serves Seattle-Tacoma from Shenzhen.
- Xiamen Airlines on 15 February made New York its second destination in the US. On that day the carrier launched a three times weekly service from Fuzhou (FOC) to New York JFK (JFK), a distance of 12,477 kilometres. That’s over 2,000 kilometres longer than the SkyTeam member’s previous longest route between Shenzhen and Seattle-Tacoma, a route it launched last September. No other carrier offers non-stop flights between Fuzhou and the US. Both routes are flown using the airline’s 787-8s. It also uses the same type to support service to Amsterdam and Vancouver.