Xiamen Airlines starts new international routes to Bangkok and Manila
Xiamen Airlines has added two more international routes to its fast-growing network. On 3 February the carrier launched thrice-weekly (Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays) flights on the 2,696-kilometre route between Hangzhou (HGH) and Bangkok Suvarnabhumi (BKK). Competition is provided by China Eastern Airlines and Spring Airlines, who both also operate the route with thrice-weekly flights. This is the airline’s third route to Bangkok. On 8 February Xiamen Airlines launched daily flights on the 1,144-kilometre route between Xiamen (XMN) and Manila (MNL). This route is also already served by China Southern Airlines and Philippine Airlines (both with daily flights) and Cebu Pacific Air (with twice-weekly flights). Manila is a new destination for Xiamen Airlines. Both routes are operated by the airline’s 737-800s. Xiamen Airlines now operates 200 international flights per week from Chinese airports across a network of 33 routes from six Chinese airports to 15 international destinations.