Tianjin Airlines flight crew celebrate the launch of scheduled services at Qionghai Airport in the Hainan region of China on 18 March. The airport serves as the main air gateway to the annual Boao Forum for Asia, or BFA, (an Asian equivalent to the annual Davos Forum held in Switzerland each January) which takes place this year from 22-25 March.
- Tianjin Airlines has become the first airline to offer scheduled services to the new airport serving Qionghai (BAR) in the Hainan region of China, around 110 kilometres south-east of Haikou. On 18 March, the regional carrier began four times weekly flights which link Guiyang (KWE) to Qionghai via Zhuhai (ZUH). The airline will use its E190 fleet on the route, operating on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays. Not surprisingly there is no competition on either of the Qionghai routes, though China Southern Airlines (11 weekly flights) and Shandong Airlines (thrice-weekly flights) already link Guiyang and Zhuhai.