New Yunnan airline to start flying this week

Trip Start Jan 30, 2007
Trip End Dec 31, 2011

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Flag of China  , Yunnan,
Monday, February 9, 2009

Another week, another airline taking to the blue skies of Yunnan. This one, starting with flights to the Mao city of Changsha near the Yangtze and also the iceland of Harbin.

"Kunming Airlines, which is 80% owned by Shenzhen Airlines, will launch its first flight on Feb.15. The routes of the initial flight will connect Kunming, the capital city of Yunnan Province, and Changsha as well as Harbin, and the code of Kunming Airlines is KY, according to biggest its shareholder.
The new carrier, with a registered capital of RMB 80 million, is based in Wujiaba International Airport and it will receive two B737-700 and one B737-800 aircraft as well as 30 pilots and 26 flight attendants from Shenzhen Airlines.
Kunming Airlines is expected to operate flights between Kunming and ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) countries in the near future, as the Yunnan provincial government is building Kunming as a main air hub between China, Southeast Asia and South Asia."
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