On November 15 the Board of Airlines Representatives in Germany (BARIG) announced that Hainan Airlines has become the latest carrier to join its ranks. Hainan, China’s largest private airline, currently operates a fleet of 260 aircraft, including Boeing 787 and Airbus A330 long-haul jets. The corporation has around 13.000 employees and belongs to the HNA Group which is engaged in aviation, tourism and the hotel business.
Hainan Airlines primarily operates Chinese domestic services through its hubs in Beijing and Haikou but international destinations in Europe, North America and Australia are also served.
BARIG General Secretary Michael Hoppe commented: “We are happy to welcome Hainan Airlines as new member of our association. Hainan Airlines is an expanding and well-placed player of the globally operating HNA Group. The airline – together with our other airlines from all over the world – strengthens the base of our association counting around 100 members as of today.”