Chinese carrier Jiangxi Air has applied to the country’s civil aviation authorities to start international passenger and cargo operations.
A notice from the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) states the Nanchang-based airline had applied to be able to fly to Hong Kong, Taiwan, as well as flights to “neighbouring countries”.
While no further details were provided, the airline’s website states it is hoping to fly to points in Northeast and Southeast Asia.
The CAAC will review its application, and has called for any comment from relevant stakeholders.
Jiangxi Air is a joint venture between Xiamen Airlines and the Jiangxi provincial government, with the SkyTeam carrier taking a 60% stake in the company. It began operations in January 2016, and flies to more than 20 points within Mainland China.
Cirium fleets data indicates the carrier operates a fleet of 11 aircraft, including nine Boeing 737-800s and two Comac ARJ21 regional jets. Jiangxi Air has another three ARJ21s on order.