Hainan Airlines has established a new carrier, Lucky Air, based in Dali in south-west China’s Yunnan province. Lucky Air had its first flight on 26 February and has one aircraft, a Boeing 737-700. It is now operating from Dali to Kunming and from Dali to Xi Shuang Ban Na, south of Dali. The carrier plans to launch services linking Lijiang, in the north of the province, with Xi Shuang Ban Na and Kunming and will later look to expand to other parts of China. Shanxi Airlines and Yunnan Shilin Tourism Aviation hold stakes in the carrier, which is majority owned by Hainan.

Source: Flight International