Juneyao Airlines looks set to set up international branches in five countries, after its board voted unanimously to approve the move.

In a stock exchange disclosure detailing resolutions of a recent board meeting, the carrier states that it was looking to set up branches in Iceland, the United Kingdom, Malaysia, Greece and Ireland.

It cites the need to “open up the overseas market” and “promote and develop” the business as reasons for doing so. In addition, opening the overseas branches will help in “manpower management”, the carrier states.

The carrier does not have flights to any of the five countries it intends to set up overseas branches in, Cirium schedules data indicates.

Last year, the Shanghai-based carrier launched its first European route — to Helsinki — and will extend it to Manchester in March this year.