Xiamen Airlines is the first airline company in People's Republic of China run by private individuals, established on July 25, 1984, and based in Xiamen Gaoqi International Airport. The rights are shared by China Southern Airlines 60% and Xiamen Construction and Development Group 40%. It is headquartered in Xiamen.
Its main base is in Xiamen, but it also has hubs at Fuzhou and Wuyishan in Fujian province and at Hangzhou in Zhejiang province. Besides domestic operations, it also flies to Seoul, Osaka, Hong Kong, Macau, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Penang, Manila and Bangkok.