Xiamen Air (formerly Xiamen Airlines) is a Chinese passenger airline based in Xiamen, Fujian province. The airline operates scheduled passenger flights out of Xiamen Gaoqi International Airport and, to a lesser extent, Fuzhou Changle International Airport and Hangzhou Xiaoshan International Airport.
Founded in 1984, Xiamen Airlines is China's first civil aviation company to be run like a modern corporation. By 2010, the company's registered capital soared from 1.2 billion yuan ($182 million) to 5 billion yuan in three years; and its entire assets were valued at over 30 billion yuan.
In 2012, Xiamen Airlines officially joined SkyTeam, an airline alliance of 20 different flight operators across the world. Global connectivity to 1,024 destinations in 178 countries and regions ensued.
Xiamen is one of the most economically competitive cities in China and was one of the first Special Economic Zones on the Chinese mainland. As a vice-provincial city independently listed on the State development plan, it has provincial-level authority in economic administration and local legislative power. In 2010, the Xiamen SEZ was expanded to cover the entire municipality. Today, Xiamen is a modern and international port city.