Around 600 guests attended Xiamen Air/Xiamen Air Travel's Annual Conference and Dinner Reception at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Xiamen City on January 03.

Philippine Consul General to Xiamen Julius Caesar A. Flores was the guest of honor. Together with him were Xiamen Air Travel General Manager Deng Dongtao and Xiamen Air Vice General Manager Huang Guohui.

During the reception, Mr. Deng officially announced that Xiamen Air will launch new routes including Fuzhou-Cebu and Quanzhou-Cebu in 2017.

Xiamen Air re-opened the Xiamen-Cebu route in March 2016, flying three times weekly, in support of the Consulate General's economic diplomacy thrusts, underscoring the sister-city partnership between Cebu and Xiamen.

The new routes to be launched in 2017 are seen to strengthen the air linkages between the Philippines and Fujian province, including Xiamen-Manila, Xiamen-Cebu and Quanzhou (Jinjiang)-Manila.

Xiamen Air is the only all-Boeing fleet of a Chinese carrier. In 2016, it flew 3.6 million passengers with a gross income of RMB 460 million and net income of RMB 22 million. Xiamen Air Travel forms part of the Xiamen Air's conglomeration providing travel and tour services to its passengers. Xiamen Air and Xiamen Air Travel are subsidiary companies of China Southern Airllines.

The Consulate General has always underscored the importance of air links which contribute in nurturing relations between countries, regions, and peoples; enhancing cooperation in trade, business, tourism and people-to-people contacts.

Xiamen Air is one of the Consulate General's valuable airline partners in its economic diplomacy thrusts including promotion of the Philippines as a tourist destination to the Fujian/China market. END

Source: Republic of Philippines Department Of Foreign Affairs