Hainan Airlines, a subsidiary of the HNA Group, based in China, has taken delivery of its first A330 on lease from CIT Aerospace. The aircraft, a A330-200, powered by Rolls Royce Trent 700 engines was handed over to the HNA Chairman, Mr. CHEN Feng in a ceremony held in Toulouse. The aircraft will seat 222 passengers in a two-class configuration.
The HNA Group, the fourth largest aviation group in China, comprises Hainan Airlines, Xinhua Airlines, Changan Airlines, Shanxi Airlines and is now setting up its Grand China Air. The group currently operates 12 A319s and has 98 Airbus aircraft on order.
HNA was established in 1993 and currently operates on trunk routes, regional routes and business charter services to more than 90 destinations.