Juneyao Airlines will have a 15 per cent stake in the new carrier, which will be majority-owned by China Eastern. Photo: AFP

China Eastern to launch new airline in Hainan with partners including Trip.com unit, as plans to make the island a free trade hub promise greater air traffic

  • The Shanghai-based airline will establish Sanya International Airlines with shareholder Juneyao Airlines, a unit of Trip.com, and two other state entities
  • The new airline will serve the popular holiday island of Hainan, which is destined to become a major trade hub under plans personally crafted by President Xi
Topic |   China Eastern Airlines
Juneyao Airlines will have a 15 per cent stake in the new carrier, which will be majority-owned by China Eastern. Photo: AFP
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