|For Immediate Release||7 June 2018|
HAECO Xiamen announced today that it has entered into an agreement with Japan Airlines Group ("JAL") and Spring Airlines Japan Co. Ltd. ("Spring Japan") to provide line services for Spring Japan at all of its four destinations in China.
This co-operation follows an expanded engineering services agreement between JAL and Spring Japan in December 2017. Subsequently, HAECO Xiamen was selected as an exclusive partner to handle their line maintenance operations in China.
To serve the Narita-based low-cost carrier in China, HAECO Xiamen has set up two new line stations - at Wuhan Tianhe International Airport (WUH) and Harbin Taiping International Airport (HRB) respectively, in addition to Chongqing (CKG) and Tianjin (TSN) which are already covered in the Company's existing line services network.
For more than 20 years, HAECO Xiamen has been supporting foreign airlines' transit operations in China efficiently and reliably, relieving the customers from the cost and burden of maintaining their own local operations. With its strong technical expertise and operational experience, HAECO Xiamen is well positioned to deliver airline schedule stability and quality services to its customers. HAECO Xiamen is one of the leading independent line services providers, covering 12 international airports across China serving over 70 airlines.
About HAECO Xiamen
Founded in 1993, HAECO Xiamen is a leading Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) service provider in Asia Pacific. It offers a full range of airframe services, including airframe maintenance, modification, cabin reconfiguration, passenger-to-freighter conversions, and line services at 12 airports in China. The Company is also home to HAECO Private Jet Solutions - Asia's first and only facility approved by Airbus and licensed by Boeing to provide comprehensive design engineering, certification, and cabin completion for private jets. As a one-stop MRO provider, HAECO Xiamen operates its own certified aviation parts manufacturing and testing facilities, and runs a public training and license examination centre. This caters to both the technical and non-technical training needs of the MRO industry throughout the region. HAECO Xiamen is part of the HAECO Group, and The Boeing Company, Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd., Japan Airlines International Co. Ltd., Xiamen Aviation Industry Co. Ltd. and Beijing Kailan Aviation Technology Industry & Services Co. Ltd. are its other shareholders. The Company employs around 4,500 staff in China.
About Japan Airlines Group ("JAL")
Japan Airlines was founded in 1951 and became the first international airline in Japan. A member of the oneworld® alliance, the airline now reaches more than 344 airports in 56 countries and regions together with its codeshare partners with a modern fleet of more than 230 aircraft. Awarded one of the most punctual major international airlines, JAL is committed to providing customers with the highest levels of flight safety and supreme quality in every aspect of its service, and aims to become the most preferred airline in the world.
About Spring Airlines Japan Co. Ltd. ("Spring Japan")
Spring Airlines Japan Co. Ltd, founded in September 2012, is a subsidiary of Spring Airlines Co. Ltd., China's first and North Asia's largest low-cost airline. Headquartered in Narita, Japan, the company started operations from August 2014 and features daily flights between Narita, Hiroshima and Saga. In February 2016, the company started international service by operating routes from Narita to Wuhan and Chongqing. And in January 2017, the company started operations from Narita to Harbin and Tianjin. Currently, Spring Japan operates 2 domestic routes in Japan and 4 international routes to China.