China’s Hainan Airlines is assessing its chances for joining an alliance by 2022, managers have told staff members.
Work is underway to evaluate the prospects and how to achieve them within three years, according to a management document distributed to staff and seen by ATW. A spokesperson for the company said no information was available on which alliance the HNA carrier could join.
Hainan Airlines is China’s fourth-largest air carrier. The main airline and its affiliates constitute the country’s fourth-largest airline group.
The carrier’s attractiveness to the three major global alliances is unclear.
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