Xiamen Airlines arrives in Australia

Xiamen Airlines has become the latest Chinese airline to land in Australia with the Skyteam member’s inaugural flight Down Under touching down in Sydney on Monday morning.

Boeing 787-8 B-2763, operating MF807 from Fuzhou, arrived at Mascot at 0955 local time and received an ARFF monitor cross during its taxi to the gate. The aircraft was on the ground for about two and a half hours before operating the reciprocal MF808 to Fuzhou.

In addition to its three times a week service from Fuzhou, Xiamen Airlines, which is 51 per cent owned by China Southern Airlines, plans to launch two flights a week between Xiamen and Sydney from December 6.

Both routes will be operated by 787-8s.