It just got a lot easier to make connections in southwest
China. Guangxi Beibu Gulf Airlines, a
joint venture between Tianjin Airlines and the Guangxi Beibu Gulf Investment
Group, marked its inauguration with an E190 flight from Nanning to Haikou on
The new carrier goes by the name GX Airlines, an abbreviation of
Guangxi Province in southwest China, and is based in Nanning. The distinctive red livery markings reflect
the colour of the rosebush, the official flower of the city of Nanning.
GX Airlines is the first local carrier in the Guangxi Zhuang
Minority Autonomous Region, an area that borders the Beibu Gulf and
Vietnam. The one-hour, 375 km flight
linked the two key cities in Guangxi and Hainan provinces.
The airline expects to expand its fleet to five E190s in the
coming months and focus on domestic routes.
By the end of 2015, GX plans to have ten E190s and operate scheduled
service on at least two international routes to ASEAN cities.
Mr. Chen Wei, Director, CAAC Guangxi Safety Oversight Bureau hands over the
Airline Operating Certificate to
Mr. Wu Chongyang, Chairman and President of GX