Hainan Airlines Company Limited (HNA) is the largest privately owned air transport company and the fourth largest airline in terms of fleet size in the People’s Republic of China. It operates scheduled domestic and international services on 500 routes from Hainan and nine locations on the mainland, as well as charter services. Its main base is Haikou Meilan International Airport.
Hainan Airlines was established in 1989 as Hainan Province Airlines in Hainan, the largest special economy zone in China. It was then renamed as Hainan Airlines and became China’s first joint-stock air-transport enterprise in 1993.