China Eastern to launch Sanya International Airlines amid coronavirus

China Eastern, the country´s second-biggest airline, has announced it plans to launch Sanya International Airlines, a new carrier in Hainan, the company said.

Hainan is the country´s most popular island holiday destination.

The new carrier, named after the main beach city of Hainan Province, is a joint venture between China Eastern Airlines and several other companies including the state-owned Hainan Province Transport Investment Holding Company Limited and Trip.com.

China Eastern Airlines will be the majority shareholder of the new airline.