OAG: HNA Group capacity expands 18% in year to Jun-2018, stronger than other major Chinese airlines

    OAG, via its official blog, reported (02-Oct-2018) the HNA Group of 13 airlines operated combined group capacity of 132 million seats for the 12 months to Jun-2018, up 18% year-on-year. According to OAG, growth for the group is strong, up 18% over the period, which is “significantly higher than the other major Chinese airline groups”. Hainan Airlines‘ capacity was 50 million seats, up 15.2% (+6.6 million seats). Beijing Capital Airlines, Lucky Air and Hong Kong Airlines also delivered strong capacity growth, with each adding between 1.8 million and two million seats in the last year.