On Feb. 15, 2017 Xiamen Airlines started service to New York City, its second destination in the US. On that day the carrier launched a three times weekly service from Fuzhou (FOC) to New York JFK (JFK), a distance of 12,477 kilometres.
That’s over 2,000 kilometres longer than the SkyTeam member’s previous longest route between Shenzhen and Seattle-Tacoma, a route it launched last September.
No other carrier offers non-stop flights between Fuzhou and the US. Both routes are flown using the airline’s 787-8s. It also uses the same type or aircraft to support service to Amsterdam and Vancouver.