HNA Technology Group established.
HNA Aviation acquired majority stake in SR Technics, leading Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul operator.
Air Guilin successfully initiated its first flight from Guilin to Zhengzhou.
Bohai Leasing, now Bohai Capital Holding, acquired a 100% stake in Avolon Holdings Ltd., an aircraft leasing company, becoming the fourth largest aircraft leasing company in the world.
HNA acquired a 23.7% stake in Azul Brazilian Airlines, the third largest airline in Brazil, becoming its largest single shareholder.
HNA listed for the first time on the Global Fortune 500.
HNA North America acquired 15% equity in Red Lion Hotel.
Bohai Leasing acquired Cronos, becoming the largest container leasing service provider in the world.
Meilan International Airport won "Best Airport in China Region" award of SKYTRAX, and Phoenix Airport won "Best Global VIP Terminal" award of SKYTRAX.
HNA successfully acquired 80% stake in Arena Flight Academy, renamed International Aviation College of Australia.
HNA acquired 48% stake in AigleAzur Airlines.
HNA Holding (Group) Co., Ltd. established as an industrial group organization.
HNA invested in ACT Airlines, a major cargo airline in Turkey.
HNA Tourism acquired Hong Thai Travel to promote Hong Kong outbound tourism and South China inbound tourism.
HNA acquired the Australian aircraft leasing business of Allco Finance Group.
Renowned international aviation ratings Agency Skytrax names Hainan Airlines for the first time as ‘Best Chinese Airline’.
The first flight of Grand China Express launched; company later renamed Tianjin Airlines in 2009.
The ‘HNA-Tibet Brightness Action’ program was launched in the Yingbin Hotel, Lhasa. Over 200 patients with cataracts received free eyesight surgery, regaining their vision.
Hainan Airlines passenger levels reached 10 million a year.
Hainan Airlines Company Limited was listed as 2002’s top Chinese listed company in Fortune (Chinese edition), ranking in 83th place.
The Hainan Meilan International Airport Company Limited listed on The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong.
HNA received the right to establish operations for a flight route between Sanya and Seoul.
HNA Hotel Group was established.
Shares of Hainan Airlines Company Limited were formally listed and transacted on Shanghai Stock Exchange.
HNA Group signed an agreement with American Airlines Investment Co., Ltd.; the first air transport enterprise of Sino-foreign joint venture in China.
HNA and Hudson International Group reached an agreement on the issuance of 70 million foreign shares.
Hainan Airlines launched its first flight, between Haikou-Beijing.
As the company founders meet at the Haikou Hotel, the foundation of Hainan Airlines is officially announced.