January, HNA reached a strategic partnership with Uber China
January , 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.
May, Chang'an Airlines introduced its new appearance. Guilin Airlines successfully completed the maiden flight.
June, Air Guilin successfully initiated its first flight from Guilin to Zhengzhou.
July, HNA Groups was ranked #353 among Fortune 500.
December, HNA Technology Group established.
January, Bohai Leasing acquired Cronos, becoming the largest container leasing service provider in the world.
February, Urumqi Air, Fuzhou Airlines and Guangxi Beibu Gulf Airlines commence operation.
July, HNA listed for the first time on the Global Fortune 500
October, Chinese President Xi Jinping and British Prime Minister David Cameron attended the signing of a cooperation agreement between Mr. Chen Feng, Chairman of the Board of HNA Group, and Warren East, CEO of Rolls-Royce.
November, HNA Tourism Group becomes the first investor in tuniu.com, holding 24.1% shares.
December, HNA Group obtained "AAA” top credit rating" from Dagong Global Credit Rating Co., Ltd.
March, Meilan International Airport won "Best Airport in China Region" award of SKYTRAX, and Phoenix Airport won "Best Global VIP Terminal" award of SKYTRAX.
October, Beijing Unicare ENT Hospital was opened.
August, HNA Holding (Group) Co., Ltd. established as an industrial group organization.
November, HNA Tourism Cruise and Yacht Management Company Limited was formally established and became the first company with a luxury cruise liner in mainland China.
January, Hainan Airlines became the seventh SKYTRAX five-star airline, an honor which continues today.
January , HNA Tourism acquired Hong Thai Travel to promote Hong Kong outbound tourism and South China inbound tourism.
December, Annual passenger traffic of Sanya Phoenix Airport exceeded 10 million.
May, Capital Airlines launches maiden flight
June, HNA acquired Jinhaiwan Shipyard Co., Ltd. and renamed it Jinhai Heavy Industry Co., Ltd.
March, The first flight of Grand China Express launched; company later renamed Tianjin Airlines in 2009.
June, West Air launched
February, The first flight of Lucky Air was successfully undertaken.
October, Deer Jet became China's first airline with CCAR 121, CCAR 135 and CCAR91 operation qualifications.
May, The academic study HNA Group: “A Miracle in Civil Aviation” was published by Harvard Business School, as part of the OPM training program for senior managers.
July, 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.
October, Soros Quantum Fund makes equity investment in HNA subsidiary Grand China Air.
January, Yangtze River Express Airlines Co., Ltd begins operations
May, HNA Group cooperated with Xi'an Minsheng Group for equity restructuring.
July, Hainan Airlines Company Limited was listed as 2002’s top Chinese listed company in Fortune (Chinese edition), ranking in 83th place.
October, Hainan Airlines, China Xinhua Airlines, Air Changan and Shan Xi Airlines, began operations under the code of HU.
November, The Hainan Meilan International Airport Company Limited listed on The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong.
February, HNA Group and Shenhua Group restructured China Xinhua Airlines.
July, HNA Group, ChangAn Airlines Co., Ltd. and Shanxi Airlines jointly established Shanxi Airlines Co., Ltd.
January, In 2000, HNA Group Company Limited was formally established and started operation.
August, Hainan Airlines became the holding company of Haikou Meilan International Airport; it was the first airlines that held an airport.
August , HNA Hotel Group was established
August , Hainan airlines Co., Ltd., HNA Aviation Holding (Group) Co., Ltd. and ChangAn Airlines jointly founded ChangAn Airlines Co., Ltd.
March, Hainan Airlines becomes the first Chinese airline to achieve the ISO9002:1994 Quality Standard Registration Certificate issued by China Quality Certification Centre for Imported and Exported Goods
November, Shares of Hainan Airlines Company Limited were formally listed and transacted on Shanghai Stock Exchange
February, Hainan Provincial Airlines officially changed its name to Hainan Airlines Company Limited.
June, Hainan Airlines was listed in the B-share of Shanghai Stock Exchange.
April, ainan Provincial Airlines introduced China's first VIP business charter plane Learjet-55 from the US.
July, HNA Group signed an agreement with Chatterjee Group to raise 25 million US dollars of foreign shares; creating the first Sino-foreign joint venture airline company in China.
September, HNA Group signed agreement with American Airlines Investment Co., Ltd. ; the first air transport enterprise of Sino-foreign joint venture in China.
May, Hainan Airlines launched its first flight, between Haikou-Beijing
May , Haikou-Wenzhou Airline was formally opened. It was the first non-stop airline independently operated by the company.
June, Hainan Airlines shares were officially listed and transacted in Securities Trading Automated Quotations System (STAQ system), becoming China’s first listed air transport company.