Guilin Airlines (Guilin) is a joint venture between Hainan Airlines (HU, Haikou) parent, HNA Group and the Guilin Municipal government, looking to officially launch flights in May 2014. With the aim of promoting Guilin, a city in the northeast of the Guangxi Region of China, as both a tourism and business destination, the Guilin government will subsidize the new airline's operations. The airline intends to operate a fleet of 30 aircraft within the next three years. The project is believed to be previously known as Guangxi Airlines (Guilin) as HNA Group and the Guilin government had already announced similar plans in 2013 also involving Tianjin Airlines (GS, Tianjin).