board chairman, president of shandong airlines group
how time flies. it鈥檚 already been 24 years. thanks to the care and guidance offered by shandong provincial party committee, provincial government and civil aviation administration of china as well as the substantial support from our shareholders and all sectors of the community, shandong airlines group has managed to fly safely for 26 years.
here and now, i would like to extend my appreciation to leaders at all levels, friends from all sectors and our passengers on behalf of shandong airlines鈥?staff. thank you for your years of care, support and help. born in the context of chinese economic reform, carrying the dream of ninety-four million folks of shandong province, shandong airlines has written a soaring poem on the development path of ceaseless self-improvement and in the vast sky. by adhering to the service philosophy of 鈥淗onesty, true feelings and sincerity鈥?shandong airlines has managed to set an excellent safety record and create good social and economic benefits over the years. it鈥檚 particularly worth mentioning that our development in recent years has made remarkable achievement. up till now, we have already owned 131 boeing737 airplanes, opened multiple international and regional air routes, gradually shaped a more reasonable network layout, implemented a more reliable safety management system, brought our benefits and service level up to industry-leading caliber, and quicken our pace of becoming a major airline company.
we have won the top honor prizes presented by the civil aviation administration of china, namely the 鈥淕olden goose cup鈥?and the 鈥淕olden eagle cup鈥? four times. by the end of aug. 2017, we had flown safely for more than 3 million hours in total, which won us the 鈥淭hree-star air safety award鈥?presented by caac. our on-time performance has always ranked highest in caac and we have demonstrated sound momentum of sustained and steady development. we were repeatedly rated as national-level 鈥淪ervice provider that customers are satisfied鈥?and 鈥淓nterprise of quality & benefits in china鈥? our rainbow crew, marketing department and jinan business office won the title of 鈥淣ational-level civilized unit鈥?by the central committee of the communist youth league of china and caac. from 2015 to 2017, shandong airlines (headquarter) was honored as 鈥淣ational-level civilized unit鈥?for three consecutive years. in 2017, shandong airlines won the 鈥淣ational quality award鈥? which made it the only airline company that had won such honor for caac for the first time in history.
24 years of development history is just the overture. standing at the new historical starting point, shandong airlines, the eagle born in shandong province, is bound to soar high up in the sky and add a new page to its success in the future! we鈥檒l reward our shareholders and the society with new triumphs, win the 鈥渢ough fight鈥?of switching from old to new energy, and strive to make our own contributions to shandong鈥檚 quality economic development.