Through more than 20 years of development, HNA Group has evolved from a traditional enterprise as a regional airline based on Hainan Island into an international multi-industry conglomerate. This transformation has taken placeas a result of international investments with a strategic focus on airtravel, hospitality, tourism, real estate, commodity retail, finance, logistics, shipbuilding, eco-tech, and media and entertainment.
HNA Group is composed of seven sub-groups: Technology, Tourism, Capital, Holdings, Modern Logistics, Innovation Finance, and Innovation Media & Entertainment. HNA International, located in Hong Kong, is a critical platform for HNA Group's overarching international development strategy. These seven sub-groups collectively employ over 400,000 staff worldwide, control or own shares in 19 airlines, possess a fleet of more than 1250 aircrafts, fly to over 260 cities worldwide, operate or have a stake in over 3100 hotels globally, are responsible for operating 13 airports, and manage the world’s largest container leasing group and the world’s fourth-largest aircraft leasing group.
In July 2017, HNA Group placed in theGlobal Fortune 500 for the third time, ranking #170 with annual revenue of $53 billion (USD). The 2017 ranking marked a jump of 183 positions in just one year.
HNA Group has been honored to have national leaders from around the worldwitness the signing of numerous HNA contracts, including contracts that haveallowedit to operate flights between Beijing and Lisbon, Beijing and Manchester, Shanghai and Brussels, and Beijing and Berlin. HNA has alsoembraced international markets in other ways by acquiring International Currency Exchange, Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, Ingram Micro Inc., and Gategroup; by becoming the largest single shareholder of Hilton Worldwide and Deutsche Bank; by joining hands with Uber through strategic cooperation; and by establishing a joint venture with Rocket Space.
As HNA Group has grown into a large international corporation, it has maintained a stark commitment to strong CSR practices. One of HNA Group’s key CSR initiatives is HNA Brightness Action, which has helped over 6000 cataract patients from around the world to regain their sight in regions including the Tibetan Plateau, Xinjiang, and Inner-Mongolia, as well as areas in Africa and Southeast Asia. In 2016, HNA Group initiated the Nepal World Culture Heritage Program in conjunction with UNESCO and worked with UNICEF on the Love Gift Program. To date, HNA Group has donated over $1.5 billion (USD) to charities.
In 2017, HNA Group extended its cooperation with the United Nations (UN) on several projects, including increasing support for higher education in countries along the Belt and Road Initiative with UNESCO, assisting Syrian refugees throughthe UN World Food Programme, and establishing exemplar villages in Hainan for fighting poverty with the UN Development Programme. In total, $16 million (USD) was contributed to these initiatives.