Qing Dynasty China Becomes the Home of the World's Second Airline

This is an idea that came to mind when working on a personal project. Basically, in my timeline where Empress Dowager Cixi dies in 1875, resulting in the Qing Dynasty modernizing and ultimately becoming a constitutional monarchy in the mid 1890s, China ends ups becoming the home of the world's second airline which would be founded in September of 1912. The first zeppelins would be imported from Germany thanks to good relationships between the two empires. Their overall designs are based off LZ 13 Hansa. One of the most common routes would be from Pingyao to Peking