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Chengdu Airlines Co., Ltd. (Chinese: 成都航空公司; pinyin: Chéngdū Hángkōng gōngsī), a subsidiary of Sichuan Airlines, is an airline headquartered in Chengdu, China. It operates a network of scheduled domestic passenger flights out of its hub at Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport. Chengdu Airlines is also the first user of ARJ21.

History

Originally named United Eagle Airlines CO., LTD (simplified Chinese: 鹰联航空公司; traditional Chinese: 鷹聯航空公司; pinyin: Yīnglián Hángkōnggōngsī, also known as UEAir), the company was founded in 2004 by a former executive of China Northwest Airlines, with the necessary funding being provided by the Vickers Financial Group.[2] It took delivery of its first airliner, an Airbus A320 that previously had belonged to Air Jamaica, on 8 July 2005[3] and on 27 July, revenue flights were commenced.[2] Another similar aircraft type, the slightly smaller Airbus A319, was put in service with United Eagle Airlines on 2 December of that year.[3]

In March 2009, Sichuan Airlines invested 200 million RMB (30 million USD) in United Eagle Airlines,[4] thus holding 76 percent of the shares.[2] In late 2009, these shares were sold to Chinese aircraft manufacturer Comac and to Chengdu Communications Investment Group. Following this ownership change, United Eagle Airlines placed a firm order for 30 Comac ARJ21s, the first of which initially was planned to be delivered in late 2010.[5] Since then, the Comac project has seen a series of delays, though.

On 23 January 2010, the airline was renamed Chengdu Airlines.[2][5]

Destinations

Country Province City Airport Notes
China Anhui Hefei Hefei Xinqiao International Airport
China Chongqing Chongqing Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport
China Fujian Fuzhou Fuzhou Changle International Airport
China Fujian Quanzhou Quanzhou Jinjiang International Airport
China Fujian Xiamen Xiamen Gaoqi International Airport
China Gansu Dunhuang Dunhuang Airport
China Gansu Jiayuguan Jiayuguan Airport
China Gansu Lanzhou Lanzhou Zhongchuan International Airport
China Gansu Zhangye Zhangye Ganzhou Airport
China Gansu Jinchang Jinchang Jinchuan Airport
China simplified Chinese: 鹰联航空公司; traditional Chinese: 鷹聯航空公司; pinyin: Yīnglián Hángkōnggōngsī, also known as UEAir), the company was founded in 2004 by a former executive of China Northwest Airlines, with the necessary funding being provided by the Vickers Financial Group.[2] It took delivery of its first airliner, an Airbus A320 that previously had belonged to Air Jamaica, on 8 July 2005[3] and on 27 July, revenue flights were commenced.[2] Another similar aircraft type, the slightly smaller Airbus A319, was put in service with United Eagle Airlines on 2 December of that year.[3]

In March 2009, Sichuan Airlines invested 200 million RMB (30 million USD) in United Eagle Airlines,[4] thus holding 76 percent of the shares.[2] In late 2009, these shares were sold to Chinese aircraft manufacturer Comac and to Chengdu Communications Investment Group. Following this ownership change, United Eagle Airlines placed a firm order for 30 Comac ARJ21s, the first of which initially was planned to be delivered in late 2010.[5] Since then, the Comac project has seen a series of delays, though.

On 23 January 2010, the airline was renamed Chengdu Airlines.[2][5]

Destinations

Country Province City Airport Notes
China Anhui Hefei Hefei Xinqiao International Airport
China Chongqing Chongqing Sichuan Airlines invested 200 million RMB (30 million USD) in United Eagle Airlines,[4] thus holding 76 percent of the shares.[2] In late 2009, these shares were sold to Chinese aircraft manufacturer Comac and to Chengdu Communications Investment Group. Following this ownership change, United Eagle Airlines placed a firm order for 30 Comac ARJ21s, the first of which initially was planned to be delivered in late 2010.[5] Since then, the Comac project has seen a series of delays, though.

On 23 January 2010, the airline was renamed Chengdu Airlines.[2][5]

As of June 2020, the Chengdu Airlines fleet consists of the following aircraft:[6]

Chengdu Airlines fleet
Aircraft In Fleet Orders Passengers Notes
C Y Total
Airbus A319-100 4[7] 12 108 120
Airbus A320-200 34 7 12 138 150
Comac ARJ21-700 23[8][9] 7 90 90[10] Launch customer
Total 61 14

References

[11]

  1. ^ "Hainan Airlines set to establish Chengdu base". ch-aviation. 22 January 2017. Retrieved 23 January 2017.
  2. ^ a b c d "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-05-18. Retrieved 2015-05-11.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ a b "United Eagle Airlines fleet details". Retrieved 29 July 2013.
  4. ^ Francis, Leithen (2009-03-18). "China's Sichuan Airlines Group swallows United Eagle". Flightglobal.com. Retrieved 2019-05-27.
  5. ^ a b "China's United Eagle renamed Chengdu Airlines". Flightglobal. 20 January 2010. Retrieved 29 July 2013.
  6. ^ "Chengdu Airlines Fleet Details and History". planespotters.net. 23 August 2018. Retrieved 23 August 2018.
  7. ^ "Chengdu Airlines Fleet Details and History". www.planespotters.net. Retrieved 2019-01-09.
  8. ^ "首架国产ARJ21客机今"嫁"到成都,明年一季度商运首航".
  9. ^ "China's COMAC delivers first ARJ21 jet plane to domestic airline". Reuters. Nov 28, 2015.
  10. ^ [1]
  11. ^ United Eagle Airlines information, AirportGuide.com

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