|Founded||1995 (as Deer Jet Airlines)|
|Hubs||Beijing Daxing International Airport|
|Parent company||Hainan Airlines (70%)|
|Key people||Zhang Kui (CEO)|
Beijing Capital Airlines (Chinese: 首都航空; pinyin: Shǒudū Hángkōng), commonly known as Capital Airlines, is a Chinese low-cost airline based at Beijing Daxing International Airport. It is a subsidiary of Hainan Airlines.
The company was established in 1995 as Deer Jet Airlines (Chinese: 金鹿航空; pinyin: Jīnlù Hángkōng). In 1998, it began offering international services under the Deer Air branding. In October 2007, it received its first Airbus A319 and began returning the formerly operated Boeing 737s. Deer Jet began providing charter services in December 2008 using a fleet of A319s and corporate jets. The airline was authorized by the Civil Aviation Administration of China to operate scheduled air services in 2009.
On 2 April 2010, Beijing Capital Airlines CO., LTD. launched its first service, based in Beijing Capital International Airport. Deer Jet Airlines was divided into two companies on 4 May 2010. While the charter operation has kept the Deer Jet branding, scheduled operations using Airbus aircraft were renamed Beijing Capital Airlines. Beijing Capital Airlines operates mainly in China including the Hong Kong and Macao special administrative regions and Taiwan, focusing on international air passenger service and cargo transport operations.
Since 2015, long-haul flights between China and other cities have been operated by Beijing Capital Airlines, with their first A330 delivered on 11 July 2015. In July 2016, Beijing Capital Airline announced its first launch, an Australian flight from Qingdao to Melbourne on 30 September, served by an Airbus A330 jet. In November 2016, Beijing Capital Airlines announced the launch of a Hangzhou-Qingdao-Vancouver service on 30 December 2016, which is served by an Airbus A330 aircraft.
In July 2017 Beijing Capital Airline launched its second Australian nonstop flight from Qingdao to Sydney, served by an Airbus A330. Beijing Capital Airlines launched twice a week Beijing-Xian-Lisbon service starting from 30 August 2019. In September 2019, Beijing Capital Airlines announced that it would be moving some flights from Beijing Capital Airport to the newly opened Beijing Daxing Airport from 27 October 2019.
As of October 2021[update], Beijing Capital Airlines has an all-Airbus fleet consisting of the following aircraft:
Beijing Capital Airlines has previously operated the following aircraft: