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Chengdu Airlines
成都航空
IATA ICAO Callsign
EU UEA HIBISCUS CITY
Founded2004; 20 years ago (2004)
(as United Eagle Airlines)
Commenced operations27 July 2005; 18 years ago (2005-07-27)
HubsChengdu Shuangliu International Airport[1]
Fleet size76
Destinations113[2]
Parent companySichuan Airlines
HeadquartersShuangliu District, Chengdu, Sichuan, China
Websitewww.cdal.com.cn

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 Shuangliu District, Chengdu, China.[3] 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

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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.[4] It took delivery of its first airliner, an Airbus A320 that previously had belonged to Air Jamaica, on 8 July 2005[5] and on 27 July, revenue flights were commenced.[4] Another similar aircraft type, the slightly smaller Airbus A319, was put in service with United Eagle Airlines on 2 December of that year.[5]

In March 2009, Sichuan Airlines invested 200 million RMB (30 million USD) in United Eagle Airlines,[6] thus holding 76 percent of the shares.[4] 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.[7] Since then, the Comac project has seen a series of delays, though.

On 23 January 2010, the airline was renamed Chengdu Airlines.[4][7]

Destinations

Country City Airport Notes Ref
China (Anhui) Hefei Hefei Xinqiao International Airport
China (Chongqing) Chongqing Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport
China (Fujian) Fuzhou Fuzhou Changle International Airport
Quanzhou Quanzhou Jinjiang International Airport
Xiamen Xiamen Gaoqi International Airport
China (Gansu) Dunhuang Dunhuang Airport
Jiayuguan Jiayuguan Airport
Jinchang Jinchang Jinchuan Airport
Lanzhou Lanzhou Zhongchuan International Airport
Zhangye Zhangye Ganzhou Airport
China (Guangdong) Guangzhou Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport
Jieyang Jieyang Chaoshan International Airport
Shenzhen Shenzhen Bao'an International Airport
Zhuhai Zhuhai Jinwan Airport
China (Guangxi) Beihai Beihai Fucheng Airport
Nanning Nanning Wuxu International Airport
China (Guizhou) Guiyang Guiyang Longdongbao International Airport
Xingyi Xingyi Wanfenglin Airport
Zunyi Zunyi Maotai Airport
Zunyi Xinzhou Airport
China (Hainan) Haikou Haikou Meilan International Airport
Sanya Sanya Phoenix International Airport
China (Hebei) Shijiazhuang Shijiazhuang Zhengding International Airport
China (Heilongjiang) Harbin Harbin Taiping International Airport [8]
China (Heilongjiang) Heihe Heihe Aihui Airport
Wudalianchi Wudalianchi Dedu Airport
China (Henan) Zhengzhou Zhengzhou Xinzheng International Airport
China (Hubei) Wuhan Wuhan Tianhe International Airport
China (Hunan) Changsha Changsha Huanghua International Airport
Hengyang Hengyang Nanyue Airport
China (Inner Mongolia) Hohhot Hohhot Baita International Airport
Hailar Hulunbuir Hailar Airport
Ulanhot Ulanhot Airport
China (Jiangsu) Lianyungang Lianyungang Baitabu Airport
Nanjing Nanjing Lukou International Airport
Yancheng Yancheng Nanyang International Airport
China (Jiangxi) Jinggangshan Jinggangshan Airport
Nanchang Nanchang Changbei International Airport
Shangrao Shangrao Sanqingshan Airport
China (Jilin) Changchun Changchun Longjia International Airport
China (Liaoning) Dalian Dalian Zhoushuizi International Airport
Shenyang Shenyang Taoxian International Airport
China (Ningxia) Yinchuan Yinchuan Hedong International Airport
China (Qinghai) Xining Xining Caojiabao International Airport
China (Shaanxi) Xi'an Xi'an Xianyang International Airport
China (Shandong) Jinan Jinan Yaoqiang International Airport
Jining Jining Airport
Qingdao Qingdao Liuting International Airport
Weihai Weihai Dashuibo Airport
China (Shanghai) Shanghai Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport
Shanghai Pudong International Airport
China (Shanxi) Taiyuan Taiyuan Wusu International Airport
China (Sichuan) Chengdu Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport Hub
China (Tianjin) Tianjin Tianjin Binhai International Airport
China (Tibet) Lhasa Lhasa Gonggar Airport
China (Yunnan) Kunming Kunming Changshui International Airport
Lijiang Lijiang Sanyi International Airport
Xishuangbanna Xishuangbanna Gasa Airport
China (Zhejiang) Hangzhou Hangzhou Xiaoshan International Airport
Ningbo Ningbo Lishe International Airport
Taizhou Taizhou Luqiao Airport
Wenzhou Wenzhou Longwan International Airport
Russia Vladivostok Vladivostok International Airport [8]

Fleet

Chengdu Airlines COMAC ARJ21 at the 2014 Zhuhai Air Show
Chengdu Airlines Airbus A319 at Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport (2010)

As of June 2020, the Chengdu Airlines fleet consists of the following aircraft:[9]

Chengdu Airlines fleet
Aircraft In Fleet Orders Passengers Notes
C Y Total
Airbus A319-100 4 12 108 120
Airbus A320-200 36 180 180
Airbus A320neo 7 1 TBA
Airbus A321neo 1 1 TBA
COMAC ARJ21-700 28 2 90 90 Launch customer
Total 76 4

References

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  1. ^ "Hainan Airlines set to establish Chengdu base". ch-aviation. 22 January 2017. Retrieved 23 January 2017.
  2. ^ "Chengdu Airlines on ch-aviation.com". ch-aviation.com. Retrieved 21 November 2023.
  3. ^ "公告信息" (in Chinese). Chengdu Airlines. Retrieved 2022-03-24. 邮寄地址:四川省成都市双流区广牧路1号 - Quote from bottom right of the page.
  4. ^ a b c d "Vickers Financial Group - Forbes Asia". Archived from the original on 2015-05-18. Retrieved 2015-05-11.
  5. ^ a b "United Eagle Airlines fleet details". Retrieved 29 July 2013.
  6. ^ Francis, Leithen (2009-03-18). "China's Sichuan Airlines Group swallows United Eagle". Flightglobal.com. Retrieved 2019-05-27.
  7. ^ a b "China's United Eagle renamed Chengdu Airlines". Flightglobal. 20 January 2010. Retrieved 29 July 2013.
  8. ^ a b "Chengdu Airlines Resumes Harbin – Vladivostok Service From late-July 2023". AeroRoutes. 17 July 2023. Retrieved 17 July 2023.
  9. ^ "Chengdu Airlines Fleet Details and History". planespotters.net. 23 August 2018. Retrieved 23 August 2018.
  10. ^ United Eagle Airlines information, AirportGuide.com