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Chongqing Airlines
IATA ICAO Callsign
Founded16 June 2007; 16 years ago (2007-06-16)
Operating basesChongqing Jiangbei International Airport
Fleet size30
Parent companyChina Southern Airlines (60%)
HeadquartersChongqing, China
Key peopleLiu Dejun (CEO)

Chongqing Airlines (Chinese: 重庆航空) is an airline based in Chongqing, China. It operates both domestic passenger services within mainland China and international passenger services to Sri Lanka, Thailand, Vietnam and Singapore.

Chongqing Airlines had 402 employees in 2008.[1]


Chongqing Airlines is jointly owned by China Southern Airlines (60%) and Chongqing Municipal Development & Investment Company (40%). The airline was established on 16 June 2007, and received its operating licence from the Civil Aviation Administration of China on 4 July 2007.

Chongqing Airlines launched its first flight from Chongqing to Shanghai Pudong International Airport on 8 July 2007.


Chongqing Airlines served the following destinations in January 2016:

Country City Airport Notes Refs
 China Chongqing Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport Hub
Dali Dali Airport
Fuzhou Fuzhou Changle International Airport
Guangzhou Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport
Guilin Guilin Liangjiang International Airport
Hangzhou Hangzhou Xiaoshan International Airport
Harbin Harbin Taiping International Airport
Hefei Hefei Xinqiao International Airport
Huizhou Huizhou Pingtan Airport
Jinan Jinan Yaoqiang International Airport
Jiuzhaigou Jiuzhai Huanglong Airport
Kunming Kunming Changshui International Airport
Kunming Wujiaba International Airport Airport Closed
Lijiang Lijiang Sanyi International Airport
Lhasa Lhasa Gonggar Airport
Mangshi Dehong Mangshi Airport
Nanchang Nanchang Changbei International Airport
Nanjing Nanjing Lukou International Airport
Qianjiang District Qianjiang Wulingshan Airport
Sanya Sanya Phoenix International Airport
Shanghai Shanghai Pudong International Airport
Shangri-La County Dêqên Shangri-La Airport
Shenzhen Shenzhen Bao'an International Airport
Tengchong Tengchong Tuofeng Airport
Wenzhou Wenzhou Yongqiang International Airport
Wuhan Wuhan Tianhe International Airport
Xiamen Xiamen Gaoqi International Airport
Xishuangbanna Xishuangbanna Gasa Airport
 Singapore Singapore Changi Airport [2]
 Sri Lanka Colombo Bandaranaike International Airport [3]
 Thailand Phuket Phuket International Airport [4]
 Vietnam Hanoi Noi Bai International Airport [5]
Ho Chi Minh City Tan Son Nhat International Airport [6]


A Chongqing Airlines Airbus A321LR with Airbus Cabin Flex configuration in 2020
A Chongqing Airlines Airbus A320 in standard livery in 2014

As of January 2020, the Chongqing Airlines fleet consists of the following aircraft:[7]

Chongqing Airlines Fleet
Aircraft Total Orders Passengers Notes
C W Y Total
Airbus A319-100 8 8 120 128 [8][9]
Airbus A320-200 10 8 24 120 152 11 airplanes were transferred from China Southern Airlines[10]
3 oldest airplanes replaced by A320neo
Airbus A320neo 9 4 24 138 166 First 7 leased from BOC Aviation[11]
Delivery started on September 20, 2018, lasted until mid 2019 [12][13]
Airbus A321LR 3 8 24 176 208[14] Deliveries started in December 2019.[15]
Total 30
The Chongqing Airlines Airbus A320 in "Happy Chongqing" livery

Historical fleet

One of the airline's first aircraft, an Airbus A320 named “The return of Hong Kong” (Registration B-2345) was stored in Guangzhou. It was temporarily returned to service before being stripped for parts.[16]


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  13. ^ "重航第三架A320NEO入列 近期将开通科伦坡航线".
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  16. ^ "B-2345 Chongqing Airlines Airbus A320-200". Retrieved 2019-05-27.