Donghai Airlines
IATA ICAO Callsign
HubsShenzhen Bao'an International Airport
Frequent-flyer programSeagull Club
SubsidiariesDonghai Jet Co. Ltd.
Greater Bay Airlines
Fleet size20
Parent companySichuan Airlines, Shenzhen Donggang Trade, Donghai United Group and Yonggang
HeadquartersShenzhen Bao'an International Airport, Bao'an District, Shenzhen, Guangdong
Key peopleBill Wong Cho-bau (chairman)
Liu Jianping (CEO)
Donghai Airlines
Donghai Airlines headquarters in Shenzhen
Simplified Chinese东海航空
Traditional Chinese東海航空

Donghai Airlines is an airline headquartered in Shenzhen, Guangdong, with its base at Shenzhen Bao'an International Airport.[1][2]


The company was started in November 2002 as Jetwin Cargo Airline, with 2005 being the originally anticipated launch date for flight operations, using Boeing 737 aircraft. Initially, it was owned by Orient Holdings Group (65% ownership) and (Hong Kong company) East Pacific Holdings (35% ownership).[3]

By 2006, the airline still had not become operational, and its name changed to East Pacific Airlines. By then, the company's ownership was as follows: Shenzhen Donggang Trade (51%), Donghai United Group (25%) and Yonggang (24%),[1] and it expected to begin service in August 2006, subject to gaining approval from Chinese aviation authorities. Delivery of its first freighter aircraft, three Boeing 737-300 converted passenger planes, occurred in September 2006.[4]

In 2010, Donghai Jet Co. Ltd. ordered five Challenger jets from Bombardier Aerospace for business jet service. Its received its first Canadair CL-600 business jet on 13 November 2010.[5]

In 2015, the airline announced plans for a major increase in its operations, including the beginning of international and long-haul flights between 2020 and 2023 and to have 120 aircraft by 2025, including Boeing 787 Dreamliners and additional Boeing 737-800 and Boeing 737 MAX aircraft.[6]


Country City Airport Notes Refs
Australia Darwin Darwin International Airport [7]
China Baotou Baotou Airport
Beijing Beijing Capital International Airport
Changchun Changchun Longjia International Airport
Changsha Changsha Huanghua International Airport
Chengdu Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport
Chongqing Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport
Dalian Dalian Zhoushuizi International Airport
Dongying Dongying Shengli Airport
Guilin Guilin Liangjiang International Airport
Guiyang Guiyang Longdongbao International Airport
Haikou Haikou Meilan International Airport
Handan Handan Airport
Hangzhou Hangzhou Xiaoshan International Airport
Harbin Harbin Taiping International Airport
Huaihua Huaihua Zhijiang Airport
Jining Jining Qufu Airport
Kunming Kunming Changshui International Airport
Lanzhou Lanzhou Zhongchuan International Airport
Lianyungang Lianyungang Baitabu Airport
Nanchang Nanchang Changbei International Airport
Nanjing Nanjing Lukou International Airport
Nantong Nantong Xingdong Airport
Nanyang Nanyang Jiangying Airport
Qingyang Qingyang Airport
Quanzhou Quanzhou Jinjiang International Airport
Shenzhen Shenzhen Bao'an International Airport Hub
Shiyan Shiyan Wudangshan Airport
Tianjin Tianjin Binhai International Airport
Wenzhou Wenzhou Longwan International Airport
Wuxi Sunan Shuofang International Airport
Xi'an Xi'an Xianyang International Airport
Xingyi Xingyi Wanfenglin Airport
Yichang Yichang Sanxia Airport
Yinchuan Yinchuan Hedong International Airport
Yiwu Yiwu Airport
Zhengzhou Zhengzhou Xinzheng International Airport
Zhoushan Zhoushan Putuoshan Airport
Zhuhai Zhuhai Jinwan Airport
Myanmar Mandalay Mandalay International Airport [8]
Nay Pyi Taw Naypyidaw International Airport
South Korea Jeju Jeju International Airport [9]
Thailand Rayong U-Tapao International Airport [10]
Chiang Rai Chiang Rai International Airport [11]
Vietnam Haiphong Cat Bi International Airport
Van Don Van Don International Airport


A Donghai Airlines Boeing 737-800 taking off at Shenzhen Bao'an International Airport

Current fleet

As of April 2022, Donghai Airlines operates an all-Boeing fleet including the following aircraft:[12][13]

Donghai Airlines fleet
Aircraft In service Orders Passengers Notes
C Y Total
Boeing 737-800 20 8 159 167
Boeing 737 MAX 8 2 23 TBA Delivery will resume in early 2024
Boeing 787-9 5 TBA
Total 22 28

Former fleet

The airline previously operated 8 737-300F between September 2006 and August 2016


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  2. ^ 联系我们. Donghai Airlines. Archived from the original on December 4, 2013. Retrieved February 24, 2014. Address:Shenzhen Bao'an International Airport, Shenzhen Airlines. Post code:518128" - Chinese address: "地址:深圳市宝安区宝安国际机场航站四路3009号东海航空基地 邮政编码:518128"Archived copy". Archived from the original on December 4, 2013. Retrieved February 24, 2014.((cite web)): CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
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  5. ^ Bombardier Archived August 9, 2011, at the Wayback Machine November 2010
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  7. ^ "From the Top End to Shenzhen: Darwin to China direct flights launched for the first time". ABC News. 2018-04-13. Retrieved 2018-04-12.
  8. ^ "Donghai Airlines adds Myanmar service from July 2018".
  9. ^ "Donghai Airlines adds Nantong – Jeju service from late-March 2019". routesonline. Retrieved 6 March 2019.
  10. ^ "Donghai Airlines plans international debut in mid-Sep 2017". Routesonline. Retrieved 2017-09-01.
  11. ^ "Donghai Airlines Routes".
  12. ^ "Global Airline Guide 2019 (Part One)". Airliner World. October 2019: 11.
  13. ^ "Donghai Airlines Fleet Details and History". 3 April 2019. Retrieved 23 August 2018.