GX Airlines
IATA ICAO Callsign
Commenced operations13 February 2015; 9 years ago (2015-02-13)
Operating basesNanning Wuxu International Airport
Fleet size28
Key peopleWu Chongyang, Chairman and President[2]
Guangxi Beibu Gulf Airlines Co., Ltd.
Simplified Chinese广西北部湾航空责任公司
Traditional Chinese廣西北部灣航空責任公司
Literal meaningGuangxi Gulf of Tonkin Airline Limited Liability Company

Guangxi Beibu Gulf Airlines (Chinese: 北部湾航空; pinyin: Běibù Wān Hángkōng), or simply GX Airlines, is a Chinese airline based at Nanning Wuxu International Airport.[3][4] It is a joint venture between Tianjin Airlines and the Guangxi Beibu Gulf Investment Group. GX Airlines commenced operations on 13 February 2015 as one of the first airlines based in Guangxi.


GX Airlines is a joint venture between Tianjin Airlines and the Guangxi Beibu Gulf Investment Group. Tianjin Airlines has a 70% (21 billion yuan) stake and the investment group has a 30% (9 billion yuan) stake in the airline. GX Airlines received its first aircraft, an Embraer 190 leased from Tianjin Airlines, and its air operator's certificate on 1 February 2015.[5]

The airline conducted its first flight on 13 February of the same year, between its base of Nanning and Haikou, Hainan Province.[2][5][6]

In November 2015, GX Airlines inducted its first foreign pilots.[7] As of March 2024, the airline has a fleet of eight Embraer 190 aircraft. GX Airlines also plans to begin flights to Hong Kong, Taiwan, Macau and destinations in Northeast and Southeast Asia.[5][6]


A GX Airlines Embraer 190 approaching Sanya Phoenix International Airport

As of January 2017, GX Airlines flies to 44 destinations in China [8] and also to Bangkok, Thailand.


As of September 2019, the GX Airlines fleet consists of the following aircraft:[9][1][10]

GX Airlines Fleet
Aircraft In service Orders Passengers Ref.
Airbus A320-200 7 180 [8][11]
Airbus A320neo 4 186 [12]
Embraer 190 17 106 [13]
Total 28


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  11. ^ "北部湾航空首架"大飞机"成功首航". Guangxi Daily (in Chinese). Xinhua News Agency. 26 August 2016. Archived from the original on August 25, 2016. Retrieved 29 August 2016.
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  13. ^ "2年17架飞机,北部湾速度何以实现?". 民航资源网 CARNOC.COM. 21 February 2017. Retrieved 20 March 2017.