Lucky Air
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IATA ICAO Callsign
FoundedJuly 2004; 18 years ago (2004-07)
(as Shilin Airlines)
Commenced operations26 February 2006; 17 years ago (2006-02-26)
Secondary hubsChengdu–Shuangliu
Frequent-flyer programFortune Wings Club
Fleet size52
Parent companyHainan Airlines Group
HeadquartersKunming, Yunnan, China
Key peopleMa Guohua (Chairman)
Lucky Air

Lucky Air (Chinese: 祥鹏航空公司; pinyin: Xiángpéng Hángkōng Gōngsī) is a low cost carrier based in Kunming, Yunnan, China.[1][2] The airline started with flights connecting Kunming with Dali and Xishuangbanna, and later expanded to other domestic and international destinations. Its main base is Kunming Changshui International Airport.[3] The airline is one of the four founding members of the U-FLY Alliance.


The airline was established in July 2004 as a start-up airline known as Shilin Airlines. Hainan Airlines had invested 2.93 million yuan in the company, while its affiliate Shanxi Airlines invested 47.07 million yuan. The airlines provided the new company with three Dornier aircraft, a Boeing aircraft, and a Dash-8. The Yunnan Shilin Tourism Aviation Co. also invested a further 1 million yuan.[4]

On 23 December 2005, Shilin Airlines was renamed Lucky Air. It started operations with a flight between Kunming and Dali within Yunnan on 26 February 2006.[citation needed]

The airline is owned by Hainan Airlines, Shanxi Airlines and Yunnan Shilin Tourism Aviation. It has 263 employees (at March 2007).[3]

The airline is one of the four founding members of the U-FLY Alliance, which is the world's first alliance of low-cost carriers. It formed in January 2016 by HK Express, Lucky Air, Urumqi Air, and West Air. Lucky intended to deploy 787-9s to Europe and North America by the end of 2016.[5]


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Lucky Air has expanded its network rapidly. By now, it covers 51 domestic cities, 11 foreign cities and 2 regional cities.

Country City Airport Notes Refs
 Brunei Bandar Seri Begawan Brunei International Airport
 Cambodia Sihanoukville Sihanouk International Airport Terminated [6]
 China Anqing Anqing Tianzhushan Airport
Baoshan Baoshan Yunrui Airport
Baotou Baotou Airport
Beijing Beijing Capital International Airport
Cangyuan Cangyuan Washan Airport
Chengdu Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport Hub
Chongqing Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport
Dali Dali Airport
Dalian Dalian Zhoushuizi International Airport
Datong Datong Yungang Airport
Diqing Diqing Shangri-La Airport
Fuzhou Fuzhou Changle International Airport
Ganzhou Ganzhou Huangjin Airport
Guangzhou Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport
Guilin Guilin Liangjiang International Airport
Guiyang Guiyang Longdongbao International Airport
Haikou Haikou Meilan International Airport
Hangzhou Hangzhou Xiaoshan International Airport
Harbin Harbin Taiping International Airport
Hefei Hefei Xinqiao International Airport
Hohhot Hohhot Baita International Airport
Huai'an Huai'an Lianshui Airport
Jieyang Jieyang Chaoshan International Airport
Jinan Jinan Yaoqiang International Airport
Jinzhou Jinzhou Bay Airport
Kunming Kunming Changshui International Airport Hub
Kunming Wujiaba International Airport Airport Closed
Lancang Lancang Jingmai Airport
Lanzhou Lanzhou Zhongchuan International Airport
Lijiang Lijiang Sanyi International Airport Hub
Longyan Longyan Guanzhishan Airport
Luzhou Luzhou Lantian Airport
Mangshi Dehong Mangshi Airport
Mianyang Mianyang Nanjiao Airport Hub
Nanchang Nanchang Changbei International Airport
Nanjing Nanjing Lukou International Airport
Nanning Nanning Wuxu International Airport
Ningbo Ningbo Lishe International Airport
Ninglang Ninglang Luguhu Airport
Pu'er Pu'er Simao Airport
Qingdao Qingdao Jiaodong International Airport
Qingdao Liuting International Airport Airport Closed
Sanya Sanya Phoenix International Airport
Shanghai Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport
Shanghai Pudong International Airport
Shenzhen Shenzhen Bao'an International Airport
Shijiazhuang Shijiazhuang Zhengding International Airport
Taiyuan Taiyuan Wusu International Airport
Tengchong Tengchong Tuofeng Airport
Tianjin Tianjin Binhai International Airport
Urumqi Ürümqi Diwopu International Airport
Wenzhou Wenzhou Longwan International Airport
Wuhan Wuhan Tianhe International Airport
Xiamen Xiamen Gaoqi International Airport
Xi'an Xi'an Xianyang International Airport
Xishuangbanna Xishuangbanna Gasa International Airport
Xuzhou Xuzhou Guanyin International Airport
Yichang Yichang Sanxia Airport
Yichun Yichun Mingyueshan Airport
Zhengzhou Zhengzhou Xinzheng International Airport Hub
Zhuhai Zhuhai Jinwan Airport
 Indonesia Denpasar Ngurah Rai International Airport Terminated
 Japan Osaka Kansai International Airport Terminated
 Malaysia Kota Kinabalu Kota Kinabalu International Airport Terminated
Kuala Lumpur Kuala Lumpur International Airport
Penang Penang International Airport
 Philippines Cebu Mactan–Cebu International Airport
Manila Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminated
 Russia Moscow Domodedovo International Airport Terminated
Sheremetyevo International Airport Terminated
Saint Petersburg Pulkovo Airport [7]
 South Korea Jeju Jeju International Airport [8]
 Taiwan Taipei Taoyuan International Airport Terminated
 Thailand Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport
Chiang Mai Chiang Mai International Airport
Koh Samui Samui Airport Terminated
Krabi Krabi International Airport Terminated
Phuket Phuket International Airport
 Vietnam Nha Trang Cam Ranh International Airport
Phu Quoc Phu Quoc International Airport


Lucky Air Boeing 737-800
Lucky Air Boeing 737-800
A former Lucky Air Airbus A319-100 wearing an older livery version.
A former Lucky Air Airbus A319-100 wearing an older livery version.

As of December 2022, Lucky Air fleet includes the following aircraft:[9]

Lucky Air fleet
Aircraft In Service Orders Passengers Notes
C Y Total
Airbus A320-200 7 8 150 158
Airbus A320neo 6 186 186
Airbus A330-300 5 32 260 292
24 279 303
Boeing 737-700 10 8 120 128
148 148
Boeing 737-800 21 8 156 164
Boeing 737 MAX 8 3 1[10] 8 168 176
Total 52 1


  1. ^ "联系我们 Archived 25 August 2012 at the Wayback Machine." Lucky Air. Retrieved on 26 August 2012. "云南省昆明市春城路296号祥鹏航空大厦"
  2. ^ "KunMin Office." [sic] Hainan Airlines. 10 November 2007. "#204 Chuncheng Road, Kunming (left to the Honghe Hotel)"
  3. ^ a b "World Airlines". Flight International. 3 April 2007. p. 107.
  4. ^ People's Daily 29 July 2004
  5. ^ "Lucky Air to be China's first long haul LCC, to Europe/N America in 2016; China international up 29%". Retrieved 8 September 2018.
  6. ^ "Lucky Air launches flight to Sihanoukville on 11 June 2019".
  7. ^ Liu, Jim (26 April 2019). "Lucky Air plans Kunming – St. Petersburg service from June 2019". Routesonline. Retrieved 26 April 2019.
  8. ^ "Lucky Air resumes Jeju service from May 2019".
  9. ^ "Lucky Air Fleet". Retrieved 14 December 2022.[unreliable source?]
  10. ^ "China's Lucky Air to add four B737 MAX 8s". Retrieved 8 September 2018.

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