One Two Three Airlines
一二三航空公司
Yī'èrsān Hángkōng Gōngsī
IATA ICAO Callsign
MU[1] OTT[2] OTT AIRLINES[2]
Founded26 February 2020; 4 years ago (2020-02-26)
Commenced operations28 December 2020; 3 years ago (2020-12-28)
HubsShanghai Hongqiao International Airport
Fleet size23[2]
Parent companyChina Eastern Airlines
HeadquartersHongqiao Airport, Shanghai, China[1]

One Two Three Airlines (Chinese: 一二三航空公司; pinyin: Yī'èrsān Hángkōng Gōngsī) is an airline headquartered in Shanghai that was launched as a subsidiary of China Eastern Airlines in February 2020. The airline is focused on the Yangtze Delta region.[3]

Name

The name "One Two Three Airlines" refers to Chinese philosopher Laozi's three principles of Daoism.[3]

History

On 26 February 2020, China Eastern Airlines launched OTT Airlines as a subsidiary to operate domestically produced aircraft in addition to its existing business jet operations.[4][3]

In June 2020, OTT Airlines received the delivery of their first three COMAC ARJ21s.[5][6][7] In December 2020, the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) announced that it had completed a preliminary review of the airline's application for an operating license.[6]

The airline operated its maiden flight on 28 December 2020, a flight from Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport to Beijing Capital International Airport.[7] Its launch plans included routes to Nanchang, Hefei, and Wenzhou starting in the first three months of 2021.[7]

Corporate affairs

OTT Airlines is a subsidiary of China Eastern Airlines.[1][4][7] OTT Airlines is headquartered in Shanghai.[8][7]

Fleet

A Comac ARJ21 of OTT Airlines at Beijing Capital International Airport in 2020

OTT Airlines mainly operates the Chinese-made Comac ARJ21.[4] It began operations with three ARJ21s,[6][7] with 6 additionals delivered in 2021 and a total of 35 ARJ21s scheduled to be delivered between 2021 and 2025.[7]

OTT Airlines fleet[9]
Aircraft In
service
Orders Passengers Notes
E Total
Comac ARJ21-700 21 14[10] 90 90
Embraer Legacy 650 2 VIP
Total 23 14

See also

References

  1. ^ a b c "一二三航空公告" [One Two Three Airlines Announcement]. China Eastern Airlines (in Chinese). Retrieved 31 December 2020.
  2. ^ a b c "OTT Airlines Fleet Details and History". Planespoetters.net. Retrieved May 11, 2021.
  3. ^ a b c Zhou, Senhao (1 March 2020). "OTT Airlines unveiled, mainly to operate China-made aircraft like ARJ21 and C919". Comac. Retrieved 14 March 2020.
  4. ^ a b c "China Eastern unveils OTT Airlines to operate Chinese-made jets". Reuters. 26 February 2020. Retrieved 14 March 2020.
  5. ^ "China's big three airlines take delivery of domestically made ARJ21 aircraft". Reuters. 27 June 2020. Retrieved 20 December 2020.
  6. ^ a b c Chua, Alfred (16 December 2020). "China Eastern unit OTT Airlines to commence operations with three ARJ21s". FlightGlobal. Retrieved 20 December 2020.
  7. ^ a b c d e f g Zhou, Cissy (29 December 2020). "China ramps up domestic jet development as OTT Airlines makes maiden flight with home-grown ARJ21 jet". South China Morning Post. Retrieved 31 December 2020.
  8. ^ "Company Introduction". OTT Airlines. Retrieved 14 March 2020.
  9. ^ "OTT Airlines Fleet Details and History". www.planespotters.net. Retrieved 29 March 2023.
  10. ^ "China's top airlines to buy ARJ21 jets from COMAC". reuters.com. Archived from the original on 30 August 2019. Retrieved 29 March 2023.