SF Airlines
IATA ICAO Callsign
O3 CSS SHUN FENG
Founded2009
HubsEzhou Huahu Airport
Secondary hubsBeijing Capital International Airport
Hangzhou Xiaoshan International Airport
Shenzhen Bao'an International Airport
Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport[1]
Fleet size80
Parent companySF Express (Group) Co.
HeadquartersBao'an International Airport
Shenzhen, Guangdong, China
Websitewww.sf-airlines.com
SF Airlines' aircraft fleet at Hangzhou Xiaoshan International Airport

SF Airlines (Chinese: 顺丰航空公司; pinyin: Shùnfēng Hángkōng gōngsī) is a Chinese cargo airline owned by SF Express (Group) Co. The company is headquartered in the No.1 Freight Depot of the International Shipping Center of Shenzhen Bao'an International Airport in Bao'an District, Shenzhen, Guangdong province.[2]

History

Although a preparatory team for SF Airlines was founded in 2005, it wasn't until 2009 that the preparation was approved by the Civil Aviation Administration of China. A successful maiden flight was made on 31 December 2009.[3]

SF Airlines began its first flights, in 2010, to the plateau area of Yushu City, Qinghai carrying earthquake relief materials. [4] Shortly after, a second Boeing 757-200F was put into operation.[3]

In 2011, SF Airlines became the first company in the industry to pass the CCAR-121-R4 for supplemental operations. They also flew their first Boeing 737-300F in 2011. SF Airlines passed the International Region Supplemental Operation Assessment and became qualified to operate international routes.[3]

In 2012, SF Airlines operated its first Boeing 737-400F.[3]

In October 2014 Boeing announced that an undisclosed number of Boeing 767-300ER will be converted by Boeing to a Freighter as part of the proven BCF Program for Fleet Expansion by SF Airlines with an entry into service in 2015 of the first aircraft. This agreement also included a Letter of Intent to acquire Boeing 737 Next Generation 800 based Boeing Converted Freighters for future fleet expansion and to replace existing B737 Classic aircraft.[5]

SF Airlines had a fleet of 26 Boeing aircraft by the end of 2015. The company managed to establish a hub in Hangzhou Xiaoshan International Airport to help expand its business in East China.

On 21 October 2016, SF Airlines' 36th freighter and also the 4th B767-300BCF took its test flight in Singapore then diverted to Shenzhen Bao'an International Airport and SF Airlines was arguably the No.1 cargo carrier in China in terms of fleet numbers.

In November 2017, SF airlines bought 2 Boeing 747-400ERF of defunct Jade Cargo International, in an auction held by Alibaba worth 320 million CNY (US$48.4 million).

Fleet

As of December 2022, SF Airlines fleet consists of the following aircraft:[6][7][8]

SF Airlines Fleet
Aircraft In Fleet Orders Notes
Boeing 737-300SF 14
Boeing 737-400SF 3
Boeing 747-400ERF 2 Taken over from Jade Cargo International
Boeing 747-400F 1 1 Taken over from China Southern Airlines Cargo
Boeing 757-200PCF 41 2
Boeing 767-300ER/BCF 19 4
Total 80 7

Gallery

References

  1. ^ "重塑中国航空货运格局——写在花湖机场国内货运航线转场完成之际". 湖北日报. 2023-09-25. 顺丰集团在鄂州建设主枢纽期间,逐步将深圳、杭州、北京和成都等地的合作机场确定为次枢纽。
  2. ^ "Contact Us." SF Airlines. Retrieved on February 24, 2014. " SF Airlines Co., Ltd. Address: No.1 Freight Depot, International Shipping Center of Bao'an International Airport, Shenzhen, Guangdong Province, 518128, P.R.C." - Chinese address: "地 址:中国广东省深圳市宝安国际机场国际货运中心1号货站 邮 编:518128"
  3. ^ a b c d "SF Airlines history". sf-airlines.com/sfa/en/article_142.html. Retrieved 24 July 2014.
  4. ^ "顺丰第57架飞机起飞 上演顺丰速度! – 运输人网". www.yunshuren.com. Retrieved 2023-10-10.
  5. ^ "顺丰航空再引进一架波音767货机,货机机队规模达到75架". m.thepaper.cn. Retrieved 2023-10-10.
  6. ^ "Global Airline Guide 2019 (Part One)". Airliner World (October 2019): 11.
  7. ^ "SF Airlines (ShunFeng Airlines) Fleet Details and History".
  8. ^ Rebecca Jeffrey (21 June 2022). "SF Airlines expands freighter fleet to 72 aircraft". Air Cargo News.