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Beijing Capital Airlines (Chinese: 首都航空; pinyin: Shǒudū Hángkōng), operating as Beijing Capital, is a Chinese low-cost airline based in Beijing Capital Airport. It is a subsidiary of Hainan Airlines.

Beijing Capital Airlines
Beijing Capital Airlines.png
IATA ICAO Callsign
JD CBJ CAPITAL JET
Founded1995 (as Deer Jet Airlines)
Fleet size89
Destinations66
Parent companyHainan Airlines (70%)
Key peopleZhang Kui (CEO)
Websitehttp://www.jdair.net/

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HistoryEdit

 
Deer Jet logo

The company was established in 1995 as Deer Jet Airlines (Chinese: 金鹿航空; pinyin: Jīnlù Hángkōng). In 1998, it began offering international services under the Deer Air branding. In October 2007, it received its first Airbus A319 and began returning the formerly operated Boeing 737s. Deer Jet began providing charter services in December 2008 using a fleet of A319s and corporate jets. The airline was authorized by the Civil Aviation Administration of China to operate scheduled air services in 2009.

On 2 April 2010, Beijing Capital Airlines CO., LTD. launched its first service, based in Beijing Capital International Airport.[1][2] Deer Jet Airlines was divided into two companies on May 4, 2010. While the charter operation has kept the Deer Jet branding, scheduled operations using Airbus aircraft were renamed Capital Airlines. Capital Airlines operates mainly in China (including the Hong Kong and Macao special autonomous regions) and Taiwan, focusing on international air passenger service and cargo transport operations.[3][4][5]

DestinationsEdit

Since 2015, long haul flights between China and other cities have been operated by Beijing Capital Airlines with Airbus A330 aircraft. The airline planned to commence long-haul flights to Helsinki, Mexico City and Zagreb in the first half of 2017.[6]

In November 2016, Beijing Capital Airlines announced the launch of a Hangzhou-Qingdao-Vancouver service on December 30, 2016, which is served by Airbus A330 aircraft.[7]

FleetEdit

 
A Beijing Capital Airlines Airbus A330-200 at Melbourne Airport, Australia

As of April 2019, Beijing Capital Airlines has an all-Airbus fleet consisting of the following aircraft:[8][unreliable source?]

Beijing Capital Airlines fleet
Aircraft In Service Orders Passengers Notes
C Y Total
Airbus A319-100 21 138 138
Airbus A320neo 5 180 180 Entered service in 2018
Airbus A320-200 33 8 144 152
Airbus A321-200 19 20 196 216
Airbus A330-200 7 36 186 222
Airbus A330-300 4 18 288 306
Total 89

Six additional airplanes are in the fleet, making the true fleet size 95. Please click the link https://www.flightradar24.com/data/airlines/jd-cbj/fleet to get the true fleet of Beijing Capital Airlines.

Fleet historyEdit

Beijing Capital Airlines has previously operated the following aircraft:[citation needed]

Focus Cities and HubsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "联系方式." Beijing Capital Airlines. Retrieved on August 26, 2012. "北京首都国际机场货运北路3号首都航空大厦"
  2. ^ "youjidizhi.doc[permanent dead link]." (Archive[dead link]) Beijing Capital Airlines. Retrieved on August 26, 2012. "Address:Capital Airlines Building,No 3,North Cargo Road, Beijing Capital International Airport"
  3. ^ "Deer Air to be renamed Capital Airlines". www.chinadaily.com.cn.
  4. ^ "Capital Airlines to jet off next week". www.chinadaily.com.cn.
  5. ^ F_127. "Beijing Capital Airlines formally launched". Archived from the original on 17 October 2012. Retrieved 14 August 2015.
  6. ^ "Capital Airlines Plans Mexico City, Zagreb, Helsinki Flights". www.chinaaviationdaily.com.
  7. ^ "Beijing Capital Airlines rolls out new Vancouver-Qingdao-Hangzhou Service". Canada NewsWire. November 24, 2016. Retrieved December 7, 2016.
  8. ^ "Beijing Capital Airlines Fleet Details and History". planespotters.net. 23 August 2018. Retrieved 23 August 2018.

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