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Chengdu Airlines Co., Ltd. (Chinese: 成都航空公司; pinyin: Chéngdū Hángkōng gōngsī), a subsidiary of Sichuan Airlines, is an airline headquartered in Chengdu, China. It operates a network of scheduled domestic passenger flights out of its hub at Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport. Chengdu Airlines is also the first user of ARJ21.

Chengdu Airlines
成都航空
Chengdu Airlines logo.png
IATA ICAO Callsign
EU UEA UNITED EAGLE
Founded2004 (as United Eagle Airlines)
Commenced operations2005
HubsChengdu Shuangliu International Airport[1]
Fleet size51
Destinations27
Parent companySichuan Airlines
HeadquartersChengdu, China
Websitecdal.com.cn

HistoryEdit

Originally named United Eagle Airlines CO.,LTD (simplified Chinese: 鹰联航空公司; traditional Chinese: 鷹聯航空公司; pinyin: Yīnglián Hángkōnggōngsī, also known as UEAir), the company was founded in 2004 by a former executive of China Northwest Airlines, with the necessary funding being provided by the Vickers Venture.[2] It took delivery of its first airliner, an Airbus A320 that previously had belonged to Air Jamaica, on 8 July 2005[3] and on 27 July, revenue flights were commenced.[2] Another similar aircraft type, the slightly smaller Airbus A319, was put in service with United Eagle Airlines on 2 December of that year.[3]

In March 2009, Sichuan Airlines invested 200 million RMB (30 million USD) in United Eagle Airlines,[4] thus holding 76 percent of the shares.[2] In late 2009, these shares were sold to Chinese aircraft manufacturer Comac and to Chengdu Communications Investment Group. Following this ownership change, United Eagle Airlines placed a firm order for 30 Comac ARJ21s, the first of which initially was planned to be delivered in late 2010.[5] Since then, the Comac project has seen a series of delays, though.

On 23 January 2010, the airline was renamed Chengdu Airlines.[2][5]

DestinationsEdit

Country Province City Airport Notes
China Anhui Hefei Hefei Xinqiao International Airport
China Chongqing Chongqing Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport
China Fujian Fuzhou Fuzhou Changle International Airport
China Fujian Quanzhou Quanzhou Jinjiang International Airport
China Fujian Xiamen Xiamen Gaoqi International Airport
China Gansu Dunhuang Dunhuang Airport
China Gansu Jiayuguan Jiayuguan Airport
China Gansu Lanzhou Lanzhou Zhongchuan International Airport
China Gansu Zhangye Zhangye Ganzhou Airport
China Gansu Jinchang Jinchang Jinchuan Airport
China Guangdong Guangzhou Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport
China Guangdong Jieyang Jieyang Chaoshan International Airport
China Guangdong Shenzhen Shenzhen Bao'an International Airport
China Guangdong Zhuhai Zhuhai Jinwan Airport
China Guangxi Beihai Beihai Fucheng Airport
China Guangxi Nanning Nanning Wuxu International Airport
China Guizhou Guiyang Guiyang Longdongbao International Airport
China Guizhou Xingyi Xingyi Wanfenglin Airport
China Guizhou Zunyi Zunyi Maotai Airport
China Guizhou Zunyi Zunyi Xinzhou Airport
China Hainan Haikou Haikou Meilan International Airport
China Hainan Sanya Sanya Phoenix International Airport
China Hebei Shijiazhuang Shijiazhuang Zhengding International Airport
China Heilongjiang Harbin Harbin Taiping International Airport
China Heilongjiang Heihe Heihe Aihui Airport
China Heilongjiang Wudalianchi Wudalianchi Dedu Airport
China Henan Zhengzhou Zhengzhou Xinzheng International Airport
China Hubei Wuhan Wuhan Tianhe International Airport
China Hunan Changsha Changsha Huanghua International Airport
China Hunan Hengyang Hengyang Nanyue Airport
China Inner Mongolia Hohhot Hohhot Baita International Airport
China Inner Mongolia Hailar Hulunbuir Hailar Airport
China Inner Mongolia Ulanhot Ulanhot Airport
China Jiangsu Lianyungang Lianyungang Baitabu Airport
China Jiangsu Nanjing Nanjing Lukou International Airport
China Jiangsu Yancheng Yancheng Nanyang International Airport
China Jiangxi Jinggangshan Jinggangshan Airport
China Jiangxi Nanchang Nanchang Changbei International Airport
China Jiangxi Shangrao Shangrao Sanqingshan Airport
China Jilin Changchun Changchun Longjia International Airport
China Liaoning Dalian Dalian Zhoushuizi International Airport
China Liaoning Shenyang Shenyang Taoxian International Airport
China Ningxia Yinchuan Yinchuan Hedong International Airport
China Qinghai Xining Xining Caojiabao International Airport
China Shaanxi Xi'an Xi'an Xianyang International Airport
China Shandong Jinan Jinan Yaoqiang International Airport
China Shandong Jining Jining Airport
China Shandong Qingdao Qingdao Liuting International Airport
China Shandong Weihai Weihai Dashuibo Airport
China Shanghai Shanghai Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport
China Shanghai Shanghai Shanghai Pudong International Airport
China Shanxi Taiyuan Taiyuan Wusu International Airport
China Sichuan Chengdu Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport Hub
China Tianjin Tianjin Tianjin Binhai International Airport
China Tibet Lhasa Lhasa Gonggar Airport
China Yunnan Kunming Kunming Changshui International Airport
China Yunnan Lijiang Lijiang Sanyi International Airport
China Yunnan Xishuangbanna Xishuangbanna Gasa Airport
China Zhejiang Hangzhou Hangzhou Xiaoshan International Airport
China Zhejiang Ningbo Ningbo Lishe International Airport
China Zhejiang Taizhou Taizhou Luqiao Airport
China Zhejiang Wenzhou Wenzhou Longwan International Airport
Russia Primorsky Krai Vladivostok Knevichi Airport begins 28 October 2019[6]
Thailand Surat Thani Province Ko Samui Samui International Airport

FleetEdit

 
Chengdu Airlines COMAC ARJ21 at the 2014 Zhuhai Air Show

As of November 2019, the Chengdu Airlines fleet consists of the following aircraft:[7]

Chengdu Airlines fleet
Aircraft In Fleet Orders Passengers Notes
C Y Total
Airbus A319-100 4[8] 12 108 120
Airbus A320-200 32 9 12 138 150
Comac ARJ21-700 15[9][10] 15 90 90[11] Launch customer
Total 51 24

ReferencesEdit

[12]

  1. ^ "Hainan Airlines set to establish Chengdu base". ch-aviation. 22 January 2017. Retrieved 23 January 2017.
  2. ^ a b c d "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-05-18. Retrieved 2015-05-11.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ a b "United Eagle Airlines fleet details". Retrieved 29 July 2013.
  4. ^ Francis, Leithen (2009-03-18). "China's Sichuan Airlines Group swallows United Eagle". Flightglobal.com. Retrieved 2019-05-27.
  5. ^ a b "China's United Eagle renamed Chengdu Airlines". Flightglobal. 20 January 2010. Retrieved 29 July 2013.
  6. ^ Liu, Jim. "Chengdu Airlines begins Comac ARJ21 International service from late-October 2019". Routesonline. Retrieved 22 October 2019.
  7. ^ "Chengdu Airlines Fleet Details and History". planespotters.net. 23 August 2018. Retrieved 23 August 2018.
  8. ^ "Chengdu Airlines Fleet Details and History". www.planespotters.net. Retrieved 2019-01-09.
  9. ^ "首架国产ARJ21客机今"嫁"到成都,明年一季度商运首航".
  10. ^ "China's COMAC delivers first ARJ21 jet plane to domestic airline". Reuters. Nov 28, 2015.
  11. ^ [1]
  12. ^ United Eagle Airlines information, AirportGuide.com

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