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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 size46
Destinations27
Parent companySichuan Airlines
HeadquartersChengdu, China
Websitecdal.com.cn

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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

 
A United Eagle Airlines Airbus A319 at Kunming Wujiaba International Airport (2006)...
 
... and the same aircraft (registered B-6152) landing at Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport in the livery of Chengdu Airlines following the company's rebranding (2011).

According to the July 2018 timetable,[6] Chengdu Airlines operates scheduled flights to the following destinations.

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

FleetEdit

 
Chengdu Airlines COMAC ARJ21 at the 2014 Zhuhai Air Show

The Chengdu Airlines fleet consists of the following aircraft (as of August 2019):[7][failed verification][8]

Chengdu Airlines fleet
Aircraft In Fleet Orders Passengers Notes
C Y Total
Airbus A319-100 4[9] 12 108 120
Airbus A320-200 30 7 12 138 150
Comac ARJ21-700 12[10][11] 18 90 90[12] Launch customer
Total 46 25

ReferencesEdit

[13]

  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. ^ "July 2018 timetable" (in Chinese). Chengdu Airlines. Retrieved 19 July 2018.
  7. ^ "Global Airline Guide 2017 (Part One)". Airliner World (October 2017): 11.
  8. ^ "Chengdu Airlines Fleet Details and History". planespotters.net. 23 August 2018. Retrieved 23 August 2018.
  9. ^ "Chengdu Airlines Fleet Details and History". www.planespotters.net. Retrieved 2019-01-09.
  10. ^ "首架国产ARJ21客机今"嫁"到成都,明年一季度商运首航".
  11. ^ "China's COMAC delivers first ARJ21 jet plane to domestic airline". Reuters. Nov 28, 2015.
  12. ^ [1]
  13. ^ United Eagle Airlines information, AirportGuide.com

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