Colorful Guizhou Airlines

Colorful Guizhou Airlines is a low-cost Chinese regional airline with its headquarters in Guiyang, Guizhou, and with its fleet based at Guiyang Longdongbao International Airport.[1] It is intended to improve air service in Western China, particularly Guizhou Province. It is the first locally-owned airline in the province.[2] The airline commenced flights in December 2015, operating Embraer 190s to destinations throughout the country.

Colorful Guizhou Airlines
Logo of Colorful Guizhou Airlines.svg
IATA ICAO Callsign
Commenced operations31 December 2015
HubsGuiyang Longdongbao International Airport
Fleet size16
HeadquartersGuiyang, Guizhou, China
Key peopleZhai Yan, chairman
Xu Bo, general manager
Colorful Guizhou Airlines
Simplified Chinese多彩贵州航空有限公司
Traditional Chinese多彩貴州航空有限公司


On 18 May 2015, the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) granted Guizhou Industrial Investment (Group) Co., Ltd. and Weining County Construction Investment Group preliminary approval to jointly establish Duocai Guizhou Airlines.[3] The airline was officially established as Colorful Guizhou Airlines on 19 June 2015.[4]

The name "Colorful Guizhou" comes from a marketing campaign by the provincial government; it signifies the cultural diversity within Guizhou Province.[5]

On 15 June 2015, the airline placed an order for 17 Embraer 190 aircraft, 7 of which were firm orders and the other 10 options. If all options are exercised, the transaction will be valued at US$834 million.[2][5] Colorful Guizhou Airlines hopes to expand its fleet to 30 aircraft by 2020 and 120–140 aircraft in the future.[2][6]

On 5 December 2015, the airline received its first Embraer 190,[7] followed by a second aircraft on 18 December.[8] It filed an application for an air operator's certificate from the CAAC on 15 December.[9]

On 31 December 2015, Colorful Guizhou Airlines commenced operations with a flight from its hub Guiyang to Bijie.[10] It plans to add flights to Chengdu and Tongren.[4]

On 24 October 2019, Colorful Guizhou Airlines received its first Airbus Airbus A320neo which by March of 2020 overall would become a firm 2 Airbus A320neo's in its official fleet.

Corporate affairsEdit

Colorful Guizhou Airlines is a joint venture between Guizhou Industrial Investment (Group) Co., Ltd. (95%), and Weining County Construction Investment Group (5%). The groups invested a total of RMB 1 billion in the airline.[4]

The chairman of the airline is Zhai Yan, who is also chairman of Guizhou Industrial Investment Group.[2]


An Embraer 190 of Colorful Guizhou Airlines on final approach at Zhengzhou Xinzheng International Airport
Colorful Guizhou Airlines 1st Airbus A320neo

Colorful Guizhou Airlines flies to the following destinations in China as of August 2017:[11]

Subdivision City Airport Notes
Anhui Hefei Hefei Xinqiao International Airport
Chongqing Wanzhou Wanzhou Wuqiao Airport
Fujian Fuzhou Fuzhou Changle International Airport
Guizhou Bijie Bijie Feixiong Airport
Guizhou Guiyang Guiyang Longdongbao International Airport Hub
Guizhou Kaili Kaili Huangping Airport
Guizhou Tongren Tongren Fenghuang Airport
Hainan Haikou Haikou Meilan International Airport
Hebei Shijiazhuang Shijiazhuang Zhengding International Airport
Hubei Wuhan Wuhan Tianhe International Airport
Hunan Changsha Changsha Huanghua International Airport
Jiangsu Nanjing Nanjing Lukou International Airport
Jiangsu Nantong Nantong Xingdong Airport
Jiangxi Nanchang Nanchang Changbei International Airport
Shaanxi Xi'an Xi'an Xianyang International Airport
Shandong Jinan Jinan Yaoqiang International Airport
Sichuan Mianyang Mianyang Nanjiao Airport
Tianjin Tianjin Tianjin Binhai International Airport
Zhejiang Hangzhou Hangzhou Xiaoshan International Airport
Zhejiang Ningbo Ningbo Lishe International Airport
Zhejiang Taizhou Taizhou Luqiao Airport


As of April 2022, the Colorful Guizhou Airlines fleet consists of the following aircraft:[12]

Aircraft In Service Orders Passengers[citation needed] Notes
C Y Total
Airbus A320neo 7 8 162 170
Embraer E190LR 9 104 104
3 108 111
Total 16


  1. ^ "联系总部" (in Chinese). Colorful Guizhou Airlines. Retrieved 2022-04-04.
  2. ^ a b c d "Embraer Inks Agreement with China's Colorful Guizhou Airlines for up to 17 E190s" (Press release). Paris: Embraer. PR Newswire. 15 June 2015. Retrieved 15 January 2016.
  3. ^ "Duocai Guizhou Airlines receives preliminary approval"[permanent dead link]. OAG. 19 May 2015. Retrieved 15 January 2016.
  4. ^ a b c Ge, Lena (4 January 2016). "China's Colorful Guizhou Airlines Starts Operations". China Aviation Daily. Retrieved 15 January 2016.
  5. ^ a b "Colorful Guizhou Airlines is Embraer’s 5th E-Jet Customer in China" Archived 2015-10-06 at the Wayback Machine. Embraer. 15 June 2015. Retrieved 15 January 2016.
  6. ^ "China's Colorful Guizhou Airlines orders 7+10 EMB-190s". Ch-aviation. 15 June 2015. Retrieved 15 January 2016.
  7. ^ "Colorful Guizhou Airlines takes delivery of first aircraft" Archived 2016-02-16 at the Wayback Machine. OAG. 6 December 2015. Retrieved 15 January 2016.
  8. ^ Fei, Yu (18 December 2015). "Colorful Guizhou Airlines Takes Delivery of Its Second E190". China Aviation Daily. Retrieved 15 January 2016.
  9. ^ Ge, Lena (15 December 2015). "CAAC to Issue Operating License to Colorful Guizhou Airlines". China Aviation Daily. Retrieved 15 January 2016.
  10. ^ "Colorful Guizhou Airlines begins operations". 5 January 2016. Retrieved 15 January 2016.
  11. ^ "Profile on Colorful Guizhou Airlines (Duocai Guizhou Airlines)". CAPA Centre for Aviation. Retrieved 7 August 2017.
  12. ^ "Colorful Guizhou Airlines fleet details and history". Retrieved 15 April 2022.

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