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Jiangxi Air Co., Ltd. is a Chinese low-cost carrier[1] with its headquarters at Nanchang Changbei International Airport, Jiangxi.[2] It is a joint venture between XiamenAir and the Jiangxi Provincial Government. The airline flies to six destinations using two Boeing 737-800 aircraft.

Jiangxi Air
Jiangxi Air logo.svg
IATA ICAO Callsign
RY CJX Air Crane
Founded2014
Commenced operations29 January 2016
HubsNanchang Changbei International Airport
Frequent-flyer programGanpo Club
Fleet size10
Destinations12 (January 2017)
Key peopleHao Wu, chairman
Wu Xiangyang, general manager
Websiteairjiangxi.com/jiangxiair/v2/index.action%20airjiangxi.com
Jiangxi Air
Simplified Chinese江西航空

HistoryEdit

On 13 August 2014, XiamenAir and the Jiangxi Provincial Government signed a memorandum of understanding regarding the establishment of an airline based in the province.[3]

On 17 March 2015, the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) granted Jiangxi Air preliminary approval to begin operations. The airline was granted its air operator's certificate on 8 December.[3]

On 14 December 2015, Jiangxi Air received its first Boeing 737-800 aircraft, from parent XiamenAir,[4] while unveiling its logo. Its livery consists of a crane, symbolising the environmental beauty of Jiangxi Province; and the colours blue and white, representing the famous porcelain of Jingdezhen in the province.[3]

On 30 December 2015, the airline conducted its first test flight, from Nanchang to Xiamen.[3] It received its air operator's certificate on 8 January 2016, allowing it to commence commercial flights.[5]

Jiangxi Air operated its first flight on 29 January 2016, from Nanchang to Ürümqi via Xi'an.[6][7] It is initially using pilots, flight attendants, maintenance staff, and other staff from XiamenAir.[8]

Corporate affairsEdit

Jiangxi Air is a joint venture between XiamenAir (60%) and state-owned Jiangxi Aviation Investment Co Ltd (40%). The two organisations have invested ¥2 billion in the airline.[3]

DestinationsEdit

As of April 2019, Jiangxi Air flies to the following destinations in China:[9]

Provice City Airport Notes
Beijing Beijing Beijing Capital International Airport
Fujian Xiamen Xiamen Gaoqi International Airport
Guangdong Zhanjiang Zhanjiang Airport
Guangdong Zhuhai Zhuhai Jinwan Airport
Guangxi Beihai Beihai Fucheng Airport
Guizhou Guiyang Guiyang Longdongbao International Airport
Hainan Haikou Haikou Meilan International Airport
Henan Zhengzhou Zhengzhou Xinzheng International Airport
Inner Mongolia Hailar Hulunbuir Hailar Airport
Inner Mongolia Hohhot Hohhot Baita International Airport
Inner Mongolia Manzhouli Manzhouli Xijiao Airport
Jiangsu Nanjing Nanjing Lukou International Airport
Jiangxi Ganzhou Ganzhou Huangjin Airport
Jiangxi Nanchang Nanchang Changbei International Airport Hub
Liaoning Dalian Dalian Zhoushuizi International Airport
Liaoning Shenyang Shenyang Taoxian International Airport
Ningxia Yinchuan Yinchuan Hedong International Airport
Shaanxi Xi'an Xi'an Xianyang International Airport
Shandong Jinan Jinan Yaoqiang International Airport
Shandong Qingdao Qingdao Liuting International Airport
Shanxi Taiyuan Taiyuan Wusu International Airport
Sichuan Chengdu Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport
Tianjin Tianjin Tianjin Binhai International Airport
Xinjiang Korla Korla Airport
Xinjiang Urumqi Ürümqi Diwopu International Airport

FleetEdit

Jiangxi Air operates the following aircraft as of August 2019:[10][11]

Jiangxi Air fleet
Aircraft In Service Orders Passengers Notes
C Y Total
Boeing 737-800 10 8 162 170
Comac ARJ21-700 35[12] TBA Deliveries to begin in 2020
Total 10 35

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Jiang, Sijia (22 July 2015). "China's new budget carrier Jiangxi Airlines ready for take-off". South China Morning Post. Retrieved 17 January 2016.
  2. ^ "联系我们 ." Jiangxi Air. Retrieved on June 17, 2018. "企业地址:江西省南昌市昌北国际机场南七西路"
  3. ^ a b c d e Lu, Winnie (15 December 2015). "Jiangxi Air Unveils Its Logo and Livery, Introduces First B738". China Aviation Daily. Retrieved 17 January 2016.
  4. ^ "China's Jiangxi Airlines takes delivery of maiden aircraft". Ch-aviation. 16 December 2015. Retrieved 17 January 2016.
  5. ^ Wong, Joy (29 January 2016). "Chinese Start-up Jiangxi Airlines Takes Off". China Aviation Daily. Retrieved 29 January 2016.
  6. ^ Wong, Joy (28 January 2016). "Chinese Start-up Jiangxi Airlines Gets Its AOC". China Aviation Daily. Retrieved 28 January 2016.
  7. ^ "Jiangxi Airlines becomes newest Chinese carrier". Anna.aero. 1 February 2016. Retrieved 1 February 2016.
  8. ^ Ge, Lena (24 November 2015). "Jiangxi Airlines Applies for AOC, Eyeing Maiden Flight at Year-End". China Aviation Daily. Retrieved 17 January 2016.
  9. ^ Ge, Lena (3 January 2017). "Jiangxi Airlines Eyes Int'l Operations Within Three Years". China Aviation Daily. Retrieved 20 January 2017.
  10. ^ "Global Airline Guide 2019 (Part One)". Airliner World. October 2019: 11.
  11. ^ "Jiangxi Air Fleet Details and History". Planespotters.net. Retrieved 8 July 2018.
  12. ^ "China's Big 3 place orders for 105 ARJ21s". ch-aviation.com. 2 September 2019.

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