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Lucky Air (Chinese: 祥鹏航空公司; pinyin: Xiángpéng Hángkōng Gōngsī) is a low cost carrier based in the Xiángpéng Hángkōng Dàshà (S: 祥鹏航空大厦, T: 祥鵬航空大廈) in Kunming, Yunnan, China.[1][2] The airline started with flights between Dali and Kunming and Xishuangbanna and Kunming, and expanded soon to other areas of China and added international routes as well. Its base is Kunming Changshui International Airport.[3] The airline is one of the four founding members of the U-FLY Alliance.

Lucky Air
祥鹏航空公司
Lucky Air New Logo 2015.png
IATA ICAO Callsign
8L LKE LUCKY AIR
FoundedJuly 2004
HubsKunming Changshui International Airport
Secondary hubsChengdu Shuangliu International Airport
Frequent-flyer programFortune Wings Club
AllianceU-FLY Alliance
Fleet size55
Destinations62
Parent companyHainan Airlines Group
HeadquartersKunming, Yunnan, China
Key peopleMa Guohua (Chairman)
Websitehttp://www.luckyair.net/
Lucky Air
Chinese祥鹏航空公司

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HistoryEdit

The airline was established in July 2004 as a start-up airline known as Shilin Airlines.[citation needed]

In July 2004 it was reported that Hainan Airlines was investing 2.93 million yuan and providing three Dornier aircraft to the new company. An affiliate of Hainan Airlines, Shanxi Airlines, was investing 47.07 million yuan and providing a Boeing and a de Havilland Canada Dash 8 aircraft and Yunnan Shilin Tourism Aviation Co. would invest 1 million yuan.[4]

On 23 December 2005, Shilin Airlines was renamed Lucky Air. It started operations with a flight between Kunming and Dali within Yunnan on 26 February 2006.[citation needed]

The airline is owned by Hainan Airlines, Shanxi Airlines and Yunnan Shilin Tourism Aviation. It has 263 employees (at March 2007).[3]

The airline is one of the four founding members of the U-FLY Alliance, which is the world's first alliance of low-cost carriers. It formed in January 2016 by HK Express, Lucky Air, Urumqi Air, and West Air. Lucky intends to deploy 787-9s to Europe and North America by the end of 2016.[5]

DestinationsEdit

Lucky Air has expanded its network rapidly. By now, it covers 51 domestic cities, 11 foreign cities and 2 regional cities.

Country City IATA ICAO Airport Notes Refs
  Brunei Darussalam Bandar Seri Begawan BWN WBSB Brunei International Airport
  Cambodia Sihanoukville KOS VDSV Sihanouk International Airport [6]
  China Anqing AQG ZSAQ Anqing Tianzhushan Airport
Baoshan BSD ZPBS Baoshan Yunrui Airport
Baotou BAV ZBOW Baotou Airport
Beijing PEK ZBAA Beijing Capital International Airport
Cangyuan CWJ ZPCW Cangyuan Washan Airport
Chengdu CTU ZUUU Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport Hub
Chongqing CKG ZUCK Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport
Dali DLU ZPDL Dali Airport
Dalian DLC ZYTL Dalian Zhoushuizi International Airport
Datong DAT ZBDT Datong Yungang Airport
Diqing DIG ZPDQ Diqing Shangri-La Airport
Fuzhou FOC ZSFZ Fuzhou Changle International Airport
Ganzhou KOW ZSGZ Ganzhou Huangjin Airport
Guangzhou CAN ZGGG Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport
Guilin KWL ZGKL Guilin Liangjiang International Airport
Guiyang KWE ZUGY Guiyang Longdongbao International Airport
Haikou HAK ZJHK Haikou Meilan International Airport
Hangzhou HGH ZSHC Hangzhou Xiaoshan International Airport
Harbin HRB ZYHB Harbin Taiping International Airport
Hefei HFE ZSOF Hefei Xinqiao International Airport
Hohhot HET ZBHH Hohhot Baita International Airport
Huai'an HIA ZSSH Huai'an Lianshui Airport
Jieyang SWA ZGOW Jieyang Chaoshan International Airport
Jinan TNA ZSJN Jinan Yaoqiang International Airport
Jinzhou JNZ ZYJZ Jinzhou Bay Airport
Kunming KMG ZPPP Kunming Changshui International Airport Hub
Kunming KMG ZPPP Kunming Wujiaba International Airport Airport Closed
Lancang JMJ ZPJM Lancang Jingmai Airport
Lanzhou LHW ZLLL Lanzhou Zhongchuan International Airport
Lijiang LJG ZPLJ Lijiang Sanyi International Airport Hub
Longyan LCX ZSLD Longyan Guanzhishan Airport
Luzhou LZO ZULZ Luzhou Lantian Airport
Mangshi LUM ZPLX Dehong Mangshi Airport
Mianyang MIG ZUMY Mianyang Nanjiao Airport Hub
Nanchang KHN ZSCN Nanchang Changbei International Airport
Nanjing NKG ZSNJ Nanjing Lukou International Airport
Nanning NNG ZGNN Nanning Wuxu International Airport
Ningbo NGB ZSNB Ningbo Lishe International Airport
Ninglang NLH ZPNL Ninglang Luguhu Airport
Pu'er SYM ZPSM Pu'er Simao Airport
Qingdao TAO ZSQD Qingdao Liuting International Airport
Sanya SYX ZJSY Sanya Phoenix International Airport
Shanghai SHA ZSSS Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport
Shanghai PVG ZSPD Shanghai Pudong International Airport
Shenzhen SZX ZGSZ Shenzhen Bao'an International Airport
Shijiazhuang SJW ZBSJ Shijiazhuang Zhengding International Airport
Taiyuan TYN ZBYN Taiyuan Wusu International Airport
Tengchong TCZ ZUTC Tengchong Tuofeng Airport
Tianjin TSN ZBTJ Tianjin Binhai International Airport
Urumqi URC ZWWW Ürümqi Diwopu International Airport
Wenzhou WNZ ZSWZ Wenzhou Longwan International Airport
Wuhan WUH ZHHH Wuhan Tianhe International Airport
Xiamen XMN ZSAM Xiamen Gaoqi International Airport
Xi'an XIY ZLXY Xi'an Xianyang International Airport
Xishuangbanna JHG ZPJH Xishuangbanna Gasa International Airport
Xuzhou XUZ ZSXZ Xuzhou Guanyin International Airport
Yichang YIH ZHYC Yichang Sanxia Airport
Yichun YIC ZSYC Yichun Mingyueshan Airport
Zhengzhou CGO ZHCC Zhengzhou Xinzheng International Airport Hub
Zhuhai ZUH ZGSD Zhuhai Jinwan Airport
  Indonesia Denpasar DPS WADD Ngurah Rai International Airport
  Japan Osaka KIX RJBB Kansai International Airport
  Malaysia Kota Kinabalu BKI WBKK Kota Kinabalu International Airport
Kuala Lumpur KUL WMKK Kuala Lumpur International Airport
Penang PEN WMKP Penang International Airport
  Philippines Cebu CEB RPVM Mactan–Cebu International Airport
Manila MNL RPLL Ninoy Aquino International Airport
  Russia Moscow DME UUDD Moscow Domodedovo Airport Terminated
Moscow SVO UUEE Sheremetyevo International Airport
Saint Petersburg LED ULLI Pulkovo Airport [7]
  South Korea Jeju CJU RKPC Jeju International Airport

[8]

  Taiwan Taipei TPE RCTP Taoyuan International Airport
  Thailand Bangkok BKK VTBS Suvarnabhumi Airport
Chiang Mai CNX VTCC Chiang Mai International Airport
Koh Samui USM VTSM Samui Airport
Krabi KBV VTSG Krabi International Airport
Phuket HKT VTSP Phuket International Airport
  Vietnam Nha Trang CXR VVCR Cam Ranh International Airport
Phu Quoc PQC VVPQ Phu Quoc International Airport

FleetEdit

 
Airbus A319 of Lucky Air at Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport
 
Lucky Air Boeing 737–800 with its new livery taxing in Kunming Changshui International Airport

The Lucky Air fleet includes the following aircraft as of December 2018:[9][not in citation given][10]

Lucky Air fleet
Aircraft In Service Orders Passengers Notes
C Y Total
Airbus A319-100 3 8 120 128
Airbus A320-200 8 8 150 158
Airbus A320neo 4 0 186 186
Airbus A330-300 4 32 260 292 2 to be sourced from Hainan Airlines.[11]
24 279 303
Boeing 737-700 12 8 120 128
148 148
Boeing 737-800 21 8 156 164
Boeing 737 MAX 8 3 1[12] 8 168 176 Grounded and delivery are suspended until further notice due to crash of ET302.
Total 55 1

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "联系我们 Archived 25 August 2012 at the Wayback Machine." Lucky Air. Retrieved on 26 August 2012. "云南省昆明市春城路296号祥鹏航空大厦"
  2. ^ "KunMin Office." [sic] Hainan Airlines. 10 November 2007. "#204 Chuncheng Road, Kunming (left to the Honghe Hotel)"
  3. ^ a b "Directory: World Airlines". Flight International. 3 April 2007. p. 107.
  4. ^ People's Daily 29 July 2004
  5. ^ "Lucky Air to be China's first long haul LCC, to Europe/N America in 2016; China international up 29%". Retrieved 8 September 2018.
  6. ^ http://kucinta-setia.blogspot.com/2019/06/lucky-air-launches-flight-to.html?m=1
  7. ^ Liu, Jim (26 April 2019). "Lucky Air plans Kunming – St. Petersburg service from June 2019". Routesonline. Retrieved 26 April 2019.
  8. ^ https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/283674/lucky-air-resumes-jeju-service-from-may-2019/
  9. ^ "Global Airline Guide 2017 (Part One)". Airliner World (October 2017): 11. |access-date= requires |url= (help)
  10. ^ "Lucky Air Fleet". www.planespotters.net. Retrieved 21 May 2018.
  11. ^ "PICTURE: Lucky Air receives first widebody in long-haul push". 13 March 2017. Retrieved 8 September 2018.
  12. ^ "China's Lucky Air to add four B737 MAX 8s". Retrieved 8 September 2018.

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