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Ruili Airlines Co., Ltd. is a Chinese full service carrier based at Kunming Changshui International Airport. It provides both domestic and international services to destinations in China and in Southeast Asia (Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai and Sihanoukville),[3] using Boeing 737 aircraft.[4]

Ruili Airlines
Ruili Airlines logo.png
IATA ICAO Callsign
DR[1] RLH[1] SENDI[2]
Founded2014
HubsKunming Changshui International Airport
Fleet size19
Destinations34
Websitehttp://www.rlair.net/
Ruili Airlines Co., Ltd.
Traditional Chinese瑞麗航空有限公司
Simplified Chinese瑞丽航空有限公司

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HistoryEdit

The airline was established in 2014 and is wholly owned by the Yunnan Jingcheng Group.[4] It received its Air operator's certificate on 22 January 2014.[5]

DestinationsEdit

As of March 2018, the airline serves 34 destinations in China and in Southeast Asia.[6] Its first service, between Kunming and Mangshi, was launched on 18 May 2014.[7]

FleetEdit

 
A Ruili Airlines Boeing 737-700 taxiing at the Tianjin airport

The airline received its two Boeing 737-700s from Air Berlin (formerly D-ABLE and D-ABLF) on January 6, 2014. However, the aircraft were returned to Southwest Airlines in May 2015. The first 737-800 was received on 30 March 2014 and the direct purchase Boeing 737-700 from Boeing was on 25 November 2014. It has orders and commitments for a further 13 Boeing 737 aircraft (7 Boeing 737-700 and 6 Boeing 737 MAX). The first Boeing 737-900ER was scheduled for delivered in December 2015 which is an ex Spicejet Aircraft.[7]

In mid-2015, the airline signed a commitment to purchase and lease 60 Boeing 737 MAX aircraft, subject to final negotiations.[8]

In July 2016, Ruili Airlines finalized an order for 6 Boeing 787-9 aircraft. The deal is worth 1.59 billion USD.[9][10]

As of July 2019, the Ruili Airlines fleet consists of the following aircraft:[11]

Ruili Airlines Fleet
Aircraft In service Orders Passengers Notes
C Y Total
Boeing 737-700 7 144 144
Boeing 737-800 12 186 186
8 168 176
Boeing 737 MAX 36 TBA Unspecified variants.[12]
Boeing 787-9 6 TBA
Total 19 42

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Ruili Airlines". ch-aviation. Retrieved 31 January 2017.
  2. ^ "7340.2F with Change 1 and Change 2 and Change 3" (PDF). Federal Aviation Administration. 15 September 2016. p. 3-1-81. Retrieved 31 January 2017.
  3. ^ http://news.ifeng.com/a/20180309/56606248_0.shtml
  4. ^ a b "Ruili Airlines". CAPA Centre for Aviation. Retrieved 24 February 2015.
  5. ^ "Ruili Airlines is a new airline in Yunnan Province of China". World Airline News. Retrieved 24 February 2015.
  6. ^ http://news.carnoc.com/list/438/438875.html retrieved in 13 March 2018
  7. ^ a b "Ruili Receives First New Build 737". Airliner World: 15. February 2015.
  8. ^ "Ruili Airlines". Airliner World: 17. July 2015.
  9. ^ "News Releases/Statements". MediaRoom. Retrieved 23 October 2016.
  10. ^ "China's Ruili Airlines given nod to start int'l flights". ch-aviation. 1 March 2017. Retrieved 2 March 2017.
  11. ^ "Ruili Airlines Fleet Details and History". www.planespotters.net.
  12. ^ "Boeing: Commercial". www.boeing.com. Retrieved 4 June 2018.