Shanxi Airlines

Shanxi Airlines was an airline based in Taiyuan in the People's Republic of China.[1] It operated scheduled domestic passenger services. In Nov 29, 2007, it merged with China Xinhua Airlines and Chang An Airlines to form Grand China Air, a subsidiary of Hainan Airlines.

Shanxi Airlines
IATA ICAO Callsign
8C CXI SHANXI
Founded1988
Commenced operations6 July 2001
Ceased operations2009 (merged with Hainan Airlines)
Fleet size8
HeadquartersTaiyuan, China

HistoryEdit

The airline was established in 1988 and started operations on 6 July 2001. Hainan Airlines owned a 92.51% stake in Shanxi Airlines, acquired in a deal approved by state authorities as part of China's airline consolidation. Hainan merged the airline into Hainan Airlines in 2009.

FleetEdit

 
Shanxi Airlines Boeing 737-800.

The Shanxi Airlines fleet consisted of the following aircraft (at February 2006):[2]

Shanxi Airlines fleet
Aircraft In service Orders Notes
Boeing 737-700 3 - Taken over by Lucky Air
Boeing 737-800 3 - Taken over by Hong Kong Airlines
Dornier 328 Jet 2 -
Total 8 -

Accidents and incidentsEdit

  • On 7 October 1988, a Ilyushin Il-14 (registered B-2418) undergoing a sightseeing flight for workers at a local knitting factory crashed shortly after takeoff from Linfen Air Base. 44 of the 48 passengers and crew, as well as 2 pedestrians, were killed.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "World Airline Directory." Flight International. 30 March - 5 April 2004. 67. "36 Yingze St, Taiyuan, 030001, China"
  2. ^ "Shan Xi Airlines Fleet Details and History". Planespotters.net. Retrieved 27 April 2022.
  3. ^ "Illyushin Il-14P B-2418 near Linfen Air Base". Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved 27 April 2022.

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