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Shenzhen Airlines (Chinese: 深圳航空; pinyin: Shēnzhèn Hángkōng) is an airline headquartered in Shenzhen Bao'an International Airport in Bao'an District, Shenzhen, Guangdong.[1][2] It has been a member of Star Alliance since 2012, and is currently one of two Chinese airlines that is part of the global airline network along with Air China.[3]

Shenzhen Airlines
Shenzhen Airlines logo.svg
IATA ICAO Callsign
FoundedNovember 1992
Commenced operations17 September 1993; 25 years ago (1993-09-17)
Operating bases
Focus cities
Frequent-flyer programPhoenixMiles
AllianceStar Alliance
SubsidiariesKunming Airlines (80%)
Fleet size184
Company slogan"任何时候,自然体贴,深圳航空" (Feel easy and considerate at anytime with Shenzhen Airlines)
Parent companyAir China (51%)
HeadquartersShenzhen Bao'an International Airport
Bao'an District, Shenzhen, Guangdong
Key peopleChen Zhiyong (President)
Shenzhen Airlines Co., Ltd
Traditional Chinese深圳航空有限責任公司
Simplified Chinese深圳航空有限责任公司

The carrier operates a total of 137 domestic airport-pairs involving 58 Chinese airports, plus nine international routes. In 2010, the airline carried 16.5 million passengers, up 9% on the previous year.[4]


Corporate affairsEdit

At one time the airline had its headquarters in the Lintian Building at Shenzhen Airport.[5][6]



As of August 2019, the Shenzhen Airlines fleet consists of the following aircraft:[8][9]

Shenzhen Airlines Fleet
Aircraft In Service Orders Passengers Notes
J Y+ Y Total
Airbus A319-100 8 8 120 128
Airbus A320-200 76 8 150 158
Airbus A320neo 6 21 8 150 158 Replacing older Airbus A320 and Boeing 737 airplanes.
Airbus A330-300 6 18 24 267 309
Boeing 737-800 78 8 160 168
Boeing 737-900 5 8 159 167
Boeing 737 MAX 8 5 25 8 154 162 Replacing older Airbus A320 and Boeing 737 airplanes.
Total 184 46

Accidents and incidentsEdit

  • In July 2015, Shenzhen Airlines Flight 9648 was on approach to Guangzhou Airport when a passenger set two seats and the forward door on fire. Other passengers were able to extinguish the fire and save the aircraft. An emergency evacuation was carried out at Guangzhou, injuring 2 passengers slightly. The airline and 2 passengers were rewarded for saving the 102 lives on board.[10]
  • On 26 June 2016, Shenzhen Airlines Flight ZH9041 from Quanzhou (JJN) to Hong Kong (HKG) experienced a "near crash" into a mountain on Lantau Island, south of Hong Kong International Airport when the A320 aircraft was going around. The flight flew into the no-fly-zone over the island at an altitude lower than Lantau Peak. Shenzhen Airlines suspended a pilot over the incident.[11][12]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ 聯系方式. Shenzhen Airlines. Retrieved 30 December 2011. 公司地址:深圳寶安國際機場深圳航空有限責任公司(518128)
  2. ^ "Contact Us." Shenzhen Airlines. Retrieved on 30 December 2011. "Company Address: Shenzhen Bao’an International Airport, Shenzhen Airlines (518128)"
  3. ^ "Shenzhen Airlines accepted as future Star Alliance member carrier". Star Alliance. 6 July 2011. Archived from the original on 9 July 2011. Retrieved 6 July 2011.
  4. ^ "Shenzhen Airlines is China's fourth biggest domestic airline". Retrieved 22 June 2011.
  5. ^ "World Airline Directory." Flight International. 4–10 April 2000. "Wuhan Airlines" p. 102. "Lintian Building. Lingxiao Garden, Shenzhen Airport, Shenzhen, Guangdong, 518218, China"
  6. ^ "World Airline Directory." Flight International. 26 March-1 April 2002. p. 78. "Lintian Building, Lingxiao Garden, Shenzhen Airport, Shenzhen, 518128, China"
  7. ^ "Profile on Shenzhen Airlines". CAPA. Centre for Aviation. Archived from the original on 2016-10-31. Retrieved 2016-10-31.
  8. ^ "Global Airline Guide 2017 (Part One)". Airliner World (October 2017): 11.
  9. ^ "Shenzhen Airlines Fleet Details and History". Retrieved 9 October 2017.
  10. ^ "The Aviation Herald". Retrieved 14 August 2015.
  11. ^ Chew, Hui Min (29 June 2016). "Shenzhen Airlines plane in near miss with Hong Kong's Big Buddha". The Straits Times.
  12. ^ "Shenzhen Airlines suspends pilot over Lantau incident". Hong Kong Economic Journal. 14 July 2016.

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