Beijing Capital Airlines

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Beijing Capital Airlines
CapitalAirlinesLogo.png
IATA
JD
ICAO
CBJ
Callsign
CAPITAL JET
Founded 1995 (as Deer Jet Airlines)
Fleet size 46 (excl. corporate aircraft)
Parent company Hainan Airlines (70%)
Website http://www.capitalairlines.com.cn/

Beijing Capital Airlines (Chinese: 首都航空; pinyin: Shǒudū Hángkōng), a subsidiary of Hainan Airlines, is an airline based in the Capital Airlines Building (首都航空大厦 Shǒudū Hángkōng Dàshà) at Beijing Capital Airport in Chaoyang District, Beijing, People's Republic of China.[1][2]

History[edit]

Deer Jet logo

The company was established in 1995 as Deer Jet Airlines (Chinese: 金鹿航空; pinyin: Jīnlù Hángkōng). In 1998, it began offering international services under the Deer Air branding. In October 2007, it received its first Airbus A319 and began returning the formerly operated Boeing 737s. Deer Jet began providing charter services in December 2008 using a fleet of A319s and corporate jets. The airline was authorized by the Civil Aviation Administration of China to operate scheduled air services in 2009.

Deer Jet Airlines was divided into two companies on May 4, 2010. While the charter operation has kept the Deer Jet branding, scheduled operations using Airbus aircraft were renamed Beijing Capital Airlines.[3][4][5]

Fleet[edit]

As of March 2013, the Beijing Capital Airlines fleet consists of the following aircraft with an average age of 2.6 years, all of which are leased from Hainan Airlines:[6]

Beijing Capital Airlines fleet
Aircraft In Service Passengers Notes
Airbus A319 27
138
2 aircraft in VIP configuration
Airbus A320 19
180
1 aircraft in VIP configuration
Total 46

The fleet of corporate jet aircraft, operating under the Deer Jet brand, includes:[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "联系方式." Beijing Capital Airlines. Retrieved on August 26, 2012. "北京首都国际机场货运北路3号首都航空大厦"
  2. ^ "youjidizhi.doc." (Archive) Beijing Capital Airlines. Retrieved on August 26, 2012. "Address:Capital Airlines Building,No 3,North Cargo Road ,Beijing Capital International Airport"
  3. ^ http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2010-02/08/content_9446228.htm
  4. ^ http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2010-04/29/content_9791773.htm
  5. ^ http://english.people.com.cn/90001/90776/90882/6974404.html?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter
  6. ^ a b Capital Airlines fleet list at planespotters.net

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