China Express Airlines

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China Express Airlines
華夏航空
fleet_size=4
IATA
G5[1]
ICAO
HXA
Callsign
CHINA EXPRESS[2]
Founded 2006
Hubs Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport[3]
Focus cities Guiyang Longdongbao International Airport
Ganzhou Huangjin Airport
Headquarters Guiyang, Guizhou, China
Key people Li Xiaoming (Chairman)
Website www.chinaexpressair.com

China Express Airlines (華夏航空) is an airline based in Guiyang, Guizhou, People's Republic of China. It provides services using Bombardier CRJ-200 aircraft.[1]

History[edit]

China Express Air, also known as Huaxia Airlines is China‘s first private regional airline, The airline was established in May 2006 and is owned by Cathay Fortune (40%), High Zero (25%), Tampines International (24%) and others (11%).[1]

On August 28, 2011, a China Express Airlines Bombardier CRJ 200 regional jet scraped the ground on landing at Guiyang Airport in southwest China. No one was injured during the incident. On 1 September 2010, China's Civil Aviation Administration ordered the airline to suspend operations after a landing incident at Guiyang Longdongbao International Airport in which an aircraft's right wing made contact with the runway during landing. The airline was ordered to review its safety regulations and perform an investigation into the incident.[4] On 6 September, Chinese authorities allowed the airline to resume partial operations; according to a spokesperson, the company planned to resume full operations within two weeks.[5]

Fleet[edit]

China Express Airlines CRJ200 at Dalian Airport
China Express Airlines CRJ900 at the Bombardier plant at Montreal-Mirabel

As of September 2013, the China Express fleet consists of the following aircraft with an average age of 2.3 years:[6]

China Express Airlines Fleet
Aircraft In Fleet Orders Notes
Bombardier CRJ200 5
Bombardier CRJ900 5 1 5 options
Total 10

In October 2011, China Express signed a conditional order for six CRJ900 NextGen aircraft with an option for an additional five. The deal was announced on February 10, 2012.[7] On July 7, 2012, the conditional order was converted into a firm order.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Directory: World Airlines". Flight International. 2007-04-03. p. 91. 
  2. ^ Airline Codes
  3. ^ "China Express Airlines eyes international expansion". 9 November 2012. Retrieved 16 March 2013. 
  4. ^ "China Express grounded by authorities after CRJ200 landing incident". Flightglobal.com. 2 September 2010. Retrieved 5 September 2010. 
  5. ^ "China Express resumes operations". Flightglobal.com. 6 September 2010. Retrieved 6 September 2010. 
  6. ^ China Express Airlines Fleet Details and History
  7. ^ "Bombardier wins order for up to 11 regional jets". The Globe and Mail. February 10, 2012. 
  8. ^ "China Express Airlines Confirms Order for Six Bombardier CRJ900 NextGen Aircraft". Bombardier. 2012-07-07. 

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