Loong Air

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Loong Air
长龙航空
Chánglóng Hángkōng
Zhejiang Loong Airlines logo
IATA
GJ
ICAO
CDC
Callsign
HUALONG
Founded 2012
Commenced operations 2012 (cargo)
29 December 2013 (passenger)
Operating bases Hangzhou Xiaoshan International Airport
Frequent-flyer program TBA
Fleet size 7 (+14 on order)
Destinations 7
Headquarters Hangzhou Xiaoshan International Airport
Hangzhou, China
Key people Liu Yi (President)
Liu Qihong (刘启宏) (Chairman)
Website www.loongair.cn

Loong Air (simplified Chinese: 长龙航空; traditional Chinese: 長龍航空; pinyin: Chánglóng Hángkōng) is a Chinese airline with its headquarters in the Loong Air Office Building on the property of Hangzhou Xiaoshan International Airport in Xiaoshan District, Hangzhou.[1] Its main hub is in Hangzhou. Approved by the Civil Aviation Administration of China, it started domestic services in 2013.[2] On 25 September 2013, the airline signed a memorandum of understanding with Airbus for the purchase of 20 Airbus A320 twin-engined aircraft.[2]

The company's full name is Zhejiang Loong Airlines Co. Ltd. It was originally a cargo airline named CDI Cargo Airlines (Chinese: 长龙国际货运航空有限公司),[3] which started services in 2012 with one Boeing 737-300F freighter.[4]

Destinations[edit]

Loong Air serves the Chinese domestic market with Hangzhou as its hub. Its first flight started on 29 December 2013 from Hangzhou to Chongqing and Hangzhou to Shenzhen.

Country Province City Airport Notes Ref
China China Sichuan Chengdu Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport
China China Chongqing Chongqing Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport
China China Guangdong Guangzhou Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport
China China Zhejiang Hangzhou Hangzhou Xiaoshan International Airport
Hub
China China Guangdong Shenzhen Shenzhen Bao'an International Airport
China China Hubei Wuhan Wuhan Tianhe International Airport
China China Sha'anxi Xi'an Xi'an Xianyang International Airport [2]

Fleet[edit]

As of June 2014, the Loong Air fleet consisted of the 20 brand new Airbus A320-200 and Airbus A320neo aircraft, the following aircraft with an average age of 0.8 years. The Loong Air fleet includes the following aircraft (as of 1 January 2015):[5]

Loong Air fleet information
Aircraft In
service
Orders Passengers Notes
C Y Total
Airbus A320-214WL
4
5
174
174
Airbus A320neo
0
9
TBA
Boeing 737-300F
3
0
TBA
Cargo Aircraft
Total 7 14

* The airline has a MoU with Airbus for the purchase of 11 Airbus A320ceo and 9 Airbus A320neo.[2]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "联系我们." Loong Air. Retrieved on April 24, 2014. " 地址ADDESS [sic] 浙江省杭州市萧山国际机场5号路长龙航空办公大楼"
  2. ^ a b c d Zhejiang Loong Airlines signs MoU for 20 A320 Family aircraft
  3. ^ "CDI Cargo to transport passengers, renames as China Loong Airlines". ATW. July 11, 2013. 
  4. ^ " "CDI Cargo Airlines launches operations". 21 August 2012. 
  5. ^ "Loong Air Fleet Details and History". Planespotters.net. 10 January 2014. Retrieved 10 January 2014. [unreliable source?]