Lucky Air

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Lucky Air
祥鹏航空公司
LuckyAirLogo.png
IATA
8L
ICAO
LKE
Callsign
LUCKY AIR
Founded July 2004
Hubs Kunming Changshui International Airport
Subsidiaries West Air (China)
Fleet size 22
Destinations 40
Parent company Hainan Airlines Group
Headquarters Kunming, Yunnan, China
Key people Ma Guohua (Chairman)
Website http://www.luckyair.net/
Lucky Air
Chinese 祥鹏航空公司

Lucky Air (Chinese: 祥鹏航空公司; pinyin: Xiángpéng Hángkōng Gōngsī) is an airline based in the Xiángpéng Hángkōng Dàshà (S: 祥鹏航空大厦, T: 祥鵬航空大廈) in Kunming, Yunnan, People's Republic of China, near the Honghe Hotel.[1][2] It operates scheduled services from Dali to Kunming and Xishuangbanna, and plans to expand to other areas of China. Its main base is Kunming Changshui International Airport.[3]

History[edit]

The airline was established in July 2004 as a start-up airline known as Shilin Airlines.[citation needed]

In July 2004 it was reported that Hainan Airlines was investing 2.93 million yuan and providing three Dornier aircraft to the new company. An affiliate of Hainan Airlines, Shanxi Airlines, was investing 47.07 million yuan and providing a Boeing and a de Havilland Canada Dash 8 aircraft and Yunnan Shilin Tourism Aviation Co. would invest 1 million yuan.[4]

On 23 December 2005, Shilin Airlines changed name to Lucky Air. It started operations with a flight between Kunming and Dali within Yunnan on 26 February 2006.[citation needed]

The airline is owned by Hainan Airlines, Shanxi Airlines and Yunnan Shilin Tourism Aviation. It has 263 employees (at March 2007).[3]

Fleet[edit]

Boeing 737-700 Lucky Air with old livery

The Lucky Air fleet includes the following aircraft as of 8 June 2014:[5]

Lucky Air fleet
Aircraft Total Orders Passengers[6] Notes
C Y Total
Airbus A319-100 3
Airbus A320-200 4
Boeing 737-700 11 0 148 148
Boeing 737-800 4 8 156 164
Total 22 0

References[edit]

  1. ^ "联系我们." Lucky Air. Retrieved on August 26, 2012. "云南省昆明市春城路296号祥鹏航空大厦"
  2. ^ "KunMin Office." [sic] Hainan Airlines. November 10, 2007. "#204 Chuncheng Road, Kunming (left to the Honghe Hotel)"
  3. ^ a b "Directory: World Airlines". Flight International. 3 April 2007. p. 107. 
  4. ^ People's Daily 29 July 2004
  5. ^ http://www.planespotters.net/Airline/Lucky-Air
  6. ^ http://avcom.co.za/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=56880 Comair Aircraft configurations

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