Sichuan Airlines

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Sichuan Airlines
四川航空
Sìchuān Hángkōng
Sichuan Airlines logo.svg
IATA
3U
ICAO
CSC
Callsign
SICHUAN
Founded 1986
Commenced operations 1988
Hubs
Frequent-flyer program Golden Panda
Subsidiaries
Fleet size 97
Destinations 67
Headquarters Chengdu, Sichuan, China
Key people Lan Xinguo (Chairman)
Website www.scal.com.cn
A Sichuan Airlines Airbus A330-200 (2011).
A Sichuan Airlines Airbus A321 at Kunming Airport (2006).

Sichuan Airlines Co., Ltd. (Chinese: 四川航空) is a regional airline headquartered on the grounds of Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport in Chengdu, Sichuan in the People's Republic of China,[1] operating mainly scheduled domestic flights out of Chengdu Airport and Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport. The airline launched its first long-haul overseas route in June 2012 with flights from its Chengdu hub to Vancouver, Canada (3U 8579/8580 via Shenyang). Its second long-haul flight, from Chengdu to Melbourne, Australia (3U 601/602 non-stop), was launched in February 2013 with three weekly services.

History[edit]

The airline was established on 19 September 1986, with operations starting 14 July 1988 between Chengdu and Wanzhou. In August 2002 it was reorganised and the Sichuan Airlines Group, which is owned by the provincial government, became the major shareholder (40%). The other shareholders are China Southern Airlines (39%), Shandong Airlines (10%), Shanghai Airlines (10%) and Gingko Restaurant (1%).

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Fleet[edit]

As of December 2014, the Sichuan Airlines fleet consists of the following aircraft with an average age of 5.6 years:[2][3]

Sichuan Airlines Fleet
Aircraft In Service Orders Passengers Notes
J Y Total
Airbus A319-100 24 8 124 132 3 A319-100LR Corporate Jets
Airbus A320-200 41 2 142 150
Airbus A321-100 2 186 194
Airbus A321-200 23 2
Airbus A330-200 3 36 209 245
Airbus A330-300 4[4] 36 265 301[5] All aircraft will be leased from Intrepid Aviation[6][7]
Xian MA60 2 TBA
Total 97 6

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