|Hubs||Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport
Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport
Kunming Changshui International Airport
|Frequent-flyer program||Golden Panda|
|Parent company||China Southern Airlines|
|Headquarters||Chengdu, Sichuan, China|
|Key people||Lan Xinguo (Chairman)|
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, 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). Another long-haul flight from Chengdu to Melbourne, Australia (3U 601/602 non-stop) was also launched with 3 weekly services.
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%). The company has 1,844 employees.
As of March 2013, the Sichuan Airlines fleet consists of the following aircraft with an average age of 6.3 years:
|Airbus A319-100||16||1||8||124||132||1 leased to Hebei Airlines
3 A319-100LR Corporate Jets
|Airbus A320-200||30||3||142||150||1 leased to Hebei Airlines|
|Airbus A330-300||1||2||36||265||301||All aircraft will be leased from Intrepid Aviation with deliveries between 2013 and 2014|
A Sichuan Airlines Airbus A330-200 (2011).
- "World Airline Directory." Flight International. 30 March - 5 April 2004. 67.
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