Beijing Capital Airlines

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Beijing Capital Airlines
IATA ICAO Callsign
Founded 1995 (as Deer Jet Airlines)
Fleet size 67
Destinations 66
Parent company Hainan Airlines (70%)
Key people Zhang Kui (CEO)

Beijing Capital Airlines (Chinese: 首都航空; pinyin: Shǒudū Hángkōng), operates under the marketing brand Capital Airlines, a subsidiary of Hainan Airlines.


Deer Jet logo

The company was established in 1995 as Deer Jet Airlines (Chinese: 金鹿航空; pinyin: Jīnlù Hángkōng). In 1998, it began offering international services under the Deer Air branding. In October 2007, it received its first Airbus A319 and began returning the formerly operated Boeing 737s. Deer Jet began providing charter services in December 2008 using a fleet of A319s and corporate jets. The airline was authorized by the Civil Aviation Administration of China to operate scheduled air services in 2009.

On 2 April 2010, Beijing Capital Airlines CO., LTD. launched its first service, based in Beijing Capital International Airport.[1][2] Deer Jet Airlines was divided into two companies on May 4, 2010. While the charter operation has kept the Deer Jet branding, scheduled operations using Airbus aircraft were renamed Capital Airlines. Capital Airlines operates mainly in China (including Hong Kong, Macao, Taiwan), focusing on international air passenger service and cargo transport operations.[3][4][5]


Capital Airlines is committed to the development of international tourism routes. It plans to operate flights between Beijing, Xi'an and Hangzhou as the core bases, and it is constantly opening international air routes to East Asia, Southeast Asia, Europe and United States and so on. To date, Capital Airlines has opened the following international routes: Beijing - Cheongju, Xi'an - Zhanjiang - Bangkok, Xi'an - Phuket, Hangzhou - Osaka, Hangzhou - Jeju, Hangzhou - Okinawa, Hangzhou - Shizuoka, Beijing - Male, Guangzhou - Nha Trang, Hangzhou - Phuket, Hangzhou - Madrid, Sanya - DaNang, Sanya - Nha Trang, Jinan - Shizuoka, Jinan - Osaka.

Since 2015, long haul flights between China and other cities such as Copenhagen, Madrid and Maldives have been operated by Beijing Capital Airlines with Airbus A330 aircraft. Capital Airlines plans to connect China to Australia & Canada in 2016. In addition, the airline plans to commence long-haul flights to Helsinki, Mexico City and Zagreb in the first half of 2017.[6] The opening of these international routes aims to solve the lack of international direct flight services. These also significantly stimulate domestic and international market and push forward the development of tourism resources, as well as promote local economic and social development. In the future, Capital Airlines will be leveraging the Chinese outbound tourism market, developing more tourism products, further improving the domestic and international route network. Capital Airlines wishes to make an important contribution to domestic and international cultural exchange and development.


As of September 2016, the Capital Airlines fleet consists of the following aircraft:[7][8]

Beijing Capital Airlines fleet
Aircraft In Service Orders Passengers Notes
Airbus A319-100 19 0
1 aircraft in VIP configuration
Airbus A320-200 34 0
Airbus A321-200 11 0
Airbus A330-200 3 0
Airbus A330-300 0 1
New aircraft to arrive in 2016[9]
Total 67 1

The fleet of corporate jet aircraft, operating under the Deer Jet brand, includes:[7]


  1. ^ "联系方式." Beijing Capital Airlines. Retrieved on August 26, 2012. "北京首都国际机场货运北路3号首都航空大厦"
  2. ^ "youjidizhi.doc." (Archive) Beijing Capital Airlines. Retrieved on August 26, 2012. "Address:Capital Airlines Building,No 3,North Cargo Road ,Beijing Capital International Airport"
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  5. ^ F_127. "Beijing Capital Airlines formally launched". Archived from the original on 17 October 2012. Retrieved 14 August 2015. 
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  7. ^ a b "Capital Airlines Fleet Details and History". 27 September 2016. Retrieved 9 October 2016. 
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