Chengdu Airlines

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Chengdu Airlines
Chengdu Airlines logo.png
IATA ICAO Callsign
Founded 2004 (as United Eagle Airlines)
Commenced operations 2005
Hubs Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport[1]
Fleet size 29
Destinations 27
Parent company Sichuan Airlines
Headquarters Chengdu, China

Chengdu Airlines Co., Ltd. (Chinese: 成都航空公司; pinyin: Chéngdū Hángkōng gōngsī), a subsidiary of Sichuan Airlines, is an airline headquartered in Chengdu, China. It operates a network of scheduled domestic passenger flights out of its hub at Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport.


Originally named United Eagle Airlines CO.,LTD (simplified Chinese: 鹰联航空公司; traditional Chinese: 鷹聯航空公司; pinyin: Yīnglián Hángkōnggōngsī, also known as UEAir), the company was founded in 2004 by a former executive of China Northwest Airlines, with the necessary funding being provided by the Vickers Venture.[2] It took delivery of its first airliner, an Airbus A320 that previously had belonged to Air Jamaica, on 8 July 2005[3] and on 27 July, revenue flights were commenced.[2] Another similar aircraft type, the slightly smaller Airbus A319, was put in service with United Eagle Airlines on 2 December of that year.[3]

In March 2009, Sichuan Airlines invested 200 million RMB (30 million USD) in United Eagle Airlines,[citation needed] thus holding 76 percent of the shares.[2] In late 2009, these shares were sold to Chinese aircraft manufacturer Comac and to Chengdu Communications Investment Group. Following this ownership change, United Eagle Airlines placed a firm order for 30 Comac ARJ21s, the first of which initially was planned to be delivered in late 2010.[4] Since then, the Comac project has seen a series of delays, though.

On 23 January 2010, the airline was renamed Chengdu Airlines.[2][4]


A United Eagle Airlines Airbus A319 at Kunming Wujiaba International Airport (2006)...
... and the same aircraft (registered B-6152) landing at Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport in the livery of Chengdu Airlines following the company's rebranding (2011).

According to the July 2013 timetable,[5] Chengdu Airlines operates scheduled flights to the following destinations. A route map created using this data can be found here.

City Province Airport
Chongqing Chongqing Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport
Fuzhou Fujian Fuzhou Changle International Airport
Xiamen Fujian Xiamen Gaoqi International Airport
Guangzhou Guangdong Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport
Shenzhen Guangdong Shenzhen Bao'an International Airport
Beihai Guangxi Beihai Fucheng Airport
Liuzhou Guangxi Liuzhou Airport
Nanning Guangxi Nanning Wuxu International Airport
Guiyang Guizhou Guiyang Longdongbao International Airport
Sanya Hainan Sanya Phoenix International Airport
Changsha Hunan Changsha Huanghua International Airport
Lianyungang Jiangsu Lianyungang Baitabu Airport
Nanjing Jiangsu Nanjing Lukou International Airport
Ji'an Jiangxi Jinggangshan Airport
Changchun Jilin Changchun Longjia International Airport
Shenyang Liaoning Shenyang Taoxian International Airport
Xi'an Shaanxi Xi'an Xianyang International Airport
Jining Shandong Jining Airport
Qingdao Shandong Qingdao Liuting International Airport
Shanghai Shanghai Shanghai Pudong International Airport
Chengdu Sichuan Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport (Hub)
Tianjin Tianjin Tianjin Binhai International Airport
Kunming Yunnan Kunming Changshui International Airport
Lijiang Yunnan Lijiang Sanyi Airport
Jinghong Yunnan Xishuangbanna Gasa Airport
Hangzhou Zhejiang Hangzhou Xiaoshan International Airport
Wenzhou Zhejiang Wenzhou Longwan International Airport


Chengdu Airlines COMAC ARJ21 at the 2014 Zhuhai Air Show

The Chengdu Airlines fleet consists of the following aircraft (as of May 2018):[6]

Chengdu Airlines fleet
Aircraft In Fleet Orders Passengers Notes
C Y Total
Airbus A319-100 5 12 108 120
Airbus A320-200 28 12 138 150
Comac ARJ21-700 5[7][8] 25 90 90[9] Launch customer
Total 38 25



  1. ^ "Hainan Airlines set to establish Chengdu base". ch-aviation. 22 January 2017. Retrieved 23 January 2017. 
  2. ^ a b c d "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-05-18. Retrieved 2015-05-11. 
  3. ^ a b "United Eagle Airlines fleet details". Retrieved 29 July 2013. 
  4. ^ a b "China's United Eagle renamed Chengdu Airlines". Flightglobal. 20 January 2010. Retrieved 29 July 2013. 
  5. ^ "July 2013 timetable" (in Chinese). Chengdu Airlines. Retrieved 29 July 2013. 
  6. ^ "Global Airline Guide 2017 (Part One)". Airliner World (October 2017): 11. 
  7. ^ "首架国产ARJ21客机今"嫁"到成都,明年一季度商运首航". 
  8. ^ "China's COMAC delivers first ARJ21 jet plane to domestic airline". Reuters. Nov 28, 2015. 
  9. ^ [1]
  10. ^ United Eagle Airlines information,

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