China Northern Airlines

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China Northern Airlines
Zhōngguó Běifāng Hángkōng
IATA ICAO Callsign
Founded 1990
Ceased operations 2003 (Merged with China Southern Airlines)
Hubs Shenyang Taoxian International Airport
Destinations 152
Headquarters Shenyang, Liaoning Province, People's Republic of China
China Northern's MD-82 taking off in Beijing.

China Northern Airlines (simplified Chinese: 中国北方航空; traditional Chinese: 中國北方航空; pinyin: Zhōngguó Běifāng Hángkōng), was an airline headquartered on the grounds of Dongta Airport, Dadong District, Shenyang, Liaoning Province, People's Republic of China.[1]

Besides Shenyang, it also had three hubs at Harbin, Changchun and Sanya.

It was one of six major airline corporations that were formed as a result of the breakup of CAAC's airline operations. It initially operated a fleet of Airbus A300, McDonnell-Douglas MD-80, MD-90 and, later, Airbus A321 aircraft. It operated predominantly domestic destinations and also to North Korea, South Korea and Japan.


China Northern Airlines was established in 1990 to act as a successor to Swan Airlines. It later merged into China Southern Airlines in 2003.



  1. ^ World Airline Directory. Flight International. March 19–25, 2002. 48. "Dong Ta Airport, 3-1 Xiaoheyan Road, Dadong District, Shenyang City, Liaoning, 110043, China"
  2. ^ ASN Aircraft accident McDonnell Douglas MD-82 Shenyang Airport (SHE), Aviation Safety Network
  3. ^ Accident Database, AirDisaster.Com
  4. ^ ASN Aircraft accident McDonnell Douglas MD-82 B-2138 Dalian, Aviation Safety Network

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