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China Northern Airlines was established in 1990 to act as a successor to Swan Airlines. By the end of 199 the airline had reached a total cargo rotation volume of 4882 million ton/kms. In 2001 the airlines had ordered ten Airbus A321 BUT only six was in the fleet. It later merged into China Southern Airlines in 2003.
On April 17, 2002, China Northern Flight 6621 from Dalian to Shenyang, a McDonnell-DouglasMD-82 airliner, nine minutes after takeoff, a man attempted to hijack the domestic flight. In-flight security personnel and passengers managed to overpower the man immediately. At 17:58 local time, the flight landed safely at Shenyang.