Chongqing Airlines

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Chongqing Airlines
Chongqing Airlines logo.png
IATA ICAO Callsign
OQ CQN CHONG QING
Founded16 June 2007
Operating basesChongqing Jiangbei International Airport
Fleet size28
DestinationsMore than 30
Parent companyChina Southern Airlines (60%)
HeadquartersChongqing, China
Key peopleLiu Dejun (CEO)
Website[1]

Chongqing Airlines (Chinese: 重庆航空) is an airline based in Chongqing, China. It operates both domestic passenger services within mainland China and international passenger services to Sri Lanka, Thailand, Vietnam and Singapore respectively.

Chongqing Airlines had 402 employees in 2008.[1]

History[edit]

Chongqing Airlines is jointly owned by China Southern Airlines (60%) and Chongqing Municipal Development & Investment Company (40%). The airline was established on 16 June 2007, and received its operating licence from the Civil Aviation Administration of China on 4 July 2007.

Chongqing Airlines launched its first flight from Chongqing to Shanghai Pudong International Airport on 8 July 2007.

Destinations[edit]

Chongqing Airlines served the following destinations in January 2016:

Country City Airport Notes Refs
 China Chongqing Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport Hub
 China Dali Dali Airport
 China Fuzhou Fuzhou Changle International Airport
 China Guangzhou Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport
 China Guilin Guilin Liangjiang International Airport
 China Hangzhou Hangzhou Xiaoshan International Airport
 China Harbin Harbin Taiping International Airport
 China Hefei Hefei Xinqiao International Airport
 China Huizhou Huizhou Pingtan Airport
 China Jinan Jinan Yaoqiang International Airport
 China Jiuzhaigou Jiuzhai Huanglong Airport
 China Kunming Kunming Changshui International Airport
 China Kunming Kunming Wujiaba International Airport Airport Closed
 China Lijiang Lijiang Sanyi International Airport
 China Lhasa Lhasa Gonggar Airport
 China Mangshi Dehong Mangshi Airport
 China Nanchang Nanchang Changbei International Airport
 China Nanjing Nanjing Lukou International Airport
 China Qianjiang District Qianjiang Wulingshan Airport
 China Sanya Sanya Phoenix International Airport
 China Shanghai Shanghai Pudong International Airport
 China Shangri-La County Dêqên Shangri-La Airport
 China Shenzhen Shenzhen Bao'an International Airport
 China Tengchong Tengchong Tuofeng Airport
 China Wenzhou Wenzhou Yongqiang International Airport
 China Wuhan Wuhan Tianhe International Airport
 China Xiamen Xiamen Gaoqi International Airport
 China Xishuangbanna Xishuangbanna Gasa Airport
 Singapore Singapore Singapore Changi Airport [2]
 Sri Lanka Colombo Bandaranaike International Airport [3]
 Thailand Phuket Phuket International Airport [4]
 Vietnam Hanoi Noi Bai International Airport [5]
 Vietnam Ho Chi Minh City Tan Son Nhat International Airport [6]

Fleet[edit]

A Chongqing Airlines Airbus A321neo with Airbus Cabin Flex configuration in 2020
A Chongqing Airlines Airbus A320 in standard livery in 2014

As of January 2020, the Chongqing Airlines fleet consists of the following aircraft:[7]

Chongqing Airlines Fleet
Aircraft Total Orders Passengers Notes
C W Y Total
Airbus A319-100 8 8 120 128 [8][9]
Airbus A320-200 10 8 24 120 152 11 fleets were transferred from China Southern Airlines[10]
3 oldest fleets replaced by A320neo
Airbus A320neo 9 4 24 138 166 First 7 leased from BOC Aviation[11]
Delivery started on September 20 2018, lasted until mid 2019 [12][13]
Airbus A321neo 1 2 8 24 176 208[14] Deliveries started in December 2019.[15]
Total 28 2
The Chongqing Airlines Airbus A320 in "Happy Chongqing" livery

Historical Fleet

One of the airline's first aircraft, an Airbus A320 named “The return of Hong Kong” (Registration B-2345) was stored in Guangzhou. It was temporarily returned to service before being stripped for parts. [16]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Chongqing Airlines History
  2. ^ https://www.facebook.com/554575257986705/posts/2172824562828425/
  3. ^ "Chongqing Airlines plans Colombo launch in late-Dec 2018". SLAviationLover. Retrieved 26 Dec 2018.
  4. ^ "Chongqing Airlines Adds Phuket Service from May 2016". airlineroute. Retrieved 27 April 2016.
  5. ^ "Chongqing Airlines Adds Services to Hanoi from January 2018". routes online. Retrieved 2018-02-07.
  6. ^ "Chongqing Airlines launches Ho Chi Minh City service starting April". Retrieved 31 March 2018.
  7. ^ https://www.planespotters.net/airline/Chongqing-Airlines
  8. ^ http://www.liangjiang.gov.cn/Content/2018-08/03/content_446377.htm
  9. ^ https://i.carnoc.com/detail/458919
  10. ^ "Chongqing Airlines Fleet Details and History". www.planespotters.net. Retrieved 2018-02-05.
  11. ^ http://news.sina.com.cn/c/2018-01-23/doc-ifyqtycx2225631.shtml
  12. ^ http://hexun.com/news/2018-10-27/195012890.html
  13. ^ http://qxapi.cbg.cn/cqweb/content/detail?contentid=10944111&countyId=45
  14. ^ https://www.ch-aviation.com/portal/news/84987-chinas-chongqing-airlines-adds-first-a321neolr
  15. ^ Nick Wenzel (January 3, 2020). "Chongqing Airlines takes delivery of its first Airbus A321neo". International Flight Network. Retrieved January 11, 2020.
  16. ^ "B-2345 Chongqing Airlines Airbus A320-200". www.planespotters.net. Retrieved 2019-05-27.

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