Donghai Airlines

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Donghai Airlines
东海航空
Donghai airlines comlogo.png
IATA ICAO Callsign
DZ EPA DONGHAI AIR
Founded 2002
Hubs Shenzhen Bao'an International Airport
Focus cities Shenzhen
Frequent-flyer program Seagull Club
Subsidiaries Donghai Jet Co. Ltd.
Fleet size 13
Destinations 19
Parent company Sichuan Airlines, Shenzhen Donggang Trade, Donghai United Group and Yonggang
Headquarters Shenzhen Bao'an International Airport
Shenzhen, China
Website www.donghaiair.com
Donghai Airlines Headquarters in Shenzhen, China

Donghai Airlines is an airline headquartered in Shenzhen, Guangdong, China, with its base at Shenzhen Bao'an International Airport.[1][2]

History[edit]

The company was established in November 2002 as Jetwin Cargo Airline, with 2005 being the originally anticipated launch date for flight operations, using Boeing 737 aircraft. Initially, it was owned by Orient Holdings Group (65%) and (Hong Kong company) East Pacific Holdings (35%).[3]

By 2006, the airline still had not become operational, and its name changed to East Pacific Airlines. By then, the company's ownership was as follows: Shenzhen Donggang Trade (51%), Donghai United Group (25%) and Yonggang (24%),[1] and it expected to begin service in August 2006, subject to gaining approval from Chinese aviation authorities). Delivery of its first freighter aircraft, three Boeing 737-300 converted passenger planes, occurred in September 2006.[4]

In 2010, Donghai Jet Co. Ltd. ordered five Challenger jets from Bombardier Aerospace for business jet service. Its received its first Canadair CL-600 business jet on 13 November 2010.[5]

In 2015, the airline announced plans for a major increase in its operations, including the beginning of international and long-haul flights between 2020 and 2023 and to have 120 aircraft by 2025, including Boeing 787 Dreamliners and additional Boeing 737-800 and Boeing 737 MAX aircraft.[6]

Destinations[edit]

Passenger Flights[edit]

Country Province City Airport Notes
China China Guangdong Shenzhen Shenzhen Bao'an International Airport
Hub
China China Zhejiang Ningbo Ningbo Lishe International Airport
China China Liaoning Dalian Dalian Zhoushuizi International Airport
China China Heilongjiang Harbin Harbin Taiping International Airport
China China Inner Mongolia Hailar Hailar Dongshan Airport
China China Jiangsu Nanjing Nanjing Lukou International Airport
China China Jilin Changchun Changchun Longjia International Airport
China China Hainan Haikou Haikou Meilan International Airport
China China Yunnan Kunming Kunming Changshui International Airport
China China Liaoning Shenyang Shenyang Taoxian International Airport

Cargo[edit]

Donghai Airlines only operates passenger airplane since May 20, 2016.

Fleet[edit]

A Donghai Airlines Boeing 737-300F at Chengdu Airport in 2011.

The Donghai Airlines fleet includes the following aircraft as of October 2016:[1][7]

Donghai Airlines fleet
Aircraft In Service Orders Passengers Notes
C Y Total
Boeing 737-800 13 1 8 159 167
Boeing 737-8 MAX 25 TBA
Boeing 787-9 5 TBA
Total 13 31

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Directory: World Airlines". Flight International. 2007-04-03. p. 74. 
  2. ^ "联系我们 Archived December 4, 2013, at the Wayback Machine.." Shenzhen Donghai Airlines. Retrieved on February 24, 2014. "Address:Shenzhen Bao’an International Airport, Shenzhen Airlines. Post code:518128" - Chinese address: "地址:深圳市宝安区宝安国际机场航站四路3009号东海航空基地 邮政编码:518128"
  3. ^ Flight International 5–11 April 2005
  4. ^ Payload Asia Archived November 29, 2006, at the Wayback Machine. August 2006
  5. ^ Bombardier Archived August 9, 2011, at the Wayback Machine. November 2010
  6. ^ "Donghai Airlines". Airliner World: 19. November 2015. 
  7. ^ 15 July 2014. "Donghai Airlines Fleet in Planespotters.net". planespotters.net. Retrieved 2014-07-15. 

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