Donghai Airlines

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Donghai Airlines
东海航空
Donghai airlines comlogo.png
IATA ICAO Callsign
DZ EPA DONGHAI AIR
Founded2002
HubsShenzhen Bao'an International Airport
Focus citiesShenzhen
Frequent-flyer programSeagull Club
SubsidiariesDonghai Jet Co. Ltd.
Fleet size23
Destinations41
Parent companySichuan Airlines, Shenzhen Donggang Trade, Donghai United Group and Yonggang
HeadquartersShenzhen Bao'an International Airport
Shenzhen, China
Websitewww.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]

Country City Airport Notes Refs
 Australia Darwin Darwin International Airport [7]
 China Baotou Baotou Airport
 China Beijing Beijing Capital International Airport
 China Changchun Changchun Longjia International Airport
 China Changsha Changsha Huanghua International Airport
 China Chengdu Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport
 China Chongqing Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport
 China Dalian Dalian Zhoushuizi International Airport
 China Dongying Dongying Shengli Airport
 China Guilin Guilin Liangjiang International Airport
 China Guiyang Guiyang Longdongbao International Airport
 China Haikou Haikou Meilan International Airport
 China Handan Handan Airport
 China Hangzhou Hangzhou Xiaoshan International Airport
 China Harbin Harbin Taiping International Airport
 China Huaihua Huaihua Zhijiang Airport
 China Jining Jining Qufu Airport
 China Kunming Kunming Changshui International Airport
 China Lanzhou Lanzhou Zhongchuan International Airport
 China Lianyungang Lianyungang Baitabu Airport
 China Nanchang Nanchang Changbei International Airport
 China Nanjing Nanjing Lukou International Airport
 China Nantong Nantong Xingdong Airport
 China Nanyang Nanyang Jiangying Airport
 China Qingyang Qingyang Airport
 China Quanzhou Quanzhou Jinjiang International Airport
 China Shenzhen Shenzhen Bao'an International Airport Hub
 China Shiyan Shiyan Wudangshan Airport
 China Tianjin Tianjin Binhai International Airport
 China Wenzhou Wenzhou Longwan International Airport
 China Wuxi Sunan Shuofang International Airport
 China Xi'an Xi'an Xianyang International Airport
 China Xingyi Xingyi Wanfenglin Airport
 China Yichang Yichang Sanxia Airport
 China Yinchuan Yinchuan Hedong International Airport
 China Yiwu Yiwu Airport
 China Zhengzhou Zhengzhou Xinzheng International Airport
 China Zhuhai Zhuhai Jinwan Airport
 Myanmar Mandalay Mandalay International Airport [8]
 Myanmar Nay Pyi Taw Naypyidaw International Airport
 South Korea Jeju Jeju International Airport [9]
 Thailand Rayong U-Tapao International Airport [10]
 Thailand Chiang Rai Chiang Rai International Airport [11]
 Vietnam Haiphong Cat Bi International Airport
 Vietnam Van Don Van Don International Airport

Fleet[edit]

A Donghai Airlines Boeing 737-800 taking off at Shenzhen Bao'an International Airport

Current Fleet[edit]

As of September 2019, Donghai Airlines operates an all-Boeing fleet including the following aircraft:[12][13]

Donghai Airlines fleet
Aircraft In Service Orders Passengers Notes
C Y Total
Boeing 737-800 23 - 8 159 167
Boeing 737 MAX 8 25 TBA
Boeing 787-9 5 TBA
Total 23 30

Former Fleet[edit]

The airline previously operated 8 737-300F between September 2006 and August 2016

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "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. ^ "From the Top End to Shenzhen: Darwin to China direct flights launched for the first time". ABC News. 2018-04-13. Retrieved 2018-04-12.
  8. ^ https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/279309/donghai-airlines-adds-myanmar-service-from-july-2018/
  9. ^ "Donghai Airlines adds Nantong – Jeju service from late-March 2019". routesonline. Retrieved 6 March 2019.
  10. ^ 2017, UBM (UK) Ltd. "Donghai Airlines plans international debut in mid-Sep 2017". Routesonline. Retrieved 2017-09-01.
  11. ^ "Donghai Airlines Routes".
  12. ^ "Global Airline Guide 2019 (Part One)". Airliner World. October 2019: 11.
  13. ^ "Donghai Airlines Fleet Details and History". planespotters.net. 3 April 2019. Retrieved 23 August 2018.

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