GX Airlines

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GX Airlines
GX Airlines logo.png
IATA ICAO Callsign
Commenced operations13 February 2015
Operating basesNanning Wuxu International Airport
Fleet size26
Key peopleWu Chongyang, Chairman and President[2]
GX Airlines
Simplified Chinese北部湾航空

Guangxi Beibu Gulf Airlines, or simply GX Airlines, is a Chinese airline based at Nanning Wuxu International Airport.[3][4] It is a joint venture between Tianjin Airlines and the Guangxi Beibu Gulf Investment Group. GX Airlines commenced operations on 13 February 2015 as one of the first airlines based in Guangxi.


GX Airlines is a joint venture between Tianjin Airlines and the Guangxi Beibu Gulf Investment Group. Tianjin Airlines has a 70% (21 billion yuan) stake and the investment group has a 30% (9 billion yuan) stake in the airline. GX Airlines received its first aircraft, an Embraer 190 leased from Tianjin Airlines, and its air operator's certificate on 1 February 2015.[5]

The airline conducted its first flight on 13 February of the same year, between its base of Nanning and Haikou, Hainan Province.[2][5][6]

In November 2015, GX Airlines inducted its first foreign pilots.[7] As of August 2019, the airline has a fleet of eight Embraer 190 aircraft. GX Airlines also plans to begin flights to Hong Kong, Taiwan, Macau, and destinations in Northeast and Southeast Asia.[5][6]


As of January 2017, GX Airlines flies to 44 destinations in China.[8]


As of August 2019, the GX Airlines fleet consists of the following aircraft:[1][9]

GX Airlines Fleet
Aircraft In service Orders Passengers Ref.
Airbus A320-200 6 180 [8][10]
Airbus A320neo 4 186 [11]
Embraer 190 16 106 [12]
Total 26


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  2. ^ a b "GX AIRLINES ADDS E190S". Embraer. 16 February 2015. Retrieved 16 December 2015.
  3. ^ "Airline Information: GX Airlines". Ch-aviation. Retrieved 14 December 2015.
  4. ^ "Guangxi Beibu Gulf Airlines". CAPA - Centre for Aviation. Retrieved 14 December 2015.
  5. ^ a b c "Hainan Airlines' new GX airlines plans flights to Southeast Asia". Hainan Airlines via aviator.aero. 18 May 2015. Retrieved 16 December 2015.
  6. ^ a b Marello, Poppy (27 February 2015). "Start-Up Carriers: Who's New for February". Routes Online. Retrieved 16 December 2015.
  7. ^ Ge, Lena (16 November 2015). "GX Airlines Welcomes Its First Foreign Pilots". China Aviation Daily. Retrieved 16 December 2015.
  8. ^ a b "China's GX Airlines restrategizes, aims for 2017 int'l debut". ch-aviation. 10 January 2017. Retrieved 15 January 2017.
  9. ^ "GX Airlines Fleet Details and History". Planespotters.net. 21 March 2019. Retrieved 21 March 2019.
  10. ^ "北部湾航空首架"大飞机"成功首航". Guangxi Daily (in Chinese). Xinhua News Agency. 26 August 2016. Retrieved 29 August 2016.
  11. ^ https://centreforaviation.com/news/guangxi-beibu-gulf-airlines-receives-first-a320neo-869092
  12. ^ "2年17架飞机,北部湾速度何以实现?". 民航资源网 CARNOC.COM. 21 February 2017. Retrieved 20 March 2017.

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