Loong Air

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Loong Air
长龙航空
Zhejiang Loong Airlines logo
IATA ICAO Callsign
GJ CDC LOONG AIR[1]
Founded2012
Commenced operations2012 (cargo)
29 December 2013 (passenger)
Operating basesHangzhou Xiaoshan International Airport
Fleet size57
Destinations27
HeadquartersHangzhou Xiaoshan International Airport, Xiaoshan District, Hangzhou, Zhejiang
Key peopleLiu Yi (President)
Liu Qihong (刘启宏) (Chairman)
Websitewww.loongair.cn
Loong Air
Simplified Chinese长龙航空
Traditional Chinese長龍航空
Zhejiang Loong Airlines Co. Ltd
Simplified Chinese浙江长龙航空有限公司
Traditional Chinese浙江長龍航空有限公司
CDI Cargo
Simplified Chinese长龙国际航空有限公司
Traditional Chinese長龍國際貨運航空有限公司

Zhejiang Loong Airlines Co. Ltd (Chinese: 浙江长龙航空有限公司), branded as Loong Air (长龙航空) and previously as CDI Cargo (长龙国际货运航空有限公司), is a Chinese airline based in Hangzhou Xiaoshan International Airport in Hangzhou, Zhejiang.[2]

History[edit]

Loong Airlines was originally a cargo airline named CDI Cargo Airlines,[3] which started services in 2012 with one Boeing 737-300F freighter.[4] It was approved to become a passenger airline by the Civil Aviation Administration of China and started domestic services in 2013.[5] On 25 September 2013, the airline signed a memorandum of understanding with Airbus for the purchase of 20 Airbus A320 twin-engined aircraft.[5] Its first flight started on 29 December 2013 from Hangzhou to Chongqing and Hangzhou to Shenzhen.[6]

Destinations[edit]

Country City Airport Notes Refs
Bangladesh Dhaka Shahjalal International Airport Cargo Charter [7][8]
Cambodia Sihanoukville Sihanouk International Airport Passenger [9]
China Beijing Beijing Capital International Airport Passenger + Cargo [10]
Bijie Bijie Feixiong Airport Passenger [11]
Chengdu Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport Passenger [12][13][14]
Chongqing Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport Passenger [6][15]
Chifeng Chifeng Yulong Airport Passenger [14]
Dalian Dalian Zhoushuizi International Airport Passenger + Cargo
Guangzhou Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport Passenger + Cargo
Guiyang Guiyang Longdongbao International Airport Passenger [16]
Haikou Haikou Meilan International Airport Passenger
Hangzhou Hangzhou Xiaoshan International Airport Hub
Harbin Harbin Taiping International Airport Passenger [14]
Kunming Kunming Changshui International Airport Passenger + Cargo
Lijiang Lijiang Sanyi International Airport Passenger [11]
Linyi Linyi Qiyang Airport Passenger [14]
Luoyang Luoyang Beijiao Airport Passenger [13][17][18]
Nanning Nanning Wuxu International Airport Passenger
Nantong Nantong Xingdong Airport Cargo
Shenzhen Shenzhen Bao'an International Airport Passenger + Cargo [6]
Tongliao Tongliao Airport Passenger
Wanzhou Wanzhou Wuqiao Airport Passenger [16]
Xi'an Xi'an Xianyang International Airport Passenger [19]
Xiangyang Xiangyang Liuji Airport Passenger [12]
Yinchuan Yinchuan Hedong International Airport Passenger [17][18]
Zhengzhou Zhengzhou Xinzheng International Airport Passenger [14]
Japan Nagoya Chubu Centrair International Airport Passenger [20]
Osaka Kansai International Airport Passenger [20]
Myanmar Mandalay Mandalay International Airport Passenger [21]
South Korea Jeju Jeju International Airport Passenger [22]
Yangyang Yangyang International Airport Seasonal [23]
Thailand Pattaya U-Tapao International Airport Passenger [24]
Uzbekistan Tashkent Islam Karimov Tashkent International Airport Begins 28 December 2019 [25]
Vietnam Da Nang Da Nang International Airport Charter [26]
Nha Trang Cam Ranh International Airport Charter [26]

Sources:[1]

Fleet[edit]

Airbus A320 with Loong Air livery at Toulouse-Blagnac airport

As of September 2019, Loong Air fleet consists of the following aircraft:[27][28]

Aircraft In service Orders Passengers Notes
Y+ Y Total
Airbus A320-200 28 174 174
Airbus A320neo 26 18 156 174
Cargo Fleet
Boeing 737-300F 3
Cargo
Total 57

* The airline has an MoU with Airbus for the purchase of 11 Airbus A320ceo and 9 Airbus A320neo.[5]

** The airline has a letter of intent with Airbus for the purchase of 20 A220s.(previously Bombardier C series)[29]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  4. ^ " "CDI Cargo Airlines launches operations". 21 August 2012.
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  12. ^ a b "Archived copy" 浙江长龙航空开通杭州—襄阳—成都航线 (in Chinese). 国际空港信息. 2014-04-14. Archived from the original on 2016-03-04. Retrieved 2015-06-01.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
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  16. ^ a b 浙江长龙航空开通杭州=万州=贵阳航线 (in Chinese). Carnoc. 2014-06-13. Retrieved 2015-06-01.
  17. ^ a b 银川机场开通银川—洛阳—杭州航班 每天1班 (in Chinese). Carnoc. 2014-04-14. Retrieved 2015-06-01.
  18. ^ a b 洛阳机场恢复杭州—洛阳—银川航班 (in Chinese). Carnoc. 2015-05-20. Retrieved 2015-06-01.
  19. ^ 西安咸阳国际机场迎来第39家航空公司入驻 (in Chinese). Carnoc. 2013-12-31. Retrieved 2015-06-01.
  20. ^ a b 長竜航空(中国)からの外国人国際航空運送事業の経営許可申請について、11月6日付にて許可しました。 (PDF) (in Japanese). MLIT. 6 November 2019. Retrieved 2020-01-15.
  21. ^ "Loong Air adds new international routes in Dec 2018". routesonline. 18 December 2018.
  22. ^ "Loong Air adds Wenzhou – Jeju service from Aug 2019".
  23. ^ "Loong Air adds Yangyang service in W19".
  24. ^ "Loong Air adds Xi'An – Utapao service from April 2019". routesonline. 19 March 2019.
  25. ^ Vakilov, Fakhri (12 December 2019). "New charter flight to connect Uzbekistan and China". Trend.Az. Retrieved 12 December 2019.
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  27. ^ "Global Airline Guide 2019 (Part One)". Airliner World. October 2019: 11.
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  29. ^ "Chinese Operator Zhejiang Loong Airlines Co., Ltd. Signs Letter of Intent for 20 Bombardier CSeries Airliners". Bombardier Aerospace Press Release. 2014-07-14. Retrieved 1 November 2016.