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Lucky Air
祥鹏航空公司
Lucky Air New Logo 2015.png
IATA ICAO Callsign
8L LKE LUCKY AIR
Founded July 2004
Hubs Kunming Changshui International Airport
Secondary hubs Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport
Frequent-flyer program Fortune Wings Club
Alliance U-FLY Alliance
Fleet size 45
Destinations 115
Parent company Hainan Airlines Group
Headquarters Kunming, Yunnan, China
Key people Ma Guohua (Chairman)
Website http://www.luckyair.net/
Lucky Air
Chinese 祥鹏航空公司

Lucky Air (Chinese: 祥鹏航空公司; pinyin: Xiángpéng Hángkōng Gōngsī) is a low cost carrier based in the Xiángpéng Hángkōng Dàshà (S: 祥鹏航空大厦, T: 祥鵬航空大廈) in Kunming, Yunnan, China.[1][2] The airline started with flights between Dali and Kunming and Xishuangbanna and Kunming, and expanded soon to other areas of China and added international routes as well. Its base is Kunming Changshui International Airport.[3] The airline is one of the four founding members of the U-FLY Alliance.

History[edit]

The airline was established in July 2004 as a start-up airline known as Shilin Airlines.[citation needed]

In July 2004 it was reported that Hainan Airlines was investing 2.93 million yuan and providing three Dornier aircraft to the new company. An affiliate of Hainan Airlines, Shanxi Airlines, was investing 47.07 million yuan and providing a Boeing and a de Havilland Canada Dash 8 aircraft and Yunnan Shilin Tourism Aviation Co. would invest 1 million yuan.[4]

On 23 December 2005, Shilin Airlines was renamed Lucky Air. It started operations with a flight between Kunming and Dali within Yunnan on 26 February 2006.[citation needed]

The airline is owned by Hainan Airlines, Shanxi Airlines and Yunnan Shilin Tourism Aviation. It has 263 employees (at March 2007).[3]

The airline is one of the four founding members of the U-FLY Alliance, which is the world's first alliance of low-cost carriers. It formed in January 2016 by HK Express, Lucky Air, Urumqi Air, and West Air. Lucky intends to deploy 787-9s to Europe and North America by the end of 2016.[5]

Destinations[edit]

Lucky Air has expanded its network rapidly. By now, it covers 51 domestic cities, 8 foreign cities and 2 regional cities.

Country City IATA ICAO Airport Notes Refs
 Brunei Darussalam Bandar Seri Begawan BWN WBSB Brunei International Airport
 China Baotou BAV ZBOW Baotou Airport
 China Beijing PEK ZBAA Beijing Capital International Airport
 China Chengdu CTU ZUUU Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport Hub
 China Chongqing CKG ZUCK Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport
 China Dali DLU ZPDL Dali Airport
 China Dalian DLC ZYTL Dalian Zhoushuizi International Airport
 China Datong DAT ZBDT Datong Yungang Airport
 China Diqing DIG ZPDQ Diqing Shangri-La Airport
 China Fuzhou FOC ZSFZ Fuzhou Changle International Airport
 China Ganzhou KOW ZSGZ Ganzhou Huangjin Airport
 China Guilin KWL ZGKL Guilin Liangjiang International Airport
 China Guiyang KWE ZUGY Guiyang Longdongbao International Airport
 China Haikou HAK ZJHK Haikou Meilan International Airport
 China Hangzhou HGH ZSHC Hangzhou Xiaoshan International Airport
 China Hefei HFE ZSOF Hefei Xinqiao International Airport
 China Hohhot HET ZBHH Hohhot Baita International Airport
 China Huai'an HIA ZSSH Huai'an Lianshui Airport
 China Jinan TNA ZSJN Jinan Yaoqiang International Airport
 China Kunming KMG ZPPP Kunming Changshui International Airport Hub
 China Lanzhou LHW ZLLL Lanzhou Zhongchuan International Airport
 China Lijiang LJG ZPLJ Lijiang Sanyi International Airport Hub
 China Luzhou LZO ZULZ Luzhou Lantian Airport
 China Mangshi LUM ZPLX Dehong Mangshi Airport
 China Mianyang MIG ZUMY Mianyang Nanjiao Airport Hub
 China Nanchang KHN ZSCN Nanchang Changbei International Airport
 China Nanjing NKG ZSNJ Nanjing Lukou International Airport
 China Nanning NNG ZGNN Nanning Wuxu International Airport
 China Ningbo NGB ZSNB Ningbo Lishe International Airport
 China Pu'er SYM ZPSM Pu'er Simao Airport
 China Qingdao TAO ZSQD Qingdao Liuting International Airport
 China Sanya SYX ZJSY Sanya Phoenix International Airport
 China Shanghai SGX ZSSS Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport
 China Shanghai PVG ZSPD Shanghai Pudong International Airport
 China Shantou SWA ZGOW Jieyang Chaoshan International Airport
 China Shenzhen SZX ZGSZ Shenzhen Bao'an International Airport
 China Taiyuan TYN ZBYN Taiyuan Wusu International Airport
 China Tengchong TCZ ZUTC Tengchong Tuofeng Airport
 China Tianjin TSN ZBTJ Tianjin Binhai International Airport
 China Urumqi URC ZWWW Ürümqi Diwopu International Airport
 China Wenzhou WNZ ZSWZ Wenzhou Longwan International Airport
 China Wuhan WUH ZHHH Wuhan Tianhe International Airport
 China Xiamen XMN ZSAM Xiamen Gaoqi International Airport
 China Xi'an XIY ZLXY Xi'an Xianyang International Airport
 China Xishuangbanna JHG ZPJH Xishuangbanna Gasa International Airport
 China Xuzhou XUZ ZSXZ Xuzhou Guanyin International Airport
 China Yichang YIH ZHYC Yichang Sanxia Airport
 China Yichun YIC ZSYC Yichun Mingyueshan Airport
 China Zhengzhou CGO ZHCC Zhengzhou Xinzheng International Airport Hub
 China Zhuhai ZUH ZGSD Zhuhai Jinwan Airport
 Indonesia Denpasar DPS WADD Ngurah Rai International Airport
 Malaysia Kuala Lumpur KUL WMKK Kuala Lumpur International Airport
 Malaysia Penang PEN WMKP Penang International Airport
 Philippines Cebu CEB RPVM Mactan–Cebu International Airport
 Russia Moscow DME UUDD Moscow Domodedovo Airport
 Taiwan Taipei TPE RCTP Taoyuan International Airport
 Thailand Bangkok BKK VTBS Suvarnabhumi Airport
 Thailand Koh Samui USM VTSM Samui Airport
 Thailand Phuket HKT VTSP Phuket International Airport
 United Kingdom Manchester MAN EGCC Manchester Airport
 Vietnam Phu Quoc PQC VVPQ Phu Quoc International Airport

Fleet[edit]

Airbus A319 of Lucky Air at Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport
Lucky Air Boeing 737-800 with its new livery taxing in Kunming Changshui International Airport

The Lucky Air fleet includes the following aircraft as of December 2017:[6]

Lucky Air fleet
Aircraft In Service Orders Passengers Notes
C Y Total
Airbus A319-100 3 8 120 128
Airbus A320-200 8 8 150 158
Airbus A330-300 2 2 32 260 292 2 to be sourced from Hainan Airlines.[7]
24 279 303
Boeing 737-700 13 8 120 128
148 148
Boeing 737-800 21 8 156 164
Boeing 737 MAX 8 4[8]
TBA
Deliveries from 2018 and 2019.
Total 46 6

References[edit]

  1. ^ "联系我们 Archived 25 August 2012 at the Wayback Machine.." Lucky Air. Retrieved on 26 August 2012. "云南省昆明市春城路296号祥鹏航空大厦"
  2. ^ "KunMin Office." [sic] Hainan Airlines. 10 November 2007. "#204 Chuncheng Road, Kunming (left to the Honghe Hotel)"
  3. ^ a b "Directory: World Airlines". Flight International. 3 April 2007. p. 107. 
  4. ^ People's Daily 29 July 2004
  5. ^ [1]
  6. ^ "Global Airline Guide 2017 (Part One)". Airliner World (October 2017): 11. 
  7. ^ https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/picture-lucky-air-receives-first-widebody-in-long-h-435078/
  8. ^ https://www.ch-aviation.com/portal/news/57566-chinas-lucky-air-to-add-four-b737-max-8s

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