Lucky Air

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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
FoundedJuly 2004
HubsKunming Changshui International Airport
Secondary hubsChengdu Shuangliu International Airport
Frequent-flyer programFortune Wings Club
AllianceU-FLY Alliance
Fleet size57
Destinations62
Parent companyHainan Airlines Group
HeadquartersKunming, Yunnan, China
Key peopleMa Guohua (Chairman)
Websitehttp://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 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, 11 foreign cities and 2 regional cities.

Country City Airport Notes Refs
 Brunei Darussalam Bandar Seri Begawan Brunei International Airport
 Cambodia Sihanoukville Sihanouk International Airport [6]
 China Anqing Anqing Tianzhushan Airport
Baoshan Baoshan Yunrui Airport
Baotou Baotou Airport
Beijing Beijing Capital International Airport
Cangyuan Cangyuan Washan Airport
Chengdu Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport Hub
Chongqing Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport
Dali Dali Airport
Dalian Dalian Zhoushuizi International Airport
Datong Datong Yungang Airport
Diqing Diqing Shangri-La Airport
Fuzhou Fuzhou Changle International Airport
Ganzhou Ganzhou Huangjin Airport
Guangzhou Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport
Guilin Guilin Liangjiang International Airport
Guiyang Guiyang Longdongbao International Airport
Haikou Haikou Meilan International Airport
Hangzhou Hangzhou Xiaoshan International Airport
Harbin Harbin Taiping International Airport
Hefei Hefei Xinqiao International Airport
Hohhot Hohhot Baita International Airport
Huai'an Huai'an Lianshui Airport
Jieyang Jieyang Chaoshan International Airport
Jinan Jinan Yaoqiang International Airport
Jinzhou Jinzhou Bay Airport
Kunming Kunming Changshui International Airport Hub
Kunming Wujiaba International Airport Airport Closed
Lancang Lancang Jingmai Airport
Lanzhou Lanzhou Zhongchuan International Airport
Lijiang Lijiang Sanyi International Airport Hub
Longyan Longyan Guanzhishan Airport
Luzhou Luzhou Lantian Airport
Mangshi Dehong Mangshi Airport
Mianyang Mianyang Nanjiao Airport Hub
Nanchang Nanchang Changbei International Airport
Nanjing Nanjing Lukou International Airport
Nanning Nanning Wuxu International Airport
Ningbo Ningbo Lishe International Airport
Ninglang Ninglang Luguhu Airport
Pu'er Pu'er Simao Airport
Qingdao Qingdao Liuting International Airport
Sanya Sanya Phoenix International Airport
Shanghai Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport
Shanghai Pudong International Airport
Shenzhen Shenzhen Bao'an International Airport
Shijiazhuang International Airport]]
Taiyuan Taiyuan Wusu International Airport
Tengchong Tengchong Tuofeng Airport
Tianjin Tianjin Binhai International Airport
Urumqi Ürümqi Diwopu International Airport
Wenzhou Wenzhou Longwan International Airport
Wuhan Wuhan Tianhe International Airport
Xiamen Xiamen Gaoqi International Airport
Xi'an Xi'an Xianyang International Airport
Xishuangbanna Xishuangbanna Gasa International Airport
Xuzhou Xuzhou Guanyin International Airport
Yichang Yichang Sanxia Airport
Yichun Yichun Mingyueshan Airport
Zhengzhou Zhengzhou Xinzheng International Airport Hub
Zhuhai Zhuhai Jinwan Airport
 Indonesia Denpasar Ngurah Rai International Airport
 Japan Osaka Kansai International Airport
 Malaysia Kota Kinabalu Kota Kinabalu International Airport
Kuala Lumpur Kuala Lumpur International Airport
Penang Penang International Airport
 Philippines Cebu Mactan–Cebu International Airport
Manila Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminated
 Russia Moscow Domodedovo International Airport Terminated
Sheremetyevo International Airport
Saint Petersburg Pulkovo Airport [7]
 South Korea Jeju Jeju International Airport [8]
 Taiwan Taipei Taoyuan International Airport
 Thailand Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport
Chiang Mai Chiang Mai International Airport
Koh Samui Samui Airport
Krabi Krabi International Airport
Phuket Phuket International Airport
 Vietnam Nha Trang Cam Ranh International Airport
Phu Quoc 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

As of September 2019, Lucky Air fleet includes the following aircraft:[9]

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 A320neo 6 0 186 186
Airbus A330-300 4 32 260 292 2 to be sourced from Hainan Airlines.[10]
24 279 303
Boeing 737-700 12 8 120 128
148 148
Boeing 737-800 21 8 156 164
Boeing 737 MAX 8 3 1[11] 8 168 176 Grounded and delivery are suspended until further notice due to crash of ET302.
Total 57 1

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. ^ "Lucky Air to be China's first long haul LCC, to Europe/N America in 2016; China international up 29%". Retrieved 8 September 2018.
  6. ^ "Lucky Air launches flight to Sihanoukville on 11 June 2019".
  7. ^ Liu, Jim (26 April 2019). "Lucky Air plans Kunming – St. Petersburg service from June 2019". Routesonline. Retrieved 26 April 2019.
  8. ^ "Lucky Air resumes Jeju service from May 2019".
  9. ^ "Lucky Air Fleet". www.planespotters.net. Retrieved 21 May 2018.
  10. ^ "PICTURE: Lucky Air receives first widebody in long-haul push". 13 March 2017. Retrieved 8 September 2018.
  11. ^ "China's Lucky Air to add four B737 MAX 8s". Retrieved 8 September 2018.

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