Shenzhen Airlines

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Shenzhen Airlines
Shenzhen Airlines logo.svg
IATA ICAO Callsign
Founded November 1992
Commenced operations 17 September 1993; 24 years ago (1993-09-17)
Operating bases
Focus cities
Frequent-flyer program PhoenixMiles
Alliance Star Alliance
Subsidiaries Kunming Airlines (80%)
Fleet size 175
Destinations 74
Company slogan '任何时候,自然体贴,深圳航空' (Simplified Chinese) '任何時候,自然體貼,深圳航空' (Traditional Chinese) 'Feel easy and considerate at anytime with Shenzhen Airlines' (English)
Parent company Air China (51%)
Headquarters Shenzhen Bao'an International Airport
Bao'an, Shenzhen, Guangdong, China
Key people Chen Zhiyong (President)
Shenzhen Airlines Co., Ltd
Traditional Chinese 深圳航空責任公司
Simplified Chinese 深圳航空责任公司
Corporate headquarters at Bao'an Airport

Shenzhen Airlines (Chinese: 深圳航空; pinyin: Shēnzhèn Hángkōng) is an airline headquartered in Shenzhen Bao'an International Airport in Bao'an District, Shenzhen, Guangdong, China.[1][2] It has been a member of Star Alliance since 2012, and is currently one of two Chinese airlines that is part of the global airline network.[3]

With a fleet of over 100 narrowbody aircraft (a mix of Airbus A320 family and Boeing 737 Next Generation types), Shenzhen Airlines is the fourth largest domestic carrier in the Chinese market with around 7% of seat capacity and flights.[4]

The carrier operates a total of 137 domestic airport-pairs involving 58 Chinese airports, plus nine international routes. In 2010, the airline carried 16.5 million passengers, up 9% on the previous year.[4]

Corporate affairs[edit]

At one time the airline had its headquarters in the Lintian Building at Shenzhen Airport.[5][6]


Codeshare agreements[edit]

Shenzhen Airlines has codeshare agreements with the following airlines:[7]


Shenzhen Airlines Boeing 737-800
Shenzhen Airlines Boeing 737 with old livery
Shenzhen Airlines Airbus A319

As of September 2017, the Shenzhen Airlines fleet consists of the following aircraft:[8]

Shenzhen Airlines Fleet
Aircraft In Service Orders Passengers Notes
F J Y Total
Airbus A319-100 7 8 120 128
Airbus A320-200 80 8 150 158
Airbus A330-300 6[9] TBA
Boeing 737–700 3 8 114 122
120 128
126 134
Boeing 737–800 80 12 141 153
144 156
8 156 164
160 168
Boeing 737–900 5 8 159 167
Total 175 6

Accidents and incidents[edit]

  • In July 2015, Shenzhen Airlines Flight 9648 was on approach to Guangzhou Airport when a passenger set two seats and the forward door on fire. Other passengers were able to extinguish the fire and save the aircraft. An emergency evacuation was carried out at Guangzhou, injuring 2 passengers slightly. The airline and 2 passengers were rewarded for saving the 102 lives on board.[10]
  • On 26 June 2016, Shenzhen Airlines Flight ZH9041 experienced a "near crash" into a mountain on Lantau Island, south of Hong Kong International Airport. The flight flew into the no-fly-zone over the island at an altitude lower than Lantau Peak. Shenzhen Airlines suspended a pilot over the incident.[11][12]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "聯系方式." Shenzhen Airlines. Retrieved on 30 December 2011. "公司地址:深圳寶安國際機場深圳航空有限責任公司(518128)"
  2. ^ "Contact Us." Shenzhen Airlines. Retrieved on 30 December 2011. "Company Address: Shenzhen Bao’an International Airport, Shenzhen Airlines (518128)"
  3. ^ "Shenzhen Airlines accepted as future Star Alliance member carrier". Star Alliance. 6 July 2011. Retrieved 6 July 2011. 
  4. ^ a b "Shenzhen Airlines is China’s fourth biggest domestic airline". Retrieved 22 June 2011. 
  5. ^ "World Airline Directory." Flight International. 4–10 April 2000. "Wuhan Airlines" p. 102. "Lintian Building. Lingxiao Garden, Shenzhen Airport, Shenzhen, Guangdong, 518218, China"
  6. ^ "World Airline Directory." Flight International. 26 March-1 April 2002. p. 78. "Lintian Building, Lingxiao Garden, Shenzhen Airport, Shenzhen, 518128, China"
  7. ^ "Profile on Shenzhen Airlines". CAPA. Centre for Aviation. Archived from the original on 2016-10-31. Retrieved 2016-10-31. 
  8. ^ "Shenzhen Airlines Fleet Details and History". 26 June 2015. Retrieved 26 June 2015. 
  9. ^ Perrett, Bradley (2016-09-26). "Air China Avoiding Direct Conflict With China Eastern". Aviation Week Network. 
  10. ^ "The Aviation Herald". Retrieved 14 August 2015. 
  11. ^ Chew, Hui Min (29 June 2016). "Shenzhen Airlines plane in near miss with Hong Kong's Big Buddha". The Straits Times. 
  12. ^ "Shenzhen Airlines suspends pilot over Lantau incident". Hong Kong Economic Journal. 14 July 2016. 

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