Sichuan Airlines

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Sichuan Airlines
Sìchuān Hángkōng
Sichuan Airlines logo.svg
IATA ICAO Callsign
Founded 1986
Commenced operations 1988
Frequent-flyer program Golden Panda
Fleet size 106
Destinations 67
Headquarters Chengdu, Sichuan, China
Key people Lan Xinguo (Chairman)
A Sichuan Airlines Airbus A330-200 (2011).
A Sichuan Airlines Airbus A321 at Kunming Airport (2006).

Sichuan Airlines Co., Ltd. (Chinese: 四川航空) is a regional airline headquartered on the grounds of Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport in Chengdu, Sichuan in China,[1] operating mainly scheduled domestic flights out of Chengdu Shuangliu Airport and Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport. The airline launched its first long-haul overseas route in June 2012 with flights from its Chengdu hub to Vancouver, Canada. Its second long-haul flight, from Chengdu to Melbourne, Australia, was launched in February 2013 with three weekly services.


The airline was established on 19 September 1986, with operations starting 14 July 1988 between Chengdu and Wanzhou. In August 2002 it was reorganised and the Sichuan Airlines Group, which is owned by the provincial government, became the major shareholder (40%). The other shareholders are China Southern Airlines (39%), Shandong Airlines (10%), Shanghai Airlines (10%) and Gingko Restaurant Co.(1%).



As of September 2015, the Sichuan Airlines fleet consists of the following aircraft:[2]

Sichuan Airlines Fleet
Aircraft In Service Orders Passengers Notes
J Y Total
Airbus A319-100 24 8 124 132 B-2300 in process to be transferred to United Airlines.
Airbus A320-200 48 2 142 150
Airbus A321-200 26 186 194
Airbus A330-200 4 1 36 209 245
Airbus A330-300 4 36 265 301[3]
Comac C919 20 TBA
Xian MA60 2 TBA
Total 106 5

Incidents and accidents[edit]

On 24 January 2003, Sichuan Airlines Flight 434, a Embraer EMB-145 from Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport to Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport, one man attempted to hijack the airplane and ignited home-made explosives, which injured a passenger and also himself. He was subdued by a security officer.[4]


  1. ^ "World Airline Directory." Flight International. 30 March - 5 April 2004. 67. "Cheng Du Shuang Liu International Airport, Chengdu, Sichuan, 610202, China"
  2. ^ "Sichuan Airlines Fleet Details and History". 31 July 2015. Retrieved 31 July 2015. 
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  4. ^ "Sichuan Airlines Flight 434". Aviation Safely Network (ASN). 24 January 2003. Retrieved 28 July 2015. 

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