West Air (China)

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West Air
西部航空
West Air Logo 2015.gif
IATA ICAO Callsign
PN CHB WEST CHINA
Founded2007
Commenced operations2010
HubsChongqing Jiangbei International Airport
AllianceU-FLY Alliance
Fleet size38
Destinations36
Parent companyHNA Group
Chongqing yufu assets management group
HeadquartersChongqing, China
Websitewww.westair.cn

West Airlines Co. Ltd. (simplified Chinese: 西部航空责任公司; traditional Chinese: 西部航空責任公司; pinyin: Xībù Hángkōng Zérèn Gōngsī), operating as West Air, is a low-cost airline based in New North Zone, Chongqing, China,[1] operating a scheduled passenger network to domestic and international destinations out of its hub, Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport.[2] The company was established in March 2006 by its parent company Hainan Airlines, with the launch of scheduled services on 14 July 2010. The airline is one of the four founding members of the U-FLY Alliance.

On 4 February 2016, West Air launched its inaugural international flight between Chongqing and Singapore.[3][4]

Destinations[edit]

West Air serves 36 destinations, with South Korea and Myanmar the only two markets outside of China.[5]

Country City IATA ICAO Airport Note Refs
 China Aksu AKU ZWAK Aksu Hongqipo Airport [6]
Beijing PEK ZBAA Beijing Capital International Airport [6]
Chongqing CKG ZUCK Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport Hub [6]
Dalian DLC ZYTL Dalian Zhoushuizi International Airport [6]
Daocheng DCY ZUDC Daocheng Yading Airport [6][7][8]
Fuzhou FOC ZSFZ Fuzhou Changle International Airport [6]
Guangzhou CAN ZGGG Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport [6]
Guilin KWL ZGKL Guilin Liangjiang International Airport [6]
Guiyang KWE ZUGY Guiyang Longdongbao International Airport [6]
Haikou HAK ZJHK Haikou Meilan International Airport [6]
Hefei HFE ZSOF Hefei Xinqiao International Airport [6][9]
Hohhot HET ZBHH Hohhot Baita International Airport [6]
Jinan TNA ZSJN Jinan Yaoqiang International Airport [6]
Korla KRL ZWKL Korla Licheng Airport [6]
Kunming KMG ZPPP Kunming Changshui International Airport [6]
Lhasa LXA ZULS Lhasa Gonggar Airport [6]
Nanjing NKG ZSNJ Nanjing Lukou International Airport [6]
Nanning NNG ZGNN Nanning Wuxu International Airport [6][10]
Qingdao TAO ZSQD Qingdao Liuting International Airport [6]
Rizhao RIZ ZSRZ Rizhao Shanzihe Airport [6]
Sanya SYX ZJSY Sanya Phoenix International Airport [6]
Shanghai PVG ZSPD Shanghai Pudong International Airport [6]
Shigatse RKZ ZURK Shigatse Peace Airport [6][11][12]
Tianjin TSN ZBTJ Tianjin Binhai International Airport [6]
Wenshan WNH ZPWS Wenshan Puzhehei Airport [6]
Wenzhou WNZ ZSWZ Wenzhou Yongqiang Airport [6]
Wuhan WUH ZHHH Wuhan Tianhe International Airport [6]
Xiamen XMN ZSAM Xiamen Gaoqi International Airport [6]
Xishuangbanna JHG ZPJH Xishuangbanna Gasa Airport [6]
Zhangjiajie DYG ZGDY Zhangjiajie Hehua International Airport [6]
Zhengzhou CGO ZHCC Zhengzhou Xinzheng International Airport [6][9]
Zhuhai ZUH ZGSD Zhuhai Jinwan Airport [6]
 Japan Osaka KIX RJBB Kansai International Airport Terminated [6][9][13]
Sapporo CTS RJCC New Chitose Airport Terminated [6][9][13]
 Myanmar Mandalay MDL VYMD Mandalay International Airport [14]
 Singapore Singapore SIN WSSS Changi Airport Terminated [15]
 South Korea Jeju CJU RKPC Jeju International Airport [16]

Fleet[edit]

Current fleet[edit]

China West Air Airbus A319-100 in old livery taxiing in Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport.

As of June 2020, the West Air fleet consists of only Airbus aircraft:[17][18]

West Air Fleet
Aircraft In Service Orders Passengers Notes
Airbus A319-100 4 144
Airbus A320-200 16 180
9 186
Airbus A320neo 6 186
Airbus A321-200 3 TBA All former Interjet aircraft.[19]
Total 38

Fleet History[edit]

West Air has previously operated the following aircraft:

Loyalty programs[edit]

The Fortune Wings Club is the loyalty program for West Air and its sister airlines, including Capital Airlines, Tianjin Airlines, Grand China Air, Grand China Express, Hainan Airlines, Hong Kong Airlines, Hong Kong Express and Lucky Air. Membership benefits include air ticket redemption and upgrade; VIP members have additional privileges of dedicated First or Business Class check in counters, lounge access, bonus mileage and extra baggage allowance.[20]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "大学新生 - 西部航空." (Archive) West Air. Retrieved on August 30, 2012. "备注:也可采用特快邮寄至 :重庆市北部新区高新园星光大道76号天王星B座21楼 西部航空有限责任公司"
  2. ^ "West Air starts flights between Singapore and Chongqing - Channel NewsAsia". www.channelnewsasia.com. Archived from the original on 2016-02-04.
  3. ^ "West Air starts flights between Singapore and Chongqing". Channel NewsAsia.
  4. ^ "Chinese airline West Air to start thrice-weekly flights between Chongqing and Singapore". The Straits Times. 4 February 2016.
  5. ^ "Airline Insight: West Air – Blue Swan Daily". blueswandaily.com.
  6. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad ae af ag ah 航线网络 [Route Network] (in Chinese). West Air. Archived from the original on March 28, 2010. Retrieved 13 April 2010.
  7. ^ "China West Air flight PN6201". Flightradar24.
  8. ^ "China West Air flight PN6202". Flightradar24.
  9. ^ a b c d "China West Air plans Japan launch in April 2017". routesonline.com. 13 March 2017. Retrieved 13 March 2017.
  10. ^ "China West Air expands Hefei operation from Oct 2016". routesonline. Retrieved 5 October 2016.
  11. ^ "China West Air flight PN6449". Flightradar24.
  12. ^ "China West Air flight PN6450". Flightradar24.
  13. ^ a b "China West Air further revises Japan/Philippine launch in S17". Routesonline. UBM (UK) Ltd. Retrieved 26 May 2017.
  14. ^ "China West Air adds Chongqing – Mandalay from July 2019". Routesonline.
  15. ^ "China West Air ends Singapore service in late-June 2019". Routesonline.
  16. ^ "China West Air adds Chongqing – Jeju service from July 2019". Routesonline.
  17. ^ "Global Airline Guide 2019 (Part One)". Airliner World. October 2019: 11.
  18. ^ "China West Air Fleet Details and History". www.planespotters.net.
  19. ^ "Mexico's Interjet - when Will the Airline Fly Again?". 31 December 2020.
  20. ^ "Fortune Wings Club". Fortune Wings Club. Retrieved 1 August 2009.

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