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
Founded 2007
Commenced operations 2010
Hubs Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport
Frequent-flyer program Fortune Wings Club
Alliance U-FLY Alliance
Fleet size 27
Destinations 51
Company slogan Chinese:
老百姓自己的航空公司
Parent company Lucky Air
Headquarters Chongqing, China
Website www.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, People's Republic of China,[1] operating a scheduled passenger network to 18 domestic destinations out of Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport and one international one to Changi Airport in Singapore.[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 the founding members of the U-FLY Alliance.

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

Destinations[edit]

[Hub] Hub
City IATA ICAO Airport Began Ended Refs
Beijing PEK ZBAA Beijing Capital International Airport Present
[5]
Cebu CEB RPVM Mactan–Cebu International Airport 28 March 2017
[6]
Chongqing CKG ZUCK Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport[Hub] Present
[5]
Dalian DLC ZYTL Dalian Zhoushuizi International Airport Present
[5]
Fuzhou FOC ZSFZ Fuzhou Changle International Airport Present
[5]
Guangzhou CAN ZGGG Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport Present
[5]
Guilin KWL ZGKL Guilin Liangjiang International Airport Present
[5]
Guiyang KWE ZUGY Guiyang Longdongbao International Airport Present
[5]
Haikou HAK ZJHK Haikou Meilan International Airport Present
[5]
Hefei HET ZBHH Hefei Xinqiao International Airport 3 April 2017 Present
[5] [7]
Hohhot HET ZBHH Hohhot Baita International Airport Present
[5]
Jinan TNA ZSJN Jinan Yaoqiang International Airport Present
[5]
Kalibo KLO RPVK Kalibo International Airport 26 March 2017
[6]
Kunming KMG ZPPP Kunming Changshui International Airport Present
[5]
Nanjing NKG ZSNJ Nanjing Lukou International Airport Present
[5]
Nanning NNG ZGNN Nanning Wuxu International Airport Present
[8]
Osaka KIX RJBB Kansai International Airport 3 April 2017 Present
[5][7]
Qingdao TAO ZSQD Qingdao Liuting International Airport Present
[5]
Sanya SYX ZJSY Sanya Phoenix International Airport Present
[5]
Sapporo CTS RJCC New Chitose Airport 3 April 2017 Present
[5][7]
Singapore SIN WSSS Singapore Changi Airport 4 February 2016 Present
[5]
Tianjin TSN ZBTJ Tianjin Binhai International Airport Present
[5]
Wenzhou WNZ ZSWZ Wenzhou Yongqiang Airport Present
[5]
Wuhan WUH ZHHH Wuhan Tianhe International Airport Present
[5]
Xiamen XMN ZSAM Xiamen Gaoqi International Airport Present
[5]
Xishuangbanna JHG ZPJH Xishuangbanna Gasa Airport Present
[5]
Zhangjiajie DYG ZGDY Zhangjiajie Airport Present
[5]
Zhengzhou CGO ZHCC Zhengzhou Xinzheng International Airport 3 April 2017 Present
[5] [7]
Zhuhai ZUH ZGSD Zhuhai Jinwan Airport Present
[5]

Fleet[edit]

As of December 2016, the West Air fleet consists of the following aircraft with an average age of 3.5 years:[9]

West Air fleet
Aircraft In Service Orders Passengers Notes
Airbus A319-100
4
144
Airbus A320-200
23
1
180 / 186
Aircraft delivered from 2015 equipped with 186 seats
Total 27 1

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.[10]

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. ^ http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/west-air-starts-flights/2486996.html
  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. ^ 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 航线网络 [Route Network] (in Chinese). West Air. Archived from the original on March 28, 2010. Retrieved 13 April 2010. 
  6. ^ a b Liu, Jim (20 January 2017). "China West Air plans Philippines service from March 2017". Routesonline. UBM plc. Retrieved 21 January 2017. 
  7. ^ a b c d "China West Air plans Japan launch in April 2017". routesonline.com. 13 March 2017. Retrieved 13 March 2017. 
  8. ^ "China West Air expands Hefei operation from Oct 2016". routesonline. Retrieved 5 October 2016. 
  9. ^ West Air fleet list at airfleets.net
  10. ^ "Fortune Wings Club". Fortune Wings Club. Retrieved 1 August 2009. 

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