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Sichuan Airlines
四川航空公司
Sìchuān Hángkōng Gōngsì
IATA
3U
ICAO
CSC
Callsign
SI CHUAN
Founded 1986
Hubs Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport
Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport
Frequent flyer program Golden Panda
Fleet size 43 (+13 orders)
Destinations 51
Headquarters Chengdu, Sichuan, China
Key people Lan Xinguo (Chairman)
Website www.scal.com.cn

Sichuan Airlines Co., Ltd. (Chinese: 四川航空公司) is an airline headquartered on the grounds of Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport in Chengdu, Sichuan in the People's Republic of China.[1] It is a regional airline operating mainly scheduled domestic services. Its main base is Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport (CTU), Chengdu, with a hub at Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport (CKG).

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History

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 (1%). It employs 1,844 staff.

Destinations

Fleet

Sichuan Airlines Airbus A321 at Kunming Airport.

The Sichuan Airlines fleet includes the following aircraft (as of 15 May 2009) [2]:

Sichuan Airlines Fleet
Aircraft Total Order Passengers
(Business*/Economy)
Notes
Airbus A319-100 12 3 132 (8/124) one aircraft is leased to Northeast Airlines
Airbus A320-200 18 4 164 (8/156)
Airbus A321-100 2 194 (8/186)
Airbus A321-200 7 3 194 (8/186)
Airbus A330-200 1 2
Embraer ERJ 145LR 5 50 two aircraft are leased to Northeast Airlines

Sichuan Airlines has expressed interest in acquiring Airbus A330 and Airbus A350 aircraft.[citation needed]

As of 3 May 2009, the average age of the Sichuan Airlines fleet is 6.2 years ([3]). The Sichuan fleet includes the first Airbus 320 assembled in China by the FLAC in Tianjin.[2]

References

  1. ^ "World Airline Directory." Flight International. 30 March - 5 April 2004. 67.
  2. ^ [1]

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