Sichuan Airlines Airbus A321-231 B-2370 (msn 878) PEK (Michael B. Ing), originally uploaded by Airliners Gallery.
Sichuan Airlines (Chengdu) is planning to launch new long-range flights in 2012 from Chengdu to Vancouver (April), Amsterdam (June) and Melbourne (late 2012) with Airbus A330-200s according to this report by CAPA.
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Sichuan Slide Show: CLICK HERE
Hebei Airlines (Shijiazhuang) is the new airline of Hebei Province in China. The new airline launched scheduled passenger operations on June 29 using the assets of defunct Northeast Airlines (Dongbei Air) (Shenyang) per this report from ATW. The airline operates one Airbus A319-132 (B-6170, msn 2396) and two Embraer ERJ 145 regional jets (B-3040, msn 145317 and B-3041, msn 145349) on domestic routes from Shijiazhuang to Chengdu, Guilin, Hohhot, Qinhuangdao and Shanghai.
Northeast Airlines previously commenced operations on November 1, 2007 and was a joint venture between Sichuan Airlines (33.5%) and local interests. The aircraft were leased from and operated by Sichuan Airlines.
Picture of Northeast Airlines’ Airbus A319-132 B-6170 (msn 2396):
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Sichuan Airlines (Chengdu) intends to launch Hebei Airlines (Shijiazhuang) on June 29 using the assets of subsidiary Dongbei Air according to this report in ATW. Dongbei Air commenced operations in February 2006 and Sichuan Airlines recently increased it share in the troubled airline to a controlling interest.
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Sichuan Airlines (Chengdu) will soon take delivery of its first (of three) on lease from AerCap. The first has been painted at Toulouse.
Sichuan Airlines (Chengdu) had the honor of accepting the first Chinese-built Airbus A320 from Tianjin. Airbus A320-232 B-6388 (msn 3591) is painted in this special “Chines Dragon” color scheme.
Airbus (Toulouse) yesterday (June 23) delivered the first Chinese-built A320 to Sichuan Airlines.
Sichuan Airlines (Chengdu) has increased its share in neighboring United Eagle Airlines (ueair.com) (Chengdu) to a controlling 76 percent (merger coming?). The remaining shares are held by private entities, mostly in the Chengdu area. United Eagle started regional services on July 2005 after A320 B-6266 (msn 1751) was delivered on June 8, 2005 on lease from GECAS. Today United Eagle operates Airbus A319s and A320s.