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GECAS brings first Airbus A320neo to Colorful Guizhou Airlines

GECAS and Colorful Guizhou Airlines have agreed to a lease agreement for four A320neo aircraft from the lessor’s orderbook, with deliveries beginning in late 2019 and continuing into 2020. Headquartered in Guiyang, south west of China, this agreement marks the airline’s foray as a narrowbody operator.

With a present fleet of nine E190s and following a plan to grow their fleet to 25 aircraft by 2025, Colorful Guizhou Airlines will add greater capacity and range to meet the growing demand.

“To integrate the operation on regional and trunk routes, Colorful Guizhou Airlines will provide the service for passengers in Guizhou and southwest region of China to connect the rest of the country and the world. ” explains LI Shijiong, Chairman of Guizhou Aviation Investment (Group) Co., Ltd and Chairman of Colorful Guizhou Airlines, adding “these A320neo complement our goal of building a sky passageway inside and beyond Guizhou province, and contribute to improving connectivity.”

“We are so pleased to welcome Colorful Guizhou Airlines to the family of GECAS customers and are thrilled they will now operate Airbus’ neo powered with CFM’s LEAP engines,” proclaims Li Liu, GECAS’ EVP & Regional Manager, Greater China. “Understanding the dynamics of the Chinese aviation market, and the role Colorful Guizhou Airlines — the locally-owned airline in the province — plays in China’s ‘Belt and Road’ initiatives gave us confidence these aircraft will be put to exceptionally good use.”

The airline, based at Guiyang Longdongbao International Airport, Guizhou, is a full-service airline dedicated to connecting Guizhou with other parts of China and the world. Commencing flights in December 2015, Colorful Guizhou Airlines has continued to expand its operations and currently offers flights to more than 30 locations. The airline’s ‘Colorful’ name herald’s the cultural diversity within China’s Guizhou Province.

Colorful Guizhou Airlines to commence operations

Colorful Guizhou ERJ 190-100 (15)(Flt)(Embraer)(LRW)

Colorful Guizhou Airlines (Guiyang, Guizhou Province, China) has announced it will commence operations on December 28 with Embraer E190s. As previously announced by Embraer on June 15, 2015, the manufacturer had concluded an agreement with the new airline for 17 E190s.

CGA is the first locally-owned airline in China’s Guizhou Province. The contract is for seven firm orders with the first delivery in December 2015.

Colorful Guizhou Airlines is Embraer’s fifth E-Jet customer in China and the first in the southwest of the country.

Colorful Guizhou Airlines was established by the Guizhou Industrial Investment (Group) Company, Limited.

CGA will target operating to cities in Guizhou and neighboring provinces. Its entrance marks the end of the absence of a locally-owned airline in Guizhou and the start of improvements to regional aviation in western China.

The scope of the carrier’s business covers transport of cargo, aviation advertising, mail delivery, cabin supply, catering industry, tourism and real estate industry. The airline is expected to start flying in 2015. The fleet plan calls for 30 aircraft by 2020, and between 120 and 140 in the future.”

Image: Embraer.

Colorful Guizhou Airlines orders seven Embraer 190s

Colorful Guizhou ERJ 190-100 (15)(Flt)(Embraer)(LRW)

Embraer S.A. announced today at the 51st International Paris Air Show that it has concluded an agreement for 17 E190s with Colorful Guizhou Airlines, the first locally-owned airline in China’s Guizhou Province. The contract is for seven firm orders, which will be included in Embraer’s 2015 second-quarter backlog, and ten options and has an estimated value of USD 834 million at current list price if all options are exercised. The first aircraft is scheduled for delivery in 2015.

Colorful Guizhou Airlines is Embraer’s fifth E-Jet customer in China and the first in the southwest of the country.

Colorful Guizhou Airlines plans to inaugurate service this year. Established by the Guizhou Industrial Investment (Group) Co., LTD, it will target operating to cities in Guizhou and neighboring provinces. Its entrance marks the end of the absence of a locally-owned airline in Guizhou and the start of improvements to regional aviation in western China.

About Colorful Guizhou Airlines

With 1 billion RMB in registered capital, Colorful Guizhou Airlines is the first locally-owned airline in Guizhou Province. It is positioned as a “combination of regional airline and low cost trunk carrier” providing its customers with safe, punctual, comfortable and convenient air service. Its formation will help to promote local tourism and related industries, and further accelerate the development of the local economy.

Image: Embraer.