Category Archives: Shenzhen Airlines

Shenzhen Airlines to launch flights to London Heathrow

Delivered on May 29, 2018

Shenzhen Airlines on October 30, 2018 is planning to launch a long-range route from Shenzhen to London (Heathrow).

The new route will be operated three days a week with Airbus A330-300 aircraft.

Shenzhen is located near Hong Kong.

The airline was established in November 1992, and operated its first flight on September 17, 1993 with Air China and Total Logistics (Shenzhen) Co., Ltd. as shareholders.

Top Copyright Photo: Shenzhen Airlines Airbus A330-343 F-WWYU (B-1072) (msn 1867) TLS (Paul Bannwarth). Image: 941732.

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Shenzhen Airlines becomes the latest MAX 8 operator

First MAX 8, delivered on July 26, 2018

Shenzhen Airlines has taken delivery of its first Boeing 737-8 MAX 8.

The pictured B-1146 was handed over on July 26 and started its delivery routing via Honolulu (top).

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Shenzhen Airlines aircraft slide show: Shenzhen Airlines Boeing 737-8 MAX 8 B-1146 (msn 61135) HNL (Ivan K. Nishimura). Image: 942949.

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Air China orders 60 Airbus A320s and 40 A320s for Shenzhen Airlines

Air China (Beijing) has ordered 60 Airbus A320s for its own use and 40 for its subsidiary Shenzhen Airlines (Shenzhen).

The two airlines are buying 40 of the current version of the A320 and 60 of the new A320neo.

Air China’s order includes 27 current A320s (above) and 33 A320neos. Shenzhen will receive 13 current A320s (below) and 27 A320neos.

Deliveries will start in 2014.

Top Copyright Photo: Michael B. Ing/ Air China’s A320-214 B-6607 (msn 3461) prepares to land at the Beijing hub (please click on the photo for the full size view).

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Bottom Copyright Photo: Michael B. Ing/ Shenzhen’s Airbus A320-214 B-6377 (msn 3599) arrives at Tokyo (Narita).

Shenzhen Airlines joins the Star Alliance today

Shenzhen Airlines (Shenzhen) today became the latest carrier to join the Star Alliance network. At a ceremony held at Shenzhen Bao’an International Airport, Mark Schwab, CEO Star Alliance, welcomed the airline into the family on behalf on the Alliance’s Chief Executive Board (CEB).

“Shenzhen Airlines is China’s fifth largest carrier and strengthens the Star Alliance presence in China and across Asia. Our customers now benefit from improved access throughout the economically important Pearl River Delta and across southern China. Shenzhen Airlines at the same time gains access to a global network with enhanced benefits for its passengers; truly a win-win situation,” said Mark Schwab.

Adding Shenzhen Airlines to the network is part of Star Alliance’s strategy of improving access to current and future growth markets, thus providing the international traveller with more destinations and flights. In the case of China, the foundation for this strategy was set many years ago, by those Star Alliance member carriers who have been successfully serving this market for several decades. In December 2007 the Alliance added China’s Flag carrier Air China to the network.

Feng Gang, the president of Shenzhen Airlines said: “Today is filled with joy for all of us at Shenzhen Airlines. After 16 months of integration work, we have become a Star Alliance member. We know that today no single airline alone can tend to the needs of the international traveler. By joining Star Alliance we can now offer our customers global reach, while at the same time placing Shenzhen firmly on the map of world-wide air travel. We are proud to proclaim that Shenzhen Airport, serving the 4th largest city in China, is now the newest Star Alliance Hub, from which we will make our mark not only in China, but across the Asia-Pacific region.”

Air China Chairman Wang Chengshun said: “As Shenzhen Airlines’ mentor, we are delighted to see that Shenzhen Airlines in the last 20 years has achieved substantial growth. We believe that Shenzhen Airlines will leverage alliance resources to improve its own competitiveness, and to realise its strategic target of being a large network carrier covering Asian and intercontinental destinations with its hub in Shenzhen”.

As a Star Alliance member, Shenzhen Airlines offers its customers access to a global network, along with seamless travel and enhanced frequent flyer benefits.

The airline adds some 400 daily flights to 70 destinations to the Star Alliance network. Among these are five new destinations in China: Juzhou (Zhejiang Province), Linyi, Qinhuangdao, Shijiazhuang, and Zhoushan. In addition to improving connectivity from its home base in Shenzhen, international passengers benefit from a wider choice of transfer flights in China when connection via the international airports in Beijing, Guangzhou and Shanghai – Pudong. As part of seamless travel customer promise, Shenzhen Airlines offers through check-in for passengers connecting to and from other Star Alliance member airlines flights. On a global basis, the 27 Star Alliance member carriers now offer more than 21,900 daily flights to 1,329 destinations in 194 countries.

Copyright Photo: Ivan K. Nishimura/Blue Wave Group. Brand new Boeing 737-87L B-5671 (msn 39153) passes through Honolulu on delivery.

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Shenzhen Airlines to join the Star Alliance

Shenzhen Airlines (Shenzhen) yesterday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to join the Star Alliance in 2012.

Copyright Photo: Michael B. Ing.

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Shenzhen Airlines introduces its “Universiade 2011” logojet

Shenzhen Airlines (Shenzhen) has taken delivery of this specially-painted Boeing 737-800 as a promotion for the upcoming Universiade 2011 games.

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Shenzhen Airlines to introduce a promotional logojet for the 26th Summer Universiade

Shenzhen Airlines (Shenzhen) is getting ready to take delivery of this new logojet for the 26th Summer Universiade in Shenzhen.

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Shenzhen Airlines agrees to purchase 10 Airbus A320s

Shenzhen Airlines (Shenzhen) has ordered 10 Airbus A320s for deliveries in 2012 and 2013.

The order is backed by Air China which increased its share holding in Shenzhen to 51 percent.

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Copyright Photo: Airbus A320-214 B-6565 (msn 3971) taxies at Toulouse before it was handed over on July 16, 2009 to Shenzhen Airlines.

Air China to acquire a controlling stake in Shenzhen Airlines

Air China (Beinjing) will invest $99.9 million in privately-owned Shenzhen Airlines (Shenzhen), increasing its stake in the airline from 25 percent to 51 percent so it can better compete with China Southern Airlines (Guangzhou) in southern China. The transaction is expected to be completed by April 19 according to this published AsiaOne News report.

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