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Tibet Airlines Airbus A319 B-6425 veers off the runway at Chongqing, catches on fire, 36 people injured

Flight VT9833 from Chongqing to Nyingchi in China on May 11, 2022 aborted its takeoff with 113 passengers and nine crew members on board, veered off the runway and burned

Tibet AIrlines flight VT9833 from Chongqing to Nyingchi in China on May 11 aborted its takeoff with 113 passengers and nine crew members on board.

The Airbus A319 (B-6425) aborted its takeoff roll and veered off the runway and was destroyed by fire.

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Chinese authorities stated 36 people suffered bruises and sprains and were sent to a local hospital.



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Top Copyright Photo: Tibet Airlines Airbus A319-115 B-6425 (msn 5157) PEK (Michael B. Ing). Image: 957590.

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Tibet Airlines to launch a new route to Helsinki, Finland

Delivered as B-8320 on June 30, 2016

Tibet Airlines is planning to open a new twice-weekly route connecting Jinan with Helsinki starting on April 8, 2019.

Finnavia (Helsinki Airport) issued this statement:

Direct flight connections between Finland and China will increase as the first Chinese airline
company Tibet Airlines commences flights from Jinan, China, to Finland on April 8, 2019.


Tibet Airlines’ new route gives Finnish travellers access to yet another Chinese city, Jinan, and also brings both Finland and the rest of Europe closer to China. In terms of the number of flight connections, Helsinki Airport is clearly the leading airport in all of Northern Europe. Next summer, 44 weekly flights for China alone will depart from Helsinki Airport. In 2018, 835000 passengers traveled between Finland and China, and therefore the role of the new route is highly important for both Finland and Finavia.

It is currently planned that flights on the new route will commence on April 8th, and they will be operated with Airbus A330 wide-bodied aircraft twice a week on Mondays and Thursdays. Flights to Jinan will be available both in business and economy class. With approximately seven million residents, Jinan is the capital of the Shandong province, located along the Yellow River in China. Tibet Airlines is the first Chinese airline company to commence flights to Finland.

To establish the Jinan route, Finavia has collaborated with the City of Vantaa trade and business services and Visit Finland.

Flight connections to China are the highlight of the summer 2019 at Helsinki Airport: Jinan, Beijing, Shanghai, Xi’an, Chongqing, Guangzhou, Nanjing, Hong Kong.

In December 2018, Finavia’s Helsinki Airport hit its all-time record in terms of passenger numbers: 20 million passengers. Passenger numbers at Helsinki Airport have increased dramatically. In 2017, it was estimated that the threshold of 20 million annual passengers would not be broken until 2020. In 2018, the number of passengers was nearly 21 million.

Top Copyright Photo (all others by the airline): Tibet Airlines Airbus A330-243 F-WWKU (B-8420) (msn 1730) TLS (Eurospot). Image: 933086.

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Tibet Airlines takes delivery of its first Airbus A330

Tibet Airlines takes delivery of its first Airbus A330

Tibet Airlines (Lhasa) has received its first widebody aircraft, an Airbus A330-200 with increased 242 ton maximum take-off-weight (MTOW), following a handover in Toulouse, France on June 30, 2016.

The increased MTOW, the first A330-200 in China, allows airlines to operate from the most demanding high altitude airports where takeoff performance, additional range and improved operating costs are key.

The aircraft is configured in a three-class cabin layout (12 business, 32 premium economy, 235 economy) and deployed to open up new international routes.

Tibet Airlines currently operates an all-Airbus fleet comprising of 14 A319s and 2 A320s. The airline is famous for its high-altitude operations with its operating base at Lhasa Airport which is at over 3,500 meters altitude. With the proven performance of Airbus narrow body, especially the A319 in high-altitude airports, Tibet Airlines has been successfully connecting Tibet with more domestic cities like Beijing and Shanghai.

The A330 is the first widebody equipped with the Required Navigation Performance with Authorization Required (RNP-AR) and the only widebody airliner today flying over Tibet’s sky. It will exceed the airlines’ expectation on high-altitude performance also offer unrivalled efficiency, also greater comfort to the passengers.

Copyright Photo: Tibet Airlines Airbus A330-243 F-WWKU (B-8420) (msn 1730) TLS (Eurospot). Image: 933086.

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Yeti Air International to relaunch as Himalaya Airlines on October 28

Yeti Air International (Kathamandu), a subsidiary of the Yeti Airlines Group, has been reformed as a new joint venture between Tibet Airlines (Lhasa, Tibet) (49 percent) and Yeti World Investment and HIF Aviation Investment according to The Economic Times. This time the airline will operate as Himalaya Airlines.

Himalaya Airlines will launch operations on October 28 on the Kathamndu-Lhasa route with leased Airbus A320 Family aircraft.

The airline will literally fly “on top of the world”.

Tibet Airlines started operations on July 26, 2011 and is 31 percent owned by Air China.

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Copyright Photo: Gerd Beilfuss/ Tibet Airlines will likely be the operator of the aircraft for the new joint venture. Airbus A319-115 D-AVYH (man 4766) became B-6436 on delivery.

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Tibet Airlines takes delivery of the first Airbus A319 with Sharklets

Tibet A319-100 WL B-6451 (11)(Grd) Tiajin (Airbus)(LR)

Tibet Airlines (Lhasa) from the Tibetan Autonomous Region of China has taken delivery of its first A319 with Sharklets. The pictured Airbus A319-115 B-6451 (msn 5855) was handed over at the Airbus Tianjin Delivery Centre (ATDC) on April 12 and joins Tibet Airlines’ existing fleet of eight existing A319s. The aircraft is the 165th assembled at Airbus’Tianjin Final Assembly Line (FALC).

The aircraft is powered by CFM56-5B engines and features a comfortable two class cabin, seating 128 passengers with eight in business class and 120 in economy.

Tibet Airlines’ base is Gongga Airport, Lhasa, is one of the world’s highest airports at an altitude of 12,000 feet. The new A319 is certificated for high altitude airport operation and Required Navigation Performance – Authorisation Required (RNP-AR) and Satcom is installed.
RNP-AR procedures represent today the most modern navigation technique, allowing the aircraft to fly precisely along predefined routes using on-board navigation systems and the GPS-based ‘Global Navigation Satellite System’ (GNSS). The high accuracy provided by RNP-AR is especially important for airlines operating in and out of airports in mountainous regions. Tibet Airlines has selected Airbus ProSky, an Airbus subsidiary, as its strategic partner for its RNP-AR operations.

Sharklets are made from light-weight composites and are 2.4 meters tall. They are an option on new-build A320 Family aircraft and standard on all members of the new A320neo family. They offer operators up to four per cent fuel burn reduction on longer range sectors and provide the flexibility of either adding an additional 100 nautical miles range or increased payload capability of up to 450 kilograms.
The FALC in Tianjin is based on the latest state-of-the-art Airbus single aisle final assembly line in Hamburg, Germany. The aircraft delivered in China are assembled to the same standards as those assembled and delivered in Europe. Airbus has delivered 165 Tianjin assembled A320 Family aircraft. The aircraft are in service with 13 Chinese and Asian airlines.

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Tibet Airlines launches new routes from Nyingchi to Lhasa, Chengdu and Chongqing

Tibet Airlines (Lhasa) has launched three new routes linking Tibet’s Nyingchi with Lhasa, Chengdu and Chongqing according to China Daily.

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Top Copyright Photo: Gerd Beilfuss. Please click on the photo for additional information abou the carrier.

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Tibet Airlines launches operations on July 26

Tibet Airlines (Lhasa) formally launched operations on July 26, 2011 with the assistance of Air China (Beijing). Air China has acquired a 31% share in the new airline.

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Tibet Airlines gets ready to accept its first Airbus A319, will launch operations next month

Tibet Airlines (Lhasa) will soon take delivery of its first Airbus A319. The new airline is planning to operate three A319s and is planning to launch scheduled operations next month.

Copyright Photo: Gerd Beilfuss. Airbus A319-115 D-AVYH (msn 4766) arrives back at Hamburg (Finkenwerder) on June 25 after a test flight. It will become B-6436 on delivery.

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