Donghai Airlines (Shenzhen) currently operates seven Boeing 737-300 freighters. The airline has been approved by the CAAC to start flying regularly scheduled passenger routes and has ordered three Boeing 737-800s according to Travel Daily Asia.
Donghai Airlines was established in November 2002. The airline was approved by the Ministry of Commerce, the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC), as the first private foreign joint venture cargo airline in China.
Operations commenced on September 19, 2006.
Shenzhen Donghai Airlines shareholders are : Shenzhen Donggang Trading Company (representing 51 % of the shares), the United East, Hong Kong (Holdings) Limited (25% of the shares) and Hong Kong Wing Enterprises Ltd. (24% of the shares).
Copyright Photo: Michael B. Ing/AirlinersGallery.com. Boeing 737-3W0 B-2517 (msn 23396) arrives in Beijing.
Northern Air Cargo-NAC (Anchorage) on June 18 leased its second Boeing 737-300 freighter. Boeing 737-301 (SF) N361NC (msn 23260) was formerly operated by Bluebird Cargo as TF-BBI.
GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS), the commercial aircraft leasing and financing arm of GE, leased the freighter to NAC, a new customer for GECAS.
The aircraft will be used to upgrade and expand Northern Air Cargo’s fleet.
Privately held Northern Air Cargo operates scheduled freight service to destinations in Alaska and the Pacific Northwest as well as charter freight service to other locations throughout North America. The carrier operates a fleet of five cargo aircraft.
Copyright Photo: TMK Photography. The pictured Boeing 737-301 (SF) N360WA (msn 23553) was the first, delivered on October 28, 2010.