Ruili Airlines (Kunming, Yunnan) formally started passenger operations on May 18 between its Kunming (KMG) base in southern China and Mangshi (LUX).
As previously reported, Ruili Airlines is owned by the Yunnan Jingcheng Group. In August 2013 the new airline ordered 18 Boeing 737 aircraft. Three aircraft, two Boeing 737-700s and the pictured 737-800 were delivered in order to commence operations.
Copyright Photo: Ton Jochems/AirlinersGallery.com. Ex-Airberlin Boeing 737-86J D-ABMX (msn 37786) became B-1960 when it was delivered to Ruili Airlines on April 16, 2014.
Ruili Airlines (Kunming, Yunnan, China) is a new airline located in the remote Yunnan province of China. The province is in the southwest portion of China. The airline is named after trading city of Ruili which is on the border with Myanmar.
The new airline is acquiring two Boeing 737-700s (B-5811 and B-5812) and the pictured former Airberlin Boeing 737-800.
According to CAPA, the airline received its Air Operators Certificate (AOC) on January 22, 2014.
Copyright Photo: Ton Jochems/AirlinersGallery.com. The pictured brand new Boeing 737-86J D-ABMX (msn 37786) was handed over to Airberlin on December 19, 2013. D-ABMX was repainted by KLM at Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport. It is pictured at AMS yesterday (February 3) departing for Berlin and its imminent delivery to China as B-1960.