Sichuan Airlines

Chongqing Jiangbei Airport

Sichuan Airlines is a Chinese airline based in Chengdu and base at the airport Chengdu Shuangliu -.


The Company was incorporated on 19 September 1986 after the provincial government of Sichuan saw the need for a separate airline. She began flight operations on 14 July 1988 with his Yunshuji Y -7 on a route between Chengdu and Wanzhou (formerly Wanxian ). The following year, more aircraft were procured by the type Yunshuji Y -7, since the winter flight schedule 1991 is also a route to Beijing was operated by a Tupolev Tu- 154M. The growth of the airline made ​​the procurement of additional aircraft necessary; after the lease three Airbus A320 fleet was changed with time almost entirely to Airbus.

Together with the airlines Hainan Airlines, Shandong Airlines, Shenzhen Airlines, Wuhan Airlines Zhongyuan Airlines and the end of 1997 Xinxing Alliance was founded. 1998 and 1999, more aircraft were bought Airbus A320 and A321.

In August 2002, the Company was reorganized, new principal owner with 40 % was the Sichuan Airlines Group owned by the provincial government. The other owners are the China Southern Airlines with 39%, the Shandong Airlines and Shanghai Airlines with 10 % and Ginkgo Restaurant at 1%.

In June 2010, Sichuan Airlines increased its share in the North East Airlines (China) ( callsign: Dongbei Air) from 33.5 % to 97 % thus taking control of the airline. Sichuan plans with its partners to restructure the airline and relaunch as Hebei Airlines.


Sichuan Airlines operates a route network of 92 destinations and fly 11 countries outside China to, among others, Australia, Canada and Vietnam. In addition, the airline has a code share agreement with KLM on the route Amsterdam - Chengdu, which is, however, operated only by KLM.


As of November 2013 the fleet of 81 aircraft from Sichuan Airlines is: