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Loong Air
Loong Air
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Zhejiang Loong Airlines logo
IATA ICAO Callsign
GJ CDC LOONG AIR[1]
Founded2012
Commenced operations2012 (cargo)
29 December 2013 (passenger)
Operating basesHangzhou Xiaoshan International Airport
Fleet size46
Destinations27
HeadquartersHangzhou Xiaoshan International Airport, Xiaoshan District, Hangzhou, Zhejiang
Key peopleLiu Yi (President)
Liu Qihong () (Chairman)
Websitewww.loongair.cn
Loong Air
Simplified Chinese
Traditional Chinese?
Zhejiang Loong Airlines Co. Ltd
Simplified Chinese??
Traditional Chinese?
CDI Cargo
Simplified Chinese??
Traditional Chinese

Zhejiang Loong Airlines Co. Ltd (Chinese: ?), branded as Loong Air (?) and previously as CDI Cargo (), is a Chinese airline based in Hangzhou Xiaoshan International Airport in Hangzhou, Zhejiang.[2]

History

Loong Airlines was originally a cargo airline named CDI Cargo Airlines,[3] which started services in 2012 with one Boeing 737-300F freighter.[4] It was approved to become a passenger airline by the Civil Aviation Administration of China and started domestic services in 2013.[5] On 25 September 2013, the airline signed a memorandum of understanding with Airbus for the purchase of 20 Airbus A320 twin-engined aircraft.[5] Its first flight started on 29 December 2013 from Hangzhou to Chongqing and Hangzhou to Shenzhen.[6]

Destinations

Country City Airport Notes Refs
Bangladesh Dhaka Shahjalal International Airport Cargo Charter [7][8]
Cambodia Sihanoukville Sihanouk International Airport Passenger [9]
China Beijing Beijing Capital International Airport Passenger + Cargo [10]
Bijie Bijie Feixiong Airport Passenger [11]
Chengdu Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport Passenger [12][13][14]
Chongqing Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport Passenger [6][15]
Chifeng Chifeng Yulong Airport Passenger [14]
Dalian Dalian Zhoushuizi International Airport Passenger + Cargo
Guangzhou Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport Passenger + Cargo
Guiyang Guiyang Longdongbao International Airport Passenger [16]
Haikou Haikou Meilan International Airport Passenger
Hangzhou Hangzhou Xiaoshan International Airport Hub
Harbin Harbin Taiping International Airport Passenger [14]
Kunming Kunming Changshui International Airport Passenger + Cargo
Lijiang Lijiang Sanyi Airport Passenger [11]
Linyi Linyi Shubuling Airport Passenger [14]
Luoyang Luoyang Beijiao Airport Passenger [13][17][18]
Nanning Nanning Wuxu International Airport Passenger
Nantong Nantong Xingdong Airport Cargo
Shenzhen Shenzhen Bao'an International Airport Passenger + Cargo [6]
Tongliao Tongliao Airport Passenger
Wanzhou Wanzhou Wuqiao Airport Passenger [16]
Xi'an Xi'an Xianyang International Airport Passenger [19]
Xiangyang Xiangyang Liuji Airport Passenger [12]
Yinchuan Yinchuan Hedong International Airport Passenger [17][18]
Zhengzhou Zhengzhou Xinzheng International Airport Passenger [14]
Japan Nagoya Chubu Centrair International Airport Passenger [20]
Osaka Kansai International Airport Passenger [20]
Myanmar Mandalay Mandalay International Airport Passenger [21]
South Korea Jeju Jeju International Airport Passenger [22]
Yangyang Yangyang International Airport Seasonal [23]
Thailand Pattaya U-Tapao International Airport Passenger [24]
Uzbekistan Tashkent Islam Karimov Tashkent International Airport Begins 28 December 2019 [25]
Vietnam Da Nang Da Nang International Airport Charter [26]
Nha Trang Cam Ranh International Airport Charter [26]

Sources:[1]

Fleet

Airbus A320 with Loong Air livery at Toulouse-Blagnac airport

As of September 2019, Loong Air fleet consists of the following aircraft:[27][28]

Aircraft In service Orders Passengers Notes
Y+ Y Total
Airbus A320-200 28 174 174
Airbus A320neo 15 18 156 174
Cargo Fleet
Boeing 737-300F 3
Cargo
Total 46

* The airline has an MoU with Airbus for the purchase of 11 Airbus A320ceo and 9 Airbus A320neo.[5]

** The airline has a letter of intent with Airbus for the purchase of 20 A220s.(previously Bombardier C series)[29]

See also

References

  1. ^ "JO 7340.2J - Contractions - Including Change 1" (PDF). Federal Aviation Administration. 10 October 2019. pp. 3-1-97, 3-2-48, 3-3-14. Retrieved 2020.
  2. ^ ?. Loong Air. Archived from the original on 2014-05-11. Retrieved 2014. ADDESS [sic] 5?
  3. ^ "CDI Cargo to transport passengers, renames as China Loong Airlines". ATW. July 11, 2013.
  4. ^ " "CDI Cargo Airlines launches operations". 21 August 2012.
  5. ^ a b c "Zhejiang Loong Airlines signs MoU for 20 A320 Family aircraft". Archived from the original on 2013-09-27. Retrieved .
  6. ^ a b c (in Chinese). Carnoc. 2013-12-29. Retrieved .
  7. ^ "Archived copy" --? (in Chinese). ?. 2014-05-28. Archived from the original on 2016-06-29. Retrieved .CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  8. ^ (in Chinese). Carnoc. 2014-05-31. Retrieved .
  9. ^ Liu, Jim. "Loong Air adds new international routes in Dec 2018".
  10. ^ ?,-- (in Chinese). . 2014-10-27. Archived from the original on 2016-03-06. Retrieved .
  11. ^ a b "Archived copy" --? (in Chinese). . 2015-05-23. Archived from the original on 2016-03-03. Retrieved .CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  12. ^ a b "Archived copy" ?----? (in Chinese). . 2014-04-14. Archived from the original on 2016-03-04. Retrieved .CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  13. ^ a b ,? (in Chinese). . 2015-05-30. Retrieved .
  14. ^ a b c d e ? ?. Ifeng (in Chinese). 2015-03-26. Retrieved .
  15. ^ (in Chinese). Carnoc. 2013-12-30. Retrieved .
  16. ^ a b ?==? (in Chinese). Carnoc. 2014-06-13. Retrieved .
  17. ^ a b ----? 1? (in Chinese). Carnoc. 2014-04-14. Retrieved .
  18. ^ a b ----? (in Chinese). Carnoc. 2015-05-20. Retrieved .
  19. ^ 39? (in Chinese). Carnoc. 2013-12-31. Retrieved .
  20. ^ a b ?()11?6 (PDF) (in Japanese). MLIT. 6 November 2019. Retrieved .
  21. ^ "Loong Air adds new international routes in Dec 2018". routesonline. 18 December 2018.
  22. ^ "Loong Air adds Wenzhou - Jeju service from Aug 2019".
  23. ^ "Loong Air adds Yangyang service in W19".
  24. ^ "Loong Air adds Xi'An - Utapao service from April 2019". routesonline. 19 March 2019.
  25. ^ Vakilov, Fakhri (12 December 2019). "New charter flight to connect Uzbekistan and China". Trend.Az. Retrieved 2019.
  26. ^ a b "LoongAir Makes International Debut in late-June 2016". routesonline. Retrieved 2016.
  27. ^ "Global Airline Guide 2019 (Part One)". Airliner World. October 2019: 11.
  28. ^ "Loong Air Fleet Details and History". planespotters.net. 23 August 2018. Retrieved 2018.
  29. ^ "Chinese Operator Zhejiang Loong Airlines Co., Ltd. Signs Letter of Intent for 20 Bombardier CSeries Airliners". Bombardier Aerospace Press Release. 2014-07-14. Retrieved 2016.

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