West Air (China)
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West Air China
West Air
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IATA ICAO Callsign
Commenced operations2010
HubsChongqing Jiangbei International Airport
AllianceU-FLY Alliance
Fleet size38
Parent companyHNA Group
Chongqing yufu assets management group
HeadquartersChongqing, China

West Airlines Co. Ltd. (simplified Chinese: ; traditional Chinese: ; pinyin: X?bù Hángk?ng Zérèn G?ngs?), operating as West Air, is a low-cost airline based in New North Zone, Chongqing, China,[1] operating a scheduled passenger network to domestic and international destinations out of its hub, Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport.[2] The company was established in March 2006 by its parent company Hainan Airlines, with the launch of scheduled services on 14 July 2010. The airline is one of the four founding members of the U-FLY Alliance.

On 4 February 2016, West Air launched its inaugural international flight between Chongqing and Singapore.[3][4]


West Air serves 40 destinations, with South Korea and Myanmar the only two markets outside of China.[5]

Country City IATA ICAO Airport Note Refs
 China Aksu AKU ZWAK Aksu Airport [6]
 China Beijing PEK ZBAA Beijing Capital International Airport [6]
 China Chongqing CKG ZUCK Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport Hub [6]
 China Dalian DLC ZYTL Dalian Zhoushuizi International Airport [6]
 China Daocheng DCY ZUDC Daocheng Yading Airport [6][7][8]
 China Fuzhou FOC ZSFZ Fuzhou Changle International Airport [6]
 China Guangzhou CAN ZGGG Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport [6]
 China Guilin KWL ZGKL Guilin Liangjiang International Airport [6]
 China Guiyang KWE ZUGY Guiyang Longdongbao International Airport [6]
 China Haikou HAK ZJHK Haikou Meilan International Airport [6]
 China Hefei HFE ZSOF Hefei Xinqiao International Airport [6] [9]
 China Hohhot HET ZBHH Hohhot Baita International Airport [6]
 China Jinan TNA ZSJN Jinan Yaoqiang International Airport [6]
 China Korla KRL ZWKL Korla Airport [6]
 China Kunming KMG ZPPP Kunming Changshui International Airport [6]
 China Lhasa LXA ZULS Lhasa Gonggar Airport [6]
 China Nanjing NKG ZSNJ Nanjing Lukou International Airport [6]
 China Nanning NNG ZGNN Nanning Wuxu International Airport [6][10]
 China Qingdao TAO ZSQD Qingdao Liuting International Airport [6]
 China Sanya SYX ZJSY Sanya Phoenix International Airport [6]
 China Shanghai PVG ZSPD Shanghai Pudong International Airport [6]
 China Shigatse RKZ ZURK Shigatse Peace Airport [6][11][12]
 China Tianjin TSN ZBTJ Tianjin Binhai International Airport [6]
 China Wenshan WNH ZPWS Wenshan Puzhehei Airport [6]
 China Wenzhou WNZ ZSWZ Wenzhou Yongqiang Airport [6]
 China Wuhan WUH ZHHH Wuhan Tianhe International Airport [6]
 China Xiamen XMN ZSAM Xiamen Gaoqi International Airport [6]
 China Xishuangbanna JHG ZPJH Xishuangbanna Gasa Airport [6]
 China Zhangjiajie DYG ZGDY Zhangjiajie Hehua International Airport [6]
 China Zhengzhou CGO ZHCC Zhengzhou Xinzheng International Airport [6][9]
 China Zhuhai ZUH ZGSD Zhuhai Jinwan Airport [6]
 Japan Osaka KIX RJBB Kansai International Airport Terminated [6][9][13]
 Japan Sapporo CTS RJCC New Chitose Airport Terminated [6][9][13]
 Myanmar Mandalay MDL VYMD Mandalay International Airport [14]
 Singapore Singapore SIN WSSS Singapore Changi Airport Terminated [15]
 South Korea Jeju CJU RKPC Jeju International Airport [16]


China West Air Airbus A319-100 in old livery taxiing in Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport.

As of June 2020, the West Air fleet consists of only Airbus aircraft:[17][18]

West Air Fleet
Aircraft In Service Orders Passengers Notes
Airbus A319-100 4 144
Airbus A320-200
Nine aircraft fitted with 186 seats.
Airbus A320neo 6 186
Airbus A321-200 3 TBA All former Interjet aircraft. [19]
Total 38

Fleet History

West Air has previously operated the following aircraft:

Loyalty programs

The Fortune Wings Club is the loyalty program for West Air and its sister airlines, including Capital Airlines, Tianjin Airlines, Grand China Air, Grand China Express, Hainan Airlines, Hong Kong Airlines, Hong Kong Express and Lucky Air. Membership benefits include air ticket redemption and upgrade; VIP members have additional privileges of dedicated First or Business Class check in counters, lounge access, bonus mileage and extra baggage allowance.[20]


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  2. ^ http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/west-air-starts-flights/2486996.html
  3. ^ "West Air starts flights between Singapore and Chongqing". Channel NewsAsia.
  4. ^ "Chinese airline West Air to start thrice-weekly flights between Chongqing and Singapore". The Straits Times. 4 February 2016.
  5. ^ "Airline Insight: West Air - Blue Swan Daily". blueswandaily.com.
  6. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad ae af ag ? [Route Network] (in Chinese). West Air. Archived from the original on March 28, 2010. Retrieved 2010.
  7. ^ "China West Air flight PN6201". Flightradar24.
  8. ^ "China West Air flight PN6202". Flightradar24.
  9. ^ a b c d "China West Air plans Japan launch in April 2017". routesonline.com. 13 March 2017. Retrieved 2017.
  10. ^ "China West Air expands Hefei operation from Oct 2016". routesonline. Retrieved 2016.
  11. ^ "China West Air flight PN6449". Flightradar24.
  12. ^ "China West Air flight PN6450". Flightradar24.
  13. ^ a b "China West Air further revises Japan/Philippine launch in S17". Routesonline. UBM (UK) Ltd. Retrieved 2017.
  14. ^ "China West Air adds Chongqing - Mandalay from July 2019". Routesonline.
  15. ^ "China West Air ends Singapore service in late-June 2019". Routesonline.
  16. ^ "China West Air adds Chongqing - Jeju service from July 2019". Routesonline.
  17. ^ "Global Airline Guide 2019 (Part One)". Airliner World. October 2019: 11.
  18. ^ "China West Air Fleet Details and History". www.planespotters.net.
  19. ^ https://simpleflying.com/mexico-interjet-fly-again/?utm_source=Bibblio
  20. ^ "Fortune Wings Club". Fortune Wings Club. Retrieved 2009.

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