Chongqing Airlines

Chongqing Airlines (Chinese: 重庆航空) is an airline based in Chongqing, China. It operates both domestic passenger services within mainland China and international passenger services to Sri Lanka, Thailand, Vietnam and Singapore respectively.

Chongqing Airlines
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IATA ICAO Callsign
Founded16 June 2007
Operating basesChongqing Jiangbei International Airport
Fleet size28
DestinationsMore than 30
Parent companyChina Southern Airlines (60%)
HeadquartersChongqing, China
Key peopleLiu Dejun (CEO)

Chongqing Airlines had 402 employees in 2008.[1]


Chongqing Airlines is jointly owned by China Southern Airlines (60%) and Chongqing Municipal Development & Investment Company (40%). The airline was established on 16 June 2007, and received its operating licence from the Civil Aviation Administration of China on 4 July 2007.

Chongqing Airlines launched its first flight from Chongqing to Shanghai Pudong International Airport on 8 July 2007.


Chongqing Airlines served the following destinations in January 2016:

Country City Airport Notes Refs
  China Chongqing Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport Hub
  China Dali Dali Airport
  China Fuzhou Fuzhou Changle International Airport
  China Guangzhou Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport
  China Guilin Guilin Liangjiang International Airport
  China Hangzhou Hangzhou Xiaoshan International Airport
  China Harbin Harbin Taiping International Airport
  China Hefei Hefei Xinqiao International Airport
  China Huizhou Huizhou Pingtan Airport
  China Jinan Jinan Yaoqiang International Airport
  China Jiuzhaigou Jiuzhai Huanglong Airport
  China Kunming Kunming Changshui International Airport
  China Kunming Kunming Wujiaba International Airport Airport Closed
  China Lijiang Lijiang Sanyi International Airport
  China Lhasa Lhasa Gonggar Airport
  China Mangshi Dehong Mangshi Airport
  China Nanchang Nanchang Changbei International Airport
  China Nanjing Nanjing Lukou International Airport
  China Qianjiang District Qianjiang Wulingshan Airport
  China Sanya Sanya Phoenix International Airport
  China Shanghai Shanghai Pudong International Airport
  China Shangri-La County Dêqên Shangri-La Airport
  China Shenzhen Shenzhen Bao'an International Airport
  China Tengchong Tengchong Tuofeng Airport
  China Wenzhou Wenzhou Yongqiang International Airport
  China Wuhan Wuhan Tianhe International Airport
  China Xiamen Xiamen Gaoqi International Airport
  China Xishuangbanna Xishuangbanna Gasa Airport
  Singapore Singapore Singapore Changi Airport [2]
  Sri Lanka Colombo Bandaranaike International Airport [3]
  Thailand Phuket Phuket International Airport [4]
  Vietnam Hanoi Noi Bai International Airport [5]
  Vietnam Ho Chi Minh City Tan Son Nhat International Airport [6]


A Chongqing Airlines Airbus A321neo with Airbus Cabin Flex configuration in 2020
A Chongqing Airlines Airbus A320 in standard livery in 2014

As of January 2020, the Chongqing Airlines fleet consists of the following aircraft:[7]

Chongqing Airlines Fleet
Aircraft Total Orders Passengers Notes
C W Y Total
Airbus A319-100 8 8 120 128 [8][9]
Airbus A320-200 10 8 24 120 152 11 airplanes were transferred from China Southern Airlines[10]
3 oldest airplanes replaced by A320neo
Airbus A320neo 9 4 24 138 166 First 7 leased from BOC Aviation[11]
Delivery started on September 20 2018, lasted until mid 2019 [12][13]
Airbus A321neo 1 2 8 24 176 208[14] Deliveries started in December 2019.[15]
Total 28 2
The Chongqing Airlines Airbus A320 in "Happy Chongqing" livery

Historical Fleet

One of the airline's first aircraft, an Airbus A320 named “The return of Hong Kong” (Registration B-2345) was stored in Guangzhou. It was temporarily returned to service before being stripped for parts. [16]


  1. ^ Chongqing Airlines History
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  3. ^ "Chongqing Airlines plans Colombo launch in late-Dec 2018". SLAviationLover. Retrieved 26 Dec 2018.
  4. ^ "Chongqing Airlines Adds Phuket Service from May 2016". airlineroute. Retrieved 27 April 2016.
  5. ^ "Chongqing Airlines Adds Services to Hanoi from January 2018". routes online. Retrieved 2018-02-07.
  6. ^ "Chongqing Airlines launches Ho Chi Minh City service starting April". Retrieved 31 March 2018.
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  10. ^ "Chongqing Airlines Fleet Details and History". Retrieved 2018-02-05.
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  15. ^ Nick Wenzel (January 3, 2020). "Chongqing Airlines takes delivery of its first Airbus A321neo". International Flight Network. Retrieved January 11, 2020.
  16. ^ "B-2345 Chongqing Airlines Airbus A320-200". Retrieved 2019-05-27.

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