World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

Qingdao Airlines

Article Id: WHEBN0042610367
Reproduction Date:

Title: Qingdao Airlines  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: Chengyang District, Shandong, Grandstar Cargo, Waterfront Air, Yangtze River Express
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia

Qingdao Airlines

Qingdao Airlines
IATA ICAO Callsign
Founded June 2013 (2013-06)
Qingdao, Shandong, China
Commenced operations 26 April 2014 (2014-04-26)
Operating bases
Destinations 5
Parent company Nanshan Group (55%)
Key people
  • Song Zuowen (President)
Website .com.qdairlineswww

Qingdao Airlines (Chinese: 青岛航空) is a startup Chinese airline that commenced operations on 26 April 2014 (2014-04-26).[1] The carrier is based at Qingdao Liuting International Airport.[2]


An application for the establishment of an airline based in the Shandong province was filed with the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) by the Yantai-based Nanshan Group in May 2013 (2013-05).[3] Approval was received by the CAAC between that month and June 2013 (2013-06),[4] when Qingdao Airlines was formed.[1]

Corporate affairs


Initially, the airline was owned by the Nanshan Group (55%), the Qingdao Transport Development Group (QTDG) (25%) and Shandong Airlines (20%). The initial capital of Qingdao Airlines was CNY1 billion (USD161 million).[1] In July 2015 (2015-07), Shandong Airlines transferred its shares to a subsidiary of the Nanshan Group; as of August 2015, the airline plans to sell the 25% of the shares held by QTDG in order to become fully private.[5]

Key people

As of April 2014, Song Zuowen was the president of the airline.[6]


The airline's headquarters are in Chengyang District, Qingdao.[7]


Operations started on 26 April 2014 (2014-04-26) linking Qingdao with Chengdu.[1] As of August 2015, Qingdao Airlines served the following destinations:[5]

The airline aims to become a ″boutique airline″ and has plans to start services to Shenzhen and Shenyang in the near future; Guangzhou and Shanghai are expected to be served in the longer term.[1]


In September 2013 (2013-09), an order for five Airbus A320s and A320neos was placed in a deal valued at USD2.5 billion;[8] these aircraft will be delivered in 2016.[2][9] The carrier phased in its first aircraft, a -seater Airbus A320, in early April 2014 (2014-04).[10][11] As of August 2015, the airline‍‍ '​‍s fleet consist of six Airbus A320s. Qingdao Airlines plans to expand its fleet to 60 aircraft by 2020.[5]


  1. ^ a b c d e
  2. ^ a b
  3. ^
  4. ^
  5. ^ a b c  Archived 7 August 2015 at the Wayback Machine
  6. ^
  7. ^ " Qingdao Airlines. Retrieved on October 26, 2014. "办公地址:青岛市城阳区长城南路6号6栋"(Archive)
  8. ^
  9. ^
  10. ^
  11. ^

External links

  • Qingdao Airlines (simplified Chinese)
This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.

Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from Project Gutenberg are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.