The airline was established on 19 September 1986, with operations starting 14 July 1988 between Chengdu and Wanzhou. In August 2002 it was reorganised and the Sichuan Airlines Group, which is owned by the provincial government, became the major shareholder (40%). The other shareholders are China Southern Airlines (39%), Shandong Airlines (10%), Shanghai Airlines (10%) and Gingko Restaurant (1%).
About the airline
Sichuan Airlines Co., Ltd. is a regional airline headquartered on the grounds of Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport in Chengdu, Sichuan in the People"s Republic of China, operating mainly scheduled domestic flights out of Chengdu Airport and Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport. The airline launches its first long-haul overseas route in June 2012 with flights to Vancouver, Canada.
So far, Sichuan Airlines operates over 130 flight courses connecting over 90 destinations all over the world, across continents Asia and North America, including China, Indonesia, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam and US.
Sichuan Airlines fleet consists of the following aircrafts: 15 Airbus A319-100, 29 Airbus A320-200, 1 Airbus A321-100, 14 Airbus A321-200 and 3 Airbus A330-200.
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