FORMED IN 1994. FULL NAME IS CHINA NORTHERN SANYA CO LTD. BASED IN PHOENIX AIRPORT, SANYA. SCHEDULED & CHARTER, PASSENGER & CARGO, JET AIRPLANE DOMESTIC SERVICE.
China (People's Republic of China) was established in 1949, it covers an area of 9,560,980 sq km, its population is 1,265 million, its capital city is Beijing, and its official language is Chinese.
November 2002: "2D" maintenance check + (ACARS) mods by China Northern (SHY), on Beiya (BEY) MD-80.
April 2003: Beiya Airlines (BEY) operates domestic, passenger, jet airplane services to routes within China as a subsidiary of China Northern Airlines (SHY).
Parent organization/shareholders: China Northern Airlines.
February 2006: Chinese domestic airlines flew a record 138 million passengers in 2005, a rise of +15% over 2004 and double the number of 2000. The figure is expected to double again in the next five years, according to Gao Geng, the Vice Minister of the General Administration of Civil Aviation in China. Cargo and airmail throughput rose +14% to 3.04 million tons in 2005 and also is expected to double in the next five years. However, profit margins will remain tight within the sector. He noted revenues in the sector had grown to CNY170 billion/$21.09 billion at the end of 2005, but profits in the past five years had amounted to only CNY10 billion.