August 2014: On August 13 2014, Xiamen Air (XIA) and the Jiangxi Provincial Government signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) regarding the establishment of Jiangxi Airlines (CJK) based in the Jiangxi province.
December 2014: Jiangxi Airlines (CJK) was granted its air operator's certificate (AOC) by the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC).
March 2015: The Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) granted Jiangxi Airlines (CJK) preliminary approval to begin operations.
January 2016: News Item A-1: Jiangxi Airlines ((IATA) code: RY, (ICAO) Code: CJK) (CJK), the Xiamen Airlines (XIA) and Jiangxi provincial government joint venture (JV), launched its inaugural flight on the Nanchang - Xiían - Urumqi route on January 29 using a 737-85c.
Jiangxi Airlines (CJK) has a registered capital of CNY2 billion/$325 million. Xiamen Airlines (XIA) holds a 60% stake (including airplanes and the assets of Xiamenís Nanchang Branch Company) and Jiangxi Aviation Investment Company, representing the Jiangxi provincial government, holds a 40% stake with a CNY800 million investment.
(CJK), the Nanchang-based carrier, which received its air operatorís certificate (AOC) from the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) on January 15, operates two 737-85C airplanes and will take delivery of a third at the end of March. It plans to expand its fleet to five airplanes at the end of 2016, and by 2020, plans to increase its fleet to 20 airplanes and transport 5.5 million passengers. By 2020 (CJK) plans to begin international flights.
(CJK) is expected to open more routes from Nanchang to Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Xiían, Urumqi, Haikou, Chongqing, Guiyang, Xiamen, Chengdu, and Kunming.
(CJK)'s later future plans include international routes to Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Japan, and Korea.
News Item A-2: 737-85C (37577, B-5512) delivery.
September 2016: Jiangxi Air (CJK) is a Chinese low-cost carrier (LCC) based at Nanchang Changbei International Airport, Jiangxi. It is a joint venture (JV) between Xiamen Air (XIA) and the Jiangxi Provincial Government. (CJK) initially flies to six destinations using 3 Boeing 737-800s.
(IATA) Code: RY (ICAO) Code: CJX (Callsign - AIR CRANE).
Commenced operations: January 29, 2016.
Parent Company: Xiamen Airways (60%); Jinagxi Aviation Investment Company Ltd (40%). The two organizations have invested CNY 2 Billion in Jiangxi Airlines (CGK).
Airline logo: Jiangxi Airline's logo consists of a crane symbolizing the environmental beauty of the Jiangxi Province, using blue and white colors representing the world-famous porcelain of Jingdezhen in the province.
(CJK)'s initial operations used flight crew (FC), cabin attendants (CA) and Maintenance Technicians (MT) from Xiamen Air (XIA).
(CJK)'s latest operations include the following destinations:
* Guiyang - Guiyang Longdongbao International Airport
* Haikou - Haikou Meilan International Airport
* Nanchang - Nanchang Changbei International Airport ((CJK)'s Main Base and Hub
* Ürümqi - Ürümqi Diwopu International Airport
* Xiamen - Xiamen Gaoqi International Airport
* Xi'an - Xi'an Xianyang International Airport