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Name: COLORFUL GUIZHOU AIRLINES
7JetSet7 Code: GIZ
Status: Operational
Region: CHINA
City: GUIYANG
Country: CHINA
Employees 500
Web: csair.com
Email: zhao-yg@cs-air.com
Telephone: +86 (851) 5362032
Fax: +86 (851) 5362500
Sita: KWEUFGY
Background
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ESTABLISHED IN 1991 BY GUIZHOU PROVINCE. A K A AIR GUIZHOU. SCHEDULED, REGIONAL, PASSENGER AND CARGO, JET AIRPLANE SERVICES.

ADDRESS:
20 SHENGFU RD
GUIYANG, GUIZHOU 550001, CHINA

ADDRESS:
1 LONGDONGBAO AIRPORT ROAD
550012 GUIZHOU, CHINA

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.

JULY 1998: SUBSIDIARY OF CHINA SOUTHERN AIRLINES (GUN), WHO OWNS 60%.

OPERATES CHARTER FLIGHTS TO BEIJING, CHENGDU, GUANGZHOU, SHANGHAI AND XIAMEN. OPERATES 18 ROUTES.

FISCAL YEAR (FY) 1997 = 140,000 PASSENGERS (PAX), 619 TONS CARGO.

1 737-31B (25895), CHINA SOUTHERN AIRLINES (GUN) 7 YEAR LEASED.

AUGUST 1998: 1 +1 ORDER 737-300. 737'S WILL OPEN UP +7 ROUTES AND REPLACE XIAN Y-7'S.

APRIL 1999: SITA: KWEUFGY.

ALL AIRPLANES ARE PAINTED IN CHINA SOUTHERN AIRLINES (GUN) COLOR SCHEME.

OCTOBER 1999: 1ST 9 MONTHS = 23.74 MILLION (RPK) TRAFFIC, 419,000 (FTK) FREIGHT TRAFFIC, 234,000 PASSENGERS (PAX).

JUNE 2000: MAIN BASE: BEIHAI AIRPORT (BHY).

JULY 2000: 1999 = 237 MILLION (RPK) TRAFFIC; 419,000 (FTK) FREIGHT TRAFFIC; 234,000 PASSENGERS (PAX).

SEPTEMBER 2000: PARENT CHINA SOUTHERN AIRLINES (GUN) IS URGING ITS AFFILIATED AIRLINES: GUIZHOU AIRLINES (GIZ), SHANTOU AIRLINES (SHT), XIAMEN AIRLINES (XIA) & ZHUHAI AIRLINES (ZHU) TO APPLY (GUN) LOGOS AND COLORS TO THEIR AIRPLANE FLEETS. (GUN) WILL SOON CENTRALIZE MANAGEMENT OF 4 AIRLINES.

JANUARY 2001: 500 EMPLOYEES.

FEBRUARY 2001: OPENS 3RD INTERNATIONAL SERVICE TO MACAU (AFTER HONG KONG AND BANGKOK).

MARCH 2002: TO MACAU (WEEKLY).

June 2003: 500 employees.

September 2003: China Southern (GUN) assigns its 10th 737-800 to Guizhou Airlines (GIZ) based at Longdongbao.

January 2006: In Guizhou Province in China, an airport near Huangguoshu waterfall opened to traffic on Jan 16 with 3x-weekly service from Guangzhou. The waterfall attracts >1.5 million visitors a year. More services are expected to be established soon.

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 5 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 5 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 5 years had amounted to only CNY10 billion.

July 2010: Guizhou Airlines (GIZ) is a small provincial subsidiary of China Southern Airlines (GUN), operating scheduled domestic, passenger & cargo, jet airplane flights in southern China.

(IATA) Code: G4. (ICAO) Code: CGH (Callsign - GUIZHOU).

Parent organization/shareholders: China Southern Airlines (GUN) (60%); & Guizhou Xianfei Industrial (40%).

Main Base: Beihai Airport (BHY).

November 2015: China’s new regional startup, "Colorful" Guizhou Airlines (GIZ) is scheduled to launch its inaugural flight on December 28, according to Chairman, Zhai Yan. He said the new carrier plans to operate an Embraer E190 initially on some regional routes in the Guizhou Province and neighboring provinces.

See photo -"GIZ-E190 - Colorful Guizhou Airlines - 2015-11.jpg"

The Guiyang-based airline ordered seven E190s plus 10 options, valued at $834 million at list prices, at this year’s Paris Air Show in June, when it secured Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) approval for its formal launch.

Colorful Guizhou has a registered capital of CNY1 billion/$163 million. The Guizhou Industrial Investment Group invested CNY950 million to hold a 95% stake, while Weining County Construction Investment Group put in CNY50 million to hold the remaining 5% stake.

Chinese regional carriers are suffering from operating losses and mainly rely on government subsidies to maintain operations.

For this reason, Tianjin-based Okay Airways (OKA) merged its regional business with Xi’an-based Joy Air by setting up a joint venture (JV) in which Joy Air holds s 48% stake, Okay (OKA) owns 46%, and the 2 carriers’ management team holds the final 6%. The Tianjin-based (JV) operates domestic regional routes with plans to expand its regional route network to Central Asian countries.

December 2015: Colorful Guizhou Airlines (GIZ) completed its 1st flight from Guiyang to Bijie.

February 2016: Colorful Guizhou Airlines (GIZ) signed a long-term agreement for its Flight Hour Pool Program with Embraer (EMB), providing a comprehensive components repair package for its E190 fleet. This is the 1st contract that Embraer (EMB) has signed for the program in China for commercial aviation.

(GIZ) also reached a 10-year OnPointSM solution agreement with (GE) Aviation (GEC) for the Maintenance Repair & Overhaul (MRO) of the (CF34-10E) engine fleet powering its 7 E190 aircraft. The agreement is valued at >$56 million over the life of the agreement.

"As a start-up airline operating mainly regional lines in the beginning, we need strong and reliable support from the manufacturer," said Zhai Yan Chairman of the Guizhou Industrial Investment (Group) Company, Ltd, and Chairman of Colorful Guizhou Airlines. "The pool program offers us a comprehensive materials and services package with a predictable cost, which allows our limited human resources to concentrate on daily operations, which is critical for us at this stage."

Established in June 2015, Colorful Guizhou Airlines (GIZ) is the 1st local airline in the Guizhou province, and also the 1st customer of Embraer's E190 in this province. (GIZ) inked an order for up to 17 E190 (7 firm orders and 10 optional) with (EMB), of which 2 were delivered and entered operation in December 2015.

"This agreement shows Colorful Guizhou (GIZ)'s trust and confidence in Embraer (EMB)'s customer services and support," said Johann Bordais VP Services & Support, Embraer Commercial Aviation. "We have been striving to deliver the best services at the most reasonable rate, and the pool program is among the best-valued products we have developed to reward our customers. This program will help (GIZ) rein in spare parts and services costs while maintaining a profitable and cost-effective operation."

Siu Ying Yeung Chief Operating Officer (COO), Embraer China, said that this partnership is a good start for Embraer China (CS&S) team, indicating that Chinese customers are beginning to realize the advantages of this service. "The pool concept is very popular in Western countries, currently supporting >50 airlines worldwide, and I'm sure that will achieve the same success in China, where we are broadening the base of the (CAAC) component repair capabilities."

Embraer (EMB)'s Flight Hour Pool Program is designed to minimize an airline's up-front investment in high-value repairable inventories and resources, while taking advantage of (EMB)'s technical expertise and its vast component service provider network. The results are significant savings on repair and inventory carrying costs as well as reduction in required warehouse space, virtually eliminating the need for resources required for repair management, and ultimately, guaranteed performance levels.

August 2016: E190-100LR (0710, B-3242), ex-(PR-ERN) delivery.

September 2016: Colorful Guizhou Airlines (GIZ) has signed an agreement with Embraer (EMB) for up to 5 E190s, comprising 2 firm orders and 3 purchase rights. The contract has an estimated list price value of $249 million, if all purchase rights are exercised. The 2 aircraft will be delivered in 2017.

In June 2015, (GIZ) placed an order at the Paris Air Show for 7 firm E190s, 4 of which have already been delivered.

(GIZ) Chairman Zhai Yan said, “As a newly established and the 1st locally owned airline in Guizhou province, Colorful Guizhou Airlines (GIZ) needs mature aircraft and services to guarantee our steady operation. We hope that the E190 fleet can help us build a sky passageway inside and beyond Guizhou province, and eventually contribute to improving the connectivity of China’s SW Region.”

Established in June 2015, Colorful Guizhou Airlines (GIZ) completed its maiden flight 216 days after its founding. Positioned as a low-cost carrier (LCC) regional and trunk carrier, (GIZ) has already opened 9 routes, including Guiyang - Zhuhai, Guiyang - Tianjin, and Guiyang - Nanjing, transporting >140,000 passengers over the past 8 months.

October 2017: E190-100LR (0714, B-3242), ex-(PR-ETI) delivery.

Fleet:
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Click below for photos:
GIZ-E190 - 2015-11.jpg
GIZ-E190-E2 - 2016-03.jpg

March 2017:

0 737-31B (CFM56-3B1) (2499-25895, /93, B-2582; 2554-25897, /93, B-2583; 2537-27151, /93, B-2596), (GUN) LSD & MAINT, (CSC) LSD, RTND. 145Y.

3 737-71B (CFM56-7B24) (1872-29366, /06 B-5221; 1896-29367, /06 B-5222; 2064-29371, /06 B-5230), (ILF) LSD 2006-10. 8C, 118Y.

5 737-83N (CFM56-7B27) (1024-32580, /01 B-5120; 1059-32609, /02 B-5121; 1184-32612, /02 B-5125; 1197-32613, /02 B-5126; 1207-32615, /02 B-5127), (GEF) WET-LSD 2006-06. WITH WINGLETS. 8C, 27PY, 124Y.

4 +5/13 ORDERS EMBRAER E190-100LR (0710, B-3238, 2016-08; 0714, B-3242, 2016-10) FOR "COLORFUL" GUIZHOU AIRLINES SEE PHOTO - - "GIZ-E190 - COLORFUL GUIZHOU AIRLINES - 2015-11.jpg."

6 XAC Y-7-100 (WJ 5A-1) (09706, /90 B-3448; 8708, /90 B-3449; 2703, /84 B-3452; 3705, /85 B-3458; 4706, /85 B-3464; 5702, /86 B-3465; 8705, /89 B-3494), 48Y.

1 HAMC Y-12-II.

Management:
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JIE BO XU, CHAIRMAN, GUIZHOU AIRLINES.

ZHAI YAN, CHAIRMAN "COLORFUL" GUIZHOU AIRLINES.

HUANAN FENG, PRESIDENT & GENERAL MANAGER.

XIN ZHANG, FINANCE MANAGER.

YU ZHEN HUA, CHIEF ENGINEER.

LU XIN CANG, MANAGER QUALITY CONTROL (QC).

FU TING LIN, MANAGER ENGINE PERFORMANCE.

WANG FANG, MANAGER TECHNICAL LIBRARY.

 
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