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Formed and started operations in 2006. A K A Huaxia Airlines. Domestic & regional, scheduled & charter, passenger & cargo, jet airplane services.
Longdongbao International Airport
Guiyang, 550005, Guizhou Province, China
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May 2006: China Express Airlines (HXA) was established.
September 2006: (HXA) obtained its Air Operators Certificate (AOC) and started operations using 3 Bombardier CRJ200 regional jet airplanes wet-leased from Shandong Airlines (SHG).
September 2010: INCDT: China's Civil Aviation Administration Corporation (CAAC) ordered China Express Airlines (HXA) to suspend operations while it investigated why one of its CRJ200LR jet airplanes' right wing made contact with the runway during landing at Guiyang Longdongbao International Airport (KWE). (HXA) was able to resume full operations after 2 weeks.
January 2012: China Express Airlines (HXA) is China's 1st privately owned regional passenger carrier based in the eastern city of Guiyang, capital of the Guizhou Province, operating domestic services to >20 destinations. The airline is also known as Huaxia Airlines.
(IATA) Code: G5. (IATA) Code: HXA.
HQ: Haikou, Hainan, China.
Parent organization/shareholders: Hongshang Industry Holding Company (40%); High Hero International (25%); Tampines International (24%); & Beijing Longkai Chuangxing Technology Development (11%).
Main Base: Guiyang Longdongbao International Airport (KWE).
Hubs: Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport (CKG); & Guangzhou Huangjin Airport.
The disclosure was one of several announcements made at the "Canada China Business Forum" held in Beijing, with Stephen Harper, Canadian Prime Minister, and Pierre Beaudoin, President & Chief Executive Officer, Bombardier Inc, in attendance.
As previously announced by Bombardier, based on list price, a firm order for the 6 CRJ900 NextGen airplanes would be valued at approximately $264 million. Should all 5 options be converted to firm orders, the value of the contract would increase to $491 million.
>80 Bombardier-produced airplanes, including CRJ Series and Q-Series commercial airplanes, as well as Learjet, Challenger and Global business jets, are currently operating in China.
July 2012: China Express Airlines (HXA) has announced plans to mainly use its 1st CRJ900 (15282, B-7760), ex-(C-GIAI) about to be delivered for capacity increases on existing routes. The CRJ900 will be based at Chongqing Jiangbei airport (CKG) and operate from there to Guiyang Longdongbao (KWE), Luoyang (LYA) and via Wuzhou Changzhoudao (WUZ) to Zhuhai International (ZUH) airports. From Guiyang it will also serve Beihai (BHY) via Guilin Liangjiang International (KWL), while from Luoyang it will also be deployed on routes to Chengdu Shuangliu International (CTU) and Hangzhou Xiaoshan International (HGH) airports. The fairly large number of initial routes served is possible as all routes will initially only be served 3x- or 4x-weekly.
November 2012: China Express Airlines (HXA) is looking to be the 1st Chinese regional carrier to open international routes to SE Asia next year.
(HXA), which was launched in 2006, operates 7 Bombardier CRJ900s on 33 domestic regional routes. It claims to have earned a net profit for 3 consecutive years but has never released financial figures.
(HXA) currently operates out of both Guiyang and Chongqing and is scheduled to move to Chongqing as its main operating base at the end of this year. Chongqing already is (HXA)'s largest base today even though the company is headquartered in Guiyang.
In October 2011, (HXA) placed a firm order for 6 CRJ900s with 5 options. It plans to expand its fleet to 22 to 25 airplanes in 2016 to increase its domestic and international routes to 90.
January 2013: CRJ900 (15288, B-7691), delivery.
April 2013: CRJ900 (15289, B-3360), ex-(C-GIAJ) delivery.
May 2013: CRJ900 (15290, B-3361), ex-(C-GZQP), delivery.
June 2013: CRJ900 (15291, B-3362), ex-(C-GZQX), delivery.
December 2013: China Express Airlines (HXA) has placed a firm order for 3 Bombardier CRJ900s, as well as conditional purchase agreements for 5 of the type with options on an additional 8 airplanes.
The firm order is valued at approximately $134 million based on current list prices. If the conditional agreements and options are converted to firm orders, the value of the contract would increase to $733 million.
March 2014: China Express Airlines (HXA) has converted 3 Bombardier (BMB) CRJ900 options into firm orders. The conditional purchase agreements for 5 of the type (with options on +8 airplanes) were announced December 2, 2013 with a firm order for 3 CRJ900s. Based on current list prices, the firm order for the 3 CRJ900s is valued at approximately $136 million.
China Express (HXA) provides regional passenger services to 44 cities throughout China with its fleet of 5 CRJ200s and 9 84-seat CRJ900s.
(HXA) was the 1st to operate the CRJ900 aircraft in the country.
August 2014: Air China (BEJ) and China Express (HXA) begins code sharing September 1. The 2 carriers will connect the cities of Chongqing, Guiyang, and Dalian to their respective networks. With the cooperation, (BEJ) will put its code on 32 routes operated by (HXA). (HXA) will put is code on 30 routes operated by (BEJ).
As previously announced by (BMB), based on the list price for the CRJ900 NextGen airplane, the firm order is valued at approximately $727 million USD. The value could increase to $1.12 billion USD should China Express (HXA) exercise its options.
March 2015: 2 CRJ900 (15358, B-3371; 15359, B-3372), deliveries.
June 2015: 2 CRJ900 (15368, B-3379; 15369, B-3380), deliveries.
September 2015: CRJ900 (15372, B-3382), ex-(C-GWFQ) delivery.
October 2015: China Express Airlines (HXA) has applied to the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) to launch international service, despite operational difficulties facing Chinese regional carriers.
December 2015: "China Express (HXA) Buys +10 More Bombardier CRJ900s"
by (ATW) Editor Karen Walker, December 31, 2015.
China Express Airlines (HXA) has placed a firm order with Bombardier Commercial Aircraft (BMB) for 10 CRJ900 regional jets, raising its total orders for CRJ900s to 38.
The order exercises options that Chongqing-based, (HXA) had as part of its initial order. To date, 20 CRJ900s aircraft have been delivered.
Bombardier (BMB) said the order announced December 31 was valued at $462.6 million at list prices.
Regional carrier China Express (HXA) launched operations in 2006 and serves 62 cities in China. "(HXA) is committed to providing air services to people in Tier 3 and Tier 4 cities in China. Our mission is to improve the connectivity by air for those communities," China Express (HXA) President, Wu Longjiang said.
"Our 2015 to 2034 Commercial Aircraft Market Forecast expects delivery of some 900 60 to 100-seat airliners to China during the forecast period and the CRJ900 regional jet is proving to be a perfect fit in that market segment," Bombardier (BMB) VP Sales, China & North Asia, Andy Solem said.
February 2016: CRJ900 (15395, B-3118), EX-(C-GICP) delivery.
August 2016: CRJ900LR (15417, B-3229), ex-(C-GWFV) delivery.
January 2017: 2 CRJ900LR (15418, B-3230; 15427, B-3237), ex-(C-GZQL & C-GWFV).
March 2018: 2 CRJ900LR (15442, B-3297; 15445, B-3298), ex-(C-GAIO) deliveries.
May 2018: CRJ900LR (15446, B-3346), ex-(C-GWFV) delivery.
January 2019: A320-214 (8663, B-306X), ex-(B-000Q) delivery.
May 2019: A320-214 (8931, B-007D), delivery.
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HXA-CRJ900 - 2012-02
3 A320-214 (8663, B-306X, EX-(B-000Q), 2019-01; 8663, B-007D, 2019-05).
5 BOMBARDIER CRJ-200LR (CL-600-2B19) (CF34-3B1) (7557, /01 B-3012, 2006-09; 7565, /01 B-3010, 2006-12; 7614, /02 B-3016, 2006-12; 7690, /02 B-3565; 7704, /02 B-7700, 2010-12), (GEF) LEASED, "CHINA EXPRESS" TITLES. 50Y.
35 +8 ORDERS BOMBARDIER CRJ900 NEXTGEN (15282, B-7760l; 15288, B-7691, 2013-01; 15289, B-3360, 2013-04; 15290, B-3361, 2013-05; 15291, B-3362, 2013-06; 15358, B-3371, 2015-03; 15359, B-3372, 2015-03; 15368, B-3379, 2015-065; 15369, B-3380, 2015-06; 15372, B-3382, 2015-09; 15395, B-3118, 2016-02; 15417, B-3229, 2016-08; 15418, B-3230, 2017-01; 15427, B-3237, 2017-01; 15442, B-3297, 2018-03; 15445, B-3298, 2018-03, 15446, B-3346, 2018-05). 84Y.
XIAOJUN HU, CHAIRMAN.
WU LONGJIANG, PRESIDENT.