FORMED IN 1993. SUBSIDIARY OF CHINA SOUTHERN AIRLINES (GUN). (GUN) OWNS 60%. SCHEDULED, DOMESTIC, PASSENGER, JET AIRPLANE SERVICES.
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.
China is a country in E Asia, the world's 3rd largest country by area (after Russia and Canada) and the largest by population. It is bordered on the N by the Republic of Mongolia and Russia, on the NE by Russia and N Korea, on the E by the Yellow Sea and the E China Sea, on the S by the S China Sea, Vietnam, Laos, Myanmar (formerly Burma), India, Bhutan, and Nepal, on the W by Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Tajikistan, and on the NW by Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan. China includes >3,400 offshore islands. The total area of China is 9,571,300 sq km/3,695,500 sq mi, not including Hong Kong, Macau, and land under the control of the Republic of China on Taiwan. The capital of China is Beijing; the country's most populous urban center is Shanghai.
JULY 1993: 3 737-3YO'S, (GUI) LEASED, EX-CHINA SOUTHERN AIRLINES (GUN).
JUNE 1995: EXPANDED INTERNATIONAL SERVICES TO KUALA LUMPUR (KUL), MALAYSIA
APRIL 1996: NEW ROUTES TO MANILA & SINGAPORE.
CAPTAIN ZHENG EN RONG, GENERAL MANAGER & (CEO) (ALSO DIRECTOR MAINTENANCE & ENGINEERING).
JULY 1996: MUCH OF SHANTOU'S POPULATION IS OF THAI DESCENT WHICH EXPLAINS THIS MONTH'S STRONG SALES TO BANGKOK.
STARTED IMPLEMENTING GENERAL POLICIES & PROCEDURES MANUAL. COMPLETES (TCAS) INSTALLATION ON ALL AIRPLANES.
CHEN SHAO BO PROMOTED FROM SUPERVISOR QUALITY ASSURANCE, TO DEPUTY MANAGER MAINTENANCE & ENGINEERING. SHI ZHI SEN (EX-CNW) PROMOTED TO SENIOR ENGINEER AIRPLANE SYSTEMS. JIANG WEI LIANG PROMOTED TO ENGINEER AIRPLANE & POWER PLANT SYSTEMS REPORTING TO YANG PENG, SENIOR ENGINEER AIRPLANE & POWER PLANT SYSTEMS.
TO RECEIVE 4TH 737-300 (PS846), EX-CHINA SOUTHERN AIRLINES (GUN). (GUN) HOLDING UP DELIVERY OF (PS846).
NOVEMBER 1996: APPLIED FOR INCREASED OPERATING HOURS. WITHOUT THIS INCREASE, THE AIRLINE WILL NOT GROW AND/OR ADD PROFIT BEYOND CURRENT LEVELS. THIS INCLUDES ADDING FLIGHTS FOR FREIGHT OPERATIONS.
LIU YING HONG SENIOR AIRPLANE SYSTEMS ENGINEER PASSED AWAY AFTER FIGHTING CANCER FOR LAST 8 MONTHS.
SEPTEMBER 1997: LONG TERM GOAL IS TO GAIN INDEPENDENCY FROM CHINA SOUTHERN AIRLINES (GUN). AVERAGE 80 - 85% LF. SINCE RETURN OF HONG KONG TO CHINA, TICKET SALES TO/FROM THIS LOCATION HAVE DROPPED DRAMATICALLY -18 - 20%. FREIGHT DROPPED -5%.
DECEMBER 1997: 1996 = 750,000 PASSENGERS (PAX).
JUNE 1999: ACCDT: (SHT) 737-3YO (2087-24918, B-2525) WRITTEN OFF (W/O) AFTER LANDING ACCIDENT = NO INJURIES.
OCTOBER 1999: ALL AIRPLANES ARE PAINTED IN CHINA SOUTHERN AIRLINES (GUN) COLOR SCHEME.
JANUARY 2000: 1 737-3YO (26068, B-2539), EX-YUNNAN AIRLINES (YUN), CHINA SOUTHERN AIRLINES (GUN) WET-LEASED.
SEPTEMBER 2000: PARENT CHINA SOUTHERN AIRLINES (GUN) URGES ITS 4 AFFILIATED AIRLINES: SHANTOU AIRLINES (SHT), GUIZHOU AIRLINES (GIZ), XIAMEN AIRLINES (XIA), AND ZHUHAI AIRLINES (ZHU), TO APPLY (GUN) LOGO AND COLORS TO THEIR AIRPLANE FLEETS. ALSO, ALL 4 AIRLINES MANAGEMENT TO BE CENTRALIZED BY (GUN) SOON.
April 2003: Parent organization/shareholders: China Southern Airlines (GUN) (60%).
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 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 5 years had amounted to only +CNY10 billion.
January 2014: At 6:00 pm on January 18, a Boeing 737-800 (B-1920) landed in Jieyang Chaoshan International Airport (SWA) and joined the fleet of Shantou Airlines (SHT), an affiliate of China Southern Airlines (GUN). This is the 11th Boeing airplane introduced by Shantou Airlines (SHT) since 2012, which was put into operation on January 19 with its maiden flight on the Yiwu - Zhengzhou route.
Shantou Airlines (SHT) will operate 14 737-800 airplanes with >2,300 seats, providing enough capacity during the Spring Festival travel rush. This year, the (SWA)-based Shantou Airlines (SHT) arranged about 2,285 flights for the travel peak, including 132 extra flights on domestic routes and 84 extra ones on international routes covering Bangkok, Singapore, Incheon, Hanoi, Phnom Penh, Phuket, Angkor, Da Nang, Cheongju and other tourist destinations in SE Asia.
January 2017: 737-86N (41265, B-1920) delivery.