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ESTABLISHED IN 1990. DOMESTIC, SCHEDULED, 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.
AUGUST 1996: OWNED BY CHINESE FLIGHT TEST ESTABLISHMENT. REGIONAL SERVICES TO THE TOURIST CENTERS OF ZHEJIANG PROVINCE, ON CHINA'S SOUTHEAST COAST. (CNAC) OWNS 100%.
PROVINCIAL AIRLINE OPERATING TRUNK AND SECONDARY SERVICES FROM HANGZHOU, IN ZHEJIANG PROVINCE.
SEPTEMBER 1996: 3 ORDERS A320'S, TO REPLACE TU-154M'S.
NOVEMBER 1996: (CASC) ALLOCATED 3 A320'S (CFM56-5B4) TO ZHEJIANG AIRLINES (ZHE).
AUGUST 1997: 1 +1 ORDER (1997-10) A320-214 (CFM56-5A) (707), (GUI) LEASED.
OCTOBER 1997: 1 A320-214 (CFM56-5B4) (724), (GUI) LEASED.
APRIL 1998: OWNED BY CHINA EASTERN AIRLINES (CEA) AND GOVERNMENT OF ZHEJIANG.
OCTOBER 1998: A320-214 (CFM56-5B4/P) (876) DELIVERY.
DECEMBER 1998: A320-214 (921) DELIVERY.
APRIL 1999: SITA: HGHXYZJ.
DECEMBER 1999: "C" CHECK MAINTENANCE CONTRACT TO (GAMECO) (GUN), FOR 2 A320'S.
1ST 9 MONTHS = 64.02 MILLION (RPK) (PASSENGER TRAFFIC), 1.24 MILLION (FTK) (FREIGHT TRAFFIC), 630,000 PASSENGERS (PAX).
APRIL 2000: (http://www.zjair.com).
SEPTEMBER 2000: 1 A320-232 (CFM56-5B4/P) (1296, B-2210) DELIVERY.
MARCH 2001: 3 ORDERS (2002-01) A319 (CFM56), (TCI) LEASED.
MAY 2001: ZHEJIANG AIRLINES (ZHE) IS EXPECTED TO MERGE WITH AIR CHINA (BEJ) AND CHINA SOUTHWEST AIRLINES (XIN).
JANUARY 2002: 3 A319-112'S, (TCI) LEASED.
FEBRUARY 2002: GOVERNMENT FINALLY OK'S CONSOLIDATION OF CHINA'S AVIATION, WITH MERGER OF 9 (CAAC) CONTROLLED OPERATORS, INTO 3 GROUPS: CHINA SOUTHERN AIRLINES (GUN), AIR CHINA (BEJ), AND CHINA EASTERN AIRLINES (CEA), WHO HAVE 80% OF DOMESTIC MARKET: (GUN), TO INCLUDE CHINA NORTHERN AIRLINES (SHY) & XINJIANG AIRLINES (XIJ), WITH LARGEST FLEET OF 180 AIRPLANES, 50.1 BILLION YUAN ($6.05 BILLION) ASSETS, & >34,000 EMPLOYEES; (BEJ), TO INCLUDE CHINA SOUTHWEST AIRLINES (XIN) & CHINA NATIONAL AIRLINES, FOR FLEET 118 AIRPLANES, 56.05 BILLION YUAN, & >20,300 EMPLOYEES; & (CEA), TO INCLUDE CHINA NORTHWEST AIRLINES (CNW) & YUNNAN AIRLINES (YUN), FOR FLEET OF 118 AIRPLANES, 47.3 BILLION ASSETS, & >25,000 EMPLOYEES.
April 2002: Main Base: Hangzhou airport (HGH).
Parent organization/shareholders: China Eastern Airlines (CEA), & Zhejiang Provincial Government.
June 2002: A319-112 (1753), Tyco (TCI) leased.
October 2002: (CAAC) announced the formation of 6 aviation groups: Air China Group (China National Aviation Holding Company); China Eastern; China Southern; China Aviation Oil Group; China Aviation Information Group; and China Aviation Equipment Group. These groups will operate independently. The (CAAC) no longer owns the state-owned assets of these groups, and will not take responsibility for their operating losses. The (CAAC) cuts its economic ties with these companies, and retreats to functioning only as an industry regulator. The assets of the 3 consolidated airline groups, comprise 80% of the industry's total assets. Their strength and ability to compete internationally, has been significantly enhanced through this restructuring. (ZHE) will be under the China National Aviation Holding Co (new Air China (BEJ) group).
April 2003: (GAMECO) (GUN) signed a maintenance contract with Air China Zhejiang Airlines (ZHE) to perform "4C"/"5Y" checks for 3 A320's starting in September.
Parent organization/shareholders: China Eastern Airlines (CEA) (100%); & Zhejiang provincial government.
July 2003: A319-132 (2000, B-6022), Air China (BEJ) wet-leased. Will be operated on high-density routes linking the eastern cities of Hangzhou and Wenzhou with Xiamen, Fuzhou, and Guangzhou in the south, Changsha, Chengdu, and Chongqing in the west, and the northern cities such as Beijing, Dalian, and Qingdao.
August 2003: Air China (BEJ) has completed its merger with China Southwest Airlines (XIN) and Zhejiang Airlines (ZHE).
A319-132 (2015, B-6024), (BEJ) wet-leased.
December 2004: Air China (BEJ) raised $1.06 Billion in the launch of its Initial Public Offering (IPO) in a market that was buoyed by oil prices retreating from record highs and the bullish rise of air travel in China. The (IPO) was for 2.8 Billion shares representing 31% of the airline at HK$2.98/$0.38 each. Cathay Pacific (CAT) bought 905 Million shares or 32.3% of the offering for HK$2.69 Billion. Air China (BEJ) who recently took over China Southwest Airlines (XIN), & Zhejiang Airlines (ZHE) under the country's consolidation policy, has a 35% share of China's 20 busiest routes and 51.3% of its international market.
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.
September 2014: On September 27, the Zhejiang Branch of Air China (ZHE) took delivery of the 1st Airbus A321 equipped with Sharklets, with a brand new airplane, registration number (B-1877) landing smoothly at Hangzhou Xiaoshan International Airport (HGH). The newly introduced A321 expands the branch company' fleet size to 28, and also boosts capacity for the airline.
The Airbus A321 is the largest member of the A320 Family. Sharklets are made from light-weight composites and are 2.4 m tall. They offer operators up to -4% fuel burn reduction on longer range sectors and provide the flexibility of either adding an additional 100 nm range or increased payload capability of up to 450 kgs.
(ZHE)'s A321 features a 2-class configuration with 16F 1st class seats and 159Y economy class seats. This new airplane will be deployed on Beijing - Shanghai Express routes during the upcoming National Day Holiday.
December 2014: At 2:50 pm on December 22, Hangzhou Xiaoshan International Airport (HGH) welcomed its 3 millionth inbound & outbound passenger this year, marking a new milestone for the airport in traffic performance.
The outstanding milestone was reached when passenger Mr Deng Zhijie arrived at (HGH) by Dragonair (DRG) flight KA620 from Hong Kong. To mark the occasion, Hangzhou International Airport Company, Ltd held a grand ceremony in Terminal A. As the lucky passenger, Mr Deng Zhijie was presented with a memorial certificate.
The company President Shen Jian said it means that (HGH) has become the 4th domestic airport with 3 million of annual international & regional passenger throughput following Shanghai Pudong International Airport (PVG), Beijing Capital International Airport (PEK) and Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport (CAN). And he added, "It is a significant milestone not only for (HGH) but also for Hangzhou civil aviation history."
The airport is expected to handle around 25.55 million passengers by the end of the year, up +15.3% year on year, listing on the 2nd place among domestic airports in terms of passenger traffic growth. The full-year cargo volume is estimated to reach 398,000 tonnes, up +8.2% over a year earlier, with annual airplane movements climbing +12.2% to 214,000. By the end of 2014, the international & regional passenger throughput will amount to 3.08 million, with an increase of +13.7% year on year.
Currently, the airport is connected with 34 international and regional destinations by 33 domestic and foreign airlines, covering 16 countries and regions of the world, and forming an international (regional) route network which radiates E Asia, SE Asia, NE Asia, as well as connecting Europe and Africa. Every week, about 420 international & regional flights depart and land at (HGH).
What's more, (HGH) will open a new non-stop route to Los Angeles or Vancouver in North American next year, with more flights to E Asia and SE Asia, the airport said.
July 2015: Air China (BEJ)'s Zhejiang Branch (ZHE) took delivery of the 30th 1st Airbus A320 aircraft at Hangzhou Xiaoshan International Airport (HGH) on July 1, 2015.
(ZHE)'s A320 features a 2-class configuration with 16F 1st class seats and 159Y economy class seats. Currently, Air China Zhejiang (ZHE) owns an all-Airbus (EDS) fleet of 30 aircraft, including 12 A319s, 10 A320s and 8 A321s.
On the same day, the branch company launched a new international service to Osaka, Japan, followed by its Hangzhou (HGH) to Taipei, Wenzhou to Taipei, Hangzhou to Seoul, Hangzhou to Jeju, and Hangzhou to Bangkok routes.
The new Hangzhou to Taipei service is now available on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays, which will be enhanced to 4x-weekLY from September 25. The outbound flight is scheduled to take off from (HGH) at 9:10 am and arrive in Osaka at 12:20 pm, with the return flight leaving Japan at 1:20 pm and landing in Hangzhou at 3:00 pm (all local time).
In addition, Air China (BEJ) is set to add more flights on its Hangzhou to Bangkok route starting end September, which is expected to be daily service before this year's Chinese Lunar Year Holiday. (ZHE) also plans to open Hangzhou to Ibaraki service, to facilitate business and tourism travel.
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ZHE-A321-200 WITH SHARKLETS - 2014-09
4 A319-132 (CFM56-5B6/P) (1654; 1679), (TCI) LEASED, (B-2225), 2002. 1753, 2002-06. 8F, 114Y.
3 A319-132 (V2500) (2000, /03 B-6022; 2007, /03 B-6023; 2015, /03 B-6024), (BEJ) WET-LEASED. 8C, 120Y.
5 A320-214 (CFM56-5B4/P) (707, 24, /97; 876, 921, /98) (B-2376), 8F, 150Y.
4 A320-214 (CFM56-5B4/P) (724), (GEH) LEASED (1054), 8F, 150Y.
1 A320-232 (CFM56-5B4/P) (1296, B-2210), 2000-09.
7 A321-200, WITH SHARKLETS.
1 A321-200 (B-1877), WITH SHARKLETS 2014-09. 16F, 159Y.
3 BOMBARDIER DASH 8-301 (PW123) (108, /88; 116, /89; 194, /90), 54Y.
WANG KAI YUAN, PRESIDENT (2000-11), EX-(CAC). (CEO), CHINA NATIONAL AVIATION HOLDING CO (2002-10).
MA XU LUN, EXEUTIVEC VP, PLANNING & DEVELOPMENT, INFO TECHNOLOGY (IT) CENTER (2002-10).
CAPTAIN ZU ZHEN FA, VP FLIGHT OPERATIONS CHINA NATIONAL AVIATION HOLDING CO (2002-10).
CAPTAIN GAO DIAN BANG, CHIEF PILOT, CHINA NATIONAL AVAITION HOLDING CO (2002-10).
ZHANG XUE REN, VP & GENERAL MANAGER, AIR CHINA CARGO COMPANY.
MA KUI LIANG, VP ENGINEERING & MAINTENANCE, (AMECO) & AVIATION EQUIPMENT COMPANY (2002-10).
LUO QIANG, PRESIDENT (ZHE).
SUN YU DE, VP & GENERAL MANAGER (ZHE) (2002-10).