Lucky Air

Lucky Air
祥鹏航空公司
IATA ICAO Callsign
8L LKE LUCKY AIR
Founded July 2004
Hubs Kunming Changshui International Airport
Secondary hubs Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport
Frequent-flyer program Fortune Wings Club
Alliance U-FLY Alliance
Fleet size 45
Destinations 115
Parent company Hainan Airlines Group
Headquarters Kunming, Yunnan, China
Key people Ma Guohua (Chairman)
Website http://www.luckyair.net/
Lucky Air
Chinese 祥鹏航空公司

Lucky Air (Chinese: 祥鹏航空公司; pinyin: Xiángpéng Hángkōng Gōngsī) is a low cost carrier based in the Xiángpéng Hángkōng Dàshà (S: 祥鹏航空大厦, T: 祥鵬航空大廈) in Kunming, Yunnan, China.[1][2] The airline started with flights between Dali and Kunming and Xishuangbanna and Kunming, and expanded soon to other areas of China and added international routes as well. Its base is Kunming Changshui International Airport.[3] The airline is one of the four founding members of the U-FLY Alliance.

History

The airline was established in July 2004 as a start-up airline known as Shilin Airlines.

In July 2004 it was reported that Hainan Airlines was investing 2.93 million yuan and providing three Dornier aircraft to the new company. An affiliate of Hainan Airlines, Shanxi Airlines, was investing 47.07 million yuan and providing a Boeing and a de Havilland Canada Dash 8 aircraft and Yunnan Shilin Tourism Aviation Co. would invest 1 million yuan.[4]

On 23 December 2005, Shilin Airlines was renamed Lucky Air. It started operations with a flight between Kunming and Dali within Yunnan on 26 February 2006.

The airline is owned by Hainan Airlines, Shanxi Airlines and Yunnan Shilin Tourism Aviation. It has 263 employees (at March 2007).[3]

The airline is one of the four founding members of the U-FLY Alliance, which is the world's first alliance of low-cost carriers. It formed in January 2016 by HK Express, Lucky Air, Urumqi Air, and West Air. Lucky intends to deploy 787-9s to Europe and North America by the end of 2016.[5]

Destinations

Lucky Air has expanded its network rapidly. By now, it covers 51 domestic cities, 8 foreign cities and 2 regional cities.

Country City IATA ICAO Airport Notes Refs
 Brunei DarussalamBandar Seri BegawanBWNWBSBBrunei International Airport
 ChinaBaotouBAVZBOWBaotou Airport
 ChinaBeijingPEKZBAABeijing Capital International Airport
 ChinaChengduCTUZUUUChengdu Shuangliu International AirportHub
 ChinaChongqingCKGZUCKChongqing Jiangbei International Airport
 ChinaDaliDLUZPDLDali Airport
 ChinaDalianDLCZYTLDalian Zhoushuizi International Airport
 ChinaDatongDATZBDTDatong Yungang Airport
 ChinaDiqingDIGZPDQDiqing Shangri-La Airport
 ChinaFuzhouFOCZSFZFuzhou Changle International Airport
 ChinaGanzhouKOWZSGZGanzhou Huangjin Airport
 ChinaGuilinKWLZGKLGuilin Liangjiang International Airport
 ChinaGuiyangKWEZUGYGuiyang Longdongbao International Airport
 ChinaHaikouHAKZJHKHaikou Meilan International Airport
 ChinaHangzhouHGHZSHCHangzhou Xiaoshan International Airport
 ChinaHefeiHFEZSOFHefei Xinqiao International Airport
 ChinaHohhotHETZBHHHohhot Baita International Airport
 ChinaHuai'anHIAZSSHHuai'an Lianshui Airport
 ChinaJinanTNAZSJNJinan Yaoqiang International Airport
 ChinaKunmingKMGZPPPKunming Changshui International AirportHub
 ChinaLanzhouLHWZLLLLanzhou Zhongchuan International Airport
 ChinaLijiangLJGZPLJLijiang Sanyi International AirportHub
 ChinaLuzhouLZOZULZLuzhou Lantian Airport
 ChinaMangshiLUMZPLXDehong Mangshi Airport
 ChinaMianyangMIGZUMYMianyang Nanjiao AirportHub
 ChinaNanchangKHNZSCNNanchang Changbei International Airport
 ChinaNanjingNKGZSNJNanjing Lukou International Airport
 ChinaNanningNNGZGNNNanning Wuxu International Airport
 ChinaNingboNGBZSNBNingbo Lishe International Airport
 ChinaPu'erSYMZPSMPu'er Simao Airport
 ChinaQingdaoTAOZSQDQingdao Liuting International Airport
 ChinaSanyaSYXZJSYSanya Phoenix International Airport
 ChinaShanghaiSGXZSSSShanghai Hongqiao International Airport
 ChinaShanghaiPVGZSPDShanghai Pudong International Airport
 ChinaShantouSWAZGOWJieyang Chaoshan International Airport
 ChinaShenzhenSZXZGSZShenzhen Bao'an International Airport
 ChinaTaiyuanTYNZBYNTaiyuan Wusu International Airport
 ChinaTengchongTCZZUTCTengchong Tuofeng Airport
 ChinaTianjinTSNZBTJTianjin Binhai International Airport
 ChinaUrumqiURCZWWWÜrümqi Diwopu International Airport
 ChinaWenzhouWNZZSWZWenzhou Longwan International Airport
 ChinaWuhanWUHZHHHWuhan Tianhe International Airport
 ChinaXiamenXMNZSAMXiamen Gaoqi International Airport
 ChinaXi'anXIYZLXYXi'an Xianyang International Airport
 ChinaXishuangbannaJHGZPJHXishuangbanna Gasa International Airport
 ChinaXuzhouXUZZSXZXuzhou Guanyin International Airport
 ChinaYichangYIHZHYCYichang Sanxia Airport
 ChinaYichunYICZSYCYichun Mingyueshan Airport
 ChinaZhengzhouCGOZHCCZhengzhou Xinzheng International AirportHub
 ChinaZhuhaiZUHZGSDZhuhai Jinwan Airport
 IndonesiaDenpasarDPSWADDNgurah Rai International Airport
 MalaysiaKuala LumpurKULWMKKKuala Lumpur International Airport
 MalaysiaPenangPENWMKPPenang International Airport
 PhilippinesCebuCEBRPVMMactan–Cebu International Airport
 RussiaMoscowDMEUUDDMoscow Domodedovo Airport
 TaiwanTaipeiTPERCTPTaoyuan International Airport
 ThailandBangkokBKKVTBSSuvarnabhumi Airport
 ThailandKoh SamuiUSMVTSMSamui Airport
 ThailandPhuketHKTVTSPPhuket International Airport
 VietnamPhu QuocPQCVVPQPhu Quoc International Airport

Fleet

The Lucky Air fleet includes the following aircraft as of December 2017:[6]

Lucky Air fleet
Aircraft In Service Orders Passengers Notes
C Y Total
Airbus A319-100 3 8 120 128
Airbus A320-200 8 8 150 158
Airbus A330-300 2 2 32 260 292 2 to be sourced from Hainan Airlines.[7]
24 279 303
Boeing 737-700 13 8 120 128
148 148
Boeing 737-800 21 8 156 164
Boeing 737 MAX 8 4[8]
TBA
Deliveries from 2018 and 2019.
Total 46 6

References

  1. "联系我们 Archived 25 August 2012 at the Wayback Machine.." Lucky Air. Retrieved on 26 August 2012. "云南省昆明市春城路296号祥鹏航空大厦"
  2. "KunMin Office." [sic] Hainan Airlines. 10 November 2007. "#204 Chuncheng Road, Kunming (left to the Honghe Hotel)"
  3. 1 2 "Directory: World Airlines". Flight International. 3 April 2007. p. 107.
  4. People's Daily 29 July 2004
  5. "Global Airline Guide 2017 (Part One)". Airliner World (October 2017): 11.
  6. https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/picture-lucky-air-receives-first-widebody-in-long-h-435078/
  7. https://www.ch-aviation.com/portal/news/57566-chinas-lucky-air-to-add-four-b737-max-8s

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