Uni-Top Airlines

Uni-Top Airlines
IATA ICAO Callsign
UW UTP UNITOP
Founded 2009
Operating bases Wuhan Tianhe International Airport
Fleet size 11
Destinations 3
Parent company Uni-Top Industry Co. Ltd.
Headquarters Wuhan, China
Website unitop-air.com

Uni-Top Airlines Co. Ltd. (Chinese: 友和道通航空) is a cargo airline, based in Wuhan, capital of Hubei province, China. It is a fully owned subsidiary of Uni-top Industrial Corporation from Shenzen.

History

The establishment was started with the approval of CAAC in 2007 and the maiden flight was launched successfully in 2011. Uni-Top were due to fly from May 2009 with services to Shenzhen, Dubai, Bishkek, Almaty and Chennai but was postponed, air freight operations finally began in April 2011.[1]

In late 2013 it was announced that EADS EFW, based at Dresden Airport, Germany, will convert 4 plus 3 options ex China Eastern A300-600 beginning in September 2014. On 20 July 2015, the first A300-600 (MSN 763) made its maiden flight after conversion and was delivered on 27 July 2015.[2]

Destinations

The airline operates out of Kunming, Wuhan and Shenzhen to domestic points as well as countries in South Asia.

On 5 July 2015 a Uni Top 747-200F (B-2462) was commissioned by a private customer to fly 24 elephant calves, captured in the Hwange National Park, from Harare International Airport to Guangzhou Baiyun Airport where the elephants were then delivered to Chimelong Safari Park.

Fleet

As of August 2017, the Uni-top Airlines fleet consists of the following aircraft:[3]

Uni-top Airlines Fleet
Aircraft In Service Orders Passengers Notes
Airbus A300-600R 3 stored, to be converted to freighters
Airbus A300-600RF 4 Cargo 2 stored
Boeing 747-200FSCD 1 Cargo Stored
Total 8

References

  1. UW information
  2. "Global Airline Guide 2017 (Part One)". Airliner World (October 2017): 12.
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