West Air (China)

West Air
IATA ICAO Callsign
Founded 2007
Commenced operations 2010
Hubs Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport
Alliance U-FLY Alliance
Fleet size 30
Destinations 43
Company slogan Life Flight All Can Be Easy(我爱轻飞行)
Parent company Hainan Airlines
Headquarters Chongqing, China
Website www.westair.cn

West Airlines Co. Ltd. (simplified Chinese: 西部航空责任公司; traditional Chinese: 西部航空責任公司; pinyin: Xībù Hángkōng Zérèn Gōngsī), operating as West Air, is a low-cost airline based in New North Zone, Chongqing, China,[1] operating a scheduled passenger network to 18 domestic destinations out of Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport and one international one to Changi Airport in Singapore.[2] The company was established in March 2006 by its parent company Hainan Airlines, with the launch of scheduled services on 14 July 2010. The airline is one of the four the founding members of the U-FLY Alliance.

On 4 February 2016, West Air launched its inaugural international flight between Chongqing and Singapore.[3][4]


West Air serves 40 destinations, with Singapore the only market outside of China.[5]

Terminated route
City IATA ICAO Airport Began Ended Refs
AksuAKUZWAKAksu AirportPresent
BeijingPEKZBAABeijing Capital International AirportPresent
ChongqingCKGZUCKChongqing Jiangbei International Airport[Hub]Present
DalianDLCZYTLDalian Zhoushuizi International AirportPresent
DaochengDCYZUDCDaocheng Yading Airport
4 June 2018
FuzhouFOCZSFZFuzhou Changle International AirportPresent
GuangzhouCANZGGGGuangzhou Baiyun International AirportPresent
GuilinKWLZGKLGuilin Liangjiang International AirportPresent
GuiyangKWEZUGYGuiyang Longdongbao International AirportPresent
HaikouHAKZJHKHaikou Meilan International AirportPresent
HefeiHFEZSOFHefei Xinqiao International AirportPresent
[6] [9]
HohhotHETZBHHHohhot Baita International AirportPresent
JinanTNAZSJNJinan Yaoqiang International AirportPresent
KorlaKRLZWKLKorla AirportPresent
KunmingKMGZPPPKunming Changshui International AirportPresent
LhasaLXAZULSLhasa Gonggar AirportPresent
NanjingNKGZSNJNanjing Lukou International AirportPresent
NanningNNGZGNNNanning Wuxu International AirportPresent
OsakaKIXRJBBKansai International Airport
12 June 2017
QingdaoTAOZSQDQingdao Liuting International AirportPresent
SanyaSYXZJSYSanya Phoenix International AirportPresent
SapporoCTSRJCCNew Chitose Airport
12 June 2017
ShanghaiPVGZSPDShanghai Pudong International AirportPresent
ShigatseRKZZURKShigatse Peace Airport
24 August 2018
SingaporeSINWSSSSingapore Changi Airport
4 February 2016
TianjinTSNZBTJTianjin Binhai International AirportPresent
WenshanWNHZPWSWenshan Puzhehei AirportPresent
WenzhouWNZZSWZWenzhou Yongqiang AirportPresent
WuhanWUHZHHHWuhan Tianhe International AirportPresent
XiamenXMNZSAMXiamen Gaoqi International AirportPresent
XishuangbannaJHGZPJHXishuangbanna Gasa AirportPresent
ZhangjiajieDYGZGDYZhangjiajie AirportPresent
ZhengzhouCGOZHCCZhengzhou Xinzheng International AirportPresent
[6] [9]
ZhuhaiZUHZGSDZhuhai Jinwan AirportPresent


As of 31 December 2017, the West Air fleet consists of the following aircraft:[14]

West Air Fleet
Aircraft In Service Orders Passengers Notes
Airbus A319-100 4 144
Airbus A320-200
Nine aircraft fitted with 186 seats.
Airbus A320neo 1 3
Total 30 3

Fleet History

West Air has previously operated the following aircraft:

Loyalty programs

The Fortune Wings Club is the loyalty program for West Air and its sister airlines, including Capital Airlines, Tianjin Airlines, Grand China Air, Grand China Express, Hainan Airlines, Hong Kong Airlines, Hong Kong Express and Lucky Air. Membership benefits include air ticket redemption and upgrade; VIP members have additional privileges of dedicated First or Business Class check in counters, lounge access, bonus mileage and extra baggage allowance.[15]


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  15. "Fortune Wings Club". Fortune Wings Club. Retrieved 1 August 2009.
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