Airlines in China

Tianjin Airlines

Tianjin Airlines is headquartered in Tianjin, China.   They operate domestic scheduled passenger and cargo flights out of Tianjin Binhai International  Airport.

The airline was established in  2004 in an effort to merge the major aviation assets of Hainan Airlines, China Xinhua Airlines, Chang An Airlines and Shanxi Airlines, and received its  operating licence from the Civil  Aviation Administration of China in  2007.Scheduled flights were launched  under the brand name Grand  China Express Air, using 29-32 seat Fairchild  Dornier 328JET aircraft. At that time, the company was China's largest  regional airline, operating on 78 routes linking 54 cities. On 10 June 2009,  the company name was changed to Tianjin  Airlines. As of August 2011, 63 destinations are served  (excluding those operated on behalf of Hainan Airlines), though by 2016,  the airline intends to fly on more than 450 routes linking at least 90  cities, taking more than 90% of the domestic regional aviation market.

In mid-2015, Tianjin Airlines  signed a contract for 22 Embraer aircraft (20 Embraer 195s and 2 Embraer 190-E2s). It is part of a  larger agreement made in 2014 for 40 aircraft, the remaining 18 to be  approved by the Chinese authorities. The first Embraer 195 will be delivered  later in 2015 and the first Embraer 190-E2 in 2018.   The airline plans to launch international  long-haul services with A330 aircraft to serve destinations in Europe, North  America and southeast Asia.

They operate the following fleet:




B737-400 (cargo)...4