|Parent company||Air China|
|Headquarters||Lhasa, Tibet Autonomous Region|
|Key people||Liu Yanping, General Manager|
Tibet Airlines (Tibetan : བོད་ལྗོངས་མཁའ་འགྲུལ།, Wylie : bod ljongs mkha' 'grul; Chinese : 西藏 航空 ; pinyin : Xīzàng Hángkōng , abbreviated Chinese:藏航; pinyin:Zàngháng) is an airline with its corporate headquarters and registered office in Lhasa, Tibet Autonomous Region, and operates scheduled domestic flights out of Lhasa Gonggar Airport.
Tibet Airlines was approved by the Civil Aviation Administration of China in March 2010.It originally ordered three Airbus A319 airliners, receiving its first aircraft on 2 July 2011.
The airline commenced its inaugural route from Lhasa Gonggar Airport to Ngari Gunsa Airport on 26 July 2011 and began flights to Beijing and Shanghai later that year. The airline also announced plans to start direct flights to Europe by 2016.In February 2011, The Times of India reported that the airline was interested in starting operations in India and other countries in South and South East Asia.
The first international flight of Tibet Airlines was launched on 1 July 2016, connecting Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport and Samui Airport in Thailand.In September 2016, the airline confirmed that they had received permission to launch service to the Black Sea resort of Sochi from Sanya via Chengdu, starting in 2017.
On 8 January 2019 Finnish airport operator Finavia announced that Tibet Airlines will open a new route between Jinan, Shandong Province and Helsinki, Finland in April 2019. The route is to be operated twice weekly with Airbus A330 equipment.
The airline has its head office and its registered office in the Lhasa Economic and Technological Development Zone (simplified Chinese :拉萨市经济技术开发区; traditional Chinese :拉薩市經濟技術開發區; pinyin :Lāsà Shì Jīngjì Jìshù Kāifāqū), in Lhasa, Tibet Autonomous Region. It also has an office in Chengdu.
|China||Beijing||Beijing Capital International Airport|
|China (Sichuan)||Chengdu||Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport||Hub|
|China||Chongqing||Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport|
|China (Qinghai)||Golmud||Golmud Airport|
|China (Guizhou)||Guiyang||Guiyang Longdongbao International Airport|
|China (Hainan)||Haikou||Haikou Meilan International Airport||Terminated|
|China (Zhejiang)||Hangzhou||Hangzhou Xiaoshan International Airport|
|China (Yunnan)||Kunming||Kunming Changshui International Airport|
|China (Gansu)||Lanzhou||Lanzhou Zhongchuan International Airport|
|China (Tibet)||Lhasa||Lhasa Gonggar Airport||Hub|
|China (Sichuan)||Mianyang||Mianyang Nanjiao Airport|
|China (Jiangsu)||Nanjing||Nanjing Lukou International Airport|
|China (Tibet)||Nyingchi||Nyingchi Mainling Airport|
|China (Tibet)||Qamdo||Qamdo Bangda Airport|
|China (Hainan)||Sanya||Sanya Phoenix International Airport|
|China||Shanghai||Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport|
|China (Guangdong)||Shenzhen||Shenzhen Bao'an International Airport|
|China (Tibet)||Shigatse||Shigatse Peace Airport|
|China (Tibet)||Shiquanhe||Ngari Gunsa Airport|
|China (Shanxi)||Taiyuan||Taiyuan Wusu International Airport|
|China||Tianjin||Tianjin Binhai International Airport|
|China (Hubei)||Wuhan||Wuhan Tianhe International Airport|
|China (Fujian)||Xiamen||Xiamen Gaoqi International Airport|
|China (Qinghai)||Xining||Xining Caojiabao International Airport|
|China (Sichuan)||Yibin||Yibin Caiba Airport|
|China (Ningxia)||Yinchuan||Yinchuan Hedong International Airport|
|China (Qinghai)||Yushu City||Yushu Batang Airport|
|China (Henan)||Zhengzhou||Zhengzhou Xinzheng International Airport||Terminated|
|Nepal||Kathmandu||Tribhuvan International Airport|
|Russia (Krasnodar Krai)||Sochi||Sochi International Airport|
|Thailand (Surat Thani)||Ko Samui||Samui Airport|
As of September 2019 [update] , Tibet Airlines fleet consists of the following aircraft:
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