Tibet Airlines

Last updated

Tibet Airlines
བོད་ལྗོངས་མཁའ་འགྲུལ།
西藏航空
TibetAirlinesLogo.png
IATA ICAO Callsign
TVTBATIBET
Founded2010
Hubs
Fleet size35
Destinations24
Parent company Air China
Headquarters Lhasa, Tibet Autonomous Region
Key peopleLiu Yanping, General Manager
Website http://www.tibetairlines.com.cn

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.

Contents

History

Tibet Airlines was approved by the Civil Aviation Administration of China in March 2010. [2] It originally ordered three Airbus A319 airliners, [3] 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. [4] 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. [5]

The first international flight of Tibet Airlines was launched on 1 July 2016, connecting Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport and Samui Airport in Thailand. [6] 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. [7]

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. [8]

Corporate affairs

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), [9] in Lhasa, Tibet Autonomous Region. [10] [11] It also has an office in Chengdu. [9]

Destinations

Tibet Airlines Airbus A319 Tibet Airlines Airbus A319 Jordan.jpg
Tibet Airlines Airbus A319
Tibet Airlines Airbus A330 B-1047@PEK (20180319133008).jpg
Tibet Airlines Airbus A330
Country (State/Province)CityAirportNotesRefs
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 [12]
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
Finland Helsinki Helsinki Airport
Nepal Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport [13]
Russia (Krasnodar Krai) Sochi Sochi International Airport [12]
Thailand (Surat Thani) Ko Samui Samui Airport [14]

Fleet

As of September 2019, Tibet Airlines fleet consists of the following aircraft: [15] [16]

Tibet Airlines fleet
AircraftIn ServiceOrdersPassengersNotes
CWYTotal
Airbus A319-100 2418120128
Airbus A320-200 68150158
Airbus A330-200 5 [17] 1232235279 [18]
Total351

Related Research Articles

Air China Flag carrier of the Peoples Republic of China

Air China Limited is the flag carrier and one of the major airlines of the People's Republic of China, with its headquarters in Shunyi District, Beijing. Air China's flight operations are based primarily at Beijing Capital International Airport. In 2017, the airline carried 102 million domestic and international passengers with an average load factor of 81%.

Sichuan Airlines Co., Ltd. is a Chinese airline based in Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport in Chengdu, Sichuan Province, and is the largest airline in western China, operating mainly scheduled domestic and international flights out of Chengdu Shuangliu Airport, Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport and Kunming Changshui International Airport.

China Southwest Airlines was an airline with its head office on the property of Shuangliu Airport in Shuangliu County, Chengdu, Sichuan, People's Republic of China. On 28 October 2002, China Southwest Airlines was merged into Air China.

Shenzhen Baoan International Airport international airport in Shenzhen, China

Shenzhen Bao'an International Airport is the airport serving Shenzhen, Guangdong Province. It is located on the east bank of the Pearl River near Huangtian and Fuyong villages in Bao'an District, and is 32 km (20 mi) northwest of the city center. It is a hub for Shenzhen Airlines and Shenzhen Donghai Airlines and for cargo airline SF Airlines, and a focus city for China Southern Airlines and Hainan Airlines. The airport also serves as an Asian-Pacific cargo hub for UPS Airlines. The airport is undergoing major expansions with a second runway completed and opened in 2011 and a new terminal which opened in 2013.

Zhengzhou Xinzheng International Airport airport in Peoples Republic of China

Zhengzhou Xinzheng International Airport is the principal airport serving Zhengzhou, the capital of Henan province, China.

Spring Airlines airline

Spring Airlines Co., Ltd. is a low-cost carrier with its headquarters in the Homeyo Hotel in Changning District, Shanghai, China. While the company adopted the English name "Spring Airlines", the Chinese name literally means "Spring Autumn Airlines".

Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport international airport in Sichuan, China

Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport is the major international airport serving Chengdu, the capital of Sichuan province, China. Located about 16 kilometres (10 mi) southwest of downtown Chengdu to the north of Shuangliu District, Shuangliu airport is an important aviation hub for Western China. Shuangliu Airport is one of the two core hubs for Air China, together with Beijing, as well as the main hub and headquarters for Sichuan Airlines and Chengdu Airlines. China Eastern Airlines, China Southern Airlines, Shenzhen Airlines, Lucky Air and Tibet Airlines also have bases at Shuangliu Airport.

Hangzhou Xiaoshan International Airport international airport serving Hangzhou, China

Hangzhou Xiaoshan International Airport is the principal airport serving Hangzhou, a major city in the Yangtze River Delta region and the capital of Zhejiang Province, China. The airport is located on the southern shore of Qiantang River in Xiaoshan District and is 27 km (17 mi) east of downtown Hangzhou. Architecture firm Aedas designed Hangzhou Xiaoshan International Airport.

Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport international airport serving Chongqing, China

Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport is located in Yubei District, Chongqing, People's Republic of China. The airport's IATA Airport code, CKG, is derived from the city's former romanized name, Chungking. Jiangbei airport is also a 128-hour transit visa-free airport for foreigners from many countries. It was awarded first place in the "Best Airport in the 25–40 Million Passenger Size" category by Airports Council International in 2017 and again in 2018.

Harbin Taiping International Airport airport

Harbin Taiping International Airport is the international airport serving Harbin, Heilongjiang province. The airport handled 20,431,432 passengers in 2018, making it the 20th busiest airport in mainland China.

Lhasa Gonggar Airport airport serving Lhasa, Tibet

Lhasa Gonggar Airport is the airport serving Lhasa, the capital city of the Tibet Autonomous Region, China. It is about 62 kilometres (39 mi) southwest of the city in Gyazhugling, Gonggar County of Shannan. The airport is close to the road to Tsetang, the seat of Nêdong District and the capital of Shannan.

Mianyang Nanjiao Airport airport in Peoples Republic of China

Mianyang Nanjiao Airport is an airport serving the city of Mianyang in Sichuan Province, China. It is located in the southern suburbs of Mianyang, 10 kilometers from the city center.

Shijiazhuang Zhengding International Airport airport in Hebei, Peoples Republic of China

Shijiazhuang Zhengding International Airport is the primary airport serving Shijiazhuang, the capital of Hebei province, China. The airport is the hub for Hebei Airlines and a focus city for both China United Airlines and Spring Airlines. It is also the sole airport in China that Antonov An-225 can operate.

Dazhou Heshi Airport airport in Peoples Republic of China

Dazhou Heshi Airport is an airport serving Dazhou, Sichuan province, China. It used to be called Daxian Airport.

West Air (China) Domestic airline in China

West Airlines Co. Ltd., operating as West Air, is a low-cost airline based in New North Zone, Chongqing, China, operating a scheduled passenger network to domestic and international destinations out of its hub, Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport. 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.

Kunming Changshui International Airport airport

Kunming Changshui International Airport is the primary airport serving Kunming, the capital of Yunnan Province, China. The airport is located 24.5 km (15.2 mi) northeast of the city center in a graded mountainous area about 2,100 m (6,900 ft) above sea level. The airport opened at 08:00 (UTC+8) on June 28, 2012, replacing the old Kunming Wujiaba International Airport, which was demolished. As a gateway to Southeast and South Asia, Changshui Airport is a hub for China Eastern Airlines, Kunming Airlines, Lucky Air, Sichuan Airlines and Ruili Airlines.

Shuangliu District District in Sichuan, Peoples Republic of China

Shuangliu District is one of 11 urban districts of the prefecture-level city of Chengdu, the capital of Sichuan Province, Southwest China. The district covers 1032 square kilometers and has a population of approximately 920,000. It is the home of Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport, the fourth busiest airport in China. Shuangliu District is rapidly being urbanized by the growth of Chengdu and the airport's recent expansion. The district is bordered by the prefecture-level cities of Ziyang to the southeast and Meishan to the south.

Lhasa Airport Expressway

The Lhasa Airport Expressway, officially the Lhasa to Gonggar Airport Expressway, also shortened to the Lagong Expressway is an expressway that links Lhasa Gonggar Airport to the city center of Lhasa, the capital of the autonomous region of Tibet, China. The expressway is designated as S1, however this designation is unsigned, and signposts on the expressway simply refer to it as the Airport Expressway.

Sichuan Airlines Flight 8633 14 May 2018 aviation accident

Sichuan Airlines Flight 8633 was a flight from Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport to Lhasa Gonggar Airport on 14 May 2018, which was forced to make an emergency landing at Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport after the cockpit windshield failed. The aircraft involved was an Airbus A319-100. The incident has been adapted into the 2019 film The Captain.

Norbu Dondrup is an ethnic Tibetan politician of China. He is the Executive Vice Chairman of Tibet Autonomous Region and a member of the Standing Committee of the CPC Tibet Autonomous Region Committee.

References

  1. "Hainan Airlines set to establish Chengdu base". ch-aviation . 22 January 2017. Retrieved 23 January 2017.
  2. "Tibet Airlines to take off next year: state media". The Independent . London. 27 June 2010. Retrieved 14 August 2011.
  3. "Start-up Tibet Airlines to take three A319s". Flight Global . 19 August 2010. Retrieved 14 August 2011.
  4. "Tibet Airlines to start routes to Europe". People's Daily Online . 25 August 2010. Retrieved 14 August 2011.
  5. "Tibet Airlines keen to start operations in India". The Times Of India . 27 February 2011. Retrieved 14 August 2011.
  6. "Tibet Airlines Schedules International Debut in July 2016". Routes Online. 24 June 2016. Retrieved 16 February 2017.
  7. "Tibet Airlines confirms its long-haul debut at World Routes". Routes Online. 25 September 2016. Retrieved 16 February 2017.
  8. https://www.finavia.fi/en/newsroom/2019/new-long-distance-route-asia-tibet-airlines-will-commence-flights-jinan-china
  9. 1 2 联系我们. Tibet Airlines. Retrieved 17 October 2012. 注册地址: 西藏自治区拉萨市经济技术开发区阳光新城A2-2-2-1(邮编:851400)" and "成都保障区:成都双流国际机场股份有限公司综合保障区(西区)7栋3楼(邮编:610202) (Archive)
  10. "Tibet Airlines to be launched in May; first flights due mid 2011". People's Daily Online . 15 April 2010. Retrieved 14 August 2011.
  11. "Tibet Airlines will launch its operations with the A319". Airbus. 19 August 2010. Retrieved 14 August 2011.
  12. 1 2 Elliott, Mark (3 August 2016). "Tibet Airlines plans first European flights". Travel Daily Media. Retrieved 8 August 2016.
  13. "Tibet Airlines adds Nepal service from March 2017". Airlineroute. 6 February 2017. Retrieved 6 February 2017.
  14. "Tibet Airlines adds international routes from Xi'An from late-Aug 2017". routesonline. Retrieved 15 August 2017.
  15. "Global Airline Guide 2019 (Part One)". Airliner World (October 2019): 11.
  16. "Tibet Airlines Fleet Details and History". planespotters.net. 23 August 2018. Retrieved 23 August 2018.
  17. 西藏航空第二架空客A330飞机 顺利抵达拉萨. CARNOC.COM. 18 February 2017. Retrieved 22 March 2017.
  18. "Tibet Airlines Takes Delivery of Brand New A330 Aircraft". www.chinaaviationdaily.com. Retrieved 23 May 2017.