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Encyclopedia > Grand China Express Air
Grand China Air
IATA
GS
ICAO
GDC
Callsign
GRAND CHINA
Founded 2004
Fleet size 29
Destinations
Parent company Grand China Air Company Limted
Headquarters Tianjin, People's Republic of China
Key people

Grand China Express Air is a start-up regional airline based in Tianjin, People's Republic of China. It operates domestic passenger and cargo services with effect from May 2007.[1] IATA airline designators, sometimes called IATA reservation codes, are two-character codes assigned by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) to the worlds airlines in accordance with the provisions of Resolution 762. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with ICAO airline code. ... Most airlines employ a distinctive and internationally recognised call sign that is normally spoken during airband radio transmissions as a prefix to the flight number. ... A holding company is a company that owns enough voting stock in another firm to control management and operations by influencing or electing its board of directors. ...   (Chinese: ; Pinyin: ; Postal map spelling: Tientsin) is one of the four municipalities of China. ... An Airbus A380 of Emirates Airline An airline provides air transport services for passengers or freight. ...   (Chinese: ; Pinyin: ; Postal map spelling: Tientsin) is one of the four municipalities of China. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ...


History

The airline was established in 2004 as the vehicle to merge the major aviation assets of Hainan Airlines, Xinhua Air, Chang'an Airlines and Shanxi Airlines, and received its operating licence from the Civil Aviation Administration of China in 2007.[2] Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... CHH redirects here. ... Changan Airlines is an airline based in Xian, Shaanxi, the Peoples Republic of China. ... Shanxi Airlines is an airline based in the Peoples Republic of China. ... Known by the acronym CAAC, with the official name of General Administration of Civil Aviation of China (中国民用航空总局, pinyin Zhongguo Renyong Hangkong Zongju). ...


The airline was launched in May 2007 with a 29-strong fleet of 32-seat Dornier 328-300 jets. This makes it the country's largest regional airline, initially operating on 78 routes linking 54 cities. By 2012, it intends to fly on more than 450 routes linking at least 90 cities, taking more than 90% of the domestic regional aviation market.[3] The airline is owned by HNA Group (80%) and Hainan Airlines (20%).[1] The Fairchild-Dornier 328 family of commuter airliners is comprised of several related models, all based upon the basic turboprop-powered 328. ... 2012 (MMXII) will be a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... CHH redirects here. ...


Fleet

The Grand China Express Air fleet includes (at May 2007)[3] : Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ...

  • 29 Dornier 328-300

The airline intends to purchase 50 Embraer ERJ 145 and 50 Embraer E-190 aircraft.[3] The Fairchild-Dornier 328 family of commuter airliners is comprised of several related models, all based upon the basic turboprop-powered 328. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The Embraer E-Jets are a series of narrowbody, twin-engined, medium range, jet airliners, produced in Brazil. ...


References

  1. ^ a b "Directory: World Airlines", Flight International, 2007-04-03, p. 87. 
  2. ^ Travel Daily News 17 April 2007
  3. ^ a b c CNN 16 May 2007

 
 

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