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Great Wall Airlines Company Limited is a cargo airline based in Shanghai, People's Republic of China. Launched on 22 June 2006 [1], it was co-owned by China Great Wall Industry Corporation (51%), Singapore Airlines Cargo (25%), and Dahlia Investments (24%), a subsidiary of Temasek Holdings based in Singapore [2]. FedEx DC-10 Cargo airlines (or airfreight carriers, and derivatives of these names) are airlines dedicated to the transport of cargo. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... June 22 is the 173rd day of the year (174th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 192 days remaining. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... Singapore Airlines Cargo (SIA Cargo), the fully owned subsidiary of Singapore Airlines and incorporated in 1 July 2001, is the worlds third biggest cargo airline in terms of international freight tonne kilometres (FTK). ... Temasek Holdings is the investment arm of the Singapore government and owned 100% by the Ministry of Finance. ...

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History

The airline launched its first flight from Shanghai to Amsterdam on 1 June 2006 with an initial frequency of six flights per week, becoming the first local-foreign partnership airline to take flight in China [3]. Flights to Singapore, Chennai and Mumbai were planned to be launched next [4]. Nickname: Motto: Heldhaftig, Vastberaden, Barmhartig (Valiant, Determined, Compassionate) Location of Amsterdam Coordinates: Country Netherlands Province North Holland Government  - Mayor Job Cohen (PvdA)  - Aldermen Lodewijk Asscher Hennah Buyne Carolien Gehrels Tjeerd Herrema Maarten van Poelgeest Marijke Vos  - Secretary Erik Gerritsen Area [1][2]  - City 219 km²  (84. ... June 1 is the 152nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (153rd in leap years), with 213 days remaining. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... “Madras” redirects here. ... “Bombay” redirects here. ...


The airline suspended operations on 18 August 2006. The United States filed sanctions among the airlines due to a suspicious activity for supplying Iran with nuclear supplies. All aircraft were returned to Singapore Airlines Cargo.[citation needed] August 18 is the 230th day of the year (231st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... Singapore Airlines Cargo (SIA Cargo), the fully owned subsidiary of Singapore Airlines and incorporated in 1 July 2001, is the worlds third biggest cargo airline in terms of international freight tonne kilometres (FTK). ...


On 13th December 2006, it was announced that sanctions against Great Wall Airlines had been lifted, and that the airline would resume service in February 2007. The airline has resumed scheduled services to Amsterdam (six times weekly), Incheon (six times weekly) and Mumbai/Chennai (three times weekly).


As of April 30th, Great Wall Airlines have also launched scheduled service to Manchester, UK via Amsterdam (two times weekly).


Fleet

As of March 2007 the Great Wall Airlines fleet includes [1] : 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the Anno Domini era. ...

The airline operates two Boeing 747-400 freighters, on lease from Singapore Airlines Cargo. The aircraft were returned to Singapore Airlines Cargo and operated in a SIA Cargo/Great Wall hybrid livery when operations were suspended. Upon resumption of flight operations, the aircraft returned to Shanghai in full Great Wall Airlines livery.[citation needed] The Boeing 747, commonly nicknamed the Jumbo Jet, is among the most recognizable jet airliners, and is among the largest passenger airliners. ... The Boeing 747-400 is the latest passenger model of the Boeing 747 in service and will remain the largest commercial airliner in service until the introduction of the Airbus A380 in 2007. ...


As of April 2007 a third 747-400 was introduced[2]


References

  1. ^ Flight International, 3-9 October 2006
  2. ^ Aerotransport.org

 
 

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