Sichuan Airlines Co., Ltd. which was established on September 19, 1986 and began its operation on July 14, 1988，is an airline based in Chengdu, Sichuan in the People's Republic of China. It is a regional airline operating mainly scheduled domestic services. Its main base is Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport (CTU), Chengdu, with a hub at Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport (CKG).
The company has consistently made profits for eight years. As the domestic air transportation market becomes increasingly competitive, it is continuously exploiting new markets and seeking every possibility both inside and outside China.
Apart from obtaining the economic benefits, the company has been strongly advocating its unique enterprise culture principle of Sincerity, Kindness, Beauty and Love, hoping to improve the environment by cultivating common values on a basis of mutual understanding among the company’s staff, the passengers and the individuals in society.
In August 2002 it was reorganized and the Sichuan Airlines Group, which is owned by the provincial government, became the major shareholder (40%). The other shareholders are China Southern Airlines (39%), Shandong Airlines (10%), Shanghai Airlines (10%) and Gingko Restaurant (1%). It employs 1,844 staff. It has entered into partnerships with numerous domestic and international airlines supplying passenger or cargo transportation services that suit all requirements.
Highly Qualified Staff
All the staff is striving to promote the airline to be amongst the leaders providing quality services. The management has successfully built up a model suitable for its own development, and established a set of effective methods and procedures to guarantee flight safety. It has created a series of service brands of unique characteristics and developed a well-established system of marketing networks, financial and operational management. It has cultivated a group of well-trained, professional dedicated flight crews, maintenance, operational control and management teams. The company has a total of more than 1800 employees, 80% of whom are technical and administrative personnel with a high education background.
The fleet consists of 22 modern aircraft, including A320 series and Emb-145 manufactured by Airbus industries and EMBRAER respectively. The company has opened more than 130 domestic routes that link some 40 cities forming an air transport network with a spread over 200,000 kilometers.