ianjin Airlines Company Limited (hereinafter referred to as Tianjin Airlines) is based in Tianjin, the economic center of Bohai Rim. Aggressively serving development of regional economic construction and committed to providing easy and convenient air travelling service for passengers, Tianjin Airlines emerges as a new force in China’s civil aviation market.
The corporate identity of Tianjin Airlines is Jingwei bird, an artistical deformation of Chinese mythical image. Bathing in morning sunlight, Jingwei bird flutters and soars high over the waves, which embodies rising status of the city and perseverant urban spirit of the citizens. On June 8th, 2009, Tianjin Airlines was established with co-investment from HNA Group company Ltd, Tianjin Duty-free Zone Investment Company Ltd and Hainan Airlines Co., Ltd. Through years of exploration and expansion, Tianjin Airlines has gradually become regional airlines of industrial influence, as well as one of the fastest growing and most dynamic airlines in China’s civil aviation history.
As an aviation enterprise co-established by Tianjin government and HNA Group, Tianjin Airlines owns a young and deluxe fleet. The total number of airplanes is 77, mainly consisting of A320, E190 and ERJ145. A320 adopts a cabin layout of 144 economy class seats and 8 business class seats, in order to make larger legroom and better comfort. E190 removes middle seats and lays two seats abreast on either side in a row, in order to make a more spacious cabin. E190 rivals comfort of large wide-body airplanes. ERJ145, a mature regional airplane type in the world, is featured by its mobility and flexibility. The comfort of ERJ145 matches Boeing 737 and is honored as ‘luxury air bus ’.
Tianjin Airlines has already built a regional route network with 6 hubs, Tianjin, Xi’an, Hohhot, Urumqi, Nanning and Guiyang. The routes are covering whole country and neighboring countries. Tianjin Airlines has opened two international (regional) routes including Tianjin=Hong Kong and Tianjin=Ulan Bator. From Tianjin hub, there are almost 40 routes to cities such as Sanya, Wuhan, Nanjing, Qingdao, Ningbo, Xiamen, Hohhot, Wenzhou, Xi’an and Nanning. From Hohhot hub, there are almost 20 routes to cities such as Chifeng, Dalian, Shenyang, Ordos, Ji’nan, Wenzhou, Harbin, Taiyuan, Nanchang, Tianjin, Yantai and Changchun. From Xi’an hub, there are almost 20 routes to cities such as Baotou, Urumqi, Ordos, Hefei, Fuzhou, Wenzhou, Hohhot, Lanzhou, Jiayuguan, Nanjing, Nanning, Haikou and Qingdao. There are also over 50 routes from hubs of Urumqi, Nanning and Guiyang. In 2011, Tianjin Airlines has altogether opened 137 domestic and international routes to more than 80 cities. The annual passenger volume has reached over 6 million person-times.
Since establishment, Tianjin Airlines has been keeping a good flight safety record. Tianjin Airlines owns a highly skilled, experienced and well-trained pilot team, as well as a professional and standardized maintenance team, both laying a solid foundation for rapid development of the company.
In October, 2010, Tianjin Airlines was authorized by Embraer as first Asian E-jets service center.
In 2011, Tianjin Airlines successfully passed IOSA (IATA Operation safety Audit) and officially became an IATA member. This event marks the safety operation and management of Tianjin Airlines has reached international standards. Tianjin Airlines is engaged in meeting overall needs of passengers and keeps this promise as its service tenet.
The cabin crew of Tianjin Airlines is outstanding for their freshness and beauty. Holding to service concept of “make travelling convenient, warm and fashionable” and aiming to build a brand image of“all ways with you”, Tianjin Airlines is committed to providing humanized air-ground support service and after-sale tracking service, which has received unanimous acclaim from passengers.
With excellent operating quality and outstanding service quality, Tianjin Airlines was awarded ‘Best Regional Airlines of the Year’ by Center for Asia Pacific Aviation (CAPA) in 2009, ‘Best Domestic Regional Airlines of China’ and ‘World 4-star Airlines’ by SKYTRAX in 2011. Tianjin Airlines has become the youngest 4-star airlines in global civil aviation industry.
In initial days, route network of Tianjin Airlines mainly covers remote and less developed area in Northwest, North, Northeast and South-central China. Consequently, Tianjin Airlines has made extraordinary contributions to development of the West, rejuvenation of old industrial bases in Northeast and boost of red tourism.
The establishment of Tianjin Airlines has largely rebalanced trunk and regional route network and played an important role in China’s civil aviation development, especially regional civil aviation. Tianjin Airlines always remembers and fulfills its commitments by actively participating in charitable events, as a way of return to society.
As localized airlines with Tianjin characteristics, Tianjin Airlines takes root in Tianjin and serve the whole country, building a certain number of “air corridors” for external commerce and culture exchange of Tianjin. Tianjin Airlines has gradually brought extraordinary brand effect over Bohai Rim. Therefore, it is honored as air business card of Tianjin.
Based on philosophy of “take root in Tianjin, serve the nation”, Tianjin Airlines sticks to a regionalized and localized way of operation and endeavors to become an aviation enterprise group serving development of regional economic construction.
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