- IATA Code
- ICAO Code
- Corporate Address
- Tianjin Airlines Company Limited
Binhai International Airport Airport Building
China (People's Republic of)
- Main hub
- Tianjin Airport
- Business model
- Association Membership
- Codeshare Partners
- Hainan Airlines
Established in 2004, Tianjin Airlines is a regional airline based in Tianjin, China, part of the Hainan Airlines Group. The carrier operates scheduled passenger and cargo services within China and to Hong Kong and Mongolia from its main base at Tianjin Binhai International Airport.
Location of Tianjin Airlines main hub (Tianjin Airport)
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China's HNA Group, of Hainan Airlines, invests in Africa World Airlines, third new start-up in Ghana
Chinese aviation is entering a new phase with the country's HNA Group, which includes Hainan Airlines and Hong Kong Airlines, making the first notable investment in a foreign passenger airline. HNA is taking a stake in Africa World Airlines, a start-up in Ghana that intends to launch low-cost operations this year, joining a crowded field in the West African nation that includes Starbow Airlines and Sir Stelios-backed FastJet, currently operating as Fly540, and incumbent Antrak Air.
Management at Africa World Airlines will be seconded from HNA carriers. HNA takes a long-term view towards investments, which with airlines can sometimes produce inefficiencies, as HNA seeks to build scale ahead of profitability. Africa World intends to start domestic operations modestly, with two Embraer ERJ145LRs, and then expand regionally, across Africa and beyond.
The plan is long term, and therefore consistent with HNA strategy, even if immediate short-term gains are not achieved.
Embraer continues to be successful in selling the E-190 in China over the indigenous ARJ21 regional jet, but it continues to fail in repeated attempts to open a Chinese E-190 assembly line.
As the international airline industry evolves from a heavily protected, government-run activity into a commercial hybrid, individual airlines are confronted by massive challenges, each of them unique to the company concerned. At the same time, the industry overall remains constantly at risk from any number of external threats.
The CAAC has come out with an extraordinary prediction this month: Chinese airlines will nearly double their fleet size to as many as 5,000 aircraft by 2015. In the shadows of a major international air show on home soil, one might expect some bullish sentiment from the hosts. But the comment, by CAAC Head Li Jiaxiang, that the nation's domestic carriers will have an expected combined fleet of 4,800-5,000 aircraft in just five years (from 2,600 at present) is a breathtaking assessment. Even if it's only 50% accurate, aircraft manufacturers big and small are in for a bonanza.
China’s fragmented airline industry is undergoing a shakeup. Merger and acquisition activity is intense – probably more so than any other aviation market in the world. In the space of a few short years, the majority of China’s second tier airlines have, at least partially, become owned or controlled by one of the "Big Three" carriers and/or HNA Group, as consolidation accelerates in China. In this report, CAPA reviews what’s fuelling the feeding frenzy and who the targets are.
China's airlines were the first to experience difficulties during the recent downturn, stemming from a series of external events and natural disasters in China from early 2008. But they have been the first to recover, reporting spectacular growth rates from mid-2009 to the present.