China Central Airlines

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Central Airlines (also known as Zhongzhou Airlines) is a cargo carrier based in China. China Central Airlines Co Ltd was established with a registered capital of CNY150 million (USD22 million). China Central Airlines confirmed it was awarded its air operator’s certificate (AOC) from CAAC Central and Southern Administration on 26-Apr-2020.

On 10-May-2020, China Central Airlines commenced commercial operations with the launch of Zhengzhou-Shenzhen service with Boeing 737-300F. The carrier received approval to operate Zhengzhou-Wuxi-Quanzhou/Shenzhen/Haikou services.
On 18-May-2022, CAAC stated China Central Airlines filed an application to change its main operating base airport from Zhengzhou Xinzheng International Airport to Haikou Hainan Meilan International Airport.
The airline successfully relocated its headquarters to Haikou Hainan Meilan International Airport in Aug-2022 and is the first carrier with a full cargo main base in the Hainan Province.

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