22-Nov-2011 11:24 AM

Dalian Airlines receives preliminary approval for AOC

Air China’s start-up Dalian Airlines' application for its Air Operator's Certificate (AOC) has received (21-Nov-2011) preliminary approval from CAAC Northeast Regional Administration. Details of the start-up carrier are as follows:

  • Name: Dalian Airlines;
  • Operating base: Dalian Zhoushuizi International Airport;
  • Registered capital: CNY1000 million (USD156 million);
  • Business scope: Domestic air passenger and cargo transportation and related services;
  • Ownership: Air China (80%) and Dalian Baoshui Zhengtong Co (20%);
  • Business applications:
    • Signed contract with Dalian Free Trade Zone for office space;
    • Received approval from CAAC to introduce three B737-800 aircraft including two owned;
    • Signed airport operations agreement with Dalian Airport;
    • Officially registered with ICAO and assigned the code CCD by China’s Air Traffic Control, Air China has also agreed to allow Dalian Airlines to operate under its CA code;
    • Air China has agreed to transfer 122 of its employees including 28 pilots to the start-up;
    • Appointed current Shenzhen Airlines vice president Liu Jianping as its president and current Air China flight operations vice president as its VP.