| 2012 (cargo)
29 December 2013 (passenger)|
Loong Air (simplified Chinese: 长龙航空; traditional Chinese: 長龍航空; pinyin: Chánglóng Hángkōng) is a Chinese airline with its headquarters in the Loong Air Office Building on the property of Hangzhou Xiaoshan International Airport in Xiaoshan District, Hangzhou, Zhejiang. Its main hub is in Hangzhou. Approved by the Civil Aviation Administration of China, it started domestic services in 2013. On 25 September 2013, the airline signed a memorandum of understanding with Airbus for the purchase of 20 Airbus A320 twin-engined aircraft.
The company's full name is Zhejiang Loong Airlines Co. Ltd. It was originally a cargo airline named CDI Cargo Airlines (simplified Chinese: 长龙国际货运航空有限公司; traditional Chinese: 長龍國際貨運航空有限公司; pinyin: Chánglóng Guójì Huòyùn Hángkōng Yǒuxiàn Gōngsī), which started services in 2012 with one Boeing 737-300F freighter.
Loong Air Wikipedia
Loong Air serves the Chinese domestic market with Hangzhou as its hub. Its first flight started on 29 December 2013 from Hangzhou to Chongqing and Hangzhou to Shenzhen.
As of June 2015
The Loong Air fleet consists of the following aircraft (as of October 2016):
* The airline has an MoU with Airbus for the purchase of 11 Airbus A320ceo and 9 Airbus A320neo.
** The airline has a letter of intent with Bombardier for the purchase of 20 C-Series CS100.