China Southwest Airlines

China Southwest Airlines
IATA ICAO Callsign
Founded 15 October 1987
Ceased operations 28 October 2002 (merged with Air China)
Fleet size 46
Headquarters Shuangliu Airport
Chengdu, Sichuan Province, People's Republic of China

China Southwest Airlines (CSWA, simplified Chinese: 中国西南航空公司; traditional Chinese: 中國西南航空公司; pinyin: Zhōngguó Xīnán Hángkōng Gōngsī) was an airline with its head office on the property of Shuangliu Airport in Shuangliu County, Chengdu, Sichuan, People's Republic of China.[1] On 28 October 2002, China Southwest Airlines was merged into Air China.


China Southwest Airlines' main hub was at Chengdu Shuangliu, Sichuan Province and its secondary hub was in Chongqing. It was the only airline flying to Lhasa until 2002. Although most routes from its hubs Chengdu and Chongqing were domestic, it also flew to Bangkok, Chiangmai, Kathmandu, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, Osaka and Seoul.


China Southwest Airlines Boeing 757-200

China Southwest Airlines operated a fleet of Boeing 737-300, Boeing 737-600, Boeing 737-800, Boeing 757-200 and Airbus A340-300 aircraft.

Incidents and accidents

See also


  1. "World Airline Directory." Flight International. 1–7 April 1998. 57. "Shuangliu Airport, Chengdu, 610202, Sichuan, China"
  2. "Aircraft accident Ilyushin 18D B-222 Chongqing Airport". Retrieved 2012-08-09.

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