Dalian Airlines launches new domestic services, receives fifth aircraft

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Chinese carrier Dalian Airlines launched five new domestic services in recent months, using Boeing 737-800 aircraft.

On 16 May, the carrier started daily Dalian-Shanghai Pudong and Dalian-Hangzhou-Xiamen services. The airline also launched daily Dalian-Beijing, Dalian-Tianjin-Shenzhen and Dalian-Hefei-Changsha services on 27 April.

In April, Dalian Airlines received a Boeing 737-800, with registration B-5197 and serial number MSN 36811, increasing its fleet size to five aircraft.

Flightglobal's Ascend Online fleets database shows that the 737 was delivered to Air China in January 2009, before being transferred to Dalian Airlines in April 2013. Tianlang Leasing owns the aircraft.

Flag carrier Air China owns 80% of the airline, while Dalian Free Trade Zone owns the rest. The airline began commercial operations on 31 December 2011, and has plans to operate 20 aircraft by 2015.