Tibet Air prepares for July launch

11:16, February 22, 2011      

Email | Print | Subscribe | Comments | Forum 

The first airplane of Tibet Airlines is about to be available for use in Hamburg, Germany on July 7, confirmed Liu Yanping, the general manager of Tibet Airlines, on Feb. 21. The first flight of Tibet Airlines will be ready to take off in the same month.

Tibet Airlines Co., Ltd. was approved by the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) in March last year. It has registered capital of 280 million RMB, or 41 million U.S. dollars. About 143 million is from Tibet Autonomous Region Investment Co., which holds a 51 percent stake.

Currently Tibet Air aims at expanding its fleet to 20 aircraft within five years.

Established in May last year, Tibet Airlines Co., Ltd. mainly offers domestic air passenger flights and freight delivery, with its headquarters at Lhasa Gonggar Airport in Lhasa, the capital of Tibet Autonomous Region.

By Li Yancheng, People's Daily Online


  • Do you have anything to say?


Special Coverage
  • Survey for 2011 NPC and CPPCC Sessions
  • Focus On China
Major headlines
Editor's Pick
  • World's longest articulated bus makes debut in Brazil
  • U.S. House Republican unveils budget blueprint
  • NBA: Sacramento Kings downs Huston Rockets 104-101
  • NBA: New York Knicks upset Toronto Raptors 131-118
  • Grammy winner Ricky Martin promotes 'Music + Soul + Sex' tour in Mexico
  • Amazing Body Worlds &Cycle of Life exhibition fascinates visitors in NY
Hot Forum Dicussion