Beijing Capital Airlines dates back to 1995, when it came into existence as Deer Jet Airlines. Known in short as Capital Airlines, this Chinese low-cost carrier is a subsidiary of Hainan Airlines. Its fleet consists entirely of Airbus jets, the makeup of which we shall now examine.
According to data from ch-aviation.com, the present Capital Airlines fleet consists of 75 aircraft. All of these are twinjets from European manufacture Airbus, although there is a degree of variety when it comes to their cabin layouts. Indeed, Capital Airlines operates both narrowbody and widebody Airbus jets, with 11 examples of the latter type in its fleet.
All of these are examples of the A330 family, with the majority (seven aircraft) belonging to the A330-200 variant. Of these, five are presently active, and they have an average age of nine years old. Four are fitted with a 222-seat configuration, consisting of 186 economy and 36 business class seats. Other setups include 260 (242+18) and 264 (246+18) seats.
Capital Airlines’ remaining four A330s are examples of the larger -300 version. Three of these are currently active, and their average age is somewhat younger, at just 4.3 years old. Two examples seat 306 passengers across 288 economy and 18 business class seats. The other pair have 303 seats, comprising a 279-seat economy section and 24 business class flatbeds.
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The Airbus A320neo family
Moving onto Capital Airlines’ narrowbody aircraft, the youngest of these belong to the next-generation Airbus A320neo family. It operates slightly fewer examples of this series than the aforementioned A330, totaling 10 aircraft. Of these, seven are examples of the standard A320neo. Each of these seats 180…