Photos © R.Leeuw
McDonnell-Douglas MD-82 B-2105 (c/n 49428 / 1241) is seen here at Beijing International Airport (17Jul02) while taxiing for take off.
The fleet includes Dalian & Jilin division & joint-venture (with local goverments) companies: Beiya Airlines (Sanya) & Swan Airlines (Harbin). Both joint-venture companies are reservation and code-sharing companies. All flights are in China Northern Airlines-colors and are operated under CJ-flight numbers.
The fleet in 2002 consisted of a wide variety of aircraft: Yunshuji Y5 (44), Yunshuji Y7-100(C) (10), McDonnell-Douglas MD-82 (24), McDonnell-Douglas MD-90 (13), Airbus A300-622R, some helicopters and some Airbus A321s on order.
By the end of 2002 it became known that China Northern Airlines would merge into China Southern Airlines. It seems to me, for the area covered, a name change would be in order...
Fleet info: JP Airline Fleets 2002/2003