The first 767-300, B-2562, was leased from Malev and was followed by N800CZ leased from CIT Leasing and a pair leased from Canadian Airlines (B-2561/64). In March 1994 the last pair joined – B-2565 and 2566 leased from ILFC. B-2564 had been delivered to Canadian as C-GSCA in May 1991 and was returned to them in 1998. She still serves with Canadian’s successor Air Canada. The 767s were used on major trunk routes as well as international destinations such as Bangkok and Singapore from Beijing, Shanghai and Hangzhou. From April 1996 China Southern’s 767 fleet was gradually wound down as they were replaced by higher capacity 777s.
The 777-200s have been gradually replaced by new A330s and 77Ws. All of the ERs have been returned to their lessors or were stored towards the end of 2014. The two newest leased aircraft have gone to Nordwind Airlines of Russia where B-2070 is now VP-BJF. The four older less capable 777-21Bs are still in service but are up for sale, though it is unlikely they will fly with another airline.
All timetable images are from the collection of David Zekria at http://www.timetableimages.com/ttimages/cz.htm
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