NingXia Cargo Airlines (HT, Yinchuan) has completed its AOC certification with the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) in time for a September launch.

Quoting local media outlets, China's WCARN news says the freight start-up's fleet of three ex-Loong Air (GJ, Hangzhou) B737-300(F)s - B-2954 (msn 27518), B-2949 (msn 27372), and B-2584 (msn 25891) - will exit the paint shop in August.

Ningxia plans to operate domestic and international freight flights using a fleet of B737s and B747s. In the long term, it hopes to expand its fleet to fifty aircraft plying a route network that encompasses China, Asia, the Middle East, and Europe.