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Air ChinaAir China Limited is abbreviated as "Air China" and its predecessor, the old Air China, was founded in 1988. According to "Civil Aviation System Reform Program" approved and passed by the State Department, in October 2002, the old Air China combined China National Aviation Company and China Southwest Airlines and founded China Aviation Group Company. Based on the joint air transport resources of the three parties, the new Air China Company was founded. On September 30th, 2004, approved by the state-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission of State Council (SASAC) as the main air transport company controlled by China Aviation Group, Air China Limited was founded in Beijing in due form, with 23,000 employees, registered capital of RMB 6.5 billion and the paid-up capital of RMB 9.433 billion. On December 15th, 2004, Air China successfully listed in Hong Kong (HKEx: 0753 and London (trading code: AIRC). With excellent profitability, Air China has made profits for seven consecutive years since 2001, which is the leading position in China Flights industry.Search real-time China Flights

The enterprise logo of Air China is an artistic Phoenix pattern, the Chinese version of "Air China Limited" written by Mr. Deng Xiaoping and its English translation "AIR CHINA". The Phoenix is a divine bird in the ancient Chinese legend as well as the lucky bird adored by Chinese people since ancient times. According to records from "Shan Hai Jing", the phoenix came from an oriental country called Junzi; she flies across the great Kunlun Mountain and over all the oceans; wherever she flies, she brings auspiciousness and peace. The logo of Air China is the phoenix and it also is the artistic transfiguration of the word "VIP". The color is the traditional Chinese red which implies auspiciousness, completion, peace and happiness, and expresses Air China’s sincere passion to serve the society and endless pursue of the safety enterprise. Air China’s corporate culture emphasizes service and transcends its values in the new era. The desire and orientation of Air China is an air company with an international reputation, the connotation of which is to realize four strategic targets of achieving leading competitiveness in the world, continuously developing and steadily increasing profits and providing excellent and unique travel experiences for passengers. Its enterprise spirit emphasizes "serve the world with a warm heart and guide the future by innovation". Its enterprise mission is to "meet the requirements of customers and create mutual values". Its enterprise sense of worth is to "make a high level of service and get the universal approval of the public". Its service notion is "reassurance, satisfaction, easiness, and sensation". The enterprise culture of Air China has expressed its notion of spreading love all over the world and pursuing excellent service quality.

Air China is the only airline company which carries the national flag. It became a member of Star Alliance in December 2007 and it is also the airline partner of the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games. It has the first rank of brand value among domestic airline companies (the world brand laboratory evaluated it RMB 23.523 billion in 2007) and it leads domestic counterparts in passenger and freight air transport and related services. It is known to all that Air China takes the responsibility of special plane task for Chinese national leaders visiting abroad, and foreign leaders and governmental leaders visiting China, which demonstrates the exclusive status as the national flag carrier.. With the headquarters located in Beijing, Air China has several branch companies such as Southwest, Zhejiang Province, Chongqing, Inner Mongolia, Tianjin, Guizhou Province, Tibet and bases in Shanghai and Southern China. It also owns a project technology branch, a business plane branch, Aircraft Maintenance & Engineering Corporation (Ameco Beijing), China International Freight Transport Airline Co. Ltd. and Beijing Air Food Company. Air China also holds shares of Shenzhen Airline and Cathay Pacific Airline. It is the biggest stockholder of Shangdong Aviation Group Co. Ltd., and controlled Macao Airline Co. Ltd. until the end of March 2008. Air China owns 224 Boeing and Airbus planes operates 243 routes covering 28 countries and districts, among which there are 69 international routes, 6 regional routes and 168 domestic routes. It provides more than 6.000 weekly flights and offers 1 million seats. By traveling with Air China, passengers can easily reach 81 domestic destinations and 42 international and regional destinations through its strong and balanced global route network with Beijing as the major hub.

Air China has successfully established cooperative partnership with 20 well-known airlines globally. On December 12th 2007, Air China formally joined Star Alliance, the world's largest airline alliance, which further expands its service to 897 destinations in 160 countries and enables it to offer passengers more convenience and benefits.

nternational Services Operated by CA


Country Short form City
Japan Japan Sendai, Tokyo, Nagoya, Osaka, Hiroshima, Fukuoka
The Republic of Korea Korea Seoul, Pusan
The State of Kuwait Kuwait Kuwait City
The State of Mongolia Mongolia Ulan Bator
The Union of Myanmar Myanmar Rangoon
The Kingdom of Nepal Nepal Katmandu
Palestine Palestine Karachi
Singapore Singapore Singapore
The Kingdom of Thailand Thailand Bangkok, Phuket

Note: China Airlines operates scheduled flights to Hong Kong and Macau


Country Short form City
Australia Australia Sydney , Melbourne

North America

Country Short form City
Canada Canada Vancouver
The United States of America United States New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles


Country Short form City
The Republic of Austria Austria Vienna
The Kingdom of Denmark Denmark Copenhagen
The Republic of Finland Finland Helsinki
The Republic of France France Paris, Milan
The Federal Republic of Germany Germany Frankfurt
The Republic of Italy Italy Rome
The Kingdom of Sweden Sweden Stockholm
The Swiss Confederation Swiss Zurich
The Russia Federation Russia Moscow
The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland The United Kingdom (UK) London

Specialty Services

1. Cargo Service

Extensively distributed computer systems and adequate cargo planes make your goods arrive at the destination timely and safely. The freight computer system has a wide coverage from offices in Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Dalian and Tianjin to offices in New York, Tokyo, Singapore, Frankfurt, and Rome etc. Having four 747-400 passenger-cargo mixed aircrafts and 60 B74, B767, A340, the company is sufficiently able of taking your cargo to the destination universally. Furthermore, the company has the management rights of some international cargo air routes from Beijing, Shanghai to Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York, Chicago, Portland in the USA, Frankfurt in Germany, Paris in France and London of the UK.

Cargos inquire:
Hotline: +86-10-64569990
Inland: +86-10-64599214 / 64593143(fax)
Overseas: +86-10-64599369 / 64599370 / 64599368(fax)

2. Unaccompanied Children

This is a new kind service by Air China which enables children travels without accompanies. Any child from 5 to 12 years old can choose this service which greatly relieves worries and burdens of their parents. Every summer and winter holiday, a large member of children benefit from this service.

3. Phones on the Plane

Inserting the SIM card into the phone on the plane, you can get through anywhere in the world. The charge is counted automatically by a computer system. Designed particularly for airborne use, this kind of phone will not disturb the Hertzian waves when flying.

4. New First Class and Business Class

In order to cater to different customers' needs, Air China has improved the first and business class on Boeing 747 and Air Bus 340. With independent cabin shielded by boards, the first class provides you more private space. The seat, can be leveled, presents you a 190 centimeter-long and 70 centimeter-wide bed for rest. Business Class seat boasts an angle of incidence as high as 170. New entertainment system on both classes includes 10.4-inch TV sets, over 60 films, 98 CDs and series of online games. Besides, you don't have to worry about your notebook PC because 100W-multiple-system power connections make it possible to use it on the plane.

Customer Service

Toll free hotline: 8008101111(only in Beijing)
Complaint call:+86-10-64595912
Website: http://www.airchina.com.cn/en/index.jsp 
(both Chinese and English versions)

China Airlines

 China Southern Airlines (Code: CZ) 
  China Southern Airlines Co. Ltd. is a main air transportation business of China Southern Air Holding Company
   China Eastern Airlines (Code: MU)  
    China Eastern Airlines is one of the three largest state-owned airlines in China. Set up in 1988, the present scale formed by annexing the Northwest Airlines and integrating with Yunnan Airlines.
  China Southwest Airlines(Code: sz)  

 Southwest AirlinesChina Southwest Airlines (CSWA), was established on October 15,1987. It was China's first major airline to abide by the principle of separation of responsibility between administration and enterprise.
    Hainan Airlines (Code: HU)
    Commencing operation in 1993, Hainan Airlines was established by restructuring the former Hainan Provincial Airlines Company.
   Shanghai Airlines (Code: SF) 
     Coming into existence in 1985, Shanghai Airlines aims at building itself into one of the best corporation which will become first choice for customers and of international standard.

 Xiamen Airlines (Code: MF) 
    Xianmen Air is mainly dealing with domestic air passengers' and freight transportation and acting as a business agent in air transportation from Fujian province to other neighbor countries or regions.

   ShandongAirlines(Code: SC)
Accompanied by the vigorous development of China Civil Aviation Shandong Airlines - a new star of aviation, becomes the'Latest-beginning, highest-starlingpoint, and fastest-developing'airline in our country, which is constructed in the shortest time.

Sichuan Airlines(Code: 3U)
Sichuan Airlines Co. Ltd is restructured on the basis of its predecessor. Sichuan Airlines, which was established on September 19, 1986 and began its operation on July 14, 1988.


 Shenzhen Airlines(Code: 4G)
 Shenzhen airlines Co. Ltd, which was called "Shenzhen airlines Co.", in Jan. 2001 changed its name to "Shenzhen airlines Co. Ltd."