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Air China is the flag carrier of the People's Republic of China with its headquarters in the Shunyi District, Beijing. Air China was established and commenced operations in July 1988, this was a result of the Chinese government's decision to split China's operating divisions into six separate airlines; Air China, China Eastern, China Southern, China Northern, China Southwest and China Northwest.
Air China's primary hub airport is Beijing Capital International Airport, although they have two other main hubs in Chengdu and Shanghai. Air China operates 322 routes, including 82 international, 15 regional and 225 domestic routes. These destinations include Beijing, Shenzhen, Baiyun, Shanghai, Jinan, Xiaoshan, Liuting, Xiamen, Tinahe, San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York City, London, Copenhagen, Paris, Rome, Madrid and many others. 
Air China has codeshare agreements with many airlines including Air Canada, Air Macau, Air New Zealand, Austrian Airlines, Cathay Pacific, South African Airways, Shenzehn Airlines, Singapore Airlines, Tibet Airlines, United Airlines amongst many others.
Air China joined the Sky Alliance - the world's largest global airline alliance. The Sky Alliance has two tiers of their reward's program, Silver and Gold, with incentives including upgrades and priority boarding. The Sky Alliance now has 27 members operating with a combined fleet of over 4,000 aircraft serving more than 1,000 airports in over 190 countries. Between all of the airlines, the alliance serves over 18,000 daily departures flights combined.
28th March 2017
Air China commences summer/autumn flight schedule, effective form 26th March 2017.
The new schedulde includes 102 international routes, 279 domestic routes and 14 regional routes. Additionally, new routes include:
Shanghai - Barcelona
Beijing - Astana 
Beijing - Zurich
27th March 2017
Air China has been voted the most valuable travel brand for China.

27th Febuary 2017
Air China announced further adjustments to its Beijing – London Heathrow routes, commencing form 8th July 2017.

Previously, the airline’s CA855/856 service was scheduled with 3-class 777-300ER, replacing A330-200. However the latest schedule sees this flight will be operated by Airbus A330-300.


16th February 2017

From May 2017 Air China will launch new service routes to Spain, as the Star Alliance member opened reservation for Shanghai Pu Dong – Barcelona route. This service will commence operation on 5th May 2017 with a high-density A330-200 aircraft, 3 times a week.


13th February 2017

Air China announces plans for June 2017 to resume route services from Beijing to Zurich as the airline opened reservation last week.

With low-density 2-Class A330-200, the airline will commence this service serve route 4 times a week. In March 2017, Air China announced it was to launch Cebu-Beijing flights. In addition,  Air China’s new service for its Beijing-Astana route will operate with 3 weekly flights on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays, beginning June 1 of this year using an Airbus A320. The airline also made changes to its seasonal summer flights for North America. Air China will be utilizing a larger aircraft on its Beijing-Los Angeles route starting March 26, and smaller aircraft on its Beijing-Montreal route (starting September 3) and Beijing-Montreal-Havana route (starting September 1). The airline’s Shenzhen-Los Angeles route will offer 3 weekly flights starting July 6.



Route Map 



Popular Routes


London    Beijing


Beijing    Chengdu


Tokyo    London


Chengdu    Bangkok


Jakarta    Wuhan


Beijing    Urumqi


The Fleet


Airbus A320-200


Airbus A319-100







Airbus A321-200

Airbus A330-200






Boeing 737-700

 Boeing 747-400





Beijing Capital International Airport

HUB Airport


Beijing Capital International Airport is located in Chaoyang District, Beijing and is the hub airport for Air China. Hainan Airlines and China Southern Airlines also use the airport as their hub airport as well. The airport has three runaways and can handle nearly 90 million passengers every year. Other airlines which fly to and from Beijing Capital International Airport include Air Canada, Singapore Airlines, Spring Airlines, SriLankan Airlines, Thai Airways, Transaero Airliens, United Airlines, Ukraine International Airlines, Ural Airlines and many others. 


Star Alliance




Star Alliance is one of the leading global airline network, which has 27 member airlines. Star Alliance was founded in 1997 with the five founding airlines: Scandinavian Airlines, Thai Airways International, Air Canada, Lufthansa and United Airlines. The alliance has grown considerably now to airlines which fly to 1,321 airports and 193 countries, carrying 637 million passengers every year!




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Air China is the second largest airline from the People’s Republic of China and the National Flag Carrier.

Air China flights

Air China is a giant of an airline and has a cross shareholding in the mighty Cathay Pacific. Domestically it has its main base in Beijing and covers over 150 destinations including Lhasa in the Tibet Autonomous Region, Kashgar, Hong Kong and Macau. Internationally the airline serves over 50 cities including in Europe: Copenhagen, Paris, Frankfurt, Munich, Milan, Rome, Chita (Russia), Moscow, Madrid, Stockholm and London Heathrow. In North America: Vancouver, Anchorage, Chicago, Los Angeles, Dallas/Fort Worth, New York (JFK) and San Francisco. Also Sao Paulo in Brazil plus Sydney and Melbourne in Australia. Other interesting destinations include: Ulan Bator (Mongolia), Seoul (South Korea) Jakarta, Myanmar, Ho Chi Minh, Kathmandu, Delhi and Karachi.

Air China operate a massive fleet of over 150 Airbus and Boeing aircraft.

Air China offer 3 classes in their cabin. First Class provides you with your own individial pod area whilst the Air China Business Class seats have a 170 degree recline angle. The menus served on Air China are quite varied and offer both western and eastern cuisine. Air China’s economy cabin has generous leg room enhanced of course by the splendid service and care given by the Air China cabin crew.

Air China by Choice

Air China has the longest record of International flights for any of the growing airlines emerging from the People’s Republic of China. Air China is a useful choice for getting to those places in the PRC where other international airlines fail to reach.

Latest News:

Air China has launched the first ever non-stop between Chongqing and Dubai!

  Air China has launched the first ever non-stop between Chongqing and Dubai!

Air China has ordered even more planes with 12 A330-330s to be delivered in 2018

  Air China has ordered even more planes with 12 A330-300s for 2018!

Air China launches Chengdu to Paris CDG

The Giant Chinese carrier, Air China has announced the launch of a new route from the provincial capital of Sichuan province, Chengdu to Paris, Charles de Gaulle Airport, with the first flight due to operate on January 28th 2016.

Air China announce new service from London Gatwick to Beijing

Mega national carrier, Air China has just announced a new four times weekly non-stop service from London Gatwick to Beijing starting from May 1st 2012 using an A330-200 aircraft.

Air China joins rush to London Gatwick

At an airline conference which I attended earlier this week, the US Manager of mighty airline, Air China let slip that they were seriously considering adding new flights to London but not to their present base at Heathrow but instead there were to use London Gatwick Airport, Add this news to the recent arrival here at Gatwick of Air Asia X (to Kuala Lumpur) next month's launch of Vietnam Airlines direct flight to Hanoi and HO Chi Minh City; Korean Airlines to Seoul from March 2012, Lufthansa's double daily to Frankfurt connecting with its worldwide network and new Business class only flights from Hong Kong Airlines and you can see that the newly refurbished, redeveloped and re-engineered terminal at Gatwick airport are set for a very, very busy 2012 !

Air China takes lead in Global Airline matters

It's a sign of the changing nature of the global airline business when the important 68th Annual Conference of International Air Transportation Association (IATA) and the World Civil Aviation Summit is to be hosted by Air China and held in Beijing, China in 2012.


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