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Air China

  1. 1. AIR CHINA Benedict Gombocz
  2. 2. BACKGROUND Background • Flag carrier and one of the major airlines of the People’s Republic of China; is headquartered in Shunyi District, Beijing. • Its main hub is Beijing Capital International Airport. • Its enterprise logo is made up of an artistic phoenix pattern, with its name written in lettering by former national leader Deng Xiaoping and AIR CHINA in English. • The phoenix logo is additionally the artistic transformation of the word VIP. • Member of Star Alliance since December 2007. • Carried 51 million passengers, both domestic and international, in 2013, with a normal load factor of 81%. Logo
  3. 3. HUBS AND FOCUS CITIES Hubs • Beijing Capital International Airport • Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport • Shanghai Pudong International Airport Focus cities • Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport • Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport • Guiyang Longdongbao International Airport • Hanggszhou Xiaoshan International Airport • Hohhot Baita International Airport • Lhasa Gonggar Airport • Tianjin Binhai International Airport • Wuhan Tianhe International Airport
  4. 4. CORPORATE AFFAIRS Corporate Affairs • The entity Air China Limited was registered in 2003; on December 15, 2004, its shares started trading in Hong Kong and London. • The airline company entity initially was Air China International, founded in 2002. • Air China International merged with China Southwest Airlines and the air transport services of the China National Aviation Company, and became a new entity. • The Air China Headquarters Building, the company headquarters, is located in Zone A of the Tianzhu Airport Industrial Zone in Shunyi District, Beijing. • The airline’s registered office is located on the ninth floor of the Blue Sky Mansion, also in Zone A of the Tianzhu Airport Industrial Zone. Air China Headquarters Building
  5. 5. DESTINATIONS Destinations • The route network of Air China extends all over Asia to the Middle East, Western Europe, and North America via its biggest hub at Beijing Capital International Airport; additionally, the airline currently reaches a considerable number of Asian, Australian, and European destinations via Shanghai. • Some international routes operate via Chengdu, Chongqing, Dalian, Hangzhou, Kunming, and Xiamen. • Air China started serving its first destination in South America, São Paulo (from Madrid) on 10 December 2006; this was the airline’s longest direct flight. • The service was launched with Boeing 737-300 aircraft, but because of increasing demands, the service has been advanced to the Airbus A330-200. Destinations Map
  6. 6. CODESHARE AGREEMENTS Codeshare Agreements • As of April 2014, Air China has codeshare agreements with these airlines: • Air Canada • Air Macau • Air New Zealand • ANA • Asiana Airlines • Austrian Airlines • Cathay Pacific • Dragonair • EgyptAir Star Alliance logo
  7. 7. CODESHARE AGREEMENTS (CONT.) Codeshare agreements • El Al • Ethiopian Airlines • EVA Air • Finnair • Hawaiian Airlines • LOT Polish Airlines • Lufthansa • Scandinavian Airlines • Shandong Airlines • Shenzhen Airlines • South African Airways • TAP Portugal Codeshare agreements (cont.) • Tibet Airlines • Turkish Airlines • Uni Air • United Airlines • Virgin Atlantic
  9. 9. PHOENIX MILES • Air China’s frequent flyer program is Phoenix Miles; it is the first frequent flyer program started in China. • It was created to reward frequent flyers traveling (either internationally or domestically) with Air China and its partners. • Members receive mileages for traveling on Air China, its affiliated partners, and partner airlines; the companion card may be promoted to VIP status. • There are unique redemption rates for VIP members (Gold card members and Platinum card members): • Silver card members (Star Alliance Silver): receive 25% mileage bonus on eligible flights • Gold card members (Star Alliance Gold): receive 30% mileage bonus on eligible flights • Platinum card members (Star Alliance Gold): receive 50% mileage bonus on eligible flights
  10. 10. AIR CHINA CARGO Air China Cargo • Air China Cargo is an airline headquartered in Shunyi District, Beijing District, China. • It is an all-cargo subsidiary of Air China, operating scheduled freighter services to twenty cities in ten countries worldwide. • Its largest hub, as with Air China, is Beijing Capital International Airport. • It was founded on 12 December 2003 and began operations shortly afterward. • It is owned by Air China, its parent company (51%), CITIC Pacific (25%), and Beijing Capital International (24%), and has almost 4,000 employees as of March 2013. • Air China and Cathay Pacific announced the merging of their cargo business to the new Air China Cargo. Air China Cargo Boeing 747-400F
  11. 11. THE END The End • YouTube links: • China Airlines Safety Video: • Air China: Be our guests commercial (2010): • I love to fly: Air China Airbus A330-200