• 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%.
HUBS AND FOCUS CITIES
• Beijing Capital International Airport
• Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport
• Shanghai Pudong International Airport
• 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
• 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
• Air China International merged with China Southwest Airlines and the air
transport services of the China National Aviation Company, and became a new
• 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
• 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.
• As of April 2014, Air China has codeshare agreements with these
• Air Canada
• Air Macau
• Air New Zealand
• Asiana Airlines
• Austrian Airlines
• Cathay Pacific
Star Alliance logo
CODESHARE AGREEMENTS (CONT.)
• El Al
• Ethiopian Airlines
• EVA Air
• Hawaiian Airlines
• LOT Polish Airlines
• Scandinavian Airlines
• Shandong Airlines
• Shenzhen Airlines
• South African Airways
• TAP Portugal
Codeshare agreements (cont.)
• Tibet Airlines
• Turkish Airlines
• Uni Air
• United Airlines
• Virgin Atlantic
AIR CHINA BOEING 777-300ER IN STAR ALLIANCE LIVERY
• 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
AIR CHINA CARGO
Air China Cargo
• Air China Cargo is an airline headquartered in Shunyi District, Beijing
• 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
• Air China and Cathay Pacific announced the merging of their cargo business to
the new Air China Cargo.
Air China Cargo Boeing 747-400F
• YouTube links:
• China Airlines Safety Video:
• Air China: Be our guests commercial (2010):
• I love to fly: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EUDDB_iHRqI
Air China Airbus A330-200