Air China

Air China is China’s flag carrier and member of the Star Alliance. It is the largest airline in China for brand value (estimated at 145 billion yuan in June 2018, according to World Brand Lab) and is a market leader in the transport of passengers and cargo and for other air transport services.
Its headquarters are in Beijing and it has branches in:
  • south western China, 
  • provinces of Zhejiang,
  • Chongqing,
  • Tianjin,
  • Shanghai,
  • province of Hubei, 
  • provinces of Guizhou,
  • Tibet,
  • Wenzhou.
It also manages regional bases outside the south and east of China.
Air China holds a majority stake in Air China Cargo, Shenzhen Airlines, Dalian Airlines, Beijing Airlines, China Air Inner Mongolia, Air Macau, Air China Import & Export, Chengdu Falcon Aircraft Engineering Service and Air China Shantou Air Supplies. Air China holds a majority stake in Cathay Pacific and Shandong Airlines.
With its majority subsidiaries, it managed a fleet of Airbus and Boeing aircraft, and with Star Alliance offered flights to more than 1,300 destinations in over 190 countries.
Air China created the first frequent flyer programme in China, PhoenixMiles, which includes the frequent flyers of subsidiary airlines.
The airline codeshare partners of Air China are: Shandong Airlines, Juneyao Airlines, Shenzhen Airlines, Tibet Airlines, Asiana Airlines, Ethiopian Airlines, Egyptair, El Al Israel Airlines, Air New Zealand, LOT Polish AirlinesFinnairTurkish Airlines, Singapore Airlines, Silkair, Air Macao, UNI Air, EVA Airways, Air Serbia, Swiss, Kunming Airlines, China Express, Lufthansa, Dragonair, Cathay Pacific Airways, ANA, Scandinavian Airlines, Hawaiian Airlines, Austrian, Virgin Atlantic, TAP Portugal, TAM, United AirlinesAir Canada, South African Airways. 
IATA code: CA
ICAO code: CCA
Start flight operations: 1988
Main base: Beijing Airport
Fleet: Airbus and Boeing 
Alliance: Star Alliance
Destinations: Worldwide
Air China Limited
Address: Jingxin Mansion, A-2, Dongsanhuan Bei - Road, Beijing,100027, P.R. China
Text by Alisè Vitri
Photos:, Shutterstock
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Published: october 2018

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