Airlines Guide


Air China 中国国际航空

Air China is China’s state owned and second-largest commercial airline after China Southern Airlines. It is the flag carrier and the only airline in the world to fly the national flag on its entire fleet. It’s main hubs are Beijing, Chengdu and Shanghai Pudong airports. Air China currently flies to approximately 120 destinations; the most destinations from its own Beijing hub.

China Eastern Airlines 中国东方航空

China Eastern Airlines is an airline based in Shanghai. It is a major Chinese airline operating international, domestic and regional routes.

China Southern Airlines 中国南方航空

China Southern Airlines is an airline based in Guangzhou in the Guangdong province, operating domestic, regional and international services. In 2008, China Southern was the world’s 5th largest airline by passenger carried.

Hainan Airlines 海南航空

Hainan Airlines is an airline based in Haikou, Hainan Island. It is the largest privately-owned air transport company and the fourth-largest airline in terms of fleet size in all of China. It operates scheduled domestic and international services on 500 routes from Hainan and nine locations on the mainland, as well as charter services.

China United Airlines 中国联合航空

China United Airlines is an airline based in Beijing. It operates scheduled charter services in cooperation with local enterprises as well as ordinary scheduled services. Its main base is Beijing Nanyuan Airport. China United is the only airline that uses this airport, a former military airfield 18 kilometers to the south of central Beijing.

Okay Airways 奥凯航空

Okay Airways is an airline based in Tianjin, north China. It operates passenger charter services and plans to expand into scheduled passenger and dedicated cargo services.

Shandong Airlines 山东航空

Shandong Airlines is an airline based in Jinan, Shandong, China. It is a provincial carrier operating mainly domestic trunk routes and secondary schedules from Jinan, Qingdao and Yantai to major cities in China.

Shanghai Airlines 上海航空

Shanghai Airlines is an airline based in Shanghai. It operates domestic and international services. Its main bases are Shanghai Pudong and Shanghai Hongqiao airports. It also retains a few flights at Nanjing and Hangzhou, and is one of the most concentrated “hub and spoke” airlines in China. On June 11, it was announced that Shanghai Airlines will merge with China Eastern.

Chongqing Airlines 重庆航空

Chongqing Airlines is an airline based in Chongqing. It has 7 aircrafts and operates domestic passenger services.

Deer Jet 金鹿航空

Deer Jet was established in 1995 as one of the subsidiaries of Hainan Airlines group. In 1998, Deer Jet started offering international services. As of December 2008 Deer Jet provides charter services with a fleet of state of the art, brand new Airbus 319, and 3 Corporate Jets.

Shenzhen Airlines 深圳航空

Sichuan Airlines 四川航空

Spring Airlines 春秋航空

United Eagle Airlines 鹰联航空

Xiamen Airlines 厦门航空

Juneyao Airlines 吉祥航空

Kunpeng Airlines 鲲鹏航空

Lucky Air 祥鹏航空

Lucky Air is an airline based in Kunming, Yunnan of China. It operates scheduled services from Dali to Kunming and Xishuangbanna, and plans to expand to other areas of China. Its main base is Dali Airport.

Cathay Pacific 国泰航空

Cathay Pacific Airways is the flag carrier of Hong Kong, with its headquarters and main hub at Hong Kong International Airport. The airline also operates fifth freedom flights from Bangkok and Taipei, its major focus cities. The airline’s operations include scheduled passenger and cargo services to 114 destinations in 36 countries worldwide, including codeshares and joint ventures, with a fleet of 122 wide-body aircraft, consists of Airbus A330s and A340s, Boeing 747s and 777s.

Dragonair 港龙航空
Hong Kong Dragon Airlines, operating as Dragonair, is an international airline headquartered in Hong Kong, with its corporate headquarters, Dragonair House, and main hub at Hong Kong International Airport. The airline operates a scheduled passenger network to 29 destinations in 11 countries and territories, including codeshares, across the Asia-Pacific region.

Hong Kong Airlines 香港航空

Hong Kong Airlines is a Hong Kong-based airline and operates scheduled regional passenger and cargo services to 10 destinations within China mainland and Vietnam, including codeshares with its sister airline, Hong Kong Express Airways.

China Airlines 中华航空公司

China Airlines is the flag carrier of Taiwan based at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport and with headquarters in Taipei. The Airlines flies to destinations in Asia, Europe, North America and Oceania. It started scheduled flights between Taiwan and mainland China since 2008. Most flights serving this market are concentrated at Shanghai, Guangzhou, Beijing, and Hong Kong.

EVA Air 长荣航空

EVA Airways Corporation is an airline based at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport near Taipei, Taiwan operating passenger and dedicated cargo services to over 40 international destinations in Asia, Australia, Europe and North America. EVA Air is largely privately owned and flies a fully international route network. It is the second largest Taiwanese airline, next in size to its main rival, China Airlines. EVA Air is headquartered in Lujhu, Taoyuan County.

Mandarin Airlines 华信航空

Mandarin Airlines is an airline based in Taipei of Taiwan, as China Airlines’s regional and domestic subsidiary. It also operates charter services. Its main base is Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport.

TransAsia Airways 复兴航空

TransAsia Airways is an airline based in Taipei, Taiwan. It mainly serves the domestic market but also has limited scheduled international services to Macau and South Korea and charter services to some holiday destinations.

Uni Air 立荣航空

Uni Air is an airline based in Taiwan. It is a domestic and regional subsidiary of EVA Air. The airline has had the largest market share in the domestic Taiwan market in recent years, and has expanded to include international flights. A few of its McDonnell Douglas MD-90 aircraft have been repainted and are flying for parent carrier EVA Air due to overcapacity. In recent years, Uni Air has launched services to international destinations from the southern Taiwanese port city of Kaohsiung. In 2007, the airline received permission to begin flights to Japan.

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