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Foundation of Air China
Foundation of Air China
According to "Civil Aviation System Reform Program" issued by CAAC, China National Aviation Holding Company came into being on October 11, 2002. The airline corporation takes old Air China as the principal part, and combines China National Aviation Company and China Southwest Airlines.
The name and logo of old Air China will be retained by the new group. The old China Southwest Airlines is renamed as Air China Southwest Company, and the old China Zhejiang Airlines is renamed as Air China Zhejiang Company. The new Air China is still the only airlines that fly China's national flag on every aircraft and provide special planes for state leaders.
The new Air China's guidelines in 2003 and a long period in future are: take the spirits of the 16th Party Congress as the guidelines; take the safety and security as the foundation; take the market as the guide; complement the developing strategy; march with the times; blaze new trails actively; strive to become stronger internally and set a good visage externally; create a new situation of sustained development in Opening. It is a state-owned air transport enterprise, and will be gradually transformed into "diversified share-holding" limited company or joint-stock company. The new Air China will achieve the following goals step by step: by 2005, it will become a company with top-quality air route network and advanced aviation products and be approved by most of the passengers; by 2010, it can compare with famous global airlines. The new Air China is striving to achieve the goal to becoming a highly competitive aviation enterprise with efficient safety and security, innovative service, professional management and solid finance.
The new Air China has total assets of RMB 51.74 billion, 23000 employees and handling capacity of 5.17 billion tons. The fleet includes 42 large aircraft: Boeing 747s, 767s, 777s and Airbus 340. The new airline carried 18.174 million passengers and anticipated business volume of RMB 23.19 billion in 2002. It has 322 air routes (including 56 domestic routes and 266 overseas routes) and more than 2,472 scheduled flights weekly. It has branch companies in Chengdu, Hangzhou, Chongqing, Tianjin and Inner Mongolia. It also has business offices in more than 29 domestic cities and representative offices in 48 overseas cities. The new Air China has an unapproachable strength in civil aviation of China.
Since the new Air China's work of aviation transport integration goes into operation in 2002, Air China has brought forth a new set of aircraft identification and uniform before January 2003. It is busy promoting the unification of operation, legal person, information system, service, aircraft line maintenance management, establishment of enterprise culture and "pledged respectively supply for transportation agreement" management. Basing on the advantages of every aspect, customers will have a pleasurable experience.
The new Air China will promote the foundation of airline network. Based on Beijing, rely on Yangtze Delta, Zhujiang Delta and Chengdu-Chongqing Economic Zone, connecting hub and regional aviation, supporting overseas lines, the global aviation transport networking is coming into being. Meanwhile, it signed cold share agreement, SPA and exclusive seat sale agreement with Deutsche Lufthansa and other more than 60 foreign airlines. One hand, it bases on code share with Shanghai Airlines and other domestic airlines, on the other hand, it should strengthen the cooperation with foreign airlines. On the basis of mutual benefit of airlines and other resources, Air China keeps enhancing the airline quality, and is determine to create the biggest airline network in China.
Air China will keep on the spirit of "safety first and customers highest", concentrate on satisfying the customers and making them feel " relieved, satisfactory, comfortable and moved" and creating a bran-new situation of top ground handling and air service of Air China.
Partners of Air China
The regional and overseas cooperation between Air China and other famous global airlines greatly adds to Air China's service stations and help members of Air China Companion gain more mileage points by sharing codes all over the world. If your flight number of Air China is one of the following lists, you will be served by Air China's partner (actually, this flight is operated by Air China's partner). Please check in at the counter of Air China's partners (executive carrier).
Sub-companies of Air China
Air China Southwest Company
Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport is the basis of Air China Southwest Company.
The fleet includes 39 aircrafts: Boeing 757-200, 737-800, 737-600 and Airbus 340-300. It opens 120 air routes with more than 50 cities domestic and overseas. The passenger transport volume reached 5.3555 million; the cargo&mail transport volume reached 130 thousand tons and the business volume reached RMB 5.547 billion in 2001.
Air China Southwest Company has a skillful and upright pilot team, which has won the Aviation Safety Badge of special and first class awarded by CAAC more than 300 times. Taking on the responsibilities of flying on the Chengdu-Lhasa route, the flying department in Chengdu pioneered the new route from Chengdu to Tibet Bangda Airport (which is the highest civilian airport in the world), and have kept a record of safety flying since the new route was opened in 1965, for which, they gain a high reputation in the aviation industry in the world.
Air China Zhejiang Company
Hangzhou is the basis of Air China Zhejiang Company.
It relies mainly on the aviation transportation while making correlative service subsidiary, whose catchment area spans the mainland and Hang Kang, Macao and Taiwan and becomes a trans-regional group that incorporates capital operation and production. It has a fleet including 5 Airbus 320s and 3 DH-8s and 75 domestic air routes. The passenger transport volume reached 955.7 thousand and the business volume reached RMB 3.752 billion in 2001.
Air China Chongqing Company
Based in Chongqing, Air China Chongqing Company is an aviation transportation company, which mainly runs the business of passenger and cargo transport. The fleet includes 3 B737-300s and 6 B737-800s. It has above 30 domestic and overseas air routes. It reaches 112 million in annual passengers transport, 24 thousand tons in cargo&mail transport and 0.15 billion ton/km in handling capacity, making up the 50% of Chongqing Jiangbei Airport's handling volume.
It has formed " safety first, normal flying and knight service" as its leading policy. To July 2002, it has continuously kept a marvelous record of safety flying for 27 years, and has been awarded several times "the Safety Flying Advanced Unit" by CAAC and Chongqing Government.
In Chongqing and around, the company has set up an integrated passenger&cargo marketing system and formed an incorporated service network of passenger inquiring, ticket booking, check-in, backup and waiting. The passenger&cargo transport of Air China Chongqing Company ranks first among other airlines in Chongqing Jiangbei Airport. When the great hawk takes off, it rises high in the world on the wings of the winds. For expansion of the fleet, the company will order Boing 757s and Boing 737s. The exploitation of market and the optimization of service will make "the Great Hawk of Chongqing" fly briskly, widely and highly.