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.
Aviation transport integration
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.