Air China Limited

Airlines Code: CA

Acquired as the largest and most advanced airlines in China, Air China Limited was first set up in 1988 and the present company was formed in 2004 by amalgamating with China National Aviation Company and China Southwest Airlines. Its logo is a red phoenix in the shape of ' VIP'. Phoenix is said to be a lucky bird in Chinese legendary which will bring good luck and brightness to the land it flies to. Recognized as the most valuable airlines brand in China, Air China is the only airlines in China that is permitted to carry a national flag on the plane. In addition, Air China is responsible of providing services for foreign visits of Chinese national leaders and special planes for important foreign guests. Headquartered in Beijing, it has seven branches, two bases and several subordinate factories in China. In August, 2004, it was appointed to be the only airline partner of 2008 Beijing Olympics. By the end of December, 2005, Air China has owned 176 Boeing and Air Bus-styled planes which reach 22 countries and regions in the world, including 36 foreign cities and 70 domestic cities with 4,160 scheduled flights every week.


International Services Operated by CA


Country Short form City
Japan Japan Sendai, Tokyo, Nagoya, Osaka, Hiroshima, Fukuoka
The Republic of Korea Korea Seoul, Pusan
The State of Kuwait Kuwait Kuwait City
The State of Mongolia Mongolia Ulan Bator
The Union of Myanmar Myanmar Rangoon
The Kingdom of Nepal Nepal Katmandu
Palestine Palestine Karachi
Singapore Singapore Singapore
The Kingdom of Thailand Thailand Bangkok, Phuket

Note: China Airlines operates scheduled flights to Hong Kong and Macau


Country Short form City
Australia Australia Sydney , Melbourne

North America

Country Short form City
Canada Canada Vancouver
The United States of America United States New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles


Country Short form City
The Republic of Austria Austria Vienna
The Kingdom of Denmark Denmark Copenhagen
The Republic of Finland Finland Helsinki
The Republic of France France Paris, Milan
The Federal Republic of Germany Germany Frankfurt
The Republic of Italy Italy Rome
The Kingdom of Sweden Sweden Stockholm
The Swiss Confederation Swiss Zurich
The Russia Federation Russia Moscow
The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland The United Kingdom (UK) London

Special Services

1. Cargo Service

Extensively distributed computer systems and adequate cargo planes make your goods arrive at the destination timely and safely. The freight computer system has a wide coverage from offices in Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Dalian and Tianjin to offices in New York, Tokyo, Singapore, Frankfurt, and Rome etc. Having four 747-400 passenger-cargo mixed aircrafts and 60 B74, B767, A340, the company is sufficiently able of taking your cargo to the destination universally. Furthermore, the company has the management rights of some international cargo air routes from Beijing, Shanghai to Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York, Chicago, Portland in the USA, Frankfurt in Germany, Paris in France and London of the UK.

Cargos inquire:
Hotline: +86-10-64569990
Inland: +86-10-64599214 / 64593143(fax)
Overseas: +86-10-64599369 / 64599370 / 64599368(fax)

2. Unaccompanied Children

This is a new kind service by Air China which enables children travels without accompanies. Any child from 5 to 12 years old can choose this service which greatly relieves worries and burdens of their parents. Every summer and winter holiday, a large member of children benefit from this service.

3. Phones on the Plane

Inserting the SIM card into the phone on the plane, you can get through anywhere in the world. The charge is counted automatically by a computer system. Designed particularly for airborne use, this kind of phone will not disturb the Hertzian waves when flying.

4. New First Class and Business Class

In order to cater to different customers' needs, Air China has improved the first and business class on Boeing 747 and Air Bus 340. With independent cabin shielded by boards, the first class provides you more private space. The seat, can be leveled, presents you a 190 centimeter-long and 70 centimeter-wide bed for rest. Business Class seat boasts an angle of incidence as high as 170. New entertainment system on both classes includes 10.4-inch TV sets, over 60 films, 98 CDs and series of online games. Besides, you don't have to worry about your notebook PC because 100W-multiple-system power connections make it possible to use it on the plane.

Customer Service

Toll free hotline: 8008101111(only in Beijing)
Complaint call:+86-10-64595912

- Last modified on Nov. 08, 2019 -
Questions & Answers on Air China Limited
Asked by RAZAFISOLO from MADAGASCAR | Nov. 08, 2019 00:19Reply
Flight from Guangzhou to Tianjin
I want to take flight from Guangzhou to Tianjin (and return trip), my questions :
- Can I purchase the ticket at airport the day of departure or do I need to buy it one day before
- I have no credit card, however I want to make online booking. So can I purchase the ticket in RMB, once booking made online
- What's the weight of authorized luggage on Air CHina
- What's the time limit of registration
THank you
Answers (1)
Answered by Hamilton | Nov. 08, 2019 02:10

You can buy ticket at airport in cash, but there is a possibility that ticket price is higher. I am not sure if you can pay online without credit card, but as a Chinese airline, Wechat and Alipay should work too. The free checked luggage is 20kg per person and travelers need to be at airport 2 hours in advance for boarding process. If you buy a ticket there, you need even longer time.
Asked by Sachin | May. 09, 2018 21:05Reply
What the difference between domestic 1st class and in international 1st class
I’m planing to fly from SHA to PEK on Air China B747 when I booked I noticed that 1st class is cheaper than business class so do I get a 1st class seat or business class seat?

Also how many hours ahead of my flight should I arrive to the airport both at Shanghai Hongqiao & Beijing International?
Answers (1)
Answered by Jarrett | May. 10, 2018 03:36

1st class seat for domestic flights are still the best seat, better then business class. For domestic routes, some times there are very good discount offered. So the 1st class can even cheaper than business class. If you booked the 1st class, you will get 1st class.
Asked by Anna from SWEDEN | Dec. 28, 2016 07:37Reply
Transfer time enough?
Hi, if I arrive from Stockholm at 9.40 and my connection flight to Zhanjiang departure at 11.35, is that enough time? Flight by Air China all the way. Do I have to change terminal?
Answers (1)
Answered by Petra | Dec. 29, 2016 20:19

Personally speaking, the time maybe a little limited. The one to Zhenjiang should departs from T5, not surel which one will you atop at.
Asked by Des from USA | Jul. 25, 2016 16:03Reply
my daughter is flying from Philippines to Beijing then Lax. how many lbs is she allowed for check in
Answers (1)
Answered by Dominic from UNITED KINGDOM | Jul. 28, 2016 00:42

Usually it should be 23kg X 2 pieces based on the general policy, but it may different in detailed route and ticket price etc. You may double confirm this with airlines directly.
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