List of airlines of China

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This article is about the List of airlines of the People's Republic of China. For that of the Republic of China, see List of airlines of Taiwan.

This is a list of airlines which have a current Air Operator Certificate issued by the Civil Aviation Administration of China (Chinese: 中国民用航空总局).

Airline Chinese Name IATA ICAO Callsign Hub(s) Commenced

Operations

Remarks
Air China 中国国际航空 CA CCA AIR CHINA Beijing Capital International Airport
Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport
Shanghai Pudong International Airport
1 July 1988
Air China Cargo 中国国际货运航空 CA CAO AIRCHINA FREIGHT Beijing Capital International Airport 2003 Subsidiary of Air China
Beijing Capital Airlines 首都航空 JD CBJ DEER JET Beijing Capital International Airport 2010 Rebranded from Deer Air (2006-2010)
Chengdu Airlines 成都航空 EU UEA JIN XIU Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport 27 July 2005 Renamed from the United Eagle Airlines in 2010. Subsidiary of Sichuan Airlines
China Cargo Airlines 中国货运航空 CK CKK CARGO KING Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport
Shanghai Pudong International Airport
October 1998 Subsidiary of China Eastern Airlines
China Eastern Airlines 中国东方航空 MU CES CHINA EASTERN Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport
Shanghai Pudong International Airport
1988
China Express Airlines 华夏航空 G5 HXA CHINA EXPRESS Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport 2006
China Flying Dragon Aviation 中国飞龙专业航空公司 FL CFA FEILONG Harbin Taiping International Airport 1981
China Postal Airlines 中国邮政航空 8Y CYZ CHINA POST Nanjing Lukou International Airport 27 February 1997
China Southern Airlines 中国南方航空 CZ CSN CHINA SOUTHERN Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport
Beijing Capital International Airport
1988
China United Airlines 中国联合航空 KN CUA LIANHANG Beijing Nanyuan Airport 1986 Subsidiary of China Eastern Airlines
Chongqing Airlines 重庆航空 OQ CQN CHONG QING Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport 8 July 2007 Subsidiary of China Southern Airlines
Dalian Airlines 大连航空 CA CCD XIANGJIAN Dalian Zhoushuizi International Airport 31 December 2011 Subsidiary of Air China
Donghai Airlines 东海航空 J5 EPA DONGHAI AIR Shenzhen Bao'an International Airport 2006 Subsidiary of Sichuan Airlines
Fuzhou Airlines 福州航空 FU FZA STRAIT AIR Fuzhou Changle International Airport 30 October 2014
Grand China Air 大新华航空 CN GDC GRAND CHINA Haikou Meilan International Airport 29 November 2007 Part of the HNA Group
Guizhou Airlines 貴州航空 G4 CGH GUIZHOU Guiyang Longdongbao International Airport 1991 Subsidiary of China Southern Airlines
GX Airlines 北部湾航空 Nanning Wuxu International Airport 13 February 2015 Part of the HNA Group
Hainan Airlines 海南航空 HU CHH HAINAN Haikou Meilan International Airport
Beijing Capital International Airport
October 1989
Hebei Airlines 河北航空 NS HBH HEBEI AIR Shijiazhuang Zhengding International Airport 29 June 2010 Renamed from Northeast Airlines in 2007. Subsidiary of Sichuan Airlines
Joy Air 幸福航空 JR JOY JOY AIR Xi'an Xianyang International Airport 1 June 2009 Subsidiary of China Eastern Airlines
Juneyao Airlines 吉祥航空 HO DKH AIR JUNEYAO Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport
Shanghai Pudong International Airport
2005
Kunming Airlines 昆明航空 KY KNA KUNMING AIR Kunming Changshui International Airport 15 February 2009 Subsidiary of Shenzhen Airlines
Loong Air 长龙航空 GJ CDC HUALONG Hangzhou Xiaoshan International Airport 2012 (cargo)

29 December 2013 (passenger)

Lucky Air 祥鵬航空 8L LKE LUCKY AIR Kunming Wujiaba International Airport 2004 Part of the HNA Group
Meiya Air 美亚航空 Sanya Phoenix International Airport 2012 Water taxi airline
Okay Airways 奥凯航空 BK OKA OKAYJET Tianjin Binhai International Airport 11 March 2005
Qingdao Airlines 青岛航空 QW QDA SKY LEGEND Qingdao Liuting International Airport 26 April 2014
Ruili Airlines DR RLH SENDI Kunming Changshui International Airport 18 May 2014
SF Airlines 顺丰航空有限公司 O3 CSS SHUN FENG Shenzhen Bao'an International Airport 31 December 2009
Shandong Airlines 山东航空 SC CDG SHANDONG Jinan Yaoqiang Airport September 1994 Subsidiary of Air China
Shanghai Airlines 上海航空 FM CSH SHANGHAI AIR Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport
Shanghai Pudong International Airport
1985 Subsidiary of China Eastern Airlines
Shenzhen Airlines 深圳航空 ZH CSZ SHENZHEN AIR Shenzhen Bao'an International Airport 17 September 1993 Subsidiary of Air China
Sichuan Airlines 四川航空 3U CSC SI CHUAN Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport
Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport
14 July 1988 Subsidiary of China Southern Airlines
Spring Airlines 春秋航空 9C CQH AIR SPRING Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport 18 July 2005
Tianjin Airlines 天津航空 GS GCR CHINA DRAGON Tianjin Binhai International Airport 2007 Part of the HNA Group
Tibet Airlines 西藏航空 TV TBA TIBET Lhasa Gonggar Airport 26 July 2011 Subsidiary of Air China
West Air 西部航空 PN CHB WEST CHINA Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport 14 July 2010 Subsidiary of Lucky Air
Urumqi Air 乌鲁木齐航空 UQ Urumqi International Airport 2014 Part of the HNA Group
Xiamen Airlines 厦门航空 MF CXA XIAMEN AIR Xiamen Gaoqi International Airport
Fuzhou Changle International Airport
1984 Subsidiary of China Southern Airlines
Yangtze River Express 扬子江快运 Y8 YZR YANGTZE RIVER Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport 2003 Part of the HNA Group
Ying An Airlines 英安航空 YI Pu'er Simao Airport
9 Air 九元航空 AQ JYH Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport 15 January 2015 Subsidiary of Juneyao Airlines

This is a list of airlines which previously were operational in The People's Republic of China.

Airline Chinese Name IATA ICAO Hub(s) PERIOD OF OPERATION REMARKS
Air Great Wall 长城航空 GW Ningbo Airport 1992 - 2001 Merged into China Eastern Airlines
Beiya Airlines 北亚航空 Sanya Airport 1990? - 2000? Subsidiary of China Northern Airlines
CAAC 中国民航 CA CCA Beijing Capital International Airport 1949 - 1987 Airline operations split into six airlines
Chang'an Airlines 长安航空 2Z CGN Xi'an Xianyang International Airport 1992 - 2007 Merged into HNA Group to form Grand China Air
China General Aviation 中国通用航空 GP CTH Taiyuan Wusu International Airport  ? - 1997 Merged into China Eastern Airlines
China National Aviation Corporation 中国航空 1937 - 1949 Shut down after Chinese Civil War
China Northern Airlines 中国北方航空 CJ CBF Shenyang Airport 1990 - 2003 Merged into China Southern Airlines
China Northern Swan Airlines 中国北方天鹅航空 Harbin Airport 1990? - 2000? Subsidiary of China Northern Airlines
China Northwest Airlines 中国西北航空 WH CNW Xi'an Xianyang International Airport 1989 - 2003 Merged into China Eastern Airlines
China Southwest Airlines 中国西南航空 SZ CXN Chongqing Airport 1987 - 2002 Merged into Air China
China Xinhua Airlines 中国新华航空 XW CXH Beijing Capital Airport Tianjin Binhai International Airport 1992 - 2007 Merged into HNA Group to form Grand China Air
China Xinjiang Airlines 中国新疆航空 XO CXJ Urumqi Airport 1985 - 2003 Merged into China Southern Airlines
China Yunnan Airlines 中国云南航空 3Q CYH Kunming Wujiaba International Airport 1992 - 2003 Merged into China Eastern Airlines
CNAC-Zhejiang Airlines 中航浙江航空 F6 Hangzhou Jianqiao Airport  ? - 2004 Merged into Air China
East Star Airlines 东星航空 8C DXH Wuhan Airport 2006 - 2009
Fujian Airlines 福建航空 IV Fuzhou Changle International Airport 1990? - 2000? Merged into Xiamen Airlines
Great Wall Airlines 长城航空 IJ GWL Beijing Capital International AirportShanghai Hongqiao International Airport 2006-2011 Merged into China Cargo Airlines
Guizhou Airlines 贵州航空 G4 CGH Guiyang Airport 1991 - 1998 Merged into China Southern Airlines
Henan Airlines 河南航空 VD KPA Zhengzhou Airport 2009 - 2010 Part of Shenzhen Airlines Group
Jade Air 翡翠航空 Shanghai Pudong International Airport 2000? - 2012 Cargo airline
Kunpeng Airlines 鲲鹏航空 VD KPA Zhengzhou Airport 2007 - 2009 Renamed Henan Airlines in 2009. Part of the Shenzhen Airlines Group
Nanjing Airlines 南京航空 Nanjing Lukou International Airport 1990? - 2000? Merged into China Eastern Airlines
Northeast Airlines 东北航空 NS DBH Shenyang Airport 2006 - 2010 Rebranded as Hebei Airlines
Shantou Airlines 汕头航空 Shantou Airport 1990? - 2000? Subsidiary of China Southern Airlines
Shanghai Airlines Cargo 上海航空股份有限公司 F4 SHQ Shanghai Pudong International Airport 2006-2011 Merged into China Cargo Airlines
Shanxi Airlines 山西航空 8C CXI Taiyuan Wusu International Airport 2001 - 2007 Merged into HNA Group to form Grand China Air
Swan Airlines 天鹅航空 Harbin Airport 1990? - 2000? Merged into China Northern Airlines Group
United Eagle Airlines 鹰联航空 EU UEA Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport 2005 - 2010 Renamed as Chengdu Airlines
Wuhan Airlines 武汉航空 WU CWU Wuhan Airport  ? - 2003 Merged into China Eastern Airlines
Zhejiang Airlines 浙江航空 CJG Hangzhou Airport  ? - 2004 Absorbed into Air China
Zhongyuan Airlines 中原航空 Z2 CYN Taiyuan Wusu International Airport 1986 - 2000 Acquired by China Southern Airlines
Zhuhai Airlines 珠海航空 Zhuhai Airport 1990? - 2000? Subsidiary of China Southern Airlines

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Airports