List of airlines of China

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This is a list of airlines which have a current Air Operator Certificate issued by the Civil Aviation Administration of China (Chinese: 中国民用航空局).
All airlines listed below are based in Mainland China. For airlines of Hong Kong and Macau, see List of airlines of Hong Kong and List of airlines of Macau.

Scheduled airlines[edit]

Major[edit]

Airline Chinese name Image IATA ICAO Callsign Hub(s) Fleet size Commenced

operations

Air China 中国国际航空 B-2485 - Air China - Boeing 747-89L - PEK (17038275979).jpg CA CCA AIR CHINA Beijing Capital International Airport
Beijing Daxing International Airport
Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport
Chengdu Tianfu International Airport
Shanghai Pudong International Airport
Shenzhen Baoan International Airport
485 1988
China Eastern Airlines 中国东方航空 B-308E@PEK (20200917155143).jpg MU CES CHINA EASTERN Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport
Shanghai Pudong International Airport
Beijing Daxing International Airport
Kunming Changshui International Airport
Xi'an Xianyang International Airport
617 1988
China Southern Airlines 中国南方航空 China Southern Airlines A380 Kustov-1.jpg CZ CSN CHINA SOUTHERN Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport
Beijing Daxing International Airport
Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport
Shanghai Pudong International Airport
Shenzhen Bao'an International Airport
Ürümqi Diwopu International Airport
652 1988
Hainan Airlines 海南航空 Hainan Airlines 海南航空 Boeing 787-9 B-1543 (39310978732).jpg HU CHH HAINAN Haikou Meilan International Airport
Beijing Capital International Airport
Xi'an Xianyang International Airport
217 1989
Juneyao Airlines 吉祥航空 B-20D1@PKX (20191111125702).jpg HO DKH AIR JUNEYAO Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport
Shanghai Pudong International Airport
87 2005
Shanghai Airlines 上海航空 Shanghai Airlines (B-208X) Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner at Sydney Airport (6).jpg FM CSH SHANGHAI AIR Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport
Shanghai Pudong International Airport
92 1985
Shenzhen Airlines 深圳航空 B-8865@PEK (20180820152140).jpg ZH CSZ SHENZHEN AIR Shenzhen Bao'an International Airport 198 1993
Sichuan Airlines 四川航空 B-301D@PEK (20180816135704).jpg 3U CSC SI CHUAN Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport
Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport
Kunming Changshui International Airport
185 1986
XiamenAir 厦门航空 Xiamen Airlines, Boeing 787-8 B-2761 NRT (20229992129).jpg MF CXA XIAMEN AIR Xiamen Gaoqi International Airport
Fuzhou Changle International Airport
Hangzhou Xiaoshan International Airport
164 1984

Low-cost airlines[edit]

Airline Chinese name Image IATA ICAO Callsign Hub(s) Fleet size Commenced

operations

9 Air 九元航空 9 Air Boeing 737-800 at Guangzhou Baiyun.jpg AQ JYH TRANS JADE Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport 23 2015
Beijing Capital Airlines 首都航空 Capital Airlines Airbus A330-200 B-8019 (27468269928).jpg JD CBJ CAPITAL JET Qingdao Liuting International Airport 90 2010
Chengdu Airlines 成都航空 Chengdu Airlines Airbus A319-112 Jordan.jpg EU UEA UNITED EAGLE Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport 70 2005
Colorful Guizhou Airlines 多彩贵州航空 B-3225 at CGO 20190426 02.jpg GY CGZ COLORFUL Guiyang Longdongbao International Airport 17 2015
China United Airlines 中国联合航空 B-4091 - China United Airlines - Airbus A319-115 - LXA (11965015706).jpg KN CUA LIANHANG Beijing Daxing International Airport 56 1986
Jiangxi Air 江西航空 B-5566@PEK (20210413101046).jpg RY CJX AIR CRANE Nanchang Changbei International Airport 15 2016
Lucky Air 祥鹏航空 Luck Air B-8016 Airbus A330-343 MSN-1663.jpg 8L LKE LUCKY AIR Kunming Changshui International Airport 51 2004
Ruili Airlines 瑞丽航空 Ruili Airlines Boeing 737-700 at Tianjin Zhangguizhuang.jpg DR RLH SENDI Kunming Changshui International Airport 23 2014
Spring Airlines 春秋航空 B-6645 - Spring Airlines - Airbus A320-214 - SHA (13666788735).jpg 9C CQH AIR SPRING Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport 116 2005
Urumqi Air 乌鲁木齐航空 B-6268 Boeing 737-8LPW Urumqi Air(ex N482AG) PAE 28JUL15.jpg UQ CUH LOU LAN Urumqi International Airport 16 2014
West Air 西部航空 B-8845 at CGO 20190406 06.jpg PN CHB WEST CHINA Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport 38 2010

Minor[edit]

Airline Chinese name Image IATA ICAO Callsign Hub(s) Commenced

operations

Air Guilin 桂林航空 桂林航空 Air Guilin.jpg GT CGH WELKIN Guilin Liangjiang International Airport 2016
Air Chang'an 长安航空 B-5116 Boeing 737 Chang An Airlines (7183337161).jpg 9H CGN CHANG AN Xi'an Xianyang International Airport 1992
Air China Inner Mongolia 中国国际航空内蒙古有限公司 B-2670@PEK (20180524090706).jpg CA CMN MENGYUAN Hohhot Baita International Airport 2014
Air Travel 湖南航空 A6 OTC AIR TRAVEL Changsha Huanghua International Airport 2016
China Eastern Yunnan Airlines 中国东方航空云南有限公司 B-1791 Double tapp! VGHS 2015.jpg MU CES CHINA EASTERN Kunming Changshui International Airport 1992
Chongqing Airlines 重庆航空 Chongqing Airlines Airbus A320-233 B-2343 (8826408392).jpg OQ CQN CHONG QING Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport 2007
Dalian Airlines 大连航空 B-5553 - Dalian Airlines - Boeing 737-89L(WL) - PEK (16998443782).jpg CA CCD XIANGJIAN Dalian Zhoushuizi International Airport 2011
Donghai Airlines 东海航空 B-1415 at SZX 20190331.jpg DZ EPA DONGHAI AIR Shenzhen Bao'an International Airport 2006
Fuzhou Airlines 福州航空 Fuzhou Airlines Boeing 737-800 on finals at Shanghai Pudong International Airport.jpg FU FZA STRAIT AIR Fuzhou Changle International Airport 2014
Grand China Air 大新华航空 Boeing 737-84P, Grand China Air AN1952116.jpg CN GDC GRAND CHINA Haikou Meilan International Airport 2007
Guangxi Beibu Gulf Airlines 北部湾航空 GX Airlines Embraer 190LR on finals at Sanya Phoenix International Airport.jpg GX CBG GREEN CITY Nanning Wuxu International Airport 2015
Hebei Airlines 河北航空 B-3207 - Hebei Airlines - ERJ-190LR - CKG (10440797124).jpg NS HBH HEBEI AIR Shijiazhuang Zhengding International Airport 2010
Kunming Airlines 昆明航空 B-2679 - Kunming Airlines - Boeing 737-76N - TAO (11049160084).jpg KY KNA KUNMING AIR Kunming Changshui International Airport 2009
Longjiang Airlines 龙江航空 Longjiang Airlines(LJ) A320(B-8980) at Harbin Taiping Airport-HRB.jpg LT SNG SNOW EAGLE Harbin International Airport 2017
Loong Air 长龙航空 Loongair Airbus A320-214 taking off from Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport.jpg GJ CDC GUALONG Hangzhou Xiaoshan International Airport 2012
Okay Airways 奥凯航空 B-5562 - Okay Airways - Boeing 737-8HO(WL) - TAO (16567015129).jpg BK OKA OKAYJET Tianjin Binhai International Airport 2005
Qingdao Airlines 青岛航空 B-9956 - Qingdao Airlines - Airbus A320-214(WL) - TAO (14867936462).jpg QW QDA SKY LEGEND Qingdao Liuting International Airport 2014
Shandong Airlines 山东航空 B-5537 - Shandong Airlines - Boeing 737-8AL(WL) - TAO (10402888394).jpg SC CDG SHANDONG Jinan Yaoqiang Airport
Qingdao Liuting International Airport
1994
Suparna Airlines 金鹏航空 B-1571 at CGO 20190426.jpg Y8 YZR YANGTZE RIVER Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport 2003
Tianjin Airlines 天津航空 Tianjin Airlines A330-200 (B-8959) @ SVO, June 2017 (02).jpg GS GCR CHINA DRAGON Tianjin Binhai International Airport 2007
Tibet Airlines 西藏航空 B-1047@PEK (20180319133008).jpg TV TBA TIBET Lhasa Gonggar Airport
Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport
2011

Regional[edit]

Airline Chinese name Image IATA ICAO Callsign Hub(s) Commenced

operations

China Express Airlines 华夏航空 China Express Airlines Canadair CL-600-2B19 Regional Jet CRJ-200ER Jordan.jpg G5 HXA CHINA EXPRESS Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport 2006
China Flying Dragon Aviation 中国飞龙航空 CFA FEILONG Harbin Taiping International Airport 1981
Joy Air 幸福航空 Joy Air Xian MA-60 at Hefei Airport.jpg JR JOY JOY AIR Xi'an Xianyang International Airport 2009
OTT Airlines 一二三航空 B-620G@PEK (20201231183628).jpg MU OTT OTT AIRLINES Shanghai Pudong International Airport 2020

Cargo airlines[edit]

Airline Chinese name Image IATA ICAO Callsign Hub(s) Commenced

operations

Air China Cargo 中国国际货运航空 Air China Cargo Boeing 747-412F-SCD B-2409 (25330348374).jpg CA CAO AIRCHINA FREIGHT Beijing Capital International Airport
Shanghai Pudong International Airport
2003
Central Airlines 中州航空 I9 HLF HOMELAND Zhengzhou Xinzheng International Airport 2020
China Cargo Airlines 中国货运航空 B-2425 (37022913285).jpg CK CKK CARGO KING Shanghai Pudong International Airport
Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport
1998
China Postal Airlines 中国邮政航空 B-5157@PEK (20201120151046).jpg 8Y CYZ CHINA POST Nanjing Lukou International Airport 1997
China Southern Cargo 中国南方航空 B-2461, China Southern Cargo (2143547096).jpg CZ CSN CHINA SOUTHERN Shanghai Pudong International Airport
Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport
2011
Longhao Airlines 广东龙浩航空 B-220L China Central Longhao Airlines Boeing 737-86N(BCF) 28608 VGHS.jpg GI LHA AIR CANTON Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport 2015
SF Airlines 顺丰航空 B-20AV@PEK (20200403063145).jpg O3 CSS SHUN FENG Shenzhen Bao'an International Airport 2009
Sichuan Airlines Cargo 四川航空 Sichuan Airlines, B-308L, Airbus A330-243F (51271965366).jpg 3U CSC SI CHUAN Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport
Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport
Kunming Changshui International Airport
1986
Suparna Airlines Cargo 金鹏航空 B-1340@PEK (20200715104241).jpg Y8 YZR YANGTZE RIVER Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport 2003
Tianjin Air Cargo 天津货运航空 HT CTJ TIANJIN CARGO Tianjin Binhai International Airport 2016
YTO Cargo Airlines 圆通航空 YTO Cargo Airlines.jpg YG HYT QUICK AIR Hangzhou Xiaoshan International Airport 2015

See also[edit]

Airports