Air China is the flag carrier of China. Air China was carved out as a separate entity in 1988 to handle international flights. It is among the top airlines in China. It operates from two hubs at the Beijing Capital International Airport in Beijing and Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport in Chengdu and a secondary hub at the Shanghai Pudong International Airport in Shanghai-Pudong.
Air China’s focus cities are Xiamen, Shanghai-Hongqiao, Kunming, Hangzhou and Chongqing.
Air China operates with a large fleet strength of 373 planes comprising 189 Airbus and 184 Boeing aircraft.
The IATA code for Air China is CA. The ICAO code for Air China is CCA. The Callsign for Air China is AIR CHINA.
Destinations Air China Airlines Flies To
Air China is among the few airlines in the world that flies to all continents barring Antarctica. The airline operates international flights to all parts of the world from its two main hubs and its secondary hub. It also operates international flights from its focus cities.
Code Share with Partner Airlines
Air China has codeshare agreements with 34 other airlines of the world including Air Canada, All Nippon Airways, El Al, Scandinavian Airlines and South African Airways.
Air China entered Star Alliance group in 2007 allowing it to offer its passengers the entire network comprising 27 airlines connecting 1330 airports in 192 countries. Air China passengers are also eligible for the Star Alliance rewards program.
Air China Services
Air China offers all the standard services required of a scheduled airline. It also offers check-in through self-service and online modes. It offers self service baggage check-in. the airline also offers some airport services under its ‘fast track’ option which saves considerable time for passengers.
Air China offers First Class, Business Class, Premium Economy and Economy class of travel. One of the features offered by Air China includes upgrade to Business Class for Economy Class passengers based on what the passenger can pay extra.
Air China offers advance seat selection whereby passengers can choose their seats even before check-in.
Air China Baggage Rules
Air China has baggage allowances which vary with class of travel. For Business Class and First Class travel the carryon baggage allowance is 2 pieces at a weight restriction of 8 Kg. for Economy Class the restriction is 1 piece and 5 Kg.
For checked baggage the weight restriction is up to 32 Kg and size restriction of 203 Cm (l + w + h). the number of pieces carried is linked to other parameters such as frequent flyer points and partner airlines.
Air China also offers a service where flyers can prepay for their additional baggage and receive a 20% discount on rates.
Air China PhoenixMiles
Air China operates a frequent flyer program under the PhoenixMiles brand. The program is run along with six other airlines. Members of the program can earn rewards when they shop for products and services of various entities such as hotel, car rental and financial services who are partners of Air China. Rewards can be redeemed for upgrades in Air China services or free trips.