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China is a country in East Asia, the world's third largest country by area (after Russia and Canada) and the largest by population. It is bordered on the north by the Republic of Mongolia and Russia, on the northeast by Russia and North Korea, on the east by the Yellow Sea and the East China Sea, on the south by the South China Sea, Vietnam, Laos, Myanmar (formerly Burma), India, Bhutan, and Nepal, on the west by Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Tajikistan, and on the northwest by Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan. China includes more than 3400 offshore islands. The total area of China is 9,571,300 sq km (3,695,500 sq mi), not including Hong Kong, Macau, and land under the control of the Republic of China on Taiwan. The capital of China is Beijing; the country's most populous urban centre is Shanghai
Latest updates

>renamed to - >>merged in or absorbed - +> assets taken over - =>> merger resulted in new airline

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March 23, 2017 Air Chang'an  [added] resumed operations as an independent airline on 09May2016 after forming Grand China Air
March 5, 2017Ying'an Airlines suspended operations on 01Dec2015 & its AOC has been cancelled [status change]
February 11, 2017Longjiang Airlines had hoped to launch services in Dec2015 but was delayed until 2016. Received its AOC in early 2017 [status change]

Airline

Operating DatesStatus

9 Air   

2014 - dateActive

^ Comments : 9 Air started operations on 02Dec2014 after being renamed from Jiu Yuan Airlines (2013-2014)

^ Genealogy : Jiu Yuan Airlines >9 Air

Air Changan Airlines (ACA)   

1992 - 2000Renamed

^ Comments : Chang'an Airlines was founded on 11Apr1992 & started operations on 01Jun1993 as Dapeng Airlines. Renamed to Air Changan Airlines. Grand China Air was formed on 29Nov2007 under the initiative of the HNA group's largest operational entity. Shanxi Airlines was an airline based in Taiyuan in the People's Republic of China. It operated scheduled domestic passenger services. On 29Nov2007, it merged with China Xinhua Airlines and Chang’an Airlines to form Grand China Air. After receiving its air operator's certificate in Apr2016. Air Chang'an resumed operations as an independent airline on 09May2016

^ Genealogy : Dapeng Airlines >Air Changan Airlines (ACA) >Chang'an Airlines + Shanxi Airlines + China Xinhua Airlines =>Grand China Air <Chang'an Airlines

Air China   

1988 - dateActive

^ Comments : CAAC (formed on 02Nov1949) took over the operations of SKOGA (established on 01Jul1950) a joint Soviet-Communist China airline on 01Jan1955. On 01Jul1988 CAAC was split into the separate divisions and each one given it's own name (Air China (which inherited the IATA and ICAO code of the original CAAC), China Southwest Airlines (merged with Air China in 2002, originally based in Chengdu) China Eastern Airlines (based in Shanghai) China Northwest Airlines (merged with China Eastern in 2002, originally based in Xi'an) China Southern Airlines (based in Guangzhou) China Northern Airlines (merged with China Southern in 2003, originally based in Shenyang). Air China was the Beijing based international division. Absorbed Inner Mongolian Airlines in 1995 and integrated China Southwest Airlines and Zhejiang Airlines in in 2003

^ Genealogy : SKOGA +>CAAC >Air China

Air China Cargo   

2003 - dateActive

^ Comments : Air China Cargo was formerly the cargo department of Air China. Rebranded on 03May2003

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Air China Inner Mongolia   

2014 - dateActive

^ Comments : Air China Inner Mongolia was launched with start-up capital of Yuan 1bn on 23Aug2012

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Air Great Wall   

1992* - 2001Renamed

^ Comments : Air Great Wall was founded in 1992 & provided regional services in the Sichuan province. [CHINA EASTERN was part of the breakup of CAAC. Took over the loss making CHINA GENERAL AVIATION in 1997 and in 2001 took over AIR GREAT WALL]

^ Genealogy : Air Great Wall >>China Eastern Airlines

Air Guilin   

2016 - dateActive

^ Comments : Air Guilin has its origins in Guangxi Airlines, formed in 2013. Renamed Guilin Airlines in 2014 & commenced operations on 25Jun2016

^ Genealogy : Guangxi Airlines >Guilin Airlines >Air Guilin

Air Spring   

(2005)Began?

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Air Xiya  added

2014* - dateActive

^ Comments : Air Xiya is a general aviation and helicopter business, was launched by RIFA back in 2014 based at Beijing Capital (PEK). Offers a variety of services ranging from charter flights, agricultural spraying flights and air tours

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Anui Airlines   

(2010*)Began?

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Astro Air   

2015* - dateActive

^ Comments : Astro Air commenced commuter helicopter taxi flights between the Guangdong metropolises of Guangzhou, Shenzhen, and Zhuhai

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AVIC Cargo Airlines   

(2016)Renamed

^ Comments : AVIC Cargo Airlines was rebranded as China Air Cargo in 2016

^ Genealogy : AVIC Cargo Airlines >China Air Cargo

Beijing Airlines   

2012 - dateActive

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Beiya Airlines   

1993 - 2003Renamed

^ Comments : [China Southern Airlines was established on 01Jul1988 following the government's decision to split the operating divisions of CAAC into separate airlines. China Southern’s acquisitions resulted in the integration into its domestic operations of Zhongyuan Airlines on 04Aug2000, followed by China Northern, its subsidiaries Beiya Airlines, China Northern Swan and Xinjiang Airlines on 31Dec2004]

^ Genealogy : Beiya Airlines >>China Southern Airlines

Bejing Airlines   

(2007)Began?

^ Comments : Henan Airlines, originally with Bejing Airlines mooted as a start neme commenced services as Kunpeng Airlines

^ Genealogy : (Beijing Airlines) >Kunpeng Airlines >Henan Airlines

Belya Airlines   

1994* - 1995Inactive

^ Comments : Belya Airlines was a MD.80 operator that was formed in 1994

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Blue Skies   

(1985)Began?

^ Comments :  

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CAAC (Civil Aviation Administration of China)   

1949* - 1988Renamed

^ Comments : CAAC (formed on 02Nov1949) took over the operations of SKOGA (established on 01Jul1950) a joint Soviet-Communist China airline on 01Jan1955. On 01Jul1988 CAAC was split into the separate divisions and each one given it's own name (Air China (which inherited the IATA and ICAO code of the original CAAC), China Southwest Airlines (merged with Air China in 2002, originally based in Chengdu) China Eastern Airlines (based in Shanghai) China Northwest Airlines (merged with China Eastern in 2002, originally based in Xi'an) China Southern Airlines (based in Guangzhou) China Northern Airlines (merged with China Southern in 2003, originally based in Shenyang). Air China was the Beijing based international division. Absorbed Inner Mongolian Airlines in 1995 and integrated China Southwest Airlines and Zhejiang Airlines in in 2003

^ Genealogy : SKOGA +>CAAC >Air China

Capital Airlines (Beijing Capital Airlines)   

2010 - dateActive

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : Deer Air >Capital Airlines

Cargolux China   

2017 >Planned

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CATC (Central Air Transport Corp.)   

1946* - 1968Renamed

^ Comments : CATC (Central Air Transport Corp.) was formed in 1943. Was taken over by SKOGA [SKOGA was formally established on 01Jul1950] [CAAC (formed on 02Nov1949) took over the operations of SKOGA (established on 01Jul1950) a joint Soviet-Communist China airline on 01Jan1955. On 01Jul1988 CAAC was split into the separate divisions and each one given it's own name. Air China was the Beijing based international division. Absorbed Inner Mongolian Airlines in 1995 and integrated China Southwest Airlines and Zhejiang Airlines in in 2003]

^ Genealogy : CATC (Central Air Transport Corp.) SKOGA >Air China

CDI Cargo Airlines   

2012 - 2013Renamed

^ Comments : CDI Cargo Airlines launched services with a flight from Hangzhou to Qingdao on 09Aug2012

^ Genealogy : CDI Cargo Airlines >China Loong Airlines

CGAC (China General Aviation)   

1989* - 1997Renamed

^ Comments : CGAC (China General Aviation) was part of the breakup of CAAC. It was based in Nanjing and operated a fleet of 12 Yakovlev Yak-42D and later a few Boeing 737-300 aircraft. [CHINA EASTERN was part of the breakup of CAAC. Took over the loss making CHINA GENERAL AVIATION in 1997 and in 2001 took over AIR GREAT WALL]

^ Genealogy : >China Eastern Airlines

Chang'an Airlines   

2000 - dateActive

^ Comments : Chang'an Airlines was founded on 11Apr1992 & started operations on 01Jun1993 as Dapeng Airlines. Renamed to Air Changan Airlines. Grand China Air was formed on 29Nov2007 under the initiative of the HNA group's largest operational entity. Shanxi Airlines was an airline based in Taiyuan in the People's Republic of China. It operated scheduled domestic passenger services. On 29Nov2007, it merged with China Xinhua Airlines and Chang’an Airlines to form Grand China Air. After receiving its air operator's certificate in Apr2016. Air Chang'an resumed operations as an independent airline on 09May2016

^ Genealogy : Dapeng Airlines >Air Changan Airlines (ACA) >Chang'an Airlines + Shanxi Airlines + China Xinhua Airlines =>Grand China Air <Chang'an Airlines

Chengdu Airlines   

2010 - dateActive

^ Comments : Chengdu Airlines started operations as United Eagle Airlines on 27Jul2005 & was rebranded on 22Jan2010

^ Genealogy : United Eagle Airlines >Chengdu Airlines

China Air Cargo   

(2016)Began?

^ Comments : AVIC Cargo Airlines was rebranded as China Air Cargo in 2016

^ Genealogy : AVIC Cargo Airlines >China Air Cargo

China Air Cargo   

1989* - 1989*Inactive

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China Airways   

1936* - 1937*Renamed

^ Comments : China Airways was established by Curtiss-Wright on 26Aug1929, under the leadership of U.S. airline magnate Clement Melville Keys. Scheduled services began on 21Oct1929

^ Genealogy : >Air China

China Cargo Airlines   

1998 - dateActive

^ Comments : China Cargo Airlines was established on 30Jul1998 and started operations on 15Oct1998. Shanghai based freight carrier owned by China Eastern and China Ocean Shipping

^ Genealogy : Great Wall Airlines & Shanghai Airlines Cargo International =>>China Cargo Airlines

China Civil Aviation Corporation   

1964* - 1964Renamed

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China Eastern Airlines   

1988 - dateActive

^ Comments : China Eastern Airlines was established on 25Jun1988 under the CAAC Huadong Administration. Started operations on 15Aug1998

^ Genealogy : China Eastern Airlines

China Eastern Airlines Jiangsu   

1993 - dateActive

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China Eastern Airlines Wuhan   

2002 - dateActive

^ Comments : China Eastern Airlines Wuhan was formed as Wuhan Air Lines in 1986

^ Genealogy : Wuhan Air Lines >China Eastern Airlines Wuhan

China Eastern Xi Bei Airlines   

2002 - 2007Inactive

^ Comments : China Northwest, part of the breakup of CAAC started operations in 1989. Renamed to China Eastern Xi Bei Airlines in 2002. Ceased operations on 30Apr2007

^ Genealogy : China Northwest Airlines >China Northwest Airlines

China Eastern Yunnan   

2011 - dateActive

^ Comments : China Eastern Yunnan was formed as Yunnan Airlines in 1992 & launched services on from Kunming on 02Aug2011

^ Genealogy : Yunnan Airlines >China Eastern Yunnan

China Express Airlines   

2006 - dateActive

^ Comments : China Express Airlines launched operations on 25Sep2006 using three Bombardier CRJ200

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China Flying Dragon (Feilong Airlines)   

1981 - dateActive

^ Comments : China Flying Dragon operations started on 30Jun1981

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China Northern Airlines   

1990 - 2003Renamed

^ Comments : [China Southern Airlines was established on 01Jul1988 following the government's decision to split the operating divisions of CAAC into separate airlines. China Southern’s acquisitions resulted in the integration into its domestic operations of Zhongyuan Airlines on 04Aug2000, followed by China Northern, its subsidiaries Beiya Airlines, China Northern Swan and Xinjiang Airlines on 31Dec2004]

^ Genealogy : China Northern Airlines >>China Southern Airlines

China Northern Swan Airlines   

2003 - 2003Renamed

^ Comments : Swan Airlines was taken over by China Northern Airlines and renamed to China Northern Swan Airlines [China Southern Airlines was established on 01Jul1988 following the government's decision to split the operating divisions of CAAC into separate airlines. China Southern’s acquisitions resulted in the integration into its domestic operations of Zhongyuan Airlines on 04Aug2000, followed by China Northern, its subsidiaries Beiya Airlines, China Northern Swan and Xinjiang Airlines on 31Dec2004]

^ Genealogy : Swan Airlines >China Northern Swan Airlines >>China Southern Airlines

China Northwest Airlines   

1989* - 2002Renamed

^ Comments : China Northwest, part of the breakup of CAAC started operations in 1989. Renamed to China Eastern Xi Bei Airlines in 2002. Ceased operations on 30Apr2007

^ Genealogy : China Northwest Airlines >China Northwest Airlines

China Postal Airlines   

1997 - dateActive

^ Comments : China Postal Airlines was established by China State Post Bureau in Shanghai in 1997, originally to operate domestic postal services. Operations started on 30Jun1997

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China Sonangol International   

2006* - dateActive

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China Southern Airlines   

1991 - dateActive

^ Comments : China Southern Airlines was established on 01Jul1988 following the government's decision to split the operating divisions of CAAC into separate airlines & began flying under its own name and livery in Feb1991. China Southern’s acquisitions resulted in the integration into its domestic operations of Zhongyuan Airlines on 04Aug2000, followed by China Northern, its subsidiaries Beiya Airlines, China Northern Swan and Xinjiang Airlines on 31Dec2004

^ Genealogy : CAAC <China Southern Airlines

China Southwest Airlines   

1987* - 2003Renamed

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : China Southwest Airlines >>Air China

China United Airlines   

2005 - dateActive

^ Comments : China United Airlines, founded in 1986, started operations on 30Jun1986 as a division of People's Liberation Army. Relaunched under its new ownership on 04Jun2005

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China Xinhua Airlines   

1993 - 2007Renamed

^ Comments : China Xinhua Airlines was established in Aug1992 & started operations on 06Jun1993. Grand China Air was formed on 29Nov2007 under the initiative of the HNA group's largest operational entity. Shanxi Airlines was an airline based in Taiyuan in the People's Republic of China. It operated scheduled domestic passenger services. On 29Nov2007, it merged with China Xinhua Airlines and Chang’an Airlines to form Grand China Air

^ Genealogy : Shanxi Airlines + China Xinhua Airlines + Chang’an Airlines =>Grand China Air

China Xinjiang Airlines   

1985* - 2004Renamed

^ Comments : China Xinjiang Airlines was founded in 1985. It was based in Ürümqi, the provincial capital of Xinjiang [China Southern Airlines was established on 01Jul1988 following the government's decision to split the operating divisions of CAAC into separate airlines. China Southern’s acquisitions resulted in the integration into its domestic operations of Zhongyuan Airlines on 04Aug2000, followed by China Northern, its subsidiaries Beiya Airlines, China Northern Swan and Xinjiang Airlines on 31Dec2004]

^ Genealogy : Xinjiang Airlines >>China Southern Airlines

Chinese Air Company   

1936* - 1937Renamed

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : China Airways + Chinese Air Company =>CNAC >Air China

Chinese Airways Federal Inc.   

1929 - 1930*Status?

^ Comments : Chinese Airways Federal Inc was inaugurated on 26Aug1929 & scheduled services started on 21Oct1929

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Chongging Airlines   

1996* - 1996*Inactive

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Chongqing Airlines   

2007 - dateActive

^ Comments : Chongqing Airlines' AOC was issued on 28May2007 & started operations on 08Jul2007

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CNAC (China National Aviation Corporation)   

1937 - 1949Renamed

^ Comments : CNAC was established in 1928 as China Airways by Curtiss-Wright. Pan Am bought 45% of the shares in 1933. Initially flew from Shanghai to Peking and then moved to Chungking because of the invading Japanese in 1937, merging with Chinese Air Company to form the CNAC. It flew the 'hump' between India and China. CNAC ceased operations in mainland China, following the Communist revolution of 1949, when the Civil Aviation Administration of China took over to become the sole airline

^ Genealogy : China Airways + Chinese Air Company =>CNAC

CNAC Zhejiang   

1998* - 2004Renamed

^ Comments : CNAC launched its own airline, CNAC Zhejiang, in Hangzhou. CNAC merged into Air China, along with China Southwest Airlines, in 2004, when the CAAC decided to consolidate the nine major state-owned airlines into three groups

^ Genealogy : CNAC Zhejiang >>Air China

Colorful Guizhou Airlines   

2015 - dateActive

^ Comments : Colorful Guizhou Airlines commenced commercial operations on 31Dec2015 with scheduled passenger flights between Guiyang and Bijie

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Dalian Airlines   

2011 - dateActive

^ Comments : Dalian Airlines received its public air carrier’s license from the CAAC on 08Dec2011 and launched services with a flight from Dalian to Shenzhen on 31Dec2011

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Dapeng Airlines   

1993 - 1992Renamed

^ Comments : Chang'an Airlines was founded on 11Apr1992 & started operations on 01Jun1993 as Dapeng Airlines. Renamed to Air Changan Airlines. Grand China Air was formed on 29Nov2007 under the initiative of the HNA group's largest operational entity. Shanxi Airlines was an airline based in Taiyuan in the People's Republic of China. It operated scheduled domestic passenger services. On 29Nov2007, it merged with China Xinhua Airlines and Chang’an Airlines to form Grand China Air. After receiving its air operator's certificate in Apr2016. Air Chang'an resumed operations as an independent airline on 09May2016

^ Genealogy : Dapeng Airlines >Air Changan Airlines (ACA) >Chang'an Airlines + Shanxi Airlines + China Xinhua Airlines =>Grand China Air <Chang'an Airlines

Datang Qili Airlines   

(2008*)Began?

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Dazhong Airlines   

(2008)Began?

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Deer Air   

2006* - 2010Renamed

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : Deer Air >Capital Airlines

Deer Jet Airlines (Deer Air)   

2006 - dateActive

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Dehong South Asia General Airlines   

2013 - dateActive

^ Comments : Ruili Jingcheng Helicopter Co. was formally renamed as Dehong South Asia General Airlines upon approval by Southwest Regional Administration of CAAC on 27Sep2013

^ Genealogy : Ruili Jingcheng Helicopter Co. >Dehong South Asia General Airlines

Donghai Airlines   

2006 - dateActive

^ Comments : Donghai Airlines operations started in Sep2006

^ Genealogy : Jetwin Cargo Airline >East Pacific Airlines >Donghai Airlines

Eagle United Airlines   

(2005)Began?

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East Pacific Airlines   

2004 - 2006Renamed

^ Comments : Cargo carrier based in Shenzhen [DONGHAI AIRLINES was formed as JETWIN CARGO AIRLINES and in keeping with the name of one of it's major owners, was rebranded to EAST PACIFIC AIRLINES. Renamed to current name in 2006]

^ Genealogy : Jetwin Cargo Airline >East Pacific Airlines >Donghai Airlines

East Star Airlines   

2006 - 2009Inactive

^ Comments : East Star Airlines started operations on 19May2006, Ceased flights on 15Mar2009 & was declared bankrupt on 27Aug2009

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Eastern Express   

2006* - 2006*Renamed

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : >Phoenix Airline

Eurasia Aviation Corporation  updated

1931 - 1943Renamed

^ Comments : Eurasia Aviation Corporation was established by Deutsche Luft Hansa on 01Feb1930 & its first service was on 01Jun1931

^ Genealogy : >Air China

Fujian Airlines   

1990* - 2002Inactive

^ Comments : Fujian Airlines was a regional carrier, formed in 1993, operating scheduled services out of Fuzhou.

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Fuzhou Airlines  updated

2014 - dateActive

^ Comments : Fuzhou Airlines set a record as the fastest new airline to be established in China as from approval by the CAAC on 12Feb2014 and granting of a business licence on 17Oct2014 only 8 months later. Operations began on 30Oct2014 with the first flight connecting Fuzhou with Beijing

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Grand China Air   

2007* - dateActive

^ Comments : Grand China Air was formed on 29Nov2007 under the initiative of the HNA group's largest operational entity. Shanxi Airlines was an airline based in Taiyuan in the People's Republic of China. It operated scheduled domestic passenger services. On 29Nov2007, it merged with China Xinhua Airlines and Chang’an Airlines to form Grand China Air

^ Genealogy : Shanxi Airlines + China Xinhua Airlines + Chang’an Airlines =>Grand China Air

Grand China Express Air   

2007 - 2009Renamed

^ Comments : Grand China Express Air was established in Jun2006 & started in May2007

^ Genealogy : Grand China Express Air >Tianjin Airlines

GrandStar Cargo International   

2008 - 2012Inactive

^ Comments : GrandStar Cargo International stablished as a joint venture in which Chinese logistics company Sinotrans Air took a majority shareholding. Obtained its air operator’s certificate on 14Dec2007, and its ACC (air carrier certificate) on 12Jun2008. Started operations on 27Jun2008 & was suspended in May2012

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Great Wall Airlines   

2006 - 2011Renamed

^ Comments : Great Wall Airlines launched its first flight from Shanghai to Amsterdam on 01Jun2006 & merged into China Cargo Airlines on 01Jun2011

^ Genealogy : Great Wall Airlines >>China Cargo Airlines

Guangxi Airlines   

(2014)Renamed

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^ Genealogy : Guangxi Airlines >Guilin Airlines

Guangxi Airlines   

1994* - 1996*Inactive

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Guangxi Airlines   

2013* - 2014Renamed

^ Comments : Air Guilin has its origins in Guangxi Airlines, formed in 2013. Renamed Guilin Airlines in 2014 & planned to commence operations in May2014, although this did not occur

^ Genealogy : Guangxi Airlines >Guilin Airlines >Air Guilin

Guilin Airlines   

(2014)Began?

^ Comments : Air Guilin has its origins in Guangxi Airlines, formed in 2013. Renamed Guilin Airlines in 2014 & planned to commence operations in May2014, although this did not occur

^ Genealogy : Guangxi Airlines >Guilin Airlines >Air Guilin

Guizhou Airlines (Air Guizhou)   

1991* - dateActive

^ Comments : Guizhou Airlines (Air Guizhou) was founded in 1991

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GX Airlines (Guangxi Beibu Gulf Air)   

2015 - dateActive

^ Comments : Guangxi Beibu Gulf Air started operations on 13Feb2015

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Haifu Airlines   

(2015)Began?

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Hainan Airlines   

1993 - dateActive

^ Comments : Hainan Airlines started operations on 02May1993

^ Genealogy : Hainan Province Airlines >Hainan Airlines

Hainan Province Airlines   

1993 - 1993Renamed

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : Hainan Province Airlines >Hainan Airlines

Hainan VIP Flight Services   

1995 - 2001*Status?

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Hamiata   

1939* - 1950Renamed

^ Comments : Hamiata was founded in 1939

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Hao Hai General Aviation Company   

2011* - dateActive

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Happy Air   

2008 - 2009Renamed

^ Comments : JoyAir was established as Happy Air on 29Mar2008 & started operations with the current name on 01Jun2009

^ Genealogy : Happy Air >Joy Air

Hebei Airlines   

2010 - dateActive

^ Comments : Northeast Airlines was founded in 2006 & was rebranded as Hebei Airlines on 29Jun2010

^ Genealogy : Northeast Airlines >Hebei Airlines

Hefei Airlines   

(2015)Began?

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Heilongjiang Airlines   

(2014)Began?

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Henan Airlines   

2009 - 2010Inactive

^ Comments : Henan Airlines, originally with Bejing Airlines mooted as a start neme commenced services as Kunpeng Airlines

^ Genealogy : (Beijing Airlines) >Kunpeng Airlines >Henan Airlines

Hongtu Airlines   

2016 - dateActive

^ Comments : Hongtu Airlines commenced revenue operations on 21May2016

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Huaxia Airlines   

2007 - 2009*Status?

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IASC (Industrial Aviation Service Corp.)   

(****)Unconfirmed

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Inner Mongolian Airlines   

1994 - 1995Renamed

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : Inner Mongolian Airlines >>Air China

Jade Cargo International (Jade Air Cargo)   

2006 - 2011Inactive

^ Comments : Jade Cargo was founded by Lufthansa Cargo and Shenzhen Airlines on 21Oct2004. Began operations on 05Aug2006 & ceased flying on 31Dec2011. Eventually liquidated in Jun2012

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Jasmine Airways   

(2008)Began?

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Jetwin Cargo Airline   

2002 - 2004Renamed

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : Jetwin Cargo Airline >East Pacific Airlines >Donghai Airlines

Jet-Yl   

(2008)Began?

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Jiangnan General Aviation   

1990* - 2006*Status?

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Jiangsu Airlines   

(2015)Began?

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Jiangxi Airlines   

2016 - dateActive

^ Comments : Jiangxi Airlines commenced commercial operations on 29Jan2016 with scheduled passenger flights between Nanchang and Urumqi via Xi'an Xianyang

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Jilin Airlines   

(2014)Began?

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Jiu Yuan Airlines   

2013 - 2014Renamed

^ Comments : 9 Air started operations on 02Dec2014 after being renamed from Jiu Yuan Airlines (2013-2014)

^ Genealogy : Jiu Yuan Airlines >9 Air

Jiuyuan Airlines   

2015 - dateActive

^ Comments :  

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Joy Luzhou Air   

(2016)Began?

^ Comments : Joy Luzhou Air is a regional Chinese carrier which plans to commence revenue operations in late 2016

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JoyAir (Xingfu Airlines)   

2009 - dateActive

^ Comments : JoyAir was established as Happy Air on 29Mar2008 & started operations with the current name on 01Jun2009

^ Genealogy : Happy Air >Joy Air

Juneyao Airlines   

2006 - dateActive

^ Comments : Juneyao Airlines was approved by the Civil Aviation of China (CAAC) in Jun2005 & made its maiden flight on 25Sep2006

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Kunming Airlines   

2009 - dateActive

^ Comments : Kunming Airlines was established in Dec2005 & its first flight was on 15Feb2009. Domestic passenger and cargo services out of Kunming Wujiaba International

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Kunpeng Airlines   

2007 - 2009Renamed

^ Comments : Henan Airlines, originally with Bejing Airlines mooted as a start neme commenced services as Kunpeng Airlines

^ Genealogy : (Beijing Airlines) >Kunpeng Airlines >Henan Airlines

Longhao Airlines   

(2016)Began?

^ Comments : The Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) has formally approved the launch of Guangzhou-based Longhao Airlines

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Longjiang Airlines  updated

2017 >Planned

^ Comments : Longjiang Airlines had hoped to launch services in Dec2015 but was delayed until 2016. Received its AOC in early 2017

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Longken General Aviation   

1988* - 1999*Status?

^ Comments :  

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Loong Air (Zhejiang Loong Airlines)   

2013 - dateActive

^ Comments : Loong Air launched services with a flight from Hangzhou to Qingdao on 09Aug2012 as CDI Cargo Airlines

^ Genealogy : CDI Cargo Airlines >China Loong Airlines

Lucky Air   

2006 - dateActive

^ Comments : Lucky Air was formed as Shilin Airlines in 2004 but was renamed on 23Dec2005 prior to starting operations. Scheduled domestic carrier out of Dali City

^ Genealogy : Shilin Airlines >Lucky Air

Manchurian Aviation Company (MKKK Manshu Koko Kabushiki Kaisha)   

1932* - 1945Inactive

^ Comments : Manchurian Aviation Company, national airline of Manchukuo (Manchuria, China) was founded on 26Sep1932 & ceased operations on 15Aug1945 with Japan’s surrender

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Meiya Air   

2012* - dateActive

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Ming Airlines   

2006* - 2006*Status?

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Nanjing Airlines   

1994* - 2006*Inactive

^ Comments : Nanjing Airlines was founded in 1994

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Nanshan Jet   

2011 - dateActive

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Ningbo Airlines   

(2016)Began?

^ Comments : Ningbo Airlines is an HNA Group subsidiary aiming to commence operations during the last quarter of 2016

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Ningxia Cargo Airlines   

(2015)Began?

^ Comments : NingXia Cargo Airlines did not lauch operations

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Northeast Airlines   

(2016)Began?

^ Comments : Northeast Airlines is planning to launch budget operations in the country's north-east using a fleet of A320s

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Northeast Airlines   

2007 - 2010Renamed

^ Comments : Northeast Airlines was founded in 2006 & was rebranded as Hebei Airlines on 29Jun2010

^ Genealogy : Northeast Airlines >Hebei Airlines

Northern Air Sanya   

1994* - 1994*Inactive

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Okay Airways (Ao'Kai Airlines)   

2005 - dateActive

^ Comments : Okay Airways, China's first private airline received its AOC on 27Feb2005 & made its maiden revenue flight on 11Mar2005

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Pan Asia Airways   

(2008)Began?

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Phoenix Airline   

(2010*)Began?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : Eastern Express >Phoenix Airline

Qianhai Airlines  added

2017 >Planned

^ Comments : Qianhai Airlines intends to offer scheduled services out of Shenzhen Bao'an International (SZX)

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Qiantang Airways   

(2008)Began?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Qingdao Airlines   

2014 - 2015Renamed

^ Comments : Qingdao Airlines renamed itself as Xinlong Air after the state-owned shareholders withdraw funds, in a bid to become fully privatized. Commenced operations on 26Apr2014

^ Genealogy : Qingdao Airlines >Xinlong Air

Rainbow Cargo Airlines   

(2008)Began?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Rainbow Jet   

2002* - 2006*Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Reignwood Star Aviation   

2014* - dateActive

^ Comments : Reignwood Star Aviation is a passenger charter carrier

^ Genealogy :  

Ruili Airlines   

2014 - dateActive

^ Comments : Ruili Airlines commenced operations on 18May2014

^ Genealogy :  

Ruili Jingcheng Helicopter Co.   

2012* - 2013Renamed

^ Comments : Ruili Jingcheng Helicopter Co. was formally renamed as Dehong South Asia General Airlines upon approval by Southwest Regional Administration of CAAC on 27Sep2013

^ Genealogy : Ruili Jingcheng Helicopter Co. >Dehong South Asia General Airlines

SF Airlines (ShunFeng Airlines)   

2009 - dateActive

^ Comments : SF Airlines was created as a subsidiary of SF Express, one of China’s largest cargo and logistics companies

^ Genealogy :  

Shaanxi Delong United Airlines   

(2006)Began?

^ Comments :  

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Shandong Airlines   

1994 - dateActive

^ Comments : Shandong Airlines was formed in 1994 & operations started on 26Dec1994. Provincial carrier operating domestic trunk routes and secondary schedules from Jinan, Qingdao and Yantai to major cities in China.

^ Genealogy :  

Shanghai Airlines   

1985 - dateActive

^ Comments : Shanghai Airlines was founded by the Shanghai municipal government as the first independently-run local airline in China. Operations started on 30Jun1985

^ Genealogy :  

Shanghai Airlines Cargo International   

2006 - 2011Renamed

^ Comments : Shanghai Airlines Cargo International started operaions on 02Jul2006

^ Genealogy : Shanghai Airlines Cargo International >>China Cargo Airlines

Shanghai-Chengtu Air Mail Line   

1929 - 1930Renamed

^ Comments : Shanghai-Chengtu Air Mail Line was the first passenger/air mail service in China. Its inaugural flight was on 08Jul1929

^ Genealogy : Shanghai-Chengtu Air Mail Line >>CNAC >Air China

Shangyang General Aviation Company   

1998* - 2001*Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Shantou Airlines   

1993* - dateActive

^ Comments : Shantou Airlines was founded in 1993

^ Genealogy :  

Shanxi Airlines   

2001 - 2007Renamed

^ Comments : Shanxi Airlines was established in 1988 with a domestic schedule in the eastern half of China and started operations on 06Jul2001. Grand China Air was formed on 29Nov2007 under the initiative of the HNA group's largest operational entity. Shanxi Airlines was an airline based in Taiyuan in the People's Republic of China. It operated scheduled domestic passenger services. On 29Nov2007, it merged with China Xinhua Airlines and Chang’an Airlines to form Grand China Air

^ Genealogy : Shanxi Airlines + China Xinhua Airlines + Chang’an Airlines =>Grand China Air

Shenniao Airlines   

2017 >Planned

^ Comments : Shenniao Airlines is a planned scheduled carrier out of Chengdu Shuangliu International (CTU)

^ Genealogy :  

Shenzhen Airlines   

1993 - dateActive

^ Comments : Shenzhen Airlines operations started on 17Sep1993

^ Genealogy :  

Shilin Airlines   

(2004)Began?

^ Comments : Yunnan province based carrier. Lucky Air was formed as Shilin Airlines in 2004 but was renamed prior to starting operations

^ Genealogy : Shilin Airlines >Lucky Air

Shuangyang Aviation   

2004* - 2006*Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Sichuan Airlines   

1990 - dateActive

^ Comments : Sichuan Airlines was formed on 19Sep1986 & officially commenced operations on 14Jul1988 as Sichuan Provincial Airlines

^ Genealogy : Sichuan Provincial Airlines >Sichuan Airlines

Sichuan Provincial Airlines   

1988 - 1990Renamed

^ Comments : Sichuan Airlines was formed on 19Sep1986 & officially commenced operations on 14Jul1988 as Sichuan Provincial Airlines

^ Genealogy : Sichuan Provincial Airlines >Sichuan Airlines

Silk Route Airways   

(2006)Began?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

SKOGA (People's Aviation Corp. of China)   

1950 - 1954Inactive

^ Comments : SKOGA was formally established on 01Jul1950 [CAAC (formed on 02Nov1949) took over the operations of SKOGA (established on 01Jul1950) a joint Soviet-Communist China airline on 01Jan1955. On 01Jul1988 CAAC was split into the separate divisions and each one given it's own name. Air China was the Beijing based international division. Absorbed Inner Mongolian Airlines in 1995 and integrated China Southwest Airlines and Zhejiang Airlines in in 2003]

^ Genealogy : SKOGA +>CAAC >Air China

South-Western Aviation Corporation   

Mid 1930sStatus?

^ Comments : The South-Western Aviation Corporation used Stinsons, flown by Chinese pilots. The main service operated by this company has been from Canton to Wuchow, Nanning, and Lungchow on a twice-weekly basis.

^ Genealogy :  

Spring Airlines   

2005 - dateActive

^ Comments : Spring Airlines started operations on 18Jul2005

^ Genealogy :  

Sutong Airlines   

(2015)Began?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Swan Airlines   

1992* - 1996*Renamed

^ Comments : Swan Airlines was taken over by China Northern Airlines and renamed to China Northern Swan Airlines [China Southern Airlines was established on 01Jul1988 following the government's decision to split the operating divisions of CAAC into separate airlines. China Southern’s acquisitions resulted in the integration into its domestic operations of Zhongyuan Airlines on 04Aug2000, followed by China Northern, its subsidiaries Beiya Airlines, China Northern Swan and Xinjiang Airlines on 31Dec2004]

^ Genealogy : Swan Airlines >China Northern Swan Airlines >>China Southern Airlines

Tianjin Airline   

1996* - 2006*Inactive

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Tianjin Airlines   

2009 - dateActive

^ Comments : Tianjin Airlines is rebranded from Grand China Express Air on 08Jun2009, first flight 10Jun2009

^ Genealogy : Grand China Express Air >Tianjin Airlines

Tibet Airlines   

1999* - 2000Inactive

^ Comments : Tibet Airlines was formed to operate in China but failed early

^ Genealogy :  

Tibet Airlines   

2011 - dateActive

^ Comments : Tibet Airlines was incorporated on 17Jun2010 & started operations on 26Jul2011

^ Genealogy :  

Tibetan Airlines   

(2004)Began?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Tongcheng Airlines   

(2016)Began?

^ Comments : Tongcheng Airlines was established by online leisure travel service provider, Tongcheng Network Technology

^ Genealogy :  

United Air Express   

(2016)Began?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

United Eagle Airlines   

2005 - 2010Renamed

^ Comments : Chengdu Airlines started operations as United Eagle Airlines on 27Jul2005 & was rebranded on 22Jan2010. Domestic scheduled services out of Chengdu Shuangliu International (CTU)

^ Genealogy : United Eagle Airlines >Chengdu Airlines

Uni-Top Airlines   

2011 - dateActive

^ Comments : Uni-Top were due to fly from May 2009 with services to Shenzhen, Dubai, Bishkek, Almaty and Chennai but was postponed, air freight operations finally began in Apr2011

^ Genealogy :  

Urumqi Airlines   

2014 - dateActive

^ Comments : Urumqi Airlines was founded by Hainan Airlines parent HNA Group, in conjunction with the Urumqi municipal government. Commenced revenue services on 29Aug2014

^ Genealogy :  

West Air (China West Air)   

2007 - dateActive

^ Comments : West Air received its AOC on 18Jun2007 & started operations on 14Jul2007 offering Lo-cost passenger services out of Fuzhou

^ Genealogy :  

Western Airlines   

(2005)Began?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Wuhan Air Lines (Wuhan Air Transport)   

1986 - 2002Renamed

^ Comments : Wuhan Air Lines was formed in 1986

^ Genealogy : Wuhan Air Lines >China Eastern Airlines Wuhan

Xiamen Air   

2012 - dateActive

^ Comments : Xiamen Air was established on 25Jul1984 & operations started on 30Jun1992 as Xiamen Airlines

^ Genealogy : Xiamen Airlines >Xiamen Air

Xiamen Airlines   

1992 - 2012Renamed

^ Comments : Xiamen Air was established on 25Jul1984 & operations started on 30Jun1992 as Xiamen Airlines

^ Genealogy : Xiamen Airlines >Xiamen Air

Xichang Airlines   

(2015)Began?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Xiedu Airlines   

(2008)Began?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Xinlong Air   

2015 - dateActive

^ Comments : Qingdao Airlines renamed itself as Xinlong Air after the state-owned shareholders withdraw funds, in a bid to become fully privatized. Commenced operations on 26Apr2014

^ Genealogy : Qingdao Airlines >Xinlong Air

Yangtze River Express   

2003 - dateActive

^ Comments : Yangtze River Express was formed on 15Jan2003 to takeover the cargo operations of the airlines of its parent HNA Group and create a cargo hub from Shanghai. Operations started on 22Jan2003. Regional and domestic charter cargo carrier set up by Hainan Airlines.

^ Genealogy :  

Ying'an Airlines   

2005* - dateActive

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

YTO Cargo Airlines (Yuantong Airlines)   

2015 - dateActive

^ Comments : YTO Cargo Airlines (Yuantong Airlines) commenced commercial freight operations with its maiden flight - Hangzhou-Chengdu on 26Sep2015

^ Genealogy :  

Yunnan Airlines   

1992* - 2002Renamed

^ Comments : China Eastern Yunnan was formed as Yunnan Airlines in 1992 & launched services on from Kunming on 02Aug2011

^ Genealogy : Yunnan Airlines >China Eastern Yunnan

Yunnan Hongtu Airlines   

(2015)Began?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Yunnan Ying'An Airlines   

2009* - dateActive

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Zhejiang Airlines   

1990* - 2003Renamed

^ Comments : Zhejiang Airlines was formed on 07Sep1990

^ Genealogy : Zhejiang Airlines >>Air China

Zhongfei Airlines   

1993* - 2006Inactive

^ Comments : Zhongfei Airlines was formed in 1993. General aviation airline that ceased in 2006

^ Genealogy :  

Zhongnan Airlines   

(2016)Began?

^ Comments : Zhongnan Airlines is regional carrier preparing to launch services from Changsha Huanghua International Airport

^ Genealogy :  

Zhongyan Airlines   

1986* - 2000Renamed

^ Comments : Zhongyan Airlines was formed on 17May1986 & ceased operations on 04Aug2000 (acquired by China Southern Airlines) Swan Airlines was taken over by China Northern Airlines and renamed to China Northern Swan Airlines [China Southern Airlines was established on 01Jul1988 following the government's decision to split the operating divisions of CAAC into separate airlines. China Southern’s acquisitions resulted in the integration into its domestic operations of Zhongyuan Airlines on 04Aug2000, followed by China Northern, its subsidiaries Beiya Airlines, China Northern Swan and Xinjiang Airlines on 31Dec2004]

^ Genealogy : Zhongyan Airlines >>China Southern Airlines

Zhuhai Airlines   

1996* - 1996*Inactive

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

ZYB Lily Jet   

2008 - dateActive

^ Comments : ZYB Lily Jet was founded in 2008 operating business jets

^ Genealogy :