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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

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July 22, 2017

Qingdao Airlines [status change] now rebranding as Newloong Air [added]

July 12, 2017 

Yangtze River Airlines [status change] officially rebranded itself as Suparna Airlines [added] effective 07Jul2017

June 24, 2017

Hantong Aviation was established in Aug2016 by the Xuzhou municipal government with the aim of developing Xuzhou into a civil aviation hub [added]

Airlines

9 Air   

Status : Active

Dates :

2014 - date
Comments : 9 Air started operations on 02Dec2014 after being renamed from Jiu Yuan Airlines (2013-2014)
Genealogy : Jiu Yuan Airlines >9 Air
Airline Code :  

Air Chang'an  added

Status : Active

Dates :

2016 - date
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 Changan
Airline Code :  

Air Changan Airlines (ACA)   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

1992 - 2000
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 Chang'an
Airline Code : 2Z : ---

Air China   

Status : Active

Dates :

1988 - date
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
Airline Code : CA : CCA

Air China Cargo   

Status : Active

Dates :

2003 - date
Comments : Air China Cargo was formerly the cargo department of Air China. Rebranded on 03May2003
Genealogy :  
Airline Code : CA : CAO

Air China Inner Mongolia   

Status : Active

Dates :

2014 - date
Comments : Air China Inner Mongolia was launched with start-up capital of Yuan 1bn on 23Aug2012
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Air Great Wall  updated

Status : Renamed

Dates :

1992* - 2001
Comments : Air Great Wall was founded in 1992 & provided regional services in the Sichuan provinceChina Eastern Airlines was established on 25Jun1988 under the CAAC Huadong Administration. Started operations on 15Aug1998. 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. Became the first Chinese airline to offer shares on the international market.International and regional, scheduled and charter passenger and cargo servicesALL]
Genealogy : Air Great Wall >>China Eastern Airlines
Airline Code :  

Air Guilin   

Status : Active

Dates :

2016 - date
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
Airline Code :  

Air Spring   

Status : Not started

Dates :

(2005)
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Air Xiya  added

Status : Active

Dates :

2014* - date
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
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

AirAsia China  added

Status : Planned

Dates :

2018 >
Comments : AirAsia Bhd signed a joint venture agreement with China on 14May2017 to establish a low-cost carrier (LCC), with a base in the east-central city of Zhengzhou
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Anui Airlines   

Status : Not started

Dates :

(2010*)
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Astro Air   

Status : Active

Dates :

2015* - date
Comments : Astro Air commenced commuter helicopter taxi flights between the Guangdong metropolises of Guangzhou, Shenzhen, and Zhuhai
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

AVIC Cargo Airlines   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

(2016)
Comments : AVIC Cargo Airlines was rebranded as China Air Cargo in 2016
Genealogy : AVIC Cargo Airlines >China Air Cargo
Airline Code :  

Beijing Airlines   

Status : Active

Dates :

2012 - date
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Beiya Airlines   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

1993 - 2003
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
Airline Code :  

Bejing Airlines   

Status : Not started

Dates :

(2007)
Comments : Henan Airlines, originally with Bejing Airlines mooted as a start neme commenced services as Kunpeng Airlines
Genealogy : (Beijing Airlines) >Kunpeng Airlines >Henan Airlines
Airline Code :  

Belya Airlines   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1994* - 1995
Comments : Belya Airlines was a MD.80 operator that was formed in 1994
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Blue Skies   

Status : Not started

Dates :

(1985)
Comments : No further information at this time
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

BrightStar Express Airlines  added

Status : Planned

Dates :

2017 >
Comments : BrightStar Express Airlines is a start-up cargo carrier that was rebranded from United Star Express Airlines (2015-2016). Based at Tianjin Binhai International (TSN)
Genealogy : United Star Express Airlines >BrightStar Express Airlines
Airline Code :  

CAAC (Civil Aviation Administration of China)   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

1949* - 1988
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
Airline Code : CA : ---

Capital Airlines (Beijing Capital Airlines)   

Status : Active

Dates :

2010 - date
Comments :  
Genealogy : Deer Air >Capital Airlines
Airline Code : JD : CBJ

Cargolux China  updated

Status : Planned

Dates :

2018 >
Comments : Cargolux China has delayed its start until late 2018
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

CATC (Central Air Transport Corp.)   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

1946* - 1968
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
Airline Code :  

CDI Cargo Airlines   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

2012 - 2013
Comments : CDI Cargo Airlines launched services with a flight from Hangzhou to Qingdao on 09Aug2012
Genealogy : CDI Cargo Airlines >China Loong Airlines
Airline Code :  

CGAC (China General Aviation)  updated

Status : Renamed

Dates :

1989* - 1997
Comments : CGAC (China General Aviation) was part of the breakup of CAAC, formed in 1989. It was based in Nanjing and operated a fleet of 12 Yakovlev Yak-42D and later a few Boeing 737-300 aircraft China Eastern Airlines was established on 25Jun1988 under the CAAC Huadong Administration. Started operations on 15Aug1998. 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. Became the first Chinese airline to offer shares on the international market.International and regional, scheduled and charter passenger and cargo services
Genealogy : CGAC (China General Aviation) >>China Eastern Airlines
Airline Code : GP : CTH

Chang'an Airlines   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

2000 - 2016
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 Chang'an
Airline Code : 2Z : CGN

Chengdu Airlines   

Status : Active

Dates :

2010 - date
Comments : Chengdu Airlines started operations as United Eagle Airlines on 27Jul2005 & was rebranded on 22Jan2010
Genealogy : United Eagle Airlines >Chengdu Airlines
Airline Code : EU : UEA

China Air Cargo   

Status : Not started

Dates :

(2016)
Comments : AVIC Cargo Airlines was rebranded as China Air Cargo in 2016
Genealogy : AVIC Cargo Airlines >China Air Cargo
Airline Code :  

China Air Cargo   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1989* - 1989*
Comments : No further information at this time
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

China Airways   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

1936* - 1937*
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
Airline Code :  

China Cargo Airlines   

Status : Active

Dates :

1998 - date
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
Airline Code : CK : CKK

China Civil Aviation Corporation   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

1964* - 1964
Comments : No further information at this time
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

China Eastern Airlines  updated

Status : Active

Dates :

1988 - date
Comments : China Eastern Airlines was established on 25Jun1988 under the CAAC Huadong Administration. Started operations on 15Aug1998. 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. Became the first Chinese airline to offer shares on the international market.International and regional, scheduled and charter passenger and cargo services
Genealogy : >China Eastern Airlines
Airline Code : MU : CES

China Eastern Airlines Jiangsu   

Status : Active

Dates :

1993 - date
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

China Eastern Airlines Wuhan   

Status : Active

Dates :

2002 - date
Comments : China Eastern Airlines Wuhan was formed as Wuhan Air Lines in 1986
Genealogy : Wuhan Air Lines >China Eastern Airlines Wuhan
Airline Code : -- : CWU

China Eastern Xi Bei Airlines   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

2002 - 2007
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
Airline Code : WH : CNW

China Eastern Yunnan   

Status : Active

Dates :

2011 - date
Comments : China Eastern Yunnan was formed as Yunnan Airlines in 1992 & launched services on from Kunming on 02Aug2011
Genealogy : Yunnan Airlines >China Eastern Yunnan
Airline Code : 3Q : CYH

China Express Airlines   

Status : Active

Dates :

2006 - date
Comments : China Express Airlines launched operations on 25Sep2006 using three Bombardier CRJ200
Genealogy :  
Airline Code : G5 : HXA

China Flying Dragon (Feilong Airlines)   

Status : Active

Dates :

1981 - date
Comments : China Flying Dragon operations started on 30Jun1981
Genealogy :  
Airline Code : -- : CFA

China Northern Airlines   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

1990 - 2003
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
Airline Code : CJ : CBF

China Northern Swan Airlines   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

2003 - 2003
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
Airline Code :  

China Northwest Airlines   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

1989* - 2002
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
Airline Code :  

China Postal Airlines   

Status : Active

Dates :

1997 - date
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
Genealogy :  
Airline Code : 8Y : CYZ

China Sonangol International   

Status : Active

Dates :

2006* - date
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

China Southern Airlines   

Status : Active

Dates :

1991 - date
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
Airline Code : CZ : CSN

China Southwest Airlines   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

1987* - 2003
Comments : No further information at this time
Genealogy : China Southwest Airlines >>Air China
Airline Code :  

China United Airlines   

Status : Active

Dates :

2005 - date
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
Genealogy :  
Airline Code : KN : CUA

China Xinhua Airlines   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

1993 - 2007
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
Airline Code : XW : CXH

China Xinjiang Airlines   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

1985* - 2004
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
Airline Code :  

Chinese Air Company   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

1936* - 1937
Comments :  
Genealogy : China Airways + Chinese Air Company =>CNAC >Air China
Airline Code :  

Chinese Airways Federal Inc.   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

1929 - 1930*
Comments : Chinese Airways Federal Inc was inaugurated on 26Aug1929 & scheduled services started on 21Oct1929
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Chongging Airlines   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1996* - 1996*
Comments : No further information at this time
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Chongqing Airlines  updated

Status : Active

Dates :

2007 - date
Comments : Chongqing Airlines' AOC was issued on 28May2007 & started operations on 08Jul2007 (Scheduled domestic carrier specialising in premium and business class passengers)
Genealogy :  
Airline Code : OQ : CQN

CNAC (China National Aviation Corporation)   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

1937 - 1949
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
Airline Code :  

CNAC Zhejiang   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

1998* - 2004
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
Airline Code :  

Colorful Guizhou Airlines   

Status : Active

Dates :

2015 - date
Comments : Colorful Guizhou Airlines commenced commercial operations on 31Dec2015 with scheduled passenger flights between Guiyang and Bijie
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Dalian Airlines   

Status : Active

Dates :

2011 - date
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
Genealogy :  
Airline Code : CA : CCD

Dapeng Airlines   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

1993 - 1992
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 Chang'an
Airline Code :  

Datang Qili Airlines   

Status : Not started

Dates :

(2008*)
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Dazhong Airlines   

Status : Not started

Dates :

(2008)
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Deer Air   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

2006 - 2010
Comments :  
Genealogy : Deer Air >Capital Airlines
Airline Code : JD : DRA

Deer Jet Airlines (Deer Air)   

Status : Active

Dates :

2006 - date
Comments : No further information at this time
Genealogy :  
Airline Code : DF : DER

Dehong South Asia General Airlines   

Status : Active

Dates :

2013 - date
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
Airline Code :  

Donghai Airlines   

Status : Active

Dates :

2006 - date
Comments : Donghai Airlines operations started in Sep2006
Genealogy : Jetwin Cargo Airline >East Pacific Airlines >Donghai Airlines
Airline Code : J5 : EPA

Eagle United Airlines   

Status : Not started

Dates :

(2005)
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code : EU : UEA

East Pacific Airlines   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

2004 - 2006
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
Airline Code :  

East Star Airlines   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

2006 - 2009
Comments : East Star Airlines was formed in 2005 & started operations on 19May2006, Ceased flights on 15Mar2009 & was declared bankrupt on 27Aug2009. Domestic scheduled services out of Wuhan
Genealogy :  
Airline Code : 8C : DXH

Eastern Express   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

2006* - 2006*
Comments :  
Genealogy : >Phoenix Airline
Airline Code :  

Eurasia Aviation Corporation  updated

Status : Renamed

Dates :

1931 - 1943
Comments : Eurasia Aviation Corporation was established by Deutsche Luft Hansa on 01Feb1930 & its first service was on 01Jun1931. In Mar1943 Eurasia Airlines reorganized as the Central Air Transport Corporation (CATC)
Genealogy : Eurasia Aviation Corporation >Central Air Transport Corporation (CATC)...>Air China
Airline Code :  

Fujian Airlines   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1990* - 2002
Comments : Fujian Airlines was a regional carrier, formed in 1993, operating scheduled services out of Fuzhou.
Genealogy :  
Airline Code : IV : CFJ

Fuzhou Airlines  updated

Status : Active

Dates :

2014 - date
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
Genealogy :  
Airline Code : FU : ---

Grand China Air   

Status : Active

Dates :

2007* - date
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
Airline Code : CN : GDC

Grand China Express Air   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

2007 - 2009
Comments : Grand China Express Air was established in Jun2006 & started in May2007
Genealogy : Grand China Express Air >Tianjin Airlines
Airline Code : GS : GCR

GrandStar Cargo International   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

2008 - 2012
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 (International scheduled and charter cargo carrier)
Genealogy :  
Airline Code : GD : GSC

Great Wall Airlines   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

2006 - 2011
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
Airline Code : IJ : GWL

Guangxi Airlines   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

(2014)
Comments :  
Genealogy : Guangxi Airlines >Guilin Airlines
Airline Code :  

Guangxi Airlines   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1994* - 1996*
Comments : No further information at this time
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Guangxi Airlines   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

2013* - 2014
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
Airline Code :  

Guilin Airlines   

Status : Not started

Dates :

(2014)
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
Airline Code :  

Guizhou Airlines (Air Guizhou)   

Status : Active

Dates :

1991* - date
Comments : Guizhou Airlines (Air Guizhou) was founded in 1991
Genealogy :  
Airline Code : C4 : CGH

GX Airlines (Guangxi Beibu Gulf Air)   

Status : Active

Dates :

2015 - date
Comments : Guangxi Beibu Gulf Air started operations on 13Feb2015
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Haifu Airlines   

Status : Not started

Dates :

(2015)
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Hainan Airlines  updated

Status : Active

Dates :

1993 - date
Comments : Hainan Airlines was founded in 1989 as a private enterprise and became China's first joint-stock air transport enterprise in 1993 and commenced scheduled services on 02May1993. Based on the island of Hainan. Acquired Xinhua Airlines 2003
Genealogy : Hainan Province Airlines >Hainan Airlines
Airline Code : HU : CHH

Hainan Province Airlines   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

1993 - 1993
Comments :  
Genealogy : Hainan Province Airlines >Hainan Airlines
Airline Code :  

Hainan VIP Flight Services   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

1995 - 2001*
Comments : No further information at this time
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Hamiata   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

1939* - 1950
Comments : Hamiata was founded in 1939
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Hantong Aviation  added

Status : Planned

Dates :

2018 >
Comments : Hantong Aviation was established in Aug2016 by the Xuzhou municipal government with the aim of developing Xuzhou into a civil aviation hub
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Hao Hai General Aviation Company   

Status : Active

Dates :

2011* - date
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Happy Air   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

2008 - 2009
Comments : JoyAir was established as Happy Air on 29Mar2008 & started operations with the current name on 01Jun2009
Genealogy : Happy Air >Joy Air
Airline Code :  

Hebei Airlines   

Status : Active

Dates :

2010 - date
Comments : Northeast Airlines was founded in 2006 & was rebranded as Hebei Airlines on 29Jun2010
Genealogy : Northeast Airlines >Hebei Airlines
Airline Code : NS : HBH

Hefei Airlines   

Status : Not started

Dates :

(2015)
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Heilongjiang Airlines   

Status : Not started

Dates :

(2014)
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Henan Airlines   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

2009 - 2010
Comments : Henan Airlines, originally with Bejing Airlines mooted as a start neme commenced services as Kunpeng Airlines
Genealogy : (Beijing Airlines) >Kunpeng Airlines >Henan Airlines
Airline Code : VD : KPA

Henan Cargo Airlines   

Status : Planned

Dates :

2017 >
Comments : Cargolux has formally establishing Henan Cargo Airlines (Zhengzhou) as a cargo carrier based out of Zhengzhou Xinzheng (CGO)
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Hongtu Airlines   

Status : Active

Dates :

2016 - date
Comments : Hongtu Airlines commenced revenue operations on 21May2016
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Huaxia Airlines   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

2007 - 2009*
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code : G5 : ---

IASC (Industrial Aviation Service Corp.)   

Status : Unconfirmed

Dates :

(****)
Comments : No further information at this time
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Inner Mongolian Airlines   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

1994 - 1995
Comments : No further information at this time
Genealogy : Inner Mongolian Airlines >>Air China
Airline Code :  

Jade Cargo International (Jade Air Cargo)   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

2006 - 2011
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
Genealogy :  
Airline Code : J1 : JAE

Jasmine Airways   

Status : Not started

Dates :

(2008)
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Jetwin Cargo Airline   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

2002 - 2004
Comments :  
Genealogy : Jetwin Cargo Airline >East Pacific Airlines >Donghai Airlines
Airline Code :  

Jet-Yl   

Status : Not started

Dates :

(2008)
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Jiangnan General Aviation   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

1990* - 2006*
Comments : No further information at this time
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Jiangsu Airlines   

Status : Not started

Dates :

(2015)
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Jiangxi Airlines   

Status : Active

Dates :

2016 - date
Comments : Jiangxi Airlines commenced commercial operations on 29Jan2016 with scheduled passenger flights between Nanchang and Urumqi via Xi'an Xianyang
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Jilin Airlines   

Status : Not started

Dates :

(2014)
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Jiu Yuan Airlines   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

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

Jiuyuan Airlines   

Status : Active

Dates :

2015 - date
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Joy Luzhou Air   

Status : Not started

Dates :

(2016)
Comments : Joy Luzhou Air is a regional Chinese carrier which plans to commence revenue operations in late 2016
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

JoyAir (Xingfu Airlines)   

Status : Active

Dates :

2009 - date
Comments : JoyAir was established as Happy Air on 29Mar2008 & started operations with the current name on 01Jun2009
Genealogy : Happy Air >Joy Air
Airline Code : JR : ---

Juneyao Airlines   

Status : Active

Dates :

2006 - date
Comments : Juneyao Airlines was approved by the Civil Aviation of China (CAAC) in Jun2005 & made its maiden flight on 25Sep2006
Genealogy :  
Airline Code : HO : DKH

Kunming Airlines   

Status : Active

Dates :

2009 - date
Comments : Kunming Airlines was established in Dec2005 & its first flight was on 15Feb2009. Domestic passenger and cargo services out of Kunming Wujiaba International
Genealogy :  
Airline Code : KY : KNA

Kunpeng Airlines   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

2007 - 2009
Comments : Henan Airlines, originally with Bejing Airlines mooted as a start neme commenced services as Kunpeng Airlines
Genealogy : (Beijing Airlines) >Kunpeng Airlines >Henan Airlines
Airline Code : VD : KPA

Longhao Airlines   

Status : Planned

Dates :

2017 >
Comments : The Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) has issued an AOC to Longhao Airlines
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Longjiang Airlines  updated

Status : Planned

Dates :

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

Longken General Aviation   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

1988* - 1999*
Comments : No further information at this time
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Loong Air (Zhejiang Loong Airlines)   

Status : Active

Dates :

2013 - date
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
Airline Code : GJ : CDC

Lucky Air   

Status : Active

Dates :

2006 - date
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
Airline Code : 8L : LKE

Manchuria Aviation Company (MKKK Manshu Koko Kabushiki Kaisha)  updated

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1932* - 1945
Comments : Manchuria Aviation Company, national airline of Manchukuo (Manchuria, China) was founded on 26Sep1932 in Fengtian by order of the Japanese Kwantung Army, out of the Manchurian branch office of Japan Air Transport, the forerunner of Imperial Japanese Airways. Ceased operations on 15Aug1945 with Japan’s surrender
Genealogy :  
Airline Code : RH : ---

Meiya Air   

Status : Active

Dates :

2012* - date
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Ming Airlines   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

2006* - 2006*
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Nanjing Airlines   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1994* - 2006*
Comments : Nanjing Airlines was founded in 1994
Genealogy :  
Airline Code : 3W : CNJ

Nanshan Jet   

Status : Active

Dates :

2011 - date
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Newloong Air  added

Status : Planned

Dates :

2017 >
Comments : Newloong Air is a planned scheduled carrier based out of Qingdao Liuting International (TAO). It was founded in 2015 & commenced operations on 26Apr2014 as Qingdao Airlines. It then decided to rename itself Xinlong Air but did not, after the state-owned shareholders withdraw funds, in a bid to become fully privatized. Now rebranding as Newloong Air
Genealogy : Qingdao Airlines >Newloong Air
Airline Code :  

Ningbo Airlines   

Status : Not started

Dates :

(2016)
Comments : Ningbo Airlines is an HNA Group subsidiary aiming to commence operations during the last quarter of 2016
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Ningxia Cargo Airlines   

Status : Not started

Dates :

(2015)
Comments : NingXia Cargo Airlines did not lauch operations
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Northeast Airlines   

Status : Not started

Dates :

(2016)
Comments : Northeast Airlines is planning to launch budget operations in the country's north-east using a fleet of A320s
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Northeast Airlines  updated

Status : Renamed

Dates :

2007 - 2010
Comments : Northeast Airlines was founded in 2006 & was rebranded as Hebei Airlines on 29Jun2010 (Domestic scheduled flights out of Shenyang Taoxian)
Genealogy : Northeast Airlines >Hebei Airlines
Airline Code : NS : DBH

Northern Air Sanya   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1994* - 1994*
Comments : No further information at this time
Genealogy :  
Airline Code : QB : ---

Okay Airways (Ao'Kai Airlines)   

Status : Active

Dates :

2005 - date
Comments : Okay Airways, China's first private airline received its AOC on 27Feb2005 & made its maiden revenue flight on 11Mar2005
Genealogy :  
Airline Code : BK : OKA

Pan Asia Airways   

Status : Not started

Dates :

(2008)
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Phoenix Airline   

Status : Not started

Dates :

(2010*)
Comments :  
Genealogy : Eastern Express >Phoenix Airline
Airline Code :  

Qianhai Airlines  added

Status : Planned

Dates :

2017 >
Comments : Qianhai Airlines intends to offer scheduled services out of Shenzhen Bao'an International (SZX)
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Qiantang Airways   

Status : Not started

Dates :

(2008)
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Qingdao Airlines  updated

Status : Active

Dates :

2014 - date
Comments : [Newloong Air is a planned scheduled carrier based out of Qingdao Liuting International (TAO). It was founded in 2015 & commenced operations on 26Apr2014 as Qingdao Airlines. It then decided to rename itself Xinlong Air but did not, after the state-owned shareholders withdraw funds, in a bid to become fully privatized. Now rebranding as Newloong Air]
Genealogy : Qingdao Airlines >Newloong Air
Airline Code :  

Rainbow Cargo Airlines   

Status : Not started

Dates :

(2008)
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Rainbow Jet   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

2002* - 2006*
Comments : No further information at this time
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Reignwood Star Aviation   

Status : Active

Dates :

2014* - date
Comments : Reignwood Star Aviation is a passenger charter carrier
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Ruili Airlines   

Status : Active

Dates :

2014 - date
Comments : Ruili Airlines commenced operations on 18May2014
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Ruili Jingcheng Helicopter Co.   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

2012* - 2013
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
Airline Code :  

SF Airlines (ShunFeng Airlines)   

Status : Active

Dates :

2009 - date
Comments : SF Airlines was created as a subsidiary of SF Express, one of China’s largest cargo and logistics companies
Genealogy :  
Airline Code : O3 : CSS

Shaanxi Delong United Airlines   

Status : Not started

Dates :

(2006)
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Shandong Airlines   

Status : Active

Dates :

1994 - date
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 :  
Airline Code : SC : CDG

Shanghai Airlines   

Status : Active

Dates :

1985 - date
Comments : Shanghai Airlines was founded by the Shanghai municipal government as the first independently-run local airline in China. Operations started on 30Jun1985
Genealogy :  
Airline Code : FM : CSH

Shanghai Airlines Cargo International   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

2006 - 2011
Comments : Shanghai Airlines Cargo International started operaions on 02Jul2006 (International cargo carrier)
Genealogy : Shanghai Airlines Cargo International >>China Cargo Airlines
Airline Code : F4 : SHQ

Shanghai-Chengtu Air Mail Line   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

1929 - 1930
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
Airline Code :  

Shangyang General Aviation Company   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

1998* - 2001*
Comments : No further information at this time
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Shantou Airlines   

Status : Active

Dates :

1993* - date
Comments : Shantou Airlines was founded in 1993
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Shanxi Airlines   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

2001 - 2007
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
Airline Code : 8C : CXI

Shenniao Airlines   

Status : Planned

Dates :

2017 >
Comments : Shenniao Airlines is a planned scheduled carrier out of Chengdu Shuangliu International (CTU)
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Shenniao Airlines  added

Status : Planned

Dates :

2018 >
Comments : Shenniao Airlines is a proposed low-cost carrier, probably will begin flying in early 2018. Based at Chengdu Shuangliu International (CTU)
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Shenzhen Airlines   

Status : Active

Dates :

1993 - date
Comments : Shenzhen Airlines operations started on 17Sep1993
Genealogy :  
Airline Code : ZH : CSZ

Shilin Airlines   

Status : Not started

Dates :

(2004)
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
Airline Code :  

Shuangyang Aviation   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

2004* - 2006*
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Sichuan Airlines   

Status : Active

Dates :

1990 - date
Comments : Sichuan Airlines was formed on 19Sep1986 & officially commenced operations on 14Jul1988 as Sichuan Provincial Airlines
Genealogy : Sichuan Provincial Airlines >Sichuan Airlines
Airline Code : 3U : CSC

Sichuan Provincial Airlines   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

1988 - 1990
Comments : Sichuan Airlines was formed on 19Sep1986 & officially commenced operations on 14Jul1988 as Sichuan Provincial Airlines
Genealogy : Sichuan Provincial Airlines >Sichuan Airlines
Airline Code : 3U : CSC

Silk Route Airways   

Status : Not started

Dates :

(2006)
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

SKOGA (People's Aviation Corp. of China)   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1950 - 1954
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
Airline Code :  

South-Western Aviation Corporation   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

Mid 1930s
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 :  
Airline Code :  

Spring Airlines  updated

Status : Active

Dates :

2005 - date
Comments : Spring Airlines started operations on 18Jul2005 (Low-cost, Shanghai Hongqiao International based carrier)
Genealogy :  
Airline Code : 9S : CQH

Suparna Airlines  added

Status : Active

Dates :

2017 >
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. Yangtze River Airlines officially rebranded itself as Suparna Airlines effective 07Jul2017 (Regional and domestic charter cargo carrier set up by Hainan Airlines)
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Sutong Airlines   

Status : Not started

Dates :

(2015)
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Swan Airlines   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

1992* - 1996*
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
Airline Code :  

Tianjin Airline   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1996* - 2006*
Comments : No further information at this time
Genealogy :  
Airline Code : GS : GCR

Tianjin Airlines   

Status : Active

Dates :

2009 - date
Comments : Tianjin Airlines is rebranded from Grand China Express Air on 08Jun2009, first flight 10Jun2009
Genealogy : Grand China Express Air >Tianjin Airlines
Airline Code : GS : GDC

Tianju Airlines  added

Status : Planned

Dates :

2018 >
Comments : Tianju Airlines is a planned scheduled carrier out of Urumqi Diwopu International (URC)
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Tibet Airlines   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1999* - 2000
Comments : Tibet Airlines was formed to operate in China but failed early
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Tibet Airlines  updated

Status : Active

Dates :

2011 - date
Comments : Tibet Airlines was incorporated on 17Jun2010 & started operations on 26Jul2011 (Domestic passenger and cargo service from Lhasa)
Genealogy :  
Airline Code : TV : ---

Tibetan Airlines   

Status : Not started

Dates :

(2004)
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Tongcheng Airlines   

Status : Not started

Dates :

(2016)
Comments : Tongcheng Airlines was established by online leisure travel service provider, Tongcheng Network Technology
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

United Air Express   

Status : Not started

Dates :

(2016)
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

United Eagle Airlines   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

2005 - 2010
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
Airline Code : EU : UEA

United Star Express Airlines  added

Status : Renamed

Dates :

2015* - 2016
Comments : BrightStar Express Airlines is a start-up cargo carrier that was rebranded from United Star Express Airlines (2015-2016). Based at Tianjin Binhai International (TSN)
Genealogy : United Star Express Airlines >BrightStar Express Airlines
Airline Code :  

Uni-Top Airlines   

Status : Active

Dates :

2011 - date
Comments : Uni-Top were due to fly from May2009 with services to Shenzhen, Dubai, Bishkek, Almaty and Chennai but was postponed, air freight operations finally began in Apr2011
Genealogy :  
Airline Code : UW : UTP

Urumqi Airlines   

Status : Active

Dates :

2014 - date
Comments : Urumqi Airlines was founded by Hainan Airlines parent HNA Group, in conjunction with the Urumqi municipal government. Commenced revenue services on 29Aug2014
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

West Air (China West Air)   

Status : Active

Dates :

2007 - date
Comments : West Air was founded in 2006, received its AOC on 18Jun2007 & started operations on 14Jul2007 offering Lo-cost passenger services out of Fuzhou
Genealogy :  
Airline Code : PN : CHB

Western Airlines   

Status : Not started

Dates :

(2005)
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Wuhan Air Lines (Wuhan Air Transport)   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

1986 - 2002
Comments : Wuhan Air Lines was formed in 1986
Genealogy : Wuhan Air Lines >China Eastern Airlines Wuhan
Airline Code : WU : CWU

Xiamen Air   

Status : Active

Dates :

2012 - date
Comments : No further information at this time
Genealogy : Xiamen Airlines >Xiamen Air
Airline Code : MF : CXA

Xiamen Airlines   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

1992 - 2012
Comments : No further information at this time
Genealogy : Xiamen Airlines >Xiamen Air
Airline Code : MF : CXA

Xichang Airlines   

Status : Not started

Dates :

(2015)
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Xiedu Airlines   

Status : Not started

Dates :

(2008)
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Xinlong Air  updated

Status : Not started

Dates :

(2015)
Comments : [Newloong Air is a planned scheduled carrier based out of Qingdao Liuting International (TAO). It was founded in 2015 & commenced operations on 26Apr2014 as Qingdao Airlines. It then decided to rename itself Xinlong Air but did not, after the state-owned shareholders withdraw funds, in a bid to become fully privatized. Now rebranding as Newloong Air]
Genealogy : Qingdao Airlines >(Xinlong Air)
Airline Code :  

Yangtze River Express  updated

Status : Renamed

Dates :

2003 - 2017
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. Yangtze River Airlines officially rebranded itself as Suparna Airlines effective 07Jul2017 (Regional and domestic charter cargo carrier set up by Hainan Airlines)]
Genealogy : Yangtze River Express >Suparna Airlines
Airline Code : Y8 : YZR

Ying'an Airlines   

Status : Active

Dates :

2005* - date
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Ying'An Airlines (Yunnan Ying'An Airlines)  updated

Status : Inactive

Dates :

2009* - 2015
Comments : Ying'an Airlines was founded in 2005 as Yunnan Ying'an General Aviation Co Ltd, a general aviation company. It received its air operator's certificate from the CAAC on 19Jan2005. The airline suspended operations on 01Dec2015. The Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) cancelled Ying'an Airlines' air operator's certificate as it was not meeting the certificate's requirements
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

YTO Cargo Airlines (Yuantong Airlines)   

Status : Active

Dates :

2015 - date
Comments : YTO Cargo Airlines (Yuantong Airlines) commenced commercial freight operations with its maiden flight - Hangzhou-Chengdu on 26Sep2015
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Yunnan Airlines   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

1992* - 2002
Comments : China Eastern Yunnan was formed as Yunnan Airlines in 1992 & launched services on from Kunming on 02Aug2011
Genealogy : Yunnan Airlines >China Eastern Yunnan
Airline Code : 3Q : CYH

Yunnan Hongtu Airlines   

Status : Not started

Dates :

(2015)
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Zhejiang Airlines   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

1990* - 2003
Comments : Zhejiang Airlines was formed on 07Sep1990
Genealogy : Zhejiang Airlines >>Air China
Airline Code : -- : CJG

Zhongfei Airlines   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1993* - 2006
Comments : Zhongfei Airlines was formed in 1993. General aviation airline that ceased in 2006
Genealogy :  
Airline Code : -- : CFZ

Zhongnan Airlines   

Status : Not started

Dates :

(2016)
Comments : Zhongnan Airlines is regional carrier preparing to launch services from Changsha Huanghua International Airport
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Zhongyan Airlines   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

1986* - 2000
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
Airline Code : Z2 : CYN

Zhuhai Airlines   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1996* - 1996*
Comments : No further information at this time
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

ZYB Lily Jet   

Status : Active

Dates :

2008 - date
Comments : ZYB Lily Jet was founded in 2008 operating business jets
Genealogy :  
Airline Code : -- : MZT
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