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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

Country aircraft registration code = B

09 Dec 2017

Colorful Yunnan Airlines is a business and charter carrier based out of Kunming Changshui International (KMG) & started operations on 08Dec2017

05 Dec 2017

China Eastern Yunnan was established out of the CAAC Yunnam Regional Authority [added] as Yunnan Airlines in 1992. Acquired by China Eastern and launched scheduled domestic services on from Kunming on 02Aug2011

30 Nov 2017

Ying'an Airlines suspended operations on 01Dec2015 [update]

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

9 Air   

Status : Active

Dates :

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

Air Chang'an  added: 2017

Status : Active

Dates :

2016 - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Dapeng Airlines >Air Changan Airlines (ACA) >Chang'an Airlines + Shanxi Airlines + China Xinhua Airlines =>Grand China Air <Chang'an Airlines >Air Chang'an
Comments : [Air Chang'an was founded on 11Apr1992 & started operations on 01Jun1993 as Dapeng Airlines. Renamed to Air Changan Airlines & then Grand China Air whihch 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]

Air Changan Airlines (ACA)   

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1992 - 2000
Airline Code : 2Z : ---
Genealogy : Dapeng Airlines >Air Changan Airlines (ACA) >Chang'an Airlines + Shanxi Airlines + China Xinhua Airlines =>Grand China Air <Chang'an Airlines >Air Chang'an
Comments : [Air Chang'an was founded on 11Apr1992 & started operations on 01Jun1993 as Dapeng Airlines. Renamed to Air Changan Airlines & then Grand China Air whihch 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]

Air China   

Status : Active

Dates :

1988 - date
Airline Code : CA : CCA
Genealogy : SKOGA +>CAAC >Air China
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

Air China Cargo   

Status : Active

Dates :

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

Air China Inner Mongolia   

Status : Active

Dates :

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

Air Great Wall  last update: 2017

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1992* - 2001
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Air Great Wall >>China Eastern Airlines
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]

Air Guilin   

Status : Active

Dates :

2016 - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Guangxi Airlines >Guilin Airlines >Air Guilin
Comments : Air Guilin has its origins in Guangxi Airlines, formed in 2013. Renamed Guilin Airlines in 2014 & commenced operations on 25Jun2016

Air Spring   

Status : Not launched

Dates :

(2005)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Air Xiya  added: 2017

Status : Active

Dates :

2014* - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
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

AirAsia China  added: 2017

Status : Planned

Dates :

2018 >
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
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

Anhui Airlines  last update: 2017

Status : Not launched

Dates :

(2010*)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Hainan Airlines was hoping to launch Hefei-based Anhui Airlines. Did not start operations

Astro Air   

Status : Active

Dates :

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

AVIC Cargo Airlines   

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

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

Beijing Airlines   

Status : Active

Dates :

2012 - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Beiya Airlines   

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1993 - 2003
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Beiya Airlines >>China Southern Airlines
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]

Bejing Airlines   

Status : Not launched

Dates :

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

Belya Airlines   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

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

Blue Skies   

Status : Not launched

Dates :

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

BrightStar Express Airlines  added: 2017

Status : Planned

Dates :

2017 >
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : United Star Express Airlines >BrightStar Express Airlines
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)

CAAC (Civil Aviation Administration of China)   

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1949* - 1988
Airline Code : CA : ---
Genealogy : SKOGA +>CAAC >Air China
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]

CAAC Yunnam Regional Authority  added: 05Dec2017

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1990* - 1992*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : CAAC Yunnam Regional Authority >Yunnan Airlines >China Eastern Yunnan
Comments : [China Eastern Yunnan was established out of the CAAC Yunnam Regional Authority as Yunnan Airlines in 1992. Acquired by China Eastern and launched scheduled domestic services on from Kunming on 02Aug2011]

Capital Airlines (Beijing Capital Airlines)   

Status : Active

Dates :

2010 - date
Airline Code : JD : CBJ
Genealogy : Deer Air >Capital Airlines
Comments : No further information at this time

Cargolux China  last update: 2017

Status : Planned

Dates :

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

CATC (Central Air Transport Corp.)  last update: 2017

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1946* - 1968
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : CATC (Central Air Transport Corp.) SKOGA >Air China
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] 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

CDI Cargo Airlines   

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

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

CGAC (China General Aviation)  last update: 2017

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1989* - 1997
Airline Code : GP : CTH
Genealogy : CGAC (China General Aviation) >>China Eastern Airlines
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

Chang'an Airlines   

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

2000 - 2016
Airline Code : 2Z : CGN
Genealogy : Dapeng Airlines >Air Changan Airlines (ACA) >Chang'an Airlines + Shanxi Airlines + China Xinhua Airlines =>Grand China Air <Chang'an Airlines >Air Chang'an
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]

Changan Airlines Travel  added: 19Nov2017

Status : Planned

Dates :

2018 >
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Changan Airlines Travel is a planned scheduled carrier based out of Xi'an Xianyang International (XIY)

Changan Cargo Airlines  added: 18Nov2018

Status : Planned

Dates :

2018 >
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Changan Cargo Airlines is a planned cargo carrier based out of Xi'an Xianyang International (XIY)

Chengdu Airlines   

Status : Active

Dates :

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

China Air Cargo (i)   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

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

China Air Cargo (ii)   

Status : Not launched

Dates :

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

China Airways  last update: 2017 x2

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1929 - 1937*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : >Air China
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 [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]

China Cargo Airlines   

Status : Active

Dates :

1998 - date
Airline Code : CK : CKK
Genealogy : Great Wall Airlines & Shanghai Airlines Cargo International =>>China Cargo Airlines
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

China Civil Aviation Corporation   

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

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

China Eastern Airlines  last update: 2017

Status : Active

Dates :

1988 - date
Airline Code : MU : CES
Genealogy : >China Eastern Airlines
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

China Eastern Airlines Jiangsu   

Status : Active

Dates :

1993 - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

China Eastern Airlines Wuhan   

Status : Active

Dates :

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

China Eastern Xi Bei Airlines   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

2002 - 2007
Airline Code : WH : CNW
Genealogy : China Northwest Airlines >China Northwest Airlines
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

China Eastern Yunnan   

Status : Active

Dates :

2011 - date
Airline Code : 3Q : CYH
Genealogy : CAAC Yunnam Regional Authority >Yunnan Airlines >China Eastern Yunnan
Comments : China Eastern Yunnan was established out of the CAAC Yunnam Regional Authority as Yunnan Airlines in 1992. Acquired by China Eastern and launched scheduled domestic services on from Kunming on 02Aug2011

China Express Airlines   

Status : Active

Dates :

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

China Flying Dragon (Feilong Airlines)   

Status : Active

Dates :

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

China Northern Airlines   

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1990 - 2003
Airline Code : CJ : CBF
Genealogy : China Northern Airlines >>China Southern Airlines
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]

China Northern Swan Airlines   

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

2003 - 2003
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Swan Airlines >China Northern Swan Airlines >>China Southern Airlines
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]

China Northwest Airlines   

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1989* - 2002
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : China Northwest Airlines >China Northwest Airlines
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

China Postal Airlines   

Status : Active

Dates :

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

China Sonangol International   

Status : Active

Dates :

2006* - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

China Southern Airlines   

Status : Active

Dates :

1991 - date
Airline Code : CZ : CSN
Genealogy : CAAC <China Southern Airlines
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

China Southwest Airlines  last update: 2017

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1987* - 2003
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : China Southwest Airlines >>Air China
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]

China United Airlines   

Status : Active

Dates :

2005 - date
Airline Code : KN : CUA
Genealogy : Nil tree
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

China Xinhua Airlines   

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1993 - 2007
Airline Code : XW : CXH
Genealogy : Shanxi Airlines + China Xinhua Airlines + Chang’an Airlines =>Grand China Air
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

China Xinjiang Airlines   

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1985* - 2004
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil treeinjiang Airlines >>China Southern Airlines
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]

Chinese Air Company  last update: 2017

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

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

Chinese Airways Federal Inc.   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

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

Chongging Airlines   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

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

Chongqing Airlines  last update: 2017

Status : Active

Dates :

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

CNAC (China National Aviation Corporation)   

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1937 - 1949
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : China Airways + Chinese Air Company =>CNAC
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

CNAC Zhejiang  last update: 2017

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1998* - 2004
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : CNAC Zhejiang >>Air China
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 [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]

Colorful Guizhou Airlines   

Status : Active

Dates :

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

Colorful Yunnan Airlines  added: 09Dec2017

Status : Active

Dates :

2017 - date
Airline Code : -- : VYN
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Colorful Yunnan Airlines is a business and charter carrier based out of Kunming Changshui International (KMG). It started operations on 08Dec2017

Dalian Airlines   

Status : Active

Dates :

2011 - date
Airline Code : CA : CCD
Genealogy : Nil tree
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

Dapeng Airlines   

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1993 - 1992
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Dapeng Airlines >Air Changan Airlines (ACA) >Chang'an Airlines + Shanxi Airlines + China Xinhua Airlines =>Grand China Air <Chang'an Airlines >Air Chang'an
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]

Datang Qili Airlines   

Status : Not launched

Dates :

(2008*)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Dazhong Airlines   

Status : Not launched

Dates :

(2008)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Deer Air   

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

2006 - 2010
Airline Code : JD : DRA
Genealogy : Deer Air >Capital Airlines
Comments : No further information at this time

Deer Jet Airlines (Deer Air)   

Status : Active

Dates :

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

Dehong South Asia General Airlines   

Status : Active

Dates :

2013 - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Ruili Jingcheng Helicopter Co. >Dehong South Asia General Airlines
Comments : Ruili Jingcheng Helicopter Co. was formally renamed as Dehong South Asia General Airlines upon approval by Southwest Regional Administration of CAAC on 27Sep2013

Donghai Airlines   

Status : Active

Dates :

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

Eagle United Airlines  last update: 29Nov2017

Status : Not launched

Dates :

(2005)
Airline Code : EU : UEA
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Eagle United Airlines was founded in 2004 & intended to start domestic services out of Chengdu

East Pacific Airlines   

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

2004 - 2006
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Jetwin Cargo Airline >East Pacific Airlines >Donghai Airlines
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]

East Star Airlines   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

2006 - 2009
Airline Code : 8C : DXH
Genealogy : Nil tree
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

Eastern Express   

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

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

Eurasia Aviation Corporation  last update: 2017 x2

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1931 - 1943
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Eurasia Aviation Corporation >Central Air Transport Corporation (CATC)...>Air China
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) [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]

Fujian Airlines   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

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

Fuzhou Airlines  last update: 2017

Status : Active

Dates :

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

Grand China Air   

Status : Active

Dates :

2007* - date
Airline Code : CN : GDC
Genealogy : Shanxi Airlines + China Xinhua Airlines + Chang’an Airlines =>Grand China Air
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

Grand China Express Air   

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

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

GrandStar Cargo International   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

2008 - 2012
Airline Code : GD : GSC
Genealogy : Nil tree
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)

Great Wall Airlines   

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

2006 - 2011
Airline Code : IJ : GWL
Genealogy : Great Wall Airlines >>China Cargo Airlines
Comments : Great Wall Airlines launched its first flight from Shanghai to Amsterdam on 01Jun2006 & merged into China Cargo Airlines on 01Jun2011

Guangxi Airlines (i)   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

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

Guangxi Airlines (ii)   

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

2013* - 2014
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Guangxi Airlines >Guilin Airlines >Air Guilin
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

Guangxi Airlines (iii)   

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

(2014)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Guangxi Airlines >Guilin Airlines
Comments : No further information at this time

Guilin Airlines   

Status : Not launched

Dates :

(2014)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Guangxi Airlines >Guilin Airlines >Air Guilin
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

Guizhou Airlines (Air Guizhou)   

Status : Active

Dates :

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

GX Airlines (Guangxi Beibu Gulf Air)   

Status : Active

Dates :

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

Haifu Airlines   

Status : Not launched

Dates :

(2015)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Hainan Airlines  last update: 2017

Status : Active

Dates :

1993 - date
Airline Code : HU : CHH
Genealogy : Hainan Province Airlines >Hainan Airlines
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

Hainan Province Airlines   

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1993 - 1993
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Hainan Province Airlines >Hainan Airlines
Comments : No further information at this time

Hainan VIP Flight Services   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

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

HaiXiang Air  added: 2017

Status : Planned

Dates :

2017 >
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : HaiXiang Air is a planned passenger charter carrier based out of Shenzhen Bao'an International (SZX)

Hamiata  last update: 2017

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1939* - 1950
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Hamiata >>SKOGA +>CAAC >Air China
Comments : Hamiata was founded in 1939 by the governments of Chian and the USSR to offer services between Hami in China and Alma-Ata in the USSR.. Taken over by SKOGA [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]

Hantong Aviation  added: 2017

Status : Planned

Dates :

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

Hao Hai General Aviation Company   

Status : Active

Dates :

2011* - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Happy Air   

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

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

Hebei Airlines   

Status : Active

Dates :

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

Hefei Airlines   

Status : Not launched

Dates :

(2015)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Heilongjiang Airlines   

Status : Not launched

Dates :

(2014)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Henan Airlines   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

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

Henan Cargo Airlines   

Status : Planned

Dates :

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

Hongtu Airlines   

Status : Active

Dates :

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

Huaxia Airlines   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

2007 - 2009*
Airline Code : G5 : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Hubei Airlines  added: 26Oct2017

Status : Planned

Dates :

2019 >
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Hubei Airlines is a planned scheduled carried based out of Wuhan Tianhe (WUH)

IASC (Industrial Aviation Service Corp.)   

Status : Unconfirmed

Dates :

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

Inner Mongolian Airlines  last update: 2017

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1994 - 1995
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Inner Mongolian Airlines >>Air China
Comments : In 1988 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.[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]

Jade Cargo International (Jade Air Cargo)   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

2006 - 2011
Airline Code : J1 : JAE
Genealogy : Nil tree
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

Jasmine Airways   

Status : Not launched

Dates :

(2008)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Jetwin Cargo Airline   

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

2002 - 2004
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Jetwin Cargo Airline >East Pacific Airlines >Donghai Airlines
Comments : No further information at this time

Jet-Yl   

Status : Not launched

Dates :

(2008)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Jiangnan General Aviation   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

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

Jiangsu Airlines   

Status : Not launched

Dates :

(2015)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Jiangxi Airlines   

Status : Active

Dates :

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

Jilin Airlines   

Status : Not launched

Dates :

(2014)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Jiu Yuan Airlines   

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

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

Jiuyuan Airlines   

Status : Active

Dates :

2015 - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Joy Luzhou Air   

Status : Not launched

Dates :

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

JoyAir (Xingfu Airlines)   

Status : Active

Dates :

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

Juneyao Airlines   

Status : Active

Dates :

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

Kunming Airlines   

Status : Active

Dates :

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

Kunpeng Airlines   

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

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

Longhao Airlines   

Status : Planned

Dates :

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

Longjiang Airlines  last update: 2017

Status : Planned

Dates :

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

Longken General Aviation   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

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

Loong Air (Zhejiang Loong Airlines)   

Status : Active

Dates :

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

Lucky Air   

Status : Active

Dates :

2006 - date
Airline Code : 8L : LKE
Genealogy : Shilin Airlines >Lucky Air
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

Manchuria Aviation Company (MKKK Manshu Koko Kabushiki Kaisha)  last update: 2017

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1932* - 1945
Airline Code : RH : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
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

Meiya Air   

Status : Active

Dates :

2012* - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Ming Airlines   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

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

Nanjing Airlines   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

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

Nanshan Jet  last update: 25Nov2017

Status : Active

Dates :

2011 - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Nanshan Jet is a private & business charter carrer based out of Yantai Penglai International (YNT)

Newloong Air  added: 2017

Status : Planned

Dates :

2017 >
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Qingdao Airlines >Newloong Air
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

Ningbo Airlines   

Status : Not launched

Dates :

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

Ningxia Cargo Airlines   

Status : Not launched

Dates :

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

Northeast Airlines (i)  last update: 2017

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

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

Northeast Airlines (ii)   

Status : Not launched

Dates :

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

Northern Air Sanya   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

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

Okay Airways (Ao'Kai Airlines)   

Status : Active

Dates :

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

Pan Asia Airways   

Status : Not launched

Dates :

(2008)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Phoenix Airline   

Status : Not launched

Dates :

(2010*)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Eastern Express >Phoenix Airline
Comments : No further information at this time

Qianhai Airlines  added: 2017

Status : Planned

Dates :

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

Qiantang Airways   

Status : Not launched

Dates :

(2008)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Qingdao Airlines  last update: 2017

Status : Active

Dates :

2014 - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Qingdao Airlines >Newloong Air
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]

Rainbow Cargo Airlines   

Status : Not launched

Dates :

(2008)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Rainbow Jet   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

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

Reignwood Star Aviation   

Status : Active

Dates :

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

Ruili Airlines   

Status : Active

Dates :

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

Ruili Jingcheng Helicopter Co.   

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

2012* - 2013
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Ruili Jingcheng Helicopter Co. >Dehong South Asia General Airlines
Comments : Ruili Jingcheng Helicopter Co. was formally renamed as Dehong South Asia General Airlines upon approval by Southwest Regional Administration of CAAC on 27Sep2013

SF Airlines (ShunFeng Airlines)   

Status : Active

Dates :

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

Shaanxi Delong United Airlines   

Status : Not launched

Dates :

(2006)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Shandong Airlines   

Status : Active

Dates :

1994 - date
Airline Code : SC : CDG
Genealogy : Nil tree
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.

Shanghai Airlines   

Status : Active

Dates :

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

Shanghai Airlines Cargo International   

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

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

Shanghai-Chengtu Air Mail Line  last update: 2017

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1929 - 1930
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Shanghai-Chengtu Air Mail Line >>CNAC >Air China
Comments : Shanghai-Chengtu Air Mail Line was the first passenger/air mail service in China. Its inaugural flight was on 08Jul1929 [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]

Shangyang General Aviation Company   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

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

Shantou Airlines   

Status : Active

Dates :

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

Shanxi Airlines (i)   

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

2001 - 2007
Airline Code : 8C : CXI
Genealogy : Shanxi Airlines + China Xinhua Airlines + Chang’an Airlines =>Grand China Air
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

Shanxi Airlines (ii)  added: 27Oct2017

Status : Planned

Dates :

2018 >
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Shanxi Airlines (ii) is a planned scheduled carrier based out of Taiyuan Wusu International (TYN)

Shenniao Airlines  added: 2017

Status : Planned

Dates :

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

Shenzhen Airlines   

Status : Active

Dates :

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

Shilin Airlines   

Status : Not launched

Dates :

(2004)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Shilin Airlines >Lucky Air
Comments : Yunnan province based carrier. Lucky Air was formed as Shilin Airlines in 2004 but was renamed prior to starting operations

Shuangyang Aviation   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

2004* - 2006*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Sichuan Airlines  last update: 2017

Status : Active

Dates :

1990 - date
Airline Code : 3U : CSC
Genealogy : Sichuan Provincial Airlines >Sichuan Airlines
Comments : Sichuan Airlines was formed on 19Sep1986 & officially commenced operations on 14Jul1988 as Sichuan Provincial Airlines (Chengdu Shauangliu International based provincial airline providing scheduled domestic services within China.)

Sichuan Provincial Airlines   

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

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

Silk Route Airways   

Status : Not launched

Dates :

(2006)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

SKOGA (People's Aviation Corp. of China)   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1950 - 1954
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : SKOGA +>CAAC >Air China
Comments : SKOGA was formally established on 01Jul1950 A joint Soviet-Communist China airline. Took over HAMIATA. Merged with CHINA CIVIL AVIATION CORPORATION to form CAAC [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]

Sky Cargo Air  added: 19Nov2017

Status : Planned

Dates :

2018 >
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Tianjin Cargo Airlines (i) >Sky Cargo Air
Comments : Sky Cargo Air is a planned cargo carrier based out of Tianjin Binhai International (TSN). It was renamed from Tianjin Cargo Airlines in 2017

South-Western Aviation Corporation   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

Mid 1930s
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
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.

Spring Airlines  last update: 2017

Status : Active

Dates :

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

SR Jet (Sparkle Roll Jet)  added: 2017

Status : Active

Dates :

2013* - date
Airline Code : -- : QSR
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : SR Jet (Sparkle Roll Jet) was founded in Sep2013. It is a business & charter carrier based out of Tianjin Binhai International (TSN)

Suparna Airlines  added: 2017

Status : Active

Dates :

2017 >
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
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)

Sutong Airlines   

Status : Not launched

Dates :

(2015)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Swan Airlines   

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1992* - 1996*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Swan Airlines >China Northern Swan Airlines >>China Southern Airlines
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]

Tianjin Airline (i)   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

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

Tianjin Airlines (ii)   

Status : Active

Dates :

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

Tianjin Cargo Airlines (i)  added: 19Nov2017

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

2016 - 2017
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Tianjin Cargo Airlines (i) >Sky Cargo Air
Comments : [Sky Cargo Air is a planned cargo carrier based out of Tianjin Binhai International (TSN). It was renamed from Tianjin Cargo Airlines in 2017]

Tianjin Cargo Airlines (ii)  added: 2017

Status : Planned

Dates :

2018 >
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Tianjin Cargo Airlines is a proposed start-up by HNA Group and Tianjin Port Free Trade Zone. The planned cargo carrier will operate services to destinations in Northeast Asia, Europe and America from its hub at Tianjin International Airport. HNA and the Tianjin Port Free Trade Zone plan to expand its fleet to 50-100 aircraft within five years. A proposed launch date has not been advised

Tianju Airlines  added: 2017

Status : Planned

Dates :

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

Tibet Airlines (i)   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

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

Tibet Airlines (ii)  last update: 2017

Status : Active

Dates :

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

Tibetan Airlines   

Status : Not launched

Dates :

(2004)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Tongcheng Airlines   

Status : Not launched

Dates :

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

United Air Express   

Status : Not launched

Dates :

(2016)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

United Eagle Airlines   

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

2005 - 2010
Airline Code : EU : UEA
Genealogy : United Eagle Airlines >Chengdu Airlines
Comments : Chengdu Airlines started operations as United Eagle Airlines on 27Jul2005 & was rebranded on 22Jan2010. Domestic scheduled services out of Chengdu Shuangliu International (CTU)

United Star Express Airlines  added: 2017

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

2015* - 2016
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : United Star Express Airlines >BrightStar Express Airlines
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)

Uni-Top Airlines   

Status : Active

Dates :

2011 - date
Airline Code : UW : UTP
Genealogy : Nil tree
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

Urumqi Airlines   

Status : Active

Dates :

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

West Air (China West Air)   

Status : Active

Dates :

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

Western Airlines   

Status : Not launched

Dates :

(2005)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Wuhan Air Lines (Wuhan Air Transport)   

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

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

Xiamen Air   

Status : Active

Dates :

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

Xiamen Airlines   

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

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

Xiangyang Airlines  added: 2017

Status : Planned

Dates :

2017 >
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Nil further ay this time

Xichang Airlines  last update: 18Nov2017

Status : Planned

Dates :

2018 >
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Suspect that Xichang Airlines is a planned new subsidiary carrier established in southwestern Sichuan by Tianjin Airlines. First started in 2015. Based out of Xichang Qingshan (XIC)

Xiedu Airlines   

Status : Not launched

Dates :

(2008)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Xinlong Air  last update: 2017

Status : Not launched

Dates :

(2015)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Qingdao Airlines >(Xinlong Air)
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]

Xishuangbanna Airlines  added: 27Oct2017

Status : Planned

Dates :

2018 >
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Xishuangbanna Airlines is a planned scheduled carrier based out of Jinghong Xishuangbanna Gasa International (JHG)

Yalian Jet  added: 25Nov2017

Status : Active

Dates :

2013* - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Yalian Jet is associated with Shenzhen Airlines. It is a private & business charter carrier

Yangtze River Express  last update: 2017

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

2003 - 2017
Airline Code : Y8 : YZR
Genealogy : Yangtze River Express >Suparna Airlines
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)]

Ying'an Airlines  last update: 30Nov2017

Status : Inactive

Dates :

2005* - 2015
Airline Code : YI : AYE
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Ying'an Airlines, was a regional airline based at Guiyang Longdongbao International Airport in Guizhou. It 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. It operated flights throughout Yunnan Province as well as in Guizhou Province using a single Xian MA60 aircraft

Ying'An Airlines (Yunnan Ying'An Airlines)  last update: 2017

Status : Inactive

Dates :

2009* - 2015
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
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

YTO Cargo Airlines (Yuantong Airlines)   

Status : Active

Dates :

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

Yunnan Airlines   

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1992* - 2002
Airline Code : 3Q : CYH
Genealogy : CAAC Yunnam Regional Authority >Yunnan Airlines >China Eastern Yunnan
Comments : [China Eastern Yunnan was established out of the CAAC Yunnam Regional Authority as Yunnan Airlines in 1992. Acquired by China Eastern and launched scheduled domestic services on from Kunming on 02Aug2011]

Yunnan Hongtu Airlines   

Status : Not launched

Dates :

(2015)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Zhejiang Airlines   

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

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

Zhongfei Airlines   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

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

Zhongnan Airlines   

Status : Not launched

Dates :

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

Zhongyan Airlines   

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1986* - 2000
Airline Code : Z2 : CYN
Genealogy : Zhongyan Airlines >>China Southern Airlines
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]

Zhuhai Airlines   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

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

ZYB Lily Jet   

Status : Active

Dates :

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