Air China Logo – Air China is after China Southern Airlines , the second largest airline of the People’s Republic of China based in Beijing and a member of the airline alliance Star Alliance .Air China started its flights on 1 July 1988, before she was part of the International Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC), which was founded in 1939, for military flights from the former Republic of China to Central Russia to be completed. The first scheduled flight of the CAAC was Lisunow Li-2 . Then came the Ilyushin Il-14 , soon of the Ilyushin Il-18 was replaced.
The first jet was the Hawker Siddeley Trident was ordered and 1970th The first long-haul flights took on the Ilyushin Il-62M and the Boeing 707 . 1980, the CAAC its first Boeing 747 Air China received its first Boeing 737-300 on 13 March 1993, the 737-700 on 17 June 2003 and the 737-800 17th August 1999. In 1988, the CAAC has been split into separate regional companies with international operations and Air China. Air China wide-body fleet now consists of Boeing 747-400 , the Boeing 767-300 , the Boeing 777-200 , the two versions of the Airbus A330 and Airbus A340-300 .
On 22 May 2006 it was announced that Air China, Star Alliance will join. That same year, 31 million passengers on flights of Air China.
Air China has an interest in the Tibet Airlines and launched in July 2011 together with this one frequent flyer program . Air China is next to China Eastern , China Southern and Grand China Air is one of the few Chinese airlines, which aims in Asia , Europe , Africa , North America and South America flies. In German-speaking from Beijing Dusseldorf and Munich each several times a week with Airbus A330, and Frankfurt each served twice daily with Boeing 777-300ER. Frankfurt is also open daily from Shanghai Pudong International Airport served with Airbus A340. Air China has code share agreements with Lufthansa , Finnair , Austrian , Swiss , and All Nippon Airways .