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Air China – Cheap Flights

Air China is the flag carrier airline of the People’s Republic of China.  It took its current form in 1988, after the government of China decided to split the Civil Aviation Administration of China into six separate groups.  The meaning of the Chinese characters for the airline translates literally to “National Airline.”  Its parent company is the Air China Group.

Airports in China tend to be overcrowded, causing punctuality problems for all airlines in that country.  However, Air China has been an innovator in service, such as WiFi.  Air China flies to hundreds of destinations, is a member of the Star Alliance, one of the world’s largest airline alliances with more than 1300 destinations, and has codeshare flights with three dozen different airlines. Air China can help you get wherever you want to go.

Air China US Destinations

  • Honolulu, HI: Honolulu International Airport
  • Houston, TX: George Bush Intercontinental Airport
  • Los Angeles, CA: Los Angeles International Airport
  • New York City, NY: John F. Kennedy International Airport
  • Newark, NJ: Newark International Airport
  • San Francisco, CA: San Francisco International Airport
  • San Jose, CA: San Jose International Airport
  • Washington, DC: Washington-Dulles International Airport

Air China Domestic (People’s Republic of China) Destinations

  • More than 100 destinations in the People’s Republic of China

Air China International Destinations

  • Destinations in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, the Middle East, North America, South America

Air China Hubs & Focus Cities

  • Beijing-Capital International Airport (PEK). This airport is about 20 miles northeast of downtown Beijing; in 2016 it served just under 95 million passengers. It has 3 terminals: Terminal 3 is currently the second-largest airport terminal in the world for passengers.  It is 116 feet above sea level, and its three letter code, PEK, comes from the days when the city was known as Peking. Air China uses this airport for most of its international flights.
  • Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport (CTU). Situated about 10 miles southwest of downtown Chengdu and more than 1600 feet above sea level, the airport is important for Western China, with more than 46 million passengers using its services in 2016.  It has two terminals.  Terminal 1 is used for international flights and Sichuan Airlines; Terminal 2 is used for domestic travel.  Air China uses this airport as a hub for domestic travel.
  • Shanghai Pudong International Airport (PVG). This airport is situated about 19 miles east of downtown Shanghai.  One of Shanghai’s two main airports, Shanghai Pudong International Airport caters mostly to international traffic.  It has two main passenger terminals and is only about 13 feet above sea level.
  • Focus cities include: Chongqing, Hangzhou, Kunming, Shanghai-Hongqiao, Xiamen

Air China Fleet

  • Airbus A319-100: 33 in service, each seats 128 passengers
  • Airbus A320-200: 45 in service, each seats 158 passengers
  • Airbus A320neo: 2 in service, each seats 158 passengers
  • Airbus A321-200: 61 in service, each seats 185 passengers
  • Airbus A330-200: 30 in service, each seats 237 or 283 passengers
  • Airbus A330-300: 29 in service, each seats 301 or 311 passengers
  • Boeing 737-700: 19 in service, each seats 128 passengers
  • Boeing 737-800: 119 in service, each seats 167 passengers
  • Boeing 737 MAX 8: 5 in service, each seats 128 passengers
  • Boeing 747-400: 3 in service, each seats 344 passengers
  • Boeing 747-8I: 7 in service, each seats 365 passengers
  • Boeing 737-200: 3 in service, each seats 310 passengers
  • Boeing 777-300ER: 36 in service, each seats 313 or 392 passengers
  • Boeing 787-9: 13 in service, each seats 293 passengers

Air China Baggage Allowance

Free baggage allowances on Air China flights varies according to the fare paid and whether the flight is domestic or international. If you are a member of the PhoenixMiles program, you are allowed an additional bag of up to 66 pounds depending on your membership status. Domestic Air China flights generally allow one bag of up to 88 pounds for first-class passengers, down to 44 pounds for Economy class. On international Air China flights the allowances of size and weight are dependent on your route and fare. The same can be said for the fees for extra bags; there is a table available to help you calculate your fee based on your flight route and Air China ticket fare class.

Air China Food, Snacks, and Drinks

With an Air China ticket, passengers in First and Business class may make reservations for food orders on long-distance international flights. Passengers may check out a menu of options and make their reservation at least 24 hours before the day of departure to ensure proper service. Offerings are diverse among seafood, chicken, pork, beef, duck and vegetables.

Prices shown on this page are estimated lowest prices only. Found in the last 45 days.