Air China 中國國際航空
Air China is a state-owned airline and the second-largest commercial airline in China after China Southern Airlines. It is also the only airline in the world to fly the national flag on its entire fleet. With main hubs in Beijing, Chengdu and Shanghai Pudong airports, Air China currently flies to approximately 120 destinations; most of these destinations can be reached from its Beijing hub.
China Eastern Airlines 中國東方航空
China Eastern Airlines is based in Shanghai. It is one of the largest airlines in China, serving a large number of international, domestic and regional destinations.
China Southern Airlines 中國南方航空
China Southern Airlines is based out of Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport in the capital of Guangdong province, operating domestic, regional and international services. In 2008, China Southern was the world's 5th largest airline by number of passengers carried.
Hainan Airlines 海南航空
Hainan Airlines is an airline based in Haikou, Hainan Island. It is the largest privately-owned air transport company and the fourth-largest airline in terms of fleet size in all of China. It operates scheduled domestic and international services on 500 routes from Hainan and nine locations on the mainland, as well as charter services.
China United Airlines 中國聯合航空
China United Airlines is an airline based in Beijing. It operates scheduled charter services in cooperation with local enterprises as well as ordinary scheduled services. It is principally based out of Beijing Nanyuan Airport. China United is the only airline that uses this airport, a former military airfield 18 kilometers to the south of central Beijing.
Okay Airways 奧凱航空
Okay Airways is an airline based in Tianjin, north China. It operates passenger charter services and plans to expand into scheduled passenger and dedicated cargo services.
Shandong Airlines 山東航空
Shandong Airlines is based in the city of Jinan in Shandong. It is a provincial carrier operating mainly domestic trunk routes and secondary schedules from Jinan, Qingdao and Yantai to major cities in China.
Shanghai Airlines 上海航空
Shanghai Airlines is an airline based in Shanghai that offers domestic and international services. Its primary bases are the Shanghai Pudong and Shanghai Hongqiao airports. It also retains a few flights at Nanjing and Hangzhou airports, and is one of the most concentrated "hub and spoke" airlines in China. On June 11, it was announced that Shanghai Airlines will merge with China Eastern.
Chongqing Airlines 重慶航空
Chongqing Airlines is based out of Chongqing. It has 7 aircrafts and operates domestic passenger services.
Deer Jet 金鹿航空
Deer Jet was established in 1995 as one of the subsidiaries of Hainan Airlines group. In 1998, Deer Jet started offering international services. As of 2011, Deer Jet provides charter services to over 200 airports in Asia, America, Europe, Africa and Oceania.
Shenzhen Airlines 深圳航空
Shenzhen Airlines is based in Shenzhen, Guangdong province. It has codeshare agreements with several other Asian airlines and is able to offer domestic services within China and international flights throughout Asia.
Sichuan Airlines 四川航空
Sichuan Airlines is a regional airline headquartered in Chengdu. The bulk of their flights operate out of Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport and Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport. It offers domestic services throughout China and a limited number of international flights to Southeast Asia and South Korea.
Spring Airlines 春秋航空
Spring Airlines was established in 2004 as China’s only low-cost airline. Based out of Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport, this airline offers services to 23 different domestic airports and international flights between Shanghai and Japan.
Xiamen Airlines 廈門航空
Xiamen Airlines is a subsidiary company of China Southern Airlines and is based in Fuzhou, Hangzhou, Tianjin, Nanchang and Xiamen. Founded in 1984, this airline offers domestic routes to over 50 airports in China, and international services to Malaysia, South Korea, Japan and Singapore.
Juneyao Airlines 吉祥航空
Juneyao Airlines is a privately owned company based in Shanghai. Since its founding in 2005, the airline has expanded its services to include routes between 32 domestic airports in China.
Chengdu Airlines 成都航空
First established as United Eagle Airlines in 2004, this Chengdu based company was renamed Chengdu Airlines in 2010. It currently operates routes to over 50 domestic airports with plans to expand to Hong Kong and Macao in the near future.
Lucky Air 祥鵬航空
Lucky Air is an airline based in Kunming in the southern province of Yunnan. It operates scheduled services from Dali to Kunming and Xishuangbanna, and plans to expand to other areas of China. Though its corporate headquarters are based in Kunming, its fleet is primarily based out of the airport in Dali.
Cathay Pacific 國泰航空
Cathay Pacific Airways is the flag carrier of Hong Kong, with its headquarters and main hub at Hong Kong International Airport. The airline also operates fifth freedom flights from Bangkok and Taipei, its major focus cities. The airline's operations include scheduled passenger and cargo services to 114 destinations in 36 countries worldwide, including codeshares and joint ventures, with a fleet of 122 wide-body aircraft, consisting of Airbus A330s and A340s, Boeing 747s and 777s.
Hong Kong Dragon Airlines, operating as Dragonair, is an international airline headquartered in Hong Kong, with its corporate headquarters, Dragonair House, and main hub at Hong Kong International Airport. The airline operates a scheduled passenger network to 29 destinations in 11 countries and territories, including codeshares, across the Asia-Pacific region.
Hong Kong Airlines 香港航空
Hong Kong Airlines is a Hong Kong-based airline and operates scheduled regional passenger and cargo services to 10 destinations within the Chinese mainland and Vietnam, including codeshares with its sister airline, Hong Kong Express Airways.
China Airlines 中華航空公司
China Airlines is the flag carrier of Taiwan based at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport and with headquarters in Taipei. They fly to destinations in Asia, Europe, North America and Oceania. China Airlines started scheduled flights between Taiwan and mainland China in 2008. Most flights serving this market operate between Shanghai, Guangzhou, Beijing and Hong Kong.
EVA Air 長榮航空
EVA Airways Corporation is an airline based at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport near Taipei, Taiwan operating passenger and dedicated cargo services to over 40 international destinations in Asia, Australia, Europe and North America. EVA Air is largely privately owned and flies a fully international route network. It is the second largest Taiwanese airline, next in size to its main rival, China Airlines. EVA Air is headquartered in Lujhu, Taoyuan County.
Mandarin Airlines 華信航空
Mandarin Airlines is an airline based in Taipei, as China Airline’s regional and domestic subsidiary. It also operates charter services. Its principal hub is Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport.
TransAsia Airways 復興航空
TransAsia Airways is an airline based in Taipei, Taiwan. It mainly serves the island’s domestic market but also has limited scheduled international services to Macau and South Korea, and charter services to some holiday destinations.
Uni Air 立榮航空
Uni Air is a domestic and regional subsidiary of EVA Air based in Taiwan. This airline has had the largest market share in the domestic Taiwan market in recent years, and has expanded to include international flights. A few of its McDonnell Douglas MD-90 aircraft have been repainted and are flying for parent carrier EVA Air due to overcapacity. In recent years, Uni Air has launched services to international destinations from the southern Taiwanese port city of Kaohsiung. In 2007, the airline received permission to begin flights to Japan.