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Air China

Air China is the flag carrier and one of the major airlines of the People's Republic of China. Based in Beijing it is one of the world’s largest airlines in terms of fleet size but ranks behind its main competitors, China Southern Airlines and China Eastern Airlines, in terms of passenger traffic.

Air China hit hard as yields tumble

Beijing-based Air China said net profit sank 32 per cent last year to 3.26 billion yuan (HK$4.07 billion) as revenue per passenger slid and air cargo operations bled from soft demand and overcapacity in the industry.

Wednesday, 26 March, 2014, 5:55am

Weak passenger revenues could offset fuel cost savings at Big Three airlines

Weak passenger yields last year could weigh on earnings at the mainland's Big Three airlines, with China Southern Airlines and Air China expected to report a drop in net profit despite benefiting from lower prices of jet fuel.

Together with China Eastern Airlines, they are scheduled to report their final results next week.

22 Mar 2014 - 12:35am

Yuan rise helps Chinese carriers

Yuan appreciation helped shore up earnings at Air China and China Eastern Airlines in the first nine months of the year, with analysts predicting that fourth-quarter business could benefit from a recovery in business travel.

30 Oct 2013 - 3:31am

Air China pilot prepares for take-off by cleaning windscreen at Chek Lap Kok

As drivers, it's something we've all done. You're about to set off when you suddenly notice a nasty, large smudge on your windscreen - so you lean out of your window and wipe it off with your handkerchief. The manoeuvre is a somewhat more complicated and eye-catching, however, when your vehicle is an Airbus A321 and you're about to set off on a flight from Hong Kong to Beijing with 180 passengers on board.

13 Oct 2013 - 5:29am 5 comments

Air China denies serving expired food after dozens fell sick on flight

Air China, a leading carrier in the mainland, has denied accusations that it fed passengers on a domestic flight out-of-date beef pancakes, making at least a dozen sick.

8 Oct 2013 - 2:51pm 1 comment

Air China says domestic routes showing signs of a rebound

The drop in air fares on the mainland will narrow in the second half of the year as demand on domestic routes shows signs of a rebound, Air China said.

30 Aug 2013 - 3:40am

Currency gains help keep Air China in the black

Yuan appreciation has continued to help mainland carriers stay afloat, with Air China yesterday reporting a 9.7 per cent increase in first-half net profit to 1.14 billion yuan (HK$1.43 billion).

28 Aug 2013 - 4:54am

China airlines in deadlock over A380s

Talks between two state-owned carriers, Air China and China Southern Airlines, over operating Airbus A380s from Beijing seem to have reached a deadlock.

28 Mar 2013 - 6:31am

Overseas flight fees at mainland airports leap for domestic carriers

Mainland airlines, which used to pay 40 per cent less in airport charges than foreign carriers, are facing increased fees for international and regional routes.

6 Feb 2013 - 4:43am

VistaJet eyes new horizons from China-Africa trade

VistaJet, the European-based business jet charter company, is strengthening its operations in Asia on the back of the region's growing economic and trade links with the developing world, especially between mainland China and Africa, according to senior executives.

4 Dec 2012 - 3:10am