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 reported a 55.42 per cent fall in first-half earning to 510 million yuan (HK$642.5 million) as mainland airlines suffer from the depreciating yuan.Wednesday, 27 August, 2014, 1:27pm
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.26 Mar 2014 - 5:55am
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 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
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Air China, a leading carrier in the mainland, has denied accusations that it fed passengers on a domestic flight out-of-date beef pancakes, making at least a dozen sick.8 Oct 2013 - 2:51pm 1 comment
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
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
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
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