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.

China Eastern Airlines planes are seen on the tarmac at Hongqiao International Airport in Shanghai, in this July 29, 2014 file photo. Australia's competition watchdog said on March 24, 2015 it plans to reject a proposal for Qantas Airways Ltd and China Eastern Airlines Corp to co-ordinate operations. REUTERS/Aly Song/Files CHINA OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN CHINA

Chinese airlines fly high as tourists get on board

China’s appetite for international travel is surging, undeterred by slowing economic growth, and the country’s airlines are picking up extra passengers as fast as they are adding capacity.