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June 25, 2024
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Air China is the flag carrier of the People’s Republic of China.  The airline brand is one of six created from the 1988 breakup of what was CAAC.  Air China took over CAAC’s international routes and also its long-haul fleet.  Air China went from a state-owned company to a public company in 2004.  What does the airline’s fleet look like?Air China is not as large as its Chinese competitors – the following table lists the world’s top ten airlines in order of revenues and includes a number of other key metrics.  There are some gaps in the available data.  Air China is not in the top ten, while two its Chinese competitors have reached this level.

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Addison Schonland
Co-Founder AirInsight. My previous life includes stints at Shell South Africa, CIC Research, and PA Consulting. Got bitten by the aviation bug and ended up an Avgeek. Then the data bug got me, making me a curious Avgeek seeking data-driven logic. Also, I appreciate conversations with smart people from whom I learn so much. Summary: I am very fortunate to work with and converse with great people.