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China is a country in East Asia, the world's third largest country by area (after Russia and Canada) and the largest by population. It is bordered on the north by the Republic of Mongolia and Russia, on the northeast by Russia and North Korea, on the east by the Yellow Sea and the East China Sea, on the south by the South China Sea, Vietnam, Laos, Myanmar (formerly Burma), India, Bhutan, and Nepal, on the west by Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Tajikistan, and on the northwest by Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan. China includes more than 3400 offshore islands. The total area of China is 9,571,300 sq km (3,695,500 sq mi), not including Hong Kong, Macau, and land under the control of the Republic of China on Taiwan. The capital of China is Beijing; the country's most populous urban centre is Shanghai.

Airline Operating Dates IATA : ICAO Tree Status Update Reason

 Air Changan Airlines (ACA)

1992 - 2000 2Z : --- >Chang'an Airlines Renamed  

 Air China

1988 - date CA : CCA Air China Active  

 Air China Cargo

2003 - date CA : CAO   Active  

 Air China Inner Mongolia

2014 >     Planned  

 Air Great Wall

1992* - 2001   >China Eastern Airlines Renamed  

 Air Spring

(2005)     Began?  

 Anhui Airlines

(2010*)     Began?  

 Anui Airlines

(2010)     Began?  

 Beijing Airlines

2012 - date     Active  

 Beiya Airlines

1993 - 2003   >China Southern Airlines Renamed  

 Bejing Airlines

(2007)   >Henan Airlines Began?  

 Belya Airlines

1994^ - 1995     Inactive  

 Blue Skies

(1985)     Began?  

 CAAC (Civil Aviation Administration of China)

1964 - 1988 CA : --- >CAAC Renamed  

 Capital Airlines (Beijing Capital Airlines)

2010 - date JD : CBJ Capital Airlines Active  

 CATC (Central Air Transport Corp.)

1943* - 1953*   >CAAC Renamed  

 CDI Cargo Airlines

2012 - 2013   >China Loong Airlines Renamed  

 CGAC (China General Aviation)

1989* - 1997 GP : CTH >China Eastern Airlines Renamed  

 Chang'an Airlines

2000 - date 2Z : CGN Chang'an Airlines Active  

 Chengdu Airlines

2010 - date EU : UEA Chengdu Airlines Active  

 China Air Cargo

1989* - 1989*     Inactive  

 China Cargo Airlines

1998 - date CK : CKK China Cargo Airlines Active  

 China Civil Aviation Corporation

1964* - 1964   >CAAC Renamed  

 China Eastern Airlines

1988 - date MU : CES China Eastern Airlines Active  

 China Eastern Airlines Jiangsu

1993 - date     Active  

 China Eastern Airlines Wuhan

2002 - date -- : CWU China Eastern Airlines Wuhan Active  

 China Eastern Xi Bei Airlines

2003 - 2006* WH : CNW China Eastern Xi Bei Airlines Status?  

 China Eastern Yunnan

2011 - date 3Q : CYH China Eastern Yunnan Active  

 China Express Airlines

2006 - date G5 : HXA   Active  

 China Flying Dragon (Feilong Airlines)

1981 - date -- : CFA   Active  

 China Northern Airlines

1990 - 2003 CJ : CBF >China Southern Airlines Renamed  

 China Northern Swan Airlines

2003 - 2003   >China Southern Airlines Renamed  

 China Northwest

1989* - 2003   >China Eastern Xi Bei Airlines Renamed  

 China Postal Airlines

1997 - date 8Y : CYZ   Active  

 China Sonangol International

2006* - date     Active  

 China Southern Airlines

1989 - date CZ : CSN China Southern Airlines Active  

 China Southwest Airlines

1987* - 2003   >Air China Renamed  

 China United Airlines

1986^ - date KN : CUA   Active  

 China Xinhua Airlines

1993 - date XW : CXH   Active  

 Chongging Airlines

1996* - 1996*     Inactive  

 Chongqing Airlines

2007 - date OQ : CQN   Active  

 Dalian Airlines

2011 - date CA : CCD   Active  

 Dapeng Airlines

1992* - 1992   >Chang'an Airlines Renamed  

 Datang Qili Airlines

(2008*)     Began?  

 Dazhong Airlines

(2008)     Began?  

 Deer Air

2006* - 2010 JD : DRA >Capital Airlines Renamed  

 Deer Jet Airlines (Deer Air)

2006 - date DF : DER   Active  

 Donghai Airlines

2006 - date J5 : EPA Donghai Airlines Active  

 Eagle United Airlines

(2005)     Began?  

 East Pacific Airlines

2004 - 2006   >Donghai Airlines Renamed  

 East Star Airlines

2006 - 2009 8C : DXH   Inactive  

 Eastern Express

2006* - 2006*   >Phoenix Airline Renamed  

 Eurasia

1930 - 1942   >CAAC Renamed  

 Fujian Airlines

1993* - 2002 IV : CFJ   Inactive  

 Fuzhou Airlines

2014 >     Planned  

 Grand China Air

2007^ - date CN : GDC   Active  

 Grand China Express Air

2007 - 2009 GS : GCR >Tianjin Airlines Renamed  

 GrandStar Cargo International

2008 - 2012 GD : GSC   Inactive  

 Great Wall Airlines

2006 - 2011 IJ : GWL >China Cargo Airlines Renamed  

 Guangxi Airlines

1994* - 1996*     Inactive  

 Guangxi Airlines

2014 >     Planned  

 Guilin Airlines

2014 >     Planned  

 Guizhou Airlines (Air Guizhou)

1991^ - date C4 : CGH   Active  

 Hainan Airlines

1993 - date HU : CHH Hainan Airlines Active  

 Hainan Province Airlines

1993 - 1993   >Hainan Airlines Renamed  

 Hainan VIP Flight Services

1995 - 2001*     Status?  

 Hamiata

1939^ - 1950   >CAAC Renamed  

 Hao Hai General Aviation Company

2011* - date     Active  

 Happy Air

2008 - 2009*   Joy Air Renamed  

 Hebei Airlines

2010 - date NS : HBH Hebei Airlines Active  

 Hefei Airlines

2014 >     Planned  

 Heilongjiang Airlines

2014 >     Planned  

 Henan Airlines

2009 - 2010 VD : KPA Henan Airlines Inactive  

 Huaxia Airlines

2007 - 2009* G5 : ---   Status?  

 IASC (Industrial Aviation Service Corp.)

(****)     Unconfirmed  

 Inner Mongolian Airlines

1994 - 1995   >Air China Renamed  

 Jade Cargo International (Jade Air Cargo)

2006 - 2011 J1 : JAE   Inactive  

 Jasmine Airways

(2008)     Began?  

 Jetwin Cargo Airline

2002 - 2004   >Donghai Airlines Renamed  

 Jet-Yl

(2008)     Began?  

 Jiangnan General Aviation

1990* - 2006*     Status?  

 Jiu Yuan Airlines

2014 >     Planned  

 Joy Air (Xingfu Airlines)

2009 - date JR : --- Joy Air Active  

 Juneyao Airlines

2006 - date HO : DKH   Active  

 Kunming Airlines

2009 - date KY : KNA   Active  

 Kunpeng Airlines

2007 - 2009 VD : KPA >Henan Airlines Renamed  

 Longjiang Airlines

(2012)     Began?  

 Longken General Aviation

1988* - 1999*     Status?  

 Loong Air (Zhejiang Loong Airlines)

2013 - date GJ : CDC China Loong Airlines Active  

 Lucky Air

2006 - date 8L : LKE Lucky Air Active  

 Manchurian Air Transport (MKKK Manshu Koko Kabushiki Kaisha)

Mid 1930s     Inactive  

 Meiya Air

2012* - date     Active  

 Ming Airlines

**** - ****     Status?  

 Nanjing Airlines

1994^ - 2006* 3W : CNJ   Inactive  

 Nanshan Jet

2011 - date     Active  

 Ningxia Cargo Airlines

(2012)     Began?  

 Northeast Airlines

2007 - 2010 NS : DBH >Hebei Airlines Renamed  

 Northern Air Sanya

1994* - 1994* QB : ---   Inactive  

 Okay Airways (Ao'Kai Airlines)

2005 - date BK : OKA   Active  

 Pan Asia Airways

(2008)     Began?  

 Phoenix Airline

(2010*)   Phoenix Airline Began?  

 Qiantang Airways

(2008)     Began?  

 Qingdao Airlines

2014 >     Planned  

 Rainbow Cargo Airlines

(2008)     Began?  

 Rainbow Jet

2002* - 2006*     Status?  

 Ruili Airlines

2014 >     Planned  

 SF Airlines (ShunFeng Airlines)

2009 - date O3 : CSS   Active  

 Shaanxi Delong United Airlines

(2006)     Began?  

 Shandong Airlines

1994 - date SC : CDG   Active  

 Shanghai Airlines

1985 - date FM : CSH   Active  

 Shanghai Airlines Cargo International

2006 - 2011 F4 : SHQ >China Cargo Airlines Renamed  

 Shanghai-Chengtu Airways

Early 1930s     Status?  

 Shangyang General Aviation Company

1998* - 2001*     Status?  

 Shantou Airlines

1993^ - 2003*     Status?  

 Shanxi Airlines

2001 - date 8C : CXI   Active  

 Shenzhen Airlines

1993 - date ZH : CSZ   Active  

 Shilin Airlines

(2006)   >Lucky Air Began?  

 Shuangyang Aviation

2004* - 2006*     Status?  

 Sichuan Airlines

1988 - date 3U : CSC Sichuan Airlines Active  

 Sichuan Provincial Airlines

1986* - 1990 3U : CSC >Sichuan Airlines Renamed  

 Silk Route Airways

(2006)     Began?  

 SKOGA (People's Aviation Corp. of China)

1950 - 1964   >CAAC Renamed  

 Spring Airlines

2005 - date 9S : CQH   Active  

 Sutong Airlines

2014 >     Planned  

 Swan Airlines

1992* - 1996*   >China Southern Airlines Renamed  

 Tianjin Airline

1996* - 2006* GS : GCR   Inactive  

 Tianjin Airlines

2009 - date GS : GDC Tianjin Airlines Active  

 Tibet Airlines

1999* - 2000     Inactive  

 Tibet Airlines

2011 - date TV : ---   Active  

 Tibetan Airlines

(2004)     Began?  

 United Eagle Airlines

2005 - 2010 EU : UEA >Chengdu Airlines Renamed  

 Uni-Top Airlines

2009 - date UW : UTP   Active  

 Urumqi Airlines

2014 >     Planned  

 West Air (China West Air)

2007 - date PN : CHB   Active  

 Western Airlines

(2005)     Began?  

 Wuhan Air Lines (Wuhan Air Transport)

1986 - 2002 WU : CWU >China Eastern Airlines Wuhan Renamed  

 Xiamen Air

2012 - date MF : CXA Xiamen Air Active  

 Xiamen Airlines

1992 - 2012 MF : CXA >Xiamen Air Renamed  

 Xiedu Airlines

(2008)     Began?  

 Xinjiang Airlines

1985* - 2004   >China Southern Airlines Renamed  

 Yangtze River Express

2003 - date Y8 : YZR   Active  

 Ying'an Airlines

2005* - date     Active  

 YTO Cargo Airlines

2014 >     Planned  

 Yunnan Airlines

1992^ - 2002 3Q : CYH >China Eastern Yunnan Renamed  

 Yunnan Ying'An Airlines

2009* - date     Active status & dates changed

 Zhejiang Airlines

1990^ - 2003 -- : CJG >Air China Renamed  

 Zhongfei Airlines

1993^ - 2006* -- : CFZ   Status?  

 Zhongyan Airlines

1986^ - 2000 Z2 : CYN >China Southern Airlines Renamed  

 Zhuhai Airlines

1996* - 1996*     Inactive  

 ZYB Lily Jet

2008 - date -- : MZT   Active  

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