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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.

 Latestupdates 
update03Oct14Air China Inner Mongoliastatus changed from 'Planned' as airline started operations earlier this year
news01Oct149 Airhas deferred launch plans until the end of this year as it presses ahead with its certification under the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC)
update17Aug14Jiangxi Airlines

has it's start delayed until 2015

update22Jun14Hefei Airlines

originally planned to start June 2014 but has been postponed approx. 9 months

   PlannedInactiveActive
AirlineOperating DatesIATA : ICAOTreeStatusUpdate Reason

 9 Air

2014 >  Planned 

 Air Changan Airlines (ACA)

1992 - 20002Z : --->Chang'an AirlinesRenamed 

 Air China

1988 - dateCA : CCAAir ChinaActive 

 Air China Cargo

2003 - dateCA : CAO Active 

 Air China Inner Mongolia

2014 - date  Active 

 Air Great Wall

1992* - 2001 >China Eastern AirlinesRenamed 

 Air Spring

(2005)  Began? 

 Anhui Airlines

(2010*)  Began? 

 Anui Airlines

(2010)  Began? 

 Beijing Airlines

2012 - date  Active 

 Beiya Airlines

1993 - 2003 >China Southern AirlinesRenamed 

 Bejing Airlines

(2007) >Henan AirlinesBegan? 

 Belya Airlines

1994^ - 1995  Inactive 

 Blue Skies

(1985)  Began? 

 CAAC (Civil Aviation Administration of China)

1964 - 1988CA : --->CAACRenamed 

 Capital Airlines (Beijing Capital Airlines)

2010 - dateJD : CBJCapital AirlinesActive 

 CATC (Central Air Transport Corp.)

1943* - 1953* >CAACRenamed 

 CDI Cargo Airlines

2012 - 2013 >China Loong AirlinesRenamed 

 CGAC (China General Aviation)

1989* - 1997GP : CTH>China Eastern AirlinesRenamed 

 Chang'an Airlines

2000 - date2Z : CGNChang'an AirlinesActive 

 Chengdu Airlines

2010 - dateEU : UEAChengdu AirlinesActive 

 China Air Cargo

1989* - 1989*  Inactive 

 China Cargo Airlines

1998 - dateCK : CKKChina Cargo AirlinesActive 

 China Civil Aviation Corporation

1964* - 1964 >CAACRenamed 

 China Eastern Airlines

1988 - dateMU : CESChina Eastern AirlinesActive 

 China Eastern Airlines Jiangsu

1993 - date  Active 

 China Eastern Airlines Wuhan

2002 - date-- : CWUChina Eastern Airlines WuhanActive 

 China Eastern Xi Bei Airlines

2003 - 2007WH : CNWChina EasternRenamed 

 China Eastern Yunnan

2011 - date3Q : CYHChina Eastern YunnanActive 

 China Express Airlines

2006 - dateG5 : HXA Active 

 China Flying Dragon (Feilong Airlines)

1981 - date-- : CFA Active 

 China Northern Airlines

1990 - 2003CJ : CBF>China Southern AirlinesRenamed 

 China Northern Swan Airlines

2003 - 2003 >China Southern AirlinesRenamed 

 China Northwest

1989* - 2003 >China EasternRenamed 

 China Postal Airlines

1997 - date8Y : CYZ Active 

 China Sonangol International

2006* - date  Active 

 China Southern Airlines

1989 - dateCZ : CSNChina Southern AirlinesActive 

 China Southwest Airlines

1987* - 2003 >Air ChinaRenamed 

 China United Airlines

1986^ - dateKN : CUA Active 

 China Xinhua Airlines

1993 - dateXW : CXH Active 

 Chongging Airlines

1996* - 1996*  Inactive 

 Chongqing Airlines

2007 - dateOQ : CQN Active 

 Dalian Airlines

2011 - dateCA : CCD Active 

 Dapeng Airlines

1992* - 1992 >Chang'an AirlinesRenamed 

 Datang Qili Airlines

(2008*)  Began? 

 Dazhong Airlines

(2008)  Began? 

 Deer Air

2006* - 2010JD : DRA>Capital AirlinesRenamed 

 Deer Jet Airlines (Deer Air)

2006 - dateDF : DER Active 

 Donghai Airlines

2006 - dateJ5 : EPADonghai AirlinesActive 

 Eagle United Airlines

(2005)EU : UEA Began? 

 East Pacific Airlines

2004 - 2006 >Donghai AirlinesRenamed 

 East Star Airlines

2006 - 20098C : DXH Inactive 

 Eastern Express

2006* - 2006* >Phoenix AirlineRenamed 

 Eurasia

1930 - 1942 >CAACRenamed 

 Fujian Airlines

1993* - 2002IV : CFJ Inactive 

 Fuzhou Airlines

2014 - dateFU : --- Active 

 Grand China Air

2007^ - dateCN : GDC Active 

 Grand China Express Air

2007 - 2009GS : GCR>Tianjin AirlinesRenamed 

 GrandStar Cargo International

2008 - 2012GD : GSC+ >Uni-Top AirlinesInactive 

 Great Wall Airlines

2006 - 2011IJ : GWL>China Cargo AirlinesRenamed 

 Guangxi Airlines

(2014) >Guilin AirlinesRenamed 

 Guangxi Airlines

1994* - 1996*  Inactive 

 Guangxi Beibu Gulf Air

2014 >  Planned 

 Guilin Airlines

2014 > Guilin AirlinesPlanned 

 Guizhou Airlines (Air Guizhou)

1991^ - dateC4 : CGH Active 

 Hainan Airlines

1993 - dateHU : CHHHainan AirlinesActive 

 Hainan Province Airlines

1993 - 1993 >Hainan AirlinesRenamed 

 Hainan VIP Flight Services

1995 - 2001*  Status? 

 Hamiata

1939^ - 1950 >CAACRenamed 

 Hao Hai General Aviation Company

2011* - date  Active 

 Happy Air

2008 - 2009* Joy AirRenamed 

 Hebei Airlines

2010 - dateNS : HBHHebei AirlinesActive 

 Hefei Airlines

2015 >  Planned 

 Heilongjiang Airlines

2014 >  Planned 

 Henan Airlines

2009 - 2010VD : KPAHenan AirlinesInactive 

 Huaxia Airlines

2007 - 2009*G5 : --- Status? 

 IASC (Industrial Aviation Service Corp.)

(****)  Unconfirmed 

 Inner Mongolian Airlines

1994 - 1995 >Air ChinaRenamed 

 Jade Cargo International (Jade Air Cargo)

2006 - 2011J1 : JAE Inactive 

 Jasmine Airways

(2008)  Began? 

 Jetwin Cargo Airline

2002 - 2004 >Donghai AirlinesRenamed 

 Jet-Yl

(2008)  Began? 

 Jiangnan General Aviation

1990* - 2006*  Status? 

 Jiangxi Airlines

2015 >  Planned 

 Jilin Airlines

2014 >  Planned 

 Jiuyuan Airlines

2014 >9 AirRenamed 

 Joy Air (Xingfu Airlines)

2009 - dateJR : ---Joy AirActive 

 Juneyao Airlines

2006 - dateHO : DKH Active 

 Kunming Airlines

2009 - dateKY : KNA Active 

 Kunpeng Airlines

2007 - 2009VD : KPA>Henan AirlinesRenamed 

 Longjiang Airlines

(2012)  Began? 

 Longken General Aviation

1988* - 1999*  Status? 

 Loong Air (Zhejiang Loong Airlines)

2013 - dateGJ : CDCChina Loong AirlinesActive 

 Lucky Air

2006 - date8L : LKELucky AirActive 

 Manchurian Aviation Company (MKKK Manshu Koko Kabushiki Kaisha)

1932^ - 1945RH : --- Inactive 

 Meiya Air

2012* - date  Active 

 Ming Airlines

2006* - 2006*  Status? 

 Nanjing Airlines

1994^ - 2006*3W : CNJ Inactive 

 Nanshan Jet

2011 - date  Active 

 Ningxia Cargo Airlines

(2012)  Began? 

 Northeast Airlines

2007 - 2010NS : DBH>Hebei AirlinesRenamed 

 Northern Air Sanya

1994* - 1994*QB : --- Inactive 

 Okay Airways (Ao'Kai Airlines)

2005 - dateBK : OKA Active 

 Pan Asia Airways

(2008)  Began? 

 Phoenix Airline

(2010*) Phoenix AirlineBegan? 

 Qiantang Airways

(2008)  Began? 

 Qingdao Airlines

2014 - date  Active 

 Rainbow Cargo Airlines

(2008)  Began? 

 Rainbow Jet

2002* - 2006*  Status? 

 Ruili Airlines

2014 - date  Active 

 SF Airlines (ShunFeng Airlines)

2009 - dateO3 : CSS Active 

 Shaanxi Delong United Airlines

(2006)  Began? 

 Shandong Airlines

1994 - dateSC : CDG Active 

 Shanghai Airlines

1985 - dateFM : CSH Active 

 Shanghai Airlines Cargo International

2006 - 2011F4 : SHQ>China Cargo AirlinesRenamed 

 Shanghai-Chengtu Airways

Early 1930s  Status? 

 Shangyang General Aviation Company

1998* - 2001*  Status? 

 Shantou Airlines

1993^ - 2003*  Status? 

 Shanxi Airlines

2001 - date8C : CXI Active 

 Shenzhen Airlines

1993 - dateZH : CSZ Active 

 Shilin Airlines

(2006) >Lucky AirBegan? 

 Shuangyang Aviation

2004* - 2006*  Status? 

 Sichuan Airlines

1988 - date3U : CSCSichuan AirlinesActive 

 Sichuan Provincial Airlines

1986* - 19903U : CSC>Sichuan AirlinesRenamed 

 Silk Route Airways

(2006)  Began? 

 SKOGA (People's Aviation Corp. of China)

1950 - 1964 >CAACRenamed 

 Spring Airlines

2005 - date9S : CQH Active 

 Sutong Airlines

2015 >  Planned 

 Swan Airlines

1992* - 1996* >China Southern AirlinesRenamed 

 Tianjin Airline

1996* - 2006*GS : GCR Inactive 

 Tianjin Airlines

2009 - dateGS : GDCTianjin AirlinesActive 

 Tibet Airlines

1999* - 2000  Inactive 

 Tibet Airlines

2011 - dateTV : --- Active 

 Tibetan Airlines

(2004)  Began? 

 United Eagle Airlines

2005 - 2010EU : UEA>Chengdu AirlinesRenamed 

 Uni-Top Airlines

2009 - dateUW : UTP Active 

 Urumqi Airlines

2014 - date  Active 

 West Air (China West Air)

2007 - datePN : CHB Active 

 Western Airlines

(2005)  Began? 

 Wuhan Air Lines (Wuhan Air Transport)

1986 - 2002WU : CWU>China Eastern Airlines WuhanRenamed 

 Xiamen Air

2012 - dateMF : CXAXiamen AirActive 

 Xiamen Airlines

1992 - 2012MF : CXA>Xiamen AirRenamed 

 Xiedu Airlines

(2008)  Began? 

 Xinjiang Airlines

1985* - 2004 >China Southern AirlinesRenamed 

 Yangtze River Express

2003 - dateY8 : YZR Active 

 Ying'an Airlines

2005* - date  Active 

 YTO Cargo Airlines

2014 >  Planned 

 Yunnan Airlines

1992^ - 20023Q : CYH>China Eastern YunnanRenamed 

 Yunnan Ying'An Airlines

2009* - date  Active 

 Zhejiang Airlines

1990^ - 2003-- : CJG>Air ChinaRenamed 

 Zhongfei Airlines

1993^ - 2006*-- : CFZ Status? 

 Zhongyan Airlines

1986^ - 2000Z2 : CYN>China Southern AirlinesRenamed 

 Zhuhai Airlines

1996* - 1996*  Inactive 

 ZYB Lily Jet

2008 - date-- : MZT Active 

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