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Since 1978, China airlines have witnessed a dramatic improvement every year. China Southern Airlines (CZ), China Eastern Airlines (MU) and Air China (CA) are the three biggest airlines in China. Hainan Airlines (HU), the fourth largest airlines in China measured in terms of fleet size, is the second airline in China to be ranked as one of the seven 5-star airlines in the world by Skytrax, after Cathay Pacific Airways. Shenzhen Airlines is the fifth largest airlines in China in terms of passengers carried.
According to a landmark pact signed between China and the USA on June 18, 2004, the number of weekly flights between the two countries has increased nearly five times, from the current limit of 54 weekly round trip flights to 249 during the past six years. The largest hub of China air travel is based in Beijing, with Beijing being the biggest base for international travel.
Major Airlines in China
The largest airline in China and the world's 4th largest airline measured in terms of the number of passengers carried. More about CZ
The second largest airline in China in terms of passengers carried and the third largest airline in the world in terms of market value. More about MU
The most profitable airline in the world and the only airline that can operate special planes for leaders of China. More about CA
Skytrax Star Airlines
Skytrax is an independent research and consultancy firm serving the airport and airline industry, that is also the industry's largest review and ranking site.
5-Star Airlines (Exclusive Top-Tier Star Ranking)
Hainan Airlines and Cathay Pacific Airways are ranked as two of the seven 5-star airlines in the world by Skytrax.
Shanghai Airlines, Shenzhen Airlines, Shandong Airlines, Sichuan Airlines, China Southwest Airlines and Air Macau are considered as airlines with a satisfactory standard of core product across most travel categories.
Members of World-leading Airline Alliances
Star Alliance is the world’s foremost interairline alliance. It currently has 27 member carriers that operate at 1,160 airports in 181 countries, with a fleet of over 4,000 aircraft. Passengers are the direct beneficiaries of Air China‘s membership in Star Alliance. Air China is a member of Star Alliance.
Sky Team is the world’s second largest airline alliance, with 15 member carriers flying to 926 destinations in 173 countries. Sky Team members have a co-location at Beijing Capital International Airport Terminal 2. China Southern Airlines, China Eastern Airlines, Shanghai Airlines and China Airlines are all its members.
Oneworld is the World's third largest interairline alliance. It now has 12 members in the world, which operate 9,300 daily flights reaching over 870 destinations in 146 countries, with a fleet of over 2,400 aircraft.
Members in China: