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Airlines in China
Airline Main Base
IATA code
ICAO code
IATA Prefix
Start of ops.
9Air Guangzhou (CAN)
AQ
JYH
2014
Air Changan Xi'an (XIY)
9H
CGN
-
2007
Air China Beijing (PEK)
CA
CCA
999
1988
Air China Cargo Beijing (PEK)
CA
CAO
999
2003
Air China Inner Mongolia Hohhot (HET)
-
CNM
2013
Air Guilin Guilin (KWL)
GT
CGH
1995
Apex Airlines Naypyidaw (NYT)
SO
XAI
-
2014
Asia United Business Aviation Shenzhen (SZX)
-
-
-
2008
Beijing Airlines Beijing (PEK)
-
BJN
2011
Beijing VistaJet Aviation ACMI
-
BJV
2013
Capital Airlines Beijing (PEK)
JD
DER
2010
Chang'an Airlines Xi'an (XIY)
2Z
CGN
2000
Chengdu Airlines Chengdu (CTU)
EU
UEA
811
2005
China Cargo Airlines Shanghai (SHA)
CK
CKK
112
1998
China Eastern Airlines Shanghai (SHA)
MU
CES
781
1988
China Eastern Airlines Executive Air Shanghai (SHA)
-
-
2005
China Eastern Airlines Jiangsu Nanjing
MU
-
2014
China Eastern Wuhan Airlines Wuhan (WUH)
MU
-
2016
China Eastern Yunnan Kunming (KMG)
MU
-
2011
China Express Airlines Guiyang (KWE)
G5
HXA
2006
China Free Sky Aviation Beijing (NAY)
-
-
-
2013
China Flying Dragon Aviation Harbin (HRB)
-
CFA
1981
China Postal Airlines Tianjin (TSN)
8Y
CYZ
1996
China Southern Airlines Guangzhou (CAN)
CZ
CSN
784
1991
China United Airlines Beijing (NAY)
KN
CUA
1986
Chongqing Airlines Chongqing (CKG)
0Q
CQN
2007
Colorful Guizhou Airlines Guiyang (KWE)
GY
CGZ
-
2015
Dalian Airlines Dalian (DLC)
CA
CCD
201
Deer Air Beijing (PEK)
JD
DER
898
2006
Dehong South Asia General Airlines Dehong LUM)
-
-
-
2014
Donghai Airlines Shenzhen (SZX)
J5
EPA
2006
Fuzhou Airlines Fuzhou (FOC)
-
FZA
2014
Grand China Air Haikou (HAK)
CN
GDC
2006
GX Airlines Nanning (NNG)
GX
GBC
2014
Hainan Airlines Haikou (HAK)
HU
CHH
880
1989
Hebei Airlines Shijiazhuang (SJW)
NS
HBH
2010
Henan Airlines Zhengzhou (CGO)
VD
KPA
2014
Hongtu Airlines Kunming (KMG)
A6
HTU
-
2015
Jiangsu Jet Nanjing (NKG)
-
JSU
-
2013
Jiangxi Airlines Nanchang (KHN)
RY
CJX
-
2016
Joy Air Xian (XIY)
JR
JOY
2009
Juneyao Airlines Shanghai (SHA)
HO
DKH
018
2006
Kunming Airlines Kunming (KMG)
KY
KNA
2009
Longhao Airlines Guangzhou (CAN)
2015
Longjiang Airlines Harbin (HRB)
-
SNG
-
2012
Lucky Air Dali City (DLU)
8L
LKE
859
2006
Mayboune Aviation Hangzhou (HGH)
-
-
-
2016
Nanshan Jet Yantai (YNT)
-
NSJ
-
2010
Okay Airlines Tianjin (TSN)
BK
OKA
866
2005
Qingdao Airlines Qingdao (TAO)
QW
QDA
2014
Ruili Airlines Kunming (KMG)
DR
RLH
2014
SF Airlines Shenzhen (SZX)
O3
OSS
2009
Shandong Airlines Jinan (TNA)
SC
CDG
324
1994
Shanghai Airlines Shanghai (PVG)
FM
CSH
774
1985
Shenzhen Airlines Shenzhen (SZX)
ZH
CSZ
479
1993
Sichuan Airlines Chengdu (CTU)
3U
CSC
876
1988
Spring Airlines Shanghai
9S
CQH
-
2004
SR Jet Beijing (PEK)
-
QSR
-
2013
Straco General Aviation Shenzhen (SZX)
-
-
-
2015
Tianjin Airlines Tianjin (TSN)
GS
GCR
2007
Tibet Airlines Llahsa (LXA)
TV
TBA
2011
Uni-Top Airlines Wuhan (WUH)
UW
UTP
2009
Urumqi Air Urumqi (URC)
UQ
CUH
2014
West China Airlines Chongqing (CKG)
PN
CHB
2007
Xiamen Airlines Xiamen (XMN)
MF
CXA
731
1992
Yangtse River Express Shanghai (SHA)
Y8
YZR
871
2003
YTO Express Airlines
-
HYT
-
2014
Zhejiang Loong Airlines Hangzhou (HGH)
GJ
CDC
2013
Zhuhai Airlines -
CZ
-
2015
ZYB Lily Jet Shenyang-Taoxian
-
MZT
2008

Recently defunct airlines in China
Airline Fate
IATA code
ICAO code
Start of ops.
End of ops.
Air Changan Airlines Reorganized 11/4/92 by Shaanxi Province & Xian Aircraft Corp. Started ops on 5/1/93 & acquired in 2000 by Hainan AL
2Z
CGN
1991
2000
Air Great Wall Reorganized in 2001 as the Ningbo branch of China Eastern. Merged into China Eastern
G8
CGW
1992
2002
Air Guizhou All operations merged into China Southern from 2007
G4
CGH
1995
2007
CDI Cargo Airlines AOC granted 3/2/12 & started ops on 21/8/12. Renamed 16/2/13 to Loong Air
GJ
CDC
2011
2013
Chang'an Airlines Renamed to Air Changan
9H
CGN
1992
2007
China Northern Airlines Ownership transferred to China Southern AL on 12/11/2004
CJ
CBF
1990
2004
China Northwest Airlines Merged on 11/10/02 into China Eastern Airlines Corporation; AOC merged on 30/4/04
WH
CNW
1988
2004
China Southwest Airlines Merged into Air China's China National Aviation Holding Co 30/10/02
SZ
CXN
1987
2002
China Xinhua Airlines Merged 29/12107 with Shanxi Airlines and Chang An Airlines to form Grand China Air
XW
CXH
1992
2007
China Xinjiang Airlines Ownership transferred to China Southern AL on 12/11/2004, AOC released 5/05
XO
CHJ
1985
2005
China Yunnan Airlines Formally merged on 11/10/02 into China Eastern Airlines; ops fully merged in 3/04
3Q
CYH
1995
2004
CITIC General Aviation Taken-over in 2013 by Minsheng Financial
-
HZX
2013
2014
Deer Jet Airlines Transport division renamed Deer Air 10/06
DF
DER
1995
2006
East Star Air Formally entered bankrupcy on 27/8/09
8C
DXH
2005
2009
Fujian Airlines -
IV
CFJ
1993
2001
Grand China Express Airlines Renamed Tianjin Airlines on 8/6/09
GC
GCR
2006
2009
Grand Star Cargo International Airlines Ceased services in 1/12 and entered liquidation proceedings on 24/5/12
GD
GSC
2006
2012
Great Wall Airlines Merged 1/6/11 into China Cargo Airlines
IJ
GHA
2005
2011
Henan Airlines Suspended operations on 25/8/10 after fatal crash
VD
KPA
2009
2010
Jade Cargo International Suspended ops on 30/12/11 due to financial issues; liquidated on 4/6/12
JI
JAE
2004
2011
Nanjing Airlines Reorganized by China Northwest AL and Nanjing govt in 1994; taken-over by China Northwest
3W
CNJ
1988
2002
Northeast Airlines Reorganized as Hebei Airlines 29/6/10
NS
DBH
2007
2010
Shanghai Airlines Cargo International Merged 1/6/11 into China Cargo Airlines
F4
SHQ
2006
2011
United Eagle Airlines Renamed Chengdu Airlines on 22/1/10
EU
UEA
2004
2010
Wuhan Air Lines Ops formally merged on 18/8/02 into China Eastern's Wuhan division' re-launched in 2016 as China Eastern Wuhan
WU
CWU
1986
2002
Ying An Airlines Ops suspended on 1/12/15, AOC revoked on 4/12/15
YI
AYE
2005
2015
Zhongyuan Airlines Merged into China Southern
C2
ZYN
1986
2002

Airline hull loss accidents in China
Date
Airline Aircraft type Reg. Location Fatal
Cat.
20-Jul-16 Joy General Aviation Cessna 208B Grand Caravan EX B-10FW near Jinshan City... 5 crashed
17-Jun-15 Delta Air Lines Boeing 747-451 N664US over China 0 crashed
10-May-15 Joy Air Xian MA60 B-3476 Fuzhou Airpo... 0 crashed
06-Aug-13 Jingmen General Aviation Shijiazhuang Y-5B B-8473 Danfeng County 1 crashed
16-May-13 China Flying Dragon Harbin Yunshuji Y-12 II B-3801 near Shenyang-Tao... 0 crashed
28-Mar-11 Zhong Fei General Aviation Co. Cessna 550 Citation II B-7026 Manas County... 3 crashed
24-Aug-10 Henan Airlines Embraer ERJ-190 B-3130 near Yichun Lindu... 44 crashed
28-Nov-09 Avient Aviation MD-11F Z-BAV Shanghai-Pud... 3 crashed
15-Jun-08 China Flying Dragon Harbin Yunshuji Y-12 II B-3841 near Chifeng 3 crashed
21-Nov-04 China Yunnan Canadair CRJ-200LR B-3072 near Baotou Airpo... 53+ 2 crashed
18-May-04 Silk Way, op.for Azal Cargo Ilyushin 76TD 4K-AZ27 near Urumqi Airpo... 7 crashed
12-Mar-03 Xiamen Airlines Boeing 737-2T4 B-2516 Ningbo Airpo... 0 destroyed
07-Dec-02 Changan Airlines DHC-8-402 Q400 B-3567 Xian-Xianyan... 0 crashed
02-Sep-02 CAAC Cessna 650 Citation VI B-7023 near Xichang 3 crashed
07-May-02 China Northern DC-9-82 (MD-82) B-2138 near Dalian 112 crashed
22-Jun-00 Wuhan Airlines Xian Yunshuji Y-7-100C B-3479 near Wuhan 42+ 7 crashed
19-Jun-99 Xinjiang General Aviation Harbin Yunshuji Y-11 B-3886 near Xinjiang Pro...   crashed
09-Jun-99 China Southern Boeing 737-3Y0 B-2525 Zhanjiang Ai... 0 crashed
15-Apr-99 Korean Air MD-11F HL7373 near Shanghai-Hon... 3+ 5 crashed
24-Feb-99 China Southwest Tupolev 154M B-2622 Ruian 61 crashed
08-May-97 China Southern Boeing 737-31B B-2925 Shenzhen Air... 35 crashed
21-Jun-96 China Flying Dragon Harbin Yunshuji Y-12 II B-3822 near Changhai Air... 2 crashed
20-Jul-94 China Yunnan Boeing 737-3W0 B-2540 Kunming Airp... 0 crashed
06-Jun-94 China Northwest Tupolev 154M B-2610 near Xian-Xianyan... 160 crashed
13-Nov-93 China Northern DC-9-82 (MD-82) B-2141 near Urumqi Airpo... 12 crashed
26-Oct-93 China Eastern DC-9-82 (MD-82) B-2103 Fuzhou Airpo... 2 crashed
23-Jul-93 China Northwest BAe-146-300 B-2716 Yinchuan Air... 56 crashed
24-Nov-92 China Southern Boeing 737-3Y0 B-2523 near Guilin Airpo... 141 crashed
08-Oct-92 Wuhan Airlines Avia 14 B-4211 Huajia 14 crashed
31-Jul-92 China General Avn Yakovlev 42D B-2755 Nanking Airp... 107 crashed
02-Oct-90 China Southern Boeing 757-21B B-2812 Guangzhou-Ba... 46 crashed
02-Oct-90 China Southwest Boeing 707-3J6B B-2402 Guangzhou-Ba... 0 crashed
02-Oct-90 Xiamen Airlines Boeing 737-247 B-2510 Guangzhou-Ba... 82 hijacked
22-Mar-90 Air China Hawker Siddeley Trident 2E B-2208 Guilin Airpo... 0 crashed
15-Aug-89 China Eastern Antonov 24RV B-3417 near Shanghai-Hon... 34 crashed
07-Oct-88 Shanxi Airlines Ilyushin 14P B-4218 Linfen 42 crashed
18-Jan-88 China Southwest Ilyushin 18D B-222 near Chongqing Ai... 108 crashed
15-Dec-86 CAAC Antonov 24RV B-3413 Lanzhou-Zhon... 6 crashed
22-Oct-85 CAAC Shorts 360-100 B-3606 Enshi Airpor... 0 crashed
18-Jan-85 CAAC Antonov 24B B-434 near Jinan Airpor... 38 crashed
14-Sep-83 CAAC Hawker Siddeley 1 Trident 2E B-264 Guilin Airpo... 11 crashed
04-Apr-83 Total Beech 200 Super King Air F-BVRP near Guangzhou Ba... 8 crashed
27-Feb-83 CAAC Hawker Siddeley Trident 2E B-260 Fuzhou Airpo... 0 crashed
24-Dec-82 CAAC Ilyushin 18B B-202 Guangzhou-Ba... 25 crashed
17-Sep-82 JAL DC-8-61 JA8048 Shanghai-Hon... 0 crashed
26-Apr-82 CAAC Hawker Siddeley Trident 2E B-266 near Yangsuo 112 crashed
20-Mar-80 CAAC Antonov 24RV B-484 near Changsha Air... 26 crashed
14-Mar-79 CAAC Hawker Siddeley Trident 2E B-274 Beijing 12+ 32 crashed
21-Jan-76 CAAC Antonov 24 B-492 near Changsha-Hua... 40 crashed
14-Jan-73 CAAC Ilyushin 14 644 near Guiyang 29 crashed
15-Dec-71 PIA Boeing 707-340C AP-AVZ Urumqi Airpo... 0 crashed
14-Nov-70 CAAC Ilyushin 14 616 Guiyang   crashed
05-Dec-68 CAAC Ilyushin 14 640 Beijing   crashed
04-Jan-67 Hâng Không Viêtnam Ilyushin 18D   Nanking Airp...   crashed
15-Feb-66 CAAC Shijiazhuang Y-5 18152 Gansu Province 0 crashed
10-Jun-63 Union of Burma Airways Douglas C-47A (DC-3) XY-ACS Mt. Kaolokung 20 crashed
26-Sep-61 CAAC Shijiazhuang Y-5 18188 Qinglongshan... 15 crashed
05-Apr-58 CAAC Ilyushin 14 632 near Xi'an 14 crashed
23-Jul-54 Cathay Pacific Douglas C-54A (DC-4) VR-HEU near Hainan Island 10 destroyed
29-Nov-52 Civil Air Transport Douglas C-47 (DC-3)   near Jilin province 2 destroyed
10-Dec-49 Civil Air Transport Curtiss C-46D XT-814 Haikou 17 crashed
09-Dec-49 Civil Air Transport Curtiss C-46D XT-820 near Lanzhou 38 crashed
04-Dec-49 Civil Air Transport Curtiss C-46     5 crashed
08-Nov-49 Civil Air Transport Douglas C-47B (DC-3) XT-805 southern Yun...   crashed
02-Jun-49 Central Air Transport Curtiss C-46 XT-520 near Chongqing 3 crashed
10-Feb-49 Lutheran Mission Douglas DC-3 XT-T72 Paiyang 0 crashed
05-Dec-48 Central Air Transport Curtiss C-46 XT-538 Kiangwan 9 crashed
29-Jul-48 Civil Air Transport Curtiss C-46D XT-822 Qingdao Airp... 19 crashed
17-Jul-48 Cathay Pacific Consolidated PBY-5A Catalina VR-HDT Pearl River 25 hijacked
19-Jun-48 Civil Air Transport Curtiss C-46 XT-44 Beijing   crashed
20-Jan-48 CNAC Curtiss C-46   Mukden Airpo... 11 crashed
27-Oct-47 CNAC Douglas DC-3   near Yulin 2 destroyed
17-Oct-47 Civil Air Transport Douglas DC-3   near Hopei 3 crashed
25-Apr-47 CNAC unknown ..-141 Shanghei-Lun... 0+ 3 crashed
28-Jan-47 CNAC Curtiss C-46   near Hankou 25 crashed
25-Jan-47 CNAC Douglas DC-3 138 near Chongqing 19 crashed
05-Jan-47 CNAC Curtiss C-46 XT-T51/121 near Qingdao 43 crashed
25-Dec-46 Central Air Transport Douglas C-47 (DC-3) 48 near Shanghai-Jia... 11+ 1 crashed
25-Dec-46 CNAC Curtiss C-46 115 Shanghai-Lon... 31 crashed
25-Dec-46 CNAC Douglas C-47 (DC-3) 140 Shanghai-Jia... 19 crashed
16-Dec-46 CNAC Douglas DC-3   Shanghai-Lon... 5 crashed
20-Sep-46 CNAC unknown   near Xichang, Sic... 31 crashed
13-Jul-46 Central Air Transport Curtiss C-46   near Jinan Airpor... 13 crashed
31-Mar-46 Central Air Transport Douglas C-47A (DC-3) CA6 Hunan 0 crashed
03-Mar-46 Central Air Transport Douglas C-47 (DC-3) CA2 Jinan, Shandong   crashed
26-Jan-46 Central Air Transport Douglas C-47A (DC-3) CA5 near Wuhan   crashed
20-Oct-45 CNAC Douglas DC-3C 104 near Suichang 13+ 7 crashed
15-Jun-45 CNAC Douglas C-47A (DC-3) 81   3 crashed
09-Apr-45 CNAC Douglas C-47A (DC-3) 88 near Kiaokie 3 crashed
16-Feb-45 CNAC Douglas C-47B (DC-3) 105 Hukawng Valley 0 crashed

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