This is the flag carrier in China and its main hub is at Beijing Capital International Airport. The airport is among the most trusted airlines in the country for instance in 2015 the airline was used by almost 90 million domestic travellers. The government decided to split the Civil Aviation into six airlines hence the inception of Air China in 1988 air china has grown majorly through mergers where it buys off smaller airlines and combines forces with them. This was seen in the case of Air Macau as well as China Southwest Airlines and even Shenzhen Airlines.

Air china became the first ever airline to have combined tickets for flight and shuttle services. As an entity, Air China was enlisted in 2003 and the shares began trading in 2004. The airline codeshares with almost 30 other airlines. Having a fleet of about 350 aircraft, the airline is a major player in the aviation industry all over the world.

*All information is valid as of May 2017

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Booking of tickets can be done at any of the online platforms that belong to Air China. One also has the liberty of relying on travel agents to book for tickets. Checking in can also be done online depending on the type of travel that one requires. One can check in at to view the available options of booking and checking in.on International and regional flights.


Travellers can use printed boarding passes from the online check in. First class travellers get in first, then business class and finally the economy class. Old people, as well as those who are physically challenged, are also given priority during boarding. All passengers are expected to board 45 minutes to departure time.


The aircraft is divided into three sections where the 8 seats in the First class are said to be bed seats that have an 180-degree recline with a pitch of 80. Those seats in the business class have a pitch of 60 plus the 180-degree recline. The seats in the economy class have a pitch of 32 and lack the 180-degree recline. They are however standard seats. The seats closer to the aisle are not the most comfortable. The front seats lack appropriate leg room beneath them because of the entertainment boxes placed under the seats. The other seats, however, have adequate leg space and additional storage space. The aisle could be extra wide but sometimes, it is not proper to have the aisle seats.


Charging services are always available in flight as there are sockets positioned strategically for the travellers. The airline also has special meals although the traveller is expected to make prior bookings especially those with allergies. There are snacks on offer during the flight as well as meals. One is advised to check the available cuisines.


The airline has a 12-channel music system that exposes the traveller to an array of music selections. There are 8 classic movies that are also available for the passengers during the flight. The movies are bilingual as well as very many games.


The company has a clear refund policy that only handles those who miss flights due to factors caused by the airline such as delays or cancellations. The refund should be sought within 24 hours of booking or cancellation. Late cancellations by the passengers may force one to pay certain charges.

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