Air China's fleet consists of 58 aircraft of the types A319 to A340 and 145 Boeing of the types Boeing B-737 to Boeing B-777. There are also 2 Airbus A319, 23 Airbus A320, 24 Airbus A321, 11 Airbus A330, 25 Boeing 737, 15 Boeing 787 and 2 Tupolew Tu 204.
Air China was founded on 1st July 1988 in Beijing. In the years before this, the CAAC (Civil Aviation Administration of China) provided flights in China. It controlled all parts of civilian air traffic. Due to a number of serious air traffic accidents at the beginning of the 1980s, criticism of air safety standards increased and this resulted in the CAAC being reorganised. Air China was established along with other airlines. Air China has been a member of the Star Alliance since 2007.
Air China’s network of routes includes nearly 70 regional destinations in China and Mongolia as well as more than 30 international destinations, which are served regularly from the base in Beijing and the other hubs in Shanghai and Chengdu. Regional destinations include Chifeng, Dalian, Dandong, Guangzhou, Haikou, Jinan, Kunming, Lhasa, Nanchang, Shenzhen, Wuhan, Xi’an and Zhengzhou. International destinations include Bangkok, Dubai, Frankfurt, Hong Kong, Jakarta, London, New York, Melbourne, Rome, Singapore and Tokyo.