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Air China is the 10th Largest in the World by Fleet Size

By Dwayne Rock Subscribe to RSS | April 9th 2012 | Views:

Air China founded in 1954 is the flag carrier and a major airline company of the People’s Republic of China, with its Head quarters in Beijing and hubs at Beijing Capital International Airport, Chengdu Shuanglu Internatonal Airport and Shanghai Pudong International Airport, with focus cities of Hangzhou Xiaoshan, Chongquing Jiangbei, Tianjin Binhai and Wuhan Tianhe International Airports, serving 185 destinations with its fleet size of 285, claims to be the world’s 10th largest airline by fleet size.

In 2010, Air China had 60 million passengers travelling in its flights, both domestic and international put together, with an average load factor of 80%, leading to a net profit of 12 billion yuan ( USD $ 1.83 billion) that year.

The frequent flyer programme of Air China is Phoenix Miles and the award as also redemption features are extended to its affiliate and partner airlines also.

Air China has code share agreements with 28 airline companies, being a member of Star Alliance, One World and Sky Team alliance airline networks.

Air China should not be confused with China Airlines with is the flag Carrier of Republic of China (Taiwan) and Air China’s main competitors are China Southern Airlines and China Eastern Airlines, which carriers take more passengers than Air China.

Korean Air is the flag carrier of South Korea, also its largest airline company, with its global head quarters at Seoul, South Korea, with its hubs at Incheon International Airport and Gimpo International Airport, with focus cities Gimhae International Airport and Jeju International Airport, extending flight services to 116 destinatons, with its Fleet size of 142, it maintains its Company Slogan as EXCELLENCE IN FLIGHT.

Korean Air has codeshare agreements with 13 International Airline Companies and besides its own frequent Flyer programme of SKYPASS it also partners with Emirates Airlines’ frequent flyer programme SKYWARDS, for award and redemption of flying mileage points in the flights of both the companies and it has similar arrangements with Malaysian Airlines too.

Korean Air is also having its activities in research and manufacturing, operating a division called Korean Aerospace Division (KAL-ASD) which makes the licenced versions of the MD500 and UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters, while its research division focuses on launch vehicle, satellite, commercial and military aircraft, helicopter and simulation systems.

Korean Air got recognized as a four star airline which rating is given only to five airline companies by Skytrax and it offers the broadest selection of Asian routes taking off from North America.

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