Air China is a provider of air passenger, air cargo and airline related services.
Formerly the Beijing-based international carrier division of the CAAC (Civil Aviation Administration of China), it was renamed in 1988, when the Government decided to form the operating divisions of CAAC into separate airlines, each with its own name.
In October 2002, Air China consolidated with China National Aviation Company and China Southwest Airlines. Based on the combined air transport resources of the three companies, the new Air China Company was founded. In December 2004, Air China was listed on the Hong Kong and London Stock Exchanges.In 2013, Air China reported revenues derived from cargo and mail traffic of CNY7.88bn.