Air China was established and commenced operations on 1 July 1988 as a result of the Chinese government’s decision in late 1987 to split the operating divisions of Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) into six separate airlines: Air China, China Eastern, China Southern, China Northern, China Southwest, and China Northwest.Air China was given chief responsibility for intercontinental flights and took over the CAAC’s long haul aircraft (Boeing 747s, 767s, and 707s) and routes.
On 10 December 2006, Air China began serving its first South American destination, SÃ£o Paulo-Guarulhos (via Madrid-Barajas). This was the airline’s longest direct flight. The service was initiated with a Boeing 767-300ER, but due to increased demand, the service has been upgraded to an Airbus A330-200.
Regular flights between Mainland China and Taiwan started in July 2009. Due to political reasons, all Air China airplanes that operate flights to Taiwan have had the flag of the People’s Republic of China erased, including a number of Airbus A320s, A330s, A340s, Boeing 777-200s, and Boeing 747-400BDSFs.
|Sector||Flight Days||Â Flight No.||Departure||Arrival||Duration|
|RGN||KMG||Sun, Tue, Wed, Thurs, Sat||CA 906||14:15||17:35||Â –|
|RGN||PEK||Sun, Tue, Wed, Thurs, Sat||CA 906||14:15||21:55||Â –|