China has the fastest growing economy in the world. The Chinese Airlines have the newest equipment and highest compensation in the world. For those pilots willing to adapt, learn and enjoy, China offers the highest pay and best job security in the world. Below is some information about the airlines:

International Cargo Transport Ltd. of China (Air China Cargo), joint-ventured by Air China, Citic Pacific Ltd., and Beijing Capital International Airport, was established on March 3rd 2003. It has total assets of RMB 3.5 billion and registered capital of RMB 2.2 billion with Air China holding 51% as the controlling shareholder. The freight computer system of Air China covers cargo in Beijing city and the airport, business departments in Shanghai, Guangzhou and Dalian, the Tianjin subsidiary company, and in the overseas locations of New York, Tokyo, Singapore, Frankfurt and Rome.

International Cargo Transport Ltd. of China has a fleet of 4 Boeing 747-200 freighters, 8 Boeing 747-400 passenger-cargo mixed aircrafts, and 60 aircraft that have enough capacity for cargo transportation such as the Boeing 747, 767 and Airbus 340. The company has the management rights for handling international cargo air routes from Beijing and Shanghai to Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York, Chicago, Portland, Frankfurt, Paris and London. International Cargo Transport Ltd. of China will receive a new Boeing 747-400 freighter this year and 3 new TU-204 freighters next year.

Sichuan Airlines Co., ltd. was established on 19 September 1986. It is a regional airline operating mainly scheduled domestic services. Its main base is Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport (CTU), Chengdu, with a hub at Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport (CKG). The airline employs 1,844 staff.

As of 3 May 2009, the average age of the Sichuan Airlines fleet is 6.2 years. The Sichuan Airlines fleet includes the following aircraft (as of 15 May 2009): 12 A319-100 (3 more on order); 18 A320-200 (4 more on order); 2 A321-100; 7 A321-200 (3 more on order); 1 A330-243 (2 more on order); 5 EMB 145LR.

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Certified as the seventh 5 Star Airline in the World by Skytrax, Hainan Airlines Company Limited began operations on May 2, 1993 in Hainan Province, a large island in the south of China. One of the world’s fastest growing airlines, Hainan Airlines is committed to providing passengers with high quality service and an enjoyable travel experience.

Hainan Airlines is the largest airline within the air transportation division of the HNA Group. Its fleet is primarily comprised of Boeing 737, 767 and Airbus A330 and A340 aircraft designed for both passenger and cargo transportation.

In addition to its headquarters in Haikou, Hainan has established seven “operational focus” cities in Beijing, Xi’an, Taiyuan, Urumqi, Guangzhou, Lanzhou, Dalian and Shenzhen, as well as an extensive network across China.

Hainan Airlines connects Asia to Europe, America and Africa.It has nearly 500 domestic and international routes to more than 90 cities, with international scheduled and charter services from Beijing to Berlin, Budapest, Brussels, Seattle, Luanda (via Dubai), Krasnoyarsk, Novosibirsk, Irkutsk and St. Petersburg; Beijing, Xi’an, Dalian, Ningbo, Guangzhou and Haikou to Taipei; Sanya to Seoul and others.

China Cargo Airlines is a cargo airline based in Shanghai, People’s Republic of China. It is China’s first all-cargo airline operating dedicated freight services using China Eastern Airlines route structure. Its main base is Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport, with a hub at Shanghai Pudong International Airport.

China Cargo Airlines operates the following services (at April 2009): North America: Anchorage, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle; Asia: Beijing, Hong Kong, Nagoya, Seoul, Shanghai, Tianjin, Tokyo, Singapore; Europe: Milan, Copenhagen, Luxembourg, Paris.

The China Cargo Airlines fleet consists of the following aircraft (as of 29 September 2008): 3 A300-600RF; 2 747-400ERF; 6 MD-11F. They are targeting at replacing all MD-11s with B777 freighters by 2015.