Cheap Airline Tickets China
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International Airline Directory of Cheap China Airline Tickets
- Air China
Air China is the national carrier of the People's Republic of China, with its headquarters being based in Beijing. The airline began operating in 1988 and has now become the most profitable airline in the world. At the formation of the airline, it was intended that Air China would concentrate on developing the long haul flights to international destinations. This aim has been successful, with currently Air China having flights to the Americas,Europe, Australia and the rest of Asia. Air China is moving quickly to compete with the major airlines of the world, with new technology like the internet facility being available now on flights.At the Skytrax 2011 Airline Awards in Paris, Air China was awarded third Best Airline in China.
Air China is considered a 4 star airline,with a large aircraft fleet of 285 planes (March 2011) and travelling to 185 destinations. Air China is modernising its aircraft fleet with new planes being introduced, reducing the average age of the planes in service. The safety record of the airline is good with no recent incidents recorded. There are three categories of ticket available - First,Business and Economy Class on flights. The cabin service and conditions are a high standard for all flight classes. Seat comfort and catering is a similar standard with inflight entertainment varying and available on personal TV monitors. The airline's website is user friendly and easy to booking a flight.
Air China has become a major world airline providing travellers with attractive airfares compared to the other large national carriers. For long haul flights to distant worldwide destinations this airline is worth considering when booking a flight.
- China Airlines
China Airlines is a Chinese air carrier, with its headquarters based at Taiwan Taoyuan International airport, near Taipei,on the island of Taiwan. The airline began operating in 1959,being government owned at that time and covering then the Asian continent routes. In the early years charter flights dominated,to be followed in later years with scheduled flights to regional and international destinations in other continents.The expansion of China Airlines had been held back by politics on the status of Taiwan but in recent years the airline has been able to develop.
China Airlines is considered a 4 star airline, with an aircraft fleet of 50 planes(Nov 2011) and travelling to 98 destinations. The safety record of the airline in recent years is good, excepting the fatal incident in 2002,when a China Airlines flight, flying from Taiwan to Hong Kong, broke up in mid air,with the loss of all on board. The airline is intending to expand its aircraft fleet,with more new planes in the coming years. There are three categories of ticket available - First,Business and Economy on flights. The cabin service and conditions are a high standard, with a positive passenger approval. Inflight entertainment is a high standard, with movie video on demand available,video games and also audio channels. Catering is also a high standard. China Airlines is setting the standards in new airline ticketing technology, as one of the first airlines to introduce the mobile phone checking in flight facility.
China Airlines has become a leading airline, in providing travellers with quality service and conditions on flights. Airfares are attractive compared to other carriers and worth considering when booking a flight.
- China Eastern Airlines
China Eastern Airlines
China Eastern Airlines is the second largest airline in the People's Republic of China, with its headquarters based in Shanghai.The airline began operating in 1988 and has grown larger since then,taking over several smaller Chinese airlines over the years.Most recently in 2010, China Eastern Airlines became the parent company of Shanghai Airlines and making China Eastern Airlines one of the largest airline units in the world. In recent years, China Eastern Airlines has opened up new international routes to North America,Europe,Australia and the rest of Asia.
China Eastern Airlines is considered a 3 star airline with a large aircraft fleet of 270 planes( Aug 2011) and travelling to 110 destinations. There are new planes expected to be brought into service in 2011, which will provide passengers with the latest seat comfort and individual inflight entertainment TV monitors.The safety record of the airline in recent years is good, excepting for a fatal crash in 2004, when a small passenger jet flight crashed in Inner Mongolia, just after takeoff. There are three categories of ticket available -First,Business and Economy Class on flights. The cabin service and conditions are a good standard in all classes.The inflight entertainment and language communication with cabin staff does not score as high but is improving.The airline's website is user friendly and easy for booking a flight.
China Eastern Airlines provides travellers, on a budget for long haul flights, with attractive fares, as well as a good standard of air travel service. This airline is worth considering for travel in the continent of Asia.
- China Southern
China Southern Airlines is the largest Chinese airline, with its headquarters based in Guangzhou,in southern China. The airline is also the largest airline in Asia and one of the largest in the world. China Southern Airlines began operating in 1989 and expanded further with the merging of three smaller Chinese airlines in 2004. The airline has made improvements and also progressed in opening up new international routes to worldwide cities.At the Skytrax 2011 Airline Awards in Paris,China Southern Airlines was awarded with the World's Most Improved Airline Award and also the Award of runner up for Best Airline in China.
China Southern Airlines is considered now, a 4 star airline with a large aircraft fleet of 351 planes(Nov 2011) and travelling to 121 destinations. The safety record of the airline in recent years is good, although in 2006 and 2007 there were two incidents involving a bomb threat and hijacking attempt,which ended with no harm to those on board the flights. There are four categories of ticket available - First,Business,Premium Economy and Economy Class on flights. The cabin service and conditions are a good standard in all cabin areas. With new planes coming into service recently the result has been improvements to seat comfort,full flat bed availability and better inflight entertainment options.Being a large airline these improvements will take a little time to complete. The airline's website is user friendly and easy for booking a flight.
China Southern Airlines has made fast progress in a few years, providing travellers now with good air travel service and conditions to international cities, as well as domestic routes.This large airline is worth considering when booking a flight, as airfares are attractively priced, compared to the other international carriers.
- Eva Air
Eva Air is a Chinese airline, with its headquarters based near Taipei on the island of Taiwan. The airline began operating in 1989 and is a privately owned airline -Evergreen Group . Eva Air has expanded quickly over the years being very popular with passengers, as a result of the service provided and the network of international and domestic routes available.The airline was one of the first to introduce the Premium Economy Class ticket in 1991.
Eva Air is considered a 4 star airline, with a small aircraft fleet of 40 planes (Dec 2010) and travelling to 50 destinations.The safety record of the airline is very good, with no record of incidents recorded to date. There are three categories of ticket available - Business,Premium Economy and Economy - on flights. The cabin service and conditions are a very good standard in all ticket classes.The catering is a good standard in all cabin areas. Inflight entertainment is well catered for with video on demand on individual TV monitors,satellite phone facility,games and music channels are all available. The airline's website does not appear to be as user friendly as it could be.
Eva Air provides travellers with a high standard of air travel, with quality cabin service and conditions. This is an airline to consider booking with, as it offers attractive airfares compared to the other international carriers.
- Hainan Airlines
Hainan Airlines is a Chinese airline, with its headquarters based at Haikou,Hainan in Southern China. The airline began operating in 1989, known then as Hainan Province Airlines. In 1993 the name was changed to the current Hainan Airlines and it was at this time that the airline began scheduled flights to the domestic regions of China. The airline today has made great progress expanding the internal networks but also opening up new international routes in different continents. With the aim of setting a high standard of quality air travel, Hainan Airlines has been rewarded with the recognition by Skytrax of 5 star status, which only a few airlines have achieved. In 2011 Skytrax also awarded Hainan Airlines with the awards of Best Airline and Service Excellence in China.
Hainan Airlines is considered a 5 star airline, with a modern aircraft fleet of 112 planes ( May 2011) and travelling to 90 destinations. The safety record of the airline is very good with to date, no record of incidents or accidents recorded. There are three categories of ticket available - First,Business and Economy Class on flights. The cabin service and conditions are a very high standard in all ticket areas and endorsed by passenger reports. Catering and inflight entertainment is a high standard in all ticket categories.
Hainan Airlines has not been a well known airline in the past to travellers but with recent high profile airline awards received, the airline is now being noticed. As a 5 star airline, travellers are now enjoying quality air travel on this airline at attractive airfare prices. At this time, the airline provides air travel within China but is slowly building up international flight routes, which travellers should take advantage of.
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