China

Fly in China

Growing at an annual rate of almost 10% since the start of 2003, China is one of the fastest-growing economies in the world.

Cutting-edge technology, cuisine, ancient or contemporary architecture, nature, shopping, unique cultural pursuits… China has it all.

As the economy expands, the demand for experienced, educated staff with real-life work experience is rising.

China is a country where expats can enjoy the pleasant natural scenery as well as ancient culture. With a splendid landscape, awesome rivers, springs, waterfalls, magnificent ancient architectures, peculiar animals and plants, and numerous historical structures and sites.

Airlines

Beijing Capital Airlines

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Beijing Capital Airlines is a member of the Hainan Group, the largest non-State owned Airline group in China. The Airline commenced operations using Airbus aircraft. The Airline was formerly known as Deer Air and later renamed as Beijing Capital Airlines. There has been a consistent increase in Beijing Capital´s  fleet size by adding A320 family aircraft since the beginning of operations. BCA currently operates 34 x A320 series aircraft and plans a massive fleet expansion in the coming years. Beijing Capital Airlines has several domestic bases including Beijing, Guangzhou, Sanya & Xi’an.

China Eastern


Headquartered in Shanghai, China Eastern Airlines Corporation Limited started up in 1957. Flying a fleet of more than 400 long-haul and short-haul aircraft with an average age of less than seven years, China Eastern serves nearly 70 million travelers annually and ranks among the world’s top 5 airlines in terms of passenger transportation volume. In the past three years, China Eastern gains more than 10 billion profits, which ranks among the top state-owned enterprises.

Juneyao

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Shanghai Juneyao Airlines Company Ltd. is a privately owned company operating under the Juneyao Group. It was established in June 2005,with operations commencing in September 25th, 2006.

Juneyao Airlines operates domestic and international air passenger and cargo mail transport, as well as general aviation, business travel charters, aircraft maintenance, repairs and processing of spare parts, in addition to several other related businesses.

Both Hongqiao and Pudong International Airports serve as JuneYao’s operation hubs, thus taking advantage of the cosmopolitan and international vibrant culture found in Shanghai, one of China’s main economical and development engines.

In July 2009, the company officially received the IATA certificate of registration issued by the International Operational Safety Audit (referred to as IOSA), being the first private airline to successfully complete the IOSA audit for a newly established private airline.

Juneyao Airlines has built up an impressive route network with Shanghai as its base for domestic and surrounding international network hub. Juneyao has expanded services to over 40 domestic routes while opening direct flights from Shanghai to Macao and Hong Kong International Airports.

Within the next 10 years, Juneyao Airlines is committed to establishing an outstanding international airline network. In addition, by 2013 Juneyao plans to open several other domestic and international routes to include various destinations in  Japan as well as Southeast Asia.

Spring Airlines

springSpring Airlines is a budget based in Shanghai, China. While the company adopted the English name “Spring Airlines”, the Chinese characters literally mean “Spring and Autumn Airlines”. Established on 26 May 2004, Spring Airlines started operations on 18 July 2005 and the first flight on that day was between Shanghai and Yantai. Presently, Spring Airlines has itʼs base in Shanghai, but there are talks to a new possible base in Hong Kong in the near future.

Spring Airlines serves destinations all around China, Cambodia, Thailand, Macao, Hong Kong and Japan and is planning a fairly aggressive growth campaign between China and Japan, opening new cities on either end, including the under-served secondary cities that have much growth to be unlocked.

The airline now intends to have as many as 50 planes in service by 2015. The carrier may need to more than double its number of pilots to meet its expansion plans.

West Air

westWest Air is member of Hainan Group of airlines, the largest non-Stated owned airline group in China. It operates a scheduled passenger network to 18 domestic destinations out of Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport. The company was established in March 2006 by its parent company Hainan Airlines with the launch of scheduled services on 14 July 2010.

There has been a consistent increase in West Air fleet size of A320 family aircraft since starting operations. They currently operate 10 x A320 series aircraft and plan to have a severe fleet expansion in the coming years.

Qingdao Airlines

QuingdaoQingdao Airlines is a self-described ’boutique’ airline established by Air China, the Nashan Group and the Qingdao Municipal Government. The carrier launched operations on the April 2014 with leased A320 equipment, providing domestic services to destinations across China. The first ones have been Changsha and Chengdu. The airline has announced future orders for a total of 23 A320 family aircraft, including five A320ceo’s and 18 A320neo’s, with the first delivery expected in 2016. Qingdao Airlines expects to have 50 aircraft by 2020 and 100 by 2025.

Lucky Air

Lucky AirYunnan Lucky Air LLC. (Lucky Air) is one of the subsidiaries of HNA Group headquartered in Kunming, the People’s Republic of China, operating scheduled flights out of Kunming Changshui Airport and Chengdu Shuangliu Airport.

Lucky Air started Operations on 26th Feb 2006, and as of May 2014, it owns a fleet consisting of 19 Boeing 737NG & 7 Airbus 319/320aircraft, earning 13% of civil aviation market share, making Lucky Air the second ranked airline in Yunnan Province.

Base cities

Beijing

By Ed-Meister

After Shanghai, Beijing is China’s largest city, with almost 18 million people. This vivid metropolis is China at its most dynamic. For a thousand years the capital city of Imperial China  it remains spiritually and politically the heart of the country.

Contemporary Beijing has an international flavour reflecting its position as the capital of a major commercial power. As the front line of China’s grapple with modernity, it is being ripped up and rebuilt at a furious pace.

Shanghai

By Joan Campderrós-i-Canas

Shanghai is undergoing one of the fastest economic expansions the world has ever seen. The skyline is filling with skyscrapers; there are three thousand now, more than New York, and another two thousand are coming soon. Gleaming shopping malls, luxurious hotels and prestigious arts centres are rising alongside.

Shanghai’s 23 million residents enjoy the highest incomes on the mainland. The city enjoys the Yu Yuan – a fully restored classical Chinese garden – and bazaars at its heart and the marvellous former French Concession, with its cosmopolitan cooking traditions, European-style housing and revolutionary relics. The energetic eating and nightlife centre of Shanghai, Huaihai Lu, serves as the area’s main artery.

Xi´an

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Xi´an is capital of Shaanxi province and one of the more pleasant Chinese cities. It served as the imperial capital for eleven dynasties and was the start of the Silk Road. It has a warm continental climate which is characterized by hot, humid summers and cold, dry winters. Spring and autumn are brief in between.

Xi’an, with 8 million people, successfully integrates its architectural heritage with the modern city.

Chongqing

By Michael Gwyther-Jones

Based around a hilly peninsula at the junction of the Yangzi and Jialing rivers, Chongqing is southwestern China’s engine, its largest city with over 28 million people. The city is also a busy port, strategically located 2400km upstream from Shanghai at the gateway between eastern and southwestern China.

Chongqing is situated at the transitional area between the Tibet and the plain on the middle and lower reaches of the Yangtze River climate zone often swept by moist monsoons. It often rains at night in late spring and early summer.

It’s being modernized to resemble a miniature Hong Kong, complete with skyscrapers, hills and a profit-hungry populace.

Guangzhou

By bfishadow

Guangzhou is the capital of Guangdong province with a population of more then 10million. The city’s nightlife is snowballing and it is an enjoyable place, especially if you love to dine out. An expanding metronetwork and multi-layered flyovers are relieving traffic congestion.

Guangzhou has also long been the first place where foreign influences have seeped into the country, often through returning Overseas Chinese, and this is where to watch for the latest fashions.

Located in the southeast and close to Hong Kong and Macau enjoys a subtropical humid monsoon climate, hot and rainy without very distinctive seasons.

Haikou

By Yurasov

Business centre, main port and first stop for newly arrived tourists Haikou has all the atmosphere of a typical Southeast Asian city. French colonial architecture, a few parks and monuments, modern skyscrapers, broad streets choked with traffic and pedestrians but more than anything, Haikou is a truly tropical city: humid, laid-back, pleasantly shabby, and complete with palm-lined streets.

Sanya

By syue2k

Sanya lies at the southern tip of Hainan Island at Sanya Bay with a population close to 700,000 people. Though the administrative area has a rough topography, the city itself is generally flat, lying on a parcel of land between lowlevel mountains to the north and the China Sea.

It is about as far north of the Equator as the Island of Hawaii is. Close to Yalong Bay, a cluster of insular resorts and nice beaches 20km east of town and Dadonghai, with everything you could ask for in a tropical beach: palm trees, white sands, and warm, blue water.

The area has a tropical dry and wet climate featuring very warm weather all year around. Monsoonal influences are strong, with a relatively lengthy wet season and a pronounced dry season.

Kunming

By Woudloper

Kunming and the surrounding Yunnan Province are the ancestral home to large communities of minorities in China. Tibetan, Naxi, Miao, Bai are some of the ethnic groups that live in this beautiful Province, where the ancient “Tea and Horses Track” can be experienced in a spectacular journey through rice fields, fertile valleys, gorges, rivers and mountains reaching the border with the Tibet at alms 7.000 meters. The city is a modern and sunny place with no pollution and good weather all year round. It is known that Yunnan enjoys the “endless spring” and it is dubbed to be the most multidimensional region in Asia having the wild-forest where the tiger lives in the Myanmar border in the south and the tibetan border with snow covered mountains and glaciers in the north.

Qingdao

By Kiddokidoki

Qingdao is a key economic center and port city in China, is one of China’s major seaports for foreign trade. It is famous for its cultural heritage and picturesque scenery.

The magnificent coastline, the rolling fairyland Laoshan Mountain, the urban landscape dotted with red roofs and green trees against the blue sea and sky, the diverse architectures predominantly in a European continental style, the former residences of famous historical and contemporary personages, and the modern facilities for vacation, convention and exhibition have made Qingdao a unique city, which blends Chinese and foreign tastes and integrates mountain and sea views with city landscape. It has the most beautiful seaside and is an ideal destination for vacation, recreation, sightseeing, business activities, conferences and exhibitions.