Headquartered in Beijing, Air China Cargo Co., Ltd. (Air China Cargo) takes Shanghai as its main air freighter operation base and is China's only cargo airline operating with the national flag.
Air China Cargo was founded on December 12, 2003. On March 18, 2011, Air China Limited (Air China) and Cathay Pacific Airways Limited (Cathay Pacific) completed a joint venture freight project with Air China Cargo as the platform. The joint venture has a registered capital of 5.235 billion yuan and over 4,200 employees, with Air China's Chinese and English names as well as its logo unchanged.
Till December 2015, Air China Cargo has three B747-400 air freighters, eight B777F air freighters and four B757-200SF air freighters in total, with the latter as chartered planes for mail transport. Besides, Air China Cargo also enjoys the exclusive operation of all airliner bellyholds from Air China.
By December 2015, with Beijing and Shanghai as hubs, Air China Cargo had launched international, domestic and regional cargo flights to Europe's Frankfurt, Amsterdam and Zaragoza, the USA's New York, Chicago, Los Angeles and Dallas, Japan's Tokyo and Osaka, as well as Taipei, Chengdu, Chongqing, Tianjin, Zhengzhou, Nanjing, Changchun and Shenyang. Based on Air China's global route network, Air China Cargo has had 370 airfreight routes and 181 waypoints. Besides, in Europe, the USA, Japan and the Asia and Pacific Region, Air China Cargo has owned 1285 truck routes supplementing its air freighter network and airliner bellyhold network, thereby fast delivering cargo to every corner of the world.
Based on the logistics resources of China National Aviation Holding Company and Air China, in close cooperation with the world's major air freight depots, Air China Cargo has established a global freight depot support system covering cities like Shanghai, Beijing, Frankfurt, Amsterdam, Los Angeles, New York, Osaka and Taipei, thus being able to offer customers quality services.
By constantly perfecting its product system, Air China Cargo has developed a wide range of businesses covering express, mail, dangerous goods, fresh perishable goods, live animals, valuables, custom products and general cargo, to meet customers' diversified demands.
As an air transport enterprise with a history of over 50 years, Air Cargo China has participated in the initiation and formulation of many civil air freight standards, and built an experienced, professional and devoted staff team, thus being able to provide professional and reliable transport solutions for special cargo.
For many years, Air China Cargo has consciously honored its social commitments and boldly assumed social responsibility. It has successfully accomplished chartered emergency relief missions many times after the outbreak of devastating disasters such as Wenchuan earthquake, Pakistani earthquake, Indian Ocean tsunami, influenza A in Mexico, Chilean earthquake, Japanese earthquake, Ya’an earthquake, Ebola epidemic and Nepal earthquake. With the concept of safe, quality and low-carbon operation, Air China Cargo has been concerned about the environment and the future.With the mission of "creating value for customers, opportunities for employees, return for shareholders and wealth for the society", and the vision of "becoming the preferred cargo airline of customers entering and leaving China", Air China Cargo is striving to become an internationally competitive air freight enterprise based in China.