China National Aviation Holding Company (CNAH) is a State-owned air transport holding group formed by a merger of Air China with China National Aviation Corporation (Group) Limited and China Southwest Airlines. Established on October 11, 2002, CNAH’s business scope covers the management of all the State owned assets and shares of CNAH and State-invested parts of its invested companies, aircraft leasing, and maintenance of aircraft and equipment. CNAH’s registered capital is 10.03 billion yuan ($1.57 billion).
Since its establishment CNAH has consolidated its air transportation operations, successfully listed on the Hong Kong, London and Shanghai stock exchanges, and consolidated non-air transportation businesses focused on capital construction and hotel property management, asset management, financial services, air express and media. Air passenger transportation, air cargo & logistics are CNAH’s two core business, covering not only highly related industries, such as aircraft maintenance, air catering, air cargo terminals, ground handling, airport service and air media, but also extended service industries such as financial services, air travel services, constructions & development, and IT service.
The group has fulfilled its social responsibilities, providing excellent services for the Shanghai World Expo, Guangzhou Asia Games & Paralympics, and completing the holiday-peak season transport for Spring Festival and The NPC and CPPCC Conferences. It offered support to the relief work in the Yushu Earthquake and Southwest area’s fight against heavy drought, which was a good social image for State-owned enterprises. The group has been recognized by the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China, the State Council, and the Central Military Committee.