Air China is China's flag carrier airline and the largest airline in the country. They welcome pets to travel as checked baggage on many of their flights.Visit Website
2 animals are permitted on each aircraft with Air China. You can reserve Fido's spot on board when you make your own reservation at any of their designated ticketing offices, or by calling the Customer Service Team at (800) 882-8122. When you make your request, you will be asked to fill in an Application for Carriage of Small Animals.
Pets in the Cabin
Unfortunately, pets are not permitted to travel in the cabin with their owners.
Pets in Checked Baggage
Cats and dogs can travel as checked baggage in the cargo hold if the combined weight of the pet and carrier does not exceed 99 lbs (45 kg) on domestic flights and 70 lbs (32 kg) on international flights. Each carrier can hold 2 animals that weigh less than 30 lbs (14 kg) each and are used to cohabitation. Animals weighing over 30 lbs (14 kg) must be transported separately. Alternatively, 3 animals of a litter less than 6 months old can be transported together if they get along.
Pets in Cargo
Animals that exceed the weight limits to travel as checked baggage may be transported as cargo instead. Air China Cargo has offices all over the world. To reach the New York Office where you can find out more information on transporting your pet as cargo, you can phone them at (800) 816-2288.
For pets traveling as checked baggage, carriers must be solid, escape-proof, and leak-proof. They must be big enough to allow the small animal to stand upright and move around comfortably inside. To allow Fido to breathe, carriers should be properly ventilated. The total weight of the carrier, animals, feed and water shall not exceed 99 lbs (45 kg) on domestic flights and shall not exceed 70 lbs (32 kg) on international flights.