China Cargo Airlines
IATA ICAO Callsign
Founded30 July 1998; 25 years ago (1998-07-30)
HubsShanghai Pudong International Airport
AllianceSkyTeam Cargo
Fleet size17
Parent companyChina Eastern Airlines (51%)
HeadquartersShanghai, China

China Cargo Airlines (simplified Chinese: 中国货运航空公司; traditional Chinese: 中國貨運航空公司; pinyin: zhōngguó huòyùn hángkōng gōngsī) sometimes as abbreviated 中货航 (in English as CCA) is a cargo airline with its head office on Hongqiao International Airport in Shanghai, People's Republic of China.[1] It is China's first all-cargo airline operating dedicated freight services using China Eastern Airlines route structure. Its base is at Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport, with a hub at Shanghai Pudong International Airport.[2]


China Cargo Airlines Boeing 747-400ERF in the airline’s previous livery.

The airline was established on 30 July 1998 and started operations in October 1998. It was founded as, and remains, a joint venture between China Eastern Airlines (70%) and China Ocean Shipping (30%).[2] It briefly adopted the title China Eastern Airlines Cargo, and reverted to its original name again after becoming an independent subsidiary in 2004.

Its parent company China Eastern Airlines reached agreement to inject more capital into the cargo airline. Its stake fell from 70 percent to just over 51 percent. China Ocean Shipping's share reduced to 17 percent. This allowed Singapore Airlines Cargo to invest up to 16 percent of the cargo airline.[3] EVA Air also purchased a 16 percent share of the airline.[4]

In 2011, China Cargo Airlines merged operations with Great Wall Airlines and Shanghai Airlines Cargo. The two airlines were rebranded as China Cargo Airlines progressively.


Current fleet

China Cargo Airlines Boeing 747-400ERF in the current livery.
China Cargo Airlines Boeing 777F in the airline’s previous livery.

As of December 2023, China Cargo Airlines operates the following aircraft:[5][6]

China Cargo Airlines fleet
Aircraft In service Orders Notes
Boeing 777F 14
Total 14

Former fleet

China Cargo Airlines fleet
Aircraft Fleet Year
Boeing 747-400BCF 1 2011 2014 Gained from merger with Great Wall Airlines.
Boeing 747-400F 2 2011 2020 Gained from merger with Great Wall Airlines.
1 leased for Singapore Airlines Cargo.
Boeing 747-400F 2 2006/2007 2023
Boeing 757-200PCF 2 2011 2015 Gained from merger with Shanghai Airlines Cargo.
1 sold to Atlas Air.
Boeing 777F 4 2010
2 went to DHL Air UK.
2 went to Central Airlines.
McDonnell Douglas MD-11F 9 2004 2015 Gained from merger with Shanghai Airlines Cargo.
6 sold to Sky Lease Cargo.
Total 14

See also


  1. ^ "Directory:World airlines." Flight International. 25–31 March 2003. 45. "Hongqiao International Airport, Shanghai, 200335, China"
  2. ^ a b "Directory: World Airlines". Flight International. 2007-04-03. p. 64.
  3. ^ Ku, Daisy (Dec 19, 2010). "China Eastern says stake in China Cargo falls". Reuters.
  4. ^ "EVA Air to invest $49 million in China Eastern Cargo unit in restructure". Bloomberg.
  5. ^ "Global Airline Guide 2019 (Part One)". Airliner World (October 2019): 9.
  6. ^ "China Cargo Airlines Fleet Details and History".