CAAC Airlines was founded in 1949 by the Civil Aviation Administration of China, formerly the General
Administration of Civil Aviation of China, and is the aviation authority
under the Ministry of Transport of the People’s Republic of China.
In 1987 the airline division of CAAC was divided up into a number of
airlines, each named after the region of China where it had its hub. Air China, China Southern, China Eastern Airlines and so on.
Since then, CAAC acts solely as a government agency and no longer
provides commercial flight service –