Cai Jianjiang, 44, graduated from China Civil Aviation Institute and wa s appointed in 1999 as general manager of Shenzhen Airlines Company Limited, a subsidiary of the China’s national carrier, Air China.
In 2001, Jianjiang joined Air China International Corporation as general manager of its Shanghai Branch, and subsequently assistant to the president and manager of the marketing department of Air China International Corporation.
After the restructuring of China’s civil aviation industry in October 2002, Jianjiang was named as vice president of Air China International Corporation, and served as Vice President of Air China Limited since September 2004.
In February 2007, he was promoted president of Air China.
He continues to hold the post and is widely credited for expanding the airline’s services to North America and the only one with nonstop flights between Beijing and Los Angeles.
About 100 million Chinese travel annually for leisure and business.