The Air China pet policy is as follows:
Small animals are not allowed to enter the cabin directly. They must be transported in the cargo compartment as checked baggage.
Live animals refer to domesticated family dog, cat or bird.
Each flight is limited to one container containing live animals, and each container is limited to one live animal.
Live animal transportation is applicable to Air China-operated one-way direct flights, as well as domestic-to-domestic and domestic-to-international connecting flights through Beijing, Shanghai and Chengdu with transit time of more than 2.5 hours. If the transit time is more than 4 hours, the live animals must be claimed at transit airport and put under personal custody before checked in again for further transportation.
Live animals refer to domestic domesticated cats and dogs, but cats, dogs and their hybrids which are aggressive, vulnerable to injury and respiratory problems are not allowed to be transported, including, but not limited to, terriers, boxers, bulldogs, spaniels, pugs, mastiffs, American staffords, American howlers, Boston beagles, Brussels griffins, mastiffs. Spanish hounds, British touchka, British spaniel, Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, bullmastiff, Belgian Brussels Griffon, Affenpinscher, Chrysanthemum, Peking Dog, Chow, Japanese chin, Japanese Spitz, Shar Pei, Shih Tzu, American Pit Bull Terrier, Tosa, Fila Brasileiro, Dogo Argentino, Samoyed, Birman, Himalayan Cat, Persian cat, exotic short-haired cat, etc.
Taking a pet to a foreign country involves preparation and planning far in advance of your departure date. Requirements for pet travel to a foreign country are set by the destination country. If you are you traveling to another country and bringing along your pet you’ll need to meet the animal health requirements of the country you are visiting.
More information on the Air China pet policy