Air China will become the first Asian airline company to use this model of aircraft, Xinhua reported.
Since joining Air China's fleet in early October, the Boeing 747-8 operates on the Beijing-Shanghai and Beijing-Guangzhou routes.
Air China has ordered seven Boeing 747-8 aircraft, and the delivery will be concluded by the end of 2015, the company said.
With a total length of 76.4 metres, Boeing 747-8 has a seating capacity of 365.
Its maximum flight range is 14,815 km.