Air China will fly the first direct air route from Beijing to New York via the Arctic from September 27, said Li Jiaxiang, a senior official of Air China.
The flying hours will be reduced from 21 to 13, with the airline operating Boeing 747-400s on the route.
Taking off at 14:00 every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from Beijing, the flight will land at 15:30 New York time. Take-off from New York will be 17:30 local time, arriving at Beijing at 19:00 the next day.
Air China will operate test flight via the Arctic on August 16.