Air China has announced direct service between Melbourne and Shenzhen, to begin on January 10th next year. The service CA767/768 will operate four times per week with evening departures on Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday.
The Lufthansa Group and Air China signed a wide-reaching partnership agreement in Beijing today which will enable the two aviation groups to jointly operate all connections between Europe and China as part of a commercial joint venture. This means that the two companies will successfully implement what they agreed to do as part of a memorandum of understanding in summer 2014.
Air China will launch Chengdu-Sydney services on November 11th, 2016. After the launch of Chengdu-Frankfurt and Chengdu-Paris flights, this route is Air China’s third intercontinental flight based in its Chengdu hub, and also its first nonstop service between western China and Oceania.
Boeing and Air China have officially unveiled the airline’s first 787-9 Dreamliner to the public at a grand ceremony in Beijing. The national flag carrier is the first airline in the country to have a 787-9 enter into service. “The 787-9 Dreamliner employs a multitude of cutting-edge technologies best represented by its electronic handling system and wide application of composite materials,” said Captain Wang Yingnian, chief pilot of Air China.
Boeing and Air China today announced an order for six additional 777-300ER (Extended Range) jetliners. The order is valued at more than $2 billion at current list prices and bolsters Air China’s long-haul widebody fleet as it looks to expand its international network.
Air China will commence a non-stop service from Beijing to Mumbai on October 25th, 2015. The Beijing-Mumbai flights, CA889/890, are operated four times a week on Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday. The outbound flight departs from Beijing at 19:40 and arrives in Mumbai at 01:00 local time the following day; the return flight departs from Mumbai at 02:30 local time and arrives in Beijing at 11:20 Beijing time.
Air China has elected to use Travelport’s Airline Insight business intelligence and reporting solution.The user interface, data presentation and reporting that Airline Insights offers will allow Air China teams in Agency Sales, Revenue Management and Network Planning to maximize the value that can be extracted from such a comprehensive set of industry data.
United Airlines and Air China are expanding their code-sharing cooperation, covering an additional 22 routes in the China and U.S. markets. With this expansion, United and Air China will codeshare together on more than 110 routes, offering customers the most comprehensive route network between the U.S. and China.
Air China will inaugurate Beijing-Hakodate nonstop service on July 3, 2015. The flights, CA729/CA730 are operated twice a week on Monday and Friday with Boeing 737-800.
Air Canada and Air China have concluded a memorandum of understanding setting out the main principles for a comprehensive revenue sharing joint venture providing for an enhanced partnership on routes between Canada and China which will stimulate traffic growth between the two countries.
Boeing and Air China have celebrated the delivery of the airline’s first 747-8 Intercontinental. Air China is the first carrier in Asia to operate the passenger version of the new, fuel-efficient 747-8. The new airplane is the first of seven 747-8 Intercontinentals Air China has on order.
To meet market demand, starting October 26, 2014, Air China will increase its Beijing - London service to two daily flights. The newly added flights to London Heathrow, which will be operated with A330-200, will aim to promote exchanges between China and UK.