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.
Air China and Kunming Airlines signed a codeshare cooperation agreement in the city of Kunming earlier, with the two carriers now offering free marketing on each other’s selected domestic flights. According to the agreement, the two carriers will connect the city of Kunming to their respective route networks.
German chancellor Angela Merkel has signed a memorandum of understanding in Beijing to expand the scope of the commercial relationship between Lufthansa and Air China. Meeting with Lufthansa chairman Carsten Spohr and Air China president Song Zhiyong during a state visit to the country, chancellor Merkel revealed the two companies would create a new joint venture.
Chinese national flag carrier, Air China is adopting the Abacus electronic miscellaneous document technology to create a paperless ticketing environment, in another industry first for the region’s leading travel solutions provider. The Star Alliance partner is taking the initiative with Abacus EMD outside China to combine compliance with IATA’s mandate on miscellaneous documents becoming electronic.
Travelport and Air China have signed a new merchandising agreement which will see Air China participate in Travelport’s Rich Content and Branding program, the newest airline merchandising technology under the Travelport Merchandising Platform umbrella.
Hawaiian Airlines has announced the signing of a code-share agreement with Air China, the exclusive national flag-carrier of China, that leverages the reach of their respective hubs in Honolulu and Beijing to offer more options and a more streamlined experience for customers travelling to further destinations. The new partnership takes effect following Hawaiian’s launch of its three-times weekly non-stop service to Beijing earlier.
London Gatwick today celebrated the planned return of Air China’s flights to Beijing. Following a short break over the winter – China’s flagship carrier is serving Gatwick four times a week direct from the country’s capital during the summer, when passenger demand is strongest.
Air China will inaugurate Shanghai-Munich non-stop service on June 6th, 2014, bringing the number of the European cities it serves from Shanghai up to four, with the other three cities being Frankfurt, Milan and Paris. Currently, Air China operates from Shanghai, Beijing and Chengdu to Europe and is the largest operator of China-European routes.
Air China will start Beijing-Vienna-Barcelona service on May 5, 2014. The four-times weekly service CA841/2 will be operated with a widebody A330-300. Onboard, the Business Class is outfitted with full-flat seats.
Air China Limited, or Air China in short, will introduce a Beijing - Chiang Mai service on November 7. Want to have first-hand experiences of the charming streets depicted in “Lost in Thailand,” a 2013 Chinese box-office hit? Fly to Thailand on Air China.
Air Canada and Air China are expanding their long-standing commercial cooperation agreement enhancing the carriers’ interline and codeshare services offered via their respective hubs.