Air China to add a second daily flight from Beijing to Los Angeles

Air China (Beijing) on September 1, 2011 will add a second daily nonstop flight between Los Angeles and Beijing. The flight, operated with the Boeing 747-400s, is scheduled to arrive in LAX at 11 a.m. (1100), and turn around and depart for Beijing at 1:20 p.m. (1320).

In July 2011 Air China will take delivery of the first of its fifteen Boeing 777-300 ERs. Featuring private suites in Forbidden Pavilion First Class and flat beds in Capital Pavilion Business Class, the aircraft will gradually replace the Boeing 747-400 currently used for its transpacific flights.

The international carrier’s growth in North America also extends to its Vancouver gateway. On March 27, 2011 Air China will increase the Vancouver-Beijing flight frequency from 10 to 12 per week.

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