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Air China is coming back to Copenhagen

Air China Airbus A330-243 B-6505 (msn 957) LHR (SPA). Image: 936939.

Air China (Beijing) is restoring the Beijing – Copenhagen route on May 30, 2018. The restored route will be operated four days a week with Airbus A330-200s.

The airine issued this statement:

Air China Limited (Air China) will begin nonstop flights between Beijing and Copenhagen from May 30, 2018.

The new BeijingCopenhagen service will bring the total number of routes to 27, with an offering of 300 flights per week to 20 major European destinations, including London, Paris, Frankfurt, Munich, Vienna, Rome, Moscow, Barcelona, Madrid, Zurich and Stockholm, all serviced by wide-body aircraft.

Flight information:

The BeijingCopenhagen route number is CA877/8 and has four flights per week, scheduled for Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays. The outbound flight departs Beijing at 02:55 and arrives in Copenhagen at 06:45; The inbound flight departs Copenhagen at 13:15 and arrives in Beijing at 04:10 (all times are local). All flights use the Airbus A330-200.

Copyright Photo: Air China Air China Airbus A330-243 B-6505 (msn 957) LHR (SPA). Image: 936939. (SPA). Image: 936939.

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Air China and Air Canada expand their strategic cooperation, strengthening Canada-China network in advance of full joint venture

Air Canada Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner C-FRTW (msn 37179) LHR (SPA). Image: 940256.

Air Canada and Air China Limited have announced that the airlines will expand their mutual codeshare services and lounge agreement in time for the 2018 Canada-China Year of Tourism, recognizing the importance of tourism and trade between the two countries. As Air Canada and Air China work toward finalizing their planned joint venture, while satisfying both countries’ applicable regulatory conditions, the two Star Alliance carriers also launched their first joint frequent flyer promotion to offer the carriers’ respective Aeroplan and PhoenixMiles members up to 30 per cent bonus miles effective December 15, 2017 for eligible travel between April 1, 2018 and June 15, 2018 on all flights between Canada and China operated by Air China and Air Canada.

Logos: Air Canada and Air China (CNW Group/Air Canada)

As a result of the codeshare expansion, Air China will place its code on Air Canada’s new daily MontrealShanghai flight, as well as Air Canada’s flights from Vancouver to Victoria, Kelowna, Saskatoon, and Regina.

In addition, Air Canada will place its code on Air China’s flights between Beijing and Zhengzhou, Xiamen, Shenzhen and Nanjing as well as Air China’s flight between MontrealHavana, Cuba.  The expanded codeshare cooperation is planned to come into effect in April 2018, subject to regulatory and government approvals.

Both carriers have also implemented an expanded lounge agreement. In addition to Star Gold customers, all Air China First and Business class customers will now have access to Air Canada’s recently upgraded International Maple Leaf Lounges featuring enhanced food and beverage offerings at Montreal and Vancouver airports. Air Canada’s eligible customers will continue to enjoy access to Air China’s lounges in Beijing, Shanghai and other airports throughout China.

 

Currently, Air Canada offers its customers codeshare flights operated by Air China between Beijing and Guangzhou, Chengdu, Chongqing, Wuhan, Xi’an and Shenyang, and between Montreal and Beijing, and between Vancouver and Beijing. Similarly, Air China offers its customers codeshare flights operated by Air Canada between Vancouver and Calgary, Edmonton, Toronto, Montreal, Ottawa and Winnipeg, and between Montreal and Ottawa, Toronto and Winnipeg, as well as Vancouver and Toronto to and from Beijing and Shanghai.

Air Canada operates up to a total of 35 flights per week between Canada and China, from Toronto, Vancouver and Montrealserving Beijing and Shanghai. Air China operates up to 11 flights per week between China and Canada, from Beijing serving Vancouver and Montreal.

Top Copyright Photo: Air Canada Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner C-FRTW (msn 37179) LHR (SPA). Image: 940256.

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Bottom Copyright Photo: Air China Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner B-7898 (msn 34310) LAX (Michael B. Ing). Image: 940236.

Air China Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner B-7898 (msn 34310) LAX (Michael B. Ing). Image: 940236.

Air China suddenly drops the Beijing – Pyongyang (North Korea) route

Air China Boeing 737-89L WL B-5583 (msn 40016) HNL (Ivan K. Nishimura). Image: 913510.

Air China suddenly dropped the Beijing – Pyongyang, North Korea. According to Weibo and Airline Route, the last flight was operated on November 20, 2017.

Copyright Photo: Air China Boeing 737-89L WL B-5583 (msn 40016) HNL (Ivan K. Nishimura). Image: 913510.

Air China takes delivery of its first Boeing 737-8 MAX 8

Air China's first Boeing 737-8 MAX 8, delivered on November 3, 2017

Air China and Boeing on November 3, 2017 celebrated the delivery of the airline’s first 737-8 MAX 8. China’s national flag carrier is the first airline in the country to receive the 737 MAX. Customers throughout China will take delivery of nearly 100 737 MAXs by the end of next year.

Boeing’s partnership with Air China dates back to the 1970s. Air China’s fleet includes seven Boeing 747-8s, 26 777-300ERs, 11 787-9 Dreamliners and more than 140 Next-Generation 737s.

Air China will introduced the new Boeing 737 variant on the Beijing – Urumqi route once a day starting on November 11, 2017 per Airline Route.

Copyright Photo: Air China Boeing 737-8 MAX 8 B-1397 (msn 60872) PAE (Nick Dean). Image: 939742.

Air China to connect the Silicon Valley with Shanghai

Air China to connect the Silicon Valley with Shanghai

Air China’s expansion in North America continues with the launch of its thrice-weekly nonstop service between San Jose, California and Shanghai starting on September 1, 2016. The new flight will be operated by Airbus A330-200 aircraft, offering business and economy class cabins.

San Jose will be Air China’s tenth gateway in North America and its first destination with direct connections to Shanghai from the Silicon Valley. The carrier’s other U.S. and Canada gateways offer nonstop services to Beijing from Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York, Newark, Washington Dulles, Houston, Honolulu, Vancouver and Montreal.

Copyright Photo: Air China Airbus A330-243 B-6130 (msn 930) SCL (Alvaro Romero). Image: 907463.

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Air China takes delivery of its first Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner

Air China and Boeing officially unveiled the airline’s first 787-9 Dreamliner to the public at a grand ceremony in Beijing on May 25, 2016. The national flag carrier is the first airline in the country to have a 787-9 enter into service.

The pictured B-7877 (msn 34305) was officially handed over to the carrier on May 19, 2016 at the North Charleston, SC (CHS) facility.

 

This is the first of 15 Dreamliners set to join Air China’s fleet.

The 787-9 complements and extends the 787 family. With the fuselage stretched by 20 feet (6 meters) over the 787-8, the 787-9 will fly over 40 more passengers an additional 285 nautical miles (830 km) with the same exceptional environmental performance — 20 percent less fuel use and 20 percent fewer emissions than similarly sized airplanes.

Air China, headquartered in Beijing, is a leading provider of passenger and cargo services in China with scheduled flight routes connecting 174 cities in 40 countries and regions. Air China will use its 787-9s to ride on the wave of fast growing international passenger traffic by expanding its international network through nonstop point-to-point services.

According to Airline Route, the carrier will introduce the new type (today) on a single Beijing (Capital) – Chengdu flight followed by regular service on the Beijing (Capital) – Shanghai (Hongqiao) starting tomorrow (May 27). Beijing – Guangzhou will follow on July 1, 2016.

Internationally the new type will be introduced on the Beijing – Frankfurt route starting on July 15, 2016.

Photo: Boeing.

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Air China finalizes its order for six additional Boeing 777-300 ERs

50th Anniversary logo jet of China-France diplomatic relations

Air China (Beijing) and Boeing (Chicago, Seattle and Charleston) has announced an order for six additional 777-300 ER (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.

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China’s flag carrier continues to modernize its long-haul fleet to replace aging aircraft and plans to expand its growing network internationally. Air China currently operates a fleet 174 Boeing airplanes, including nearly all current Boeing production models, including the Next-Generation 737, 747-8 Intercontinental as well as 777-300 ERs.

With this new order, Air China will increase its unfilled airplane orders with Boeing to 90 units, which include orders for new 787-9 Dreamliners.

Copyright Photo: Rob Skinkis/AirlinersGallery.com. Boeing 777-39L ER B-2047 (msn 60374) in the special 50th Anniversary of China-France diplomatic relations livery approaches the runway at London (Heathrow).

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