Air China News special coverage:For Passengers Flying Between India and North America
2013-03-12

Air China News special coverage:

Today's Special:Visit the Forbidden City on your way to Angkor Wat

1 From India to the United States:encounter the majestic Statue of Liberty.
2 Take Air China on a Magic Carpet Ride to reach North America.
3 Visit India on Air China to discover ancient romance and modern movies.
4 Air China and Ameco put Safety First - Choosing Air China means you are choosing world class service supported by the most advanced German-standard quality guarantee.
5 Air China Connects Houston and Beijing with New Nonstop Service.
6 Air China offers 74+22 non-stop round trip flights each week serving North America
7 Features of the Award-Winning A330-200
8 Excellent Aviation Experience Starts with Boeing 777-300ER
9 Air China Announces Daily Flight between San Francisco and Chongqing

 

 

 

From India to the United States: encounter the majestic Statue of Liberty 

       Located on the coast of Arabian Sea in western India, Mumbai is the largest city in India and the capital city of the Maharashtra state.  With its excellent natural harbor, it is acclaimed as India's "western gateway".New Delhi, located on the banks of the Yamuna River in northwest India, is the capital of India and the political, economic and cultural center of the Country.Bangalore, located on the Deccan Plateau in southern India at an average elevation of 900 meters, is the capital of the Karnataka state. It is famous for its IT industry.

       Air China first offered flights between India and China in 2006, gradually increasing the flight offerings between Delhi and Beijing; Bangalore, Chengdu and Shanghai Pudong and Mumbai, Chengdu and Shanghai to build a flight network that covers most major Indian cities.  For both business travelers and tourists from India, the first choice overseas destination is the United States. To build an internationally competitive airline company, Air China intends to use our Beijing hub to connect China with the rest of the world to encourage more and more Indians to take Air China flights to travel from many Indian cities to the United States. Air China's flights allow passengers from Delhi, Mumbai and Bangalore to reach the leading global financial centers of New York, San Francisco, and Los Angeles via Beijing. Beginning in July 2013, Air China's non-stop flights will fly to Houston, where Yao Ming had played for the Houston Rockets of the National Basketball.

  * Air China now serving the 5 gateways in the North America, they are San Francisco , Los Angeles , New York , Houston , Vancouver. and through our American partners, our customers can almost reach anywhere in the North America. For more attracting fares, please check out on line.

 

Take Air China on a Magic Carpet Ride to reach North America

For Business Class Passengers Flying Between Delhi and North America

In the famous tale, One Thousand and One Nights, a prince went to India and bought a magic flying carpet.  According to the story, "Whoever sits on this carpet and wills in thought to be taken up and set down upon another site will, in the twinkling of an eye, be flown there, be that place nearby or distant, many a day's journey and difficult to reach."

Air China has brought this story into the 21st Century.  Passengers can fly from Delhi to Beijing on the world's most advanced A330-300 aircraft, and connect in Beijing to direct flights to Vancouver, San Francisco, Los Angeles and many other cities in North America.

Imagine leaving Delhi late at night, relaxing into your luxury Business Class seat, having a fine meal and enjoying your personal in-seat audio/video entertainment system, and waking up in Beijing in time for lunch.  You can connect directly to your next flight, or you can take advantage of Beijing's new *72 hour visa-free transit policy.  Spend a day or two in Beijing sightseeing, shopping and enjoying fine Chinese cuisine before you return to the airport for your flight to North America.  When you fly Business Class, you can avoid standing in long check-in lines because we providecomfortable seating for Business Class check-in in Terminal T-3. 

This is a great time to take advantage of Air China's magic carpet to North America.  With added frequencies and newly launched destinations in the North America like Houston there are more new flights and new destinations which open for your choices. 

Starting this year Air China has been using more of the world's best super-jumbo Boeing aircraft, the 777-300ER - beloved by passengers around the world to server our North America market.

Book your trip today to enjoy exclusive Business Class service and more flights to more destinations.

 

VIP Lounge at Beijing Terminal 3 – We are hospitable designed for our business class customers

Air China has opened its Brand-new VIP lounges at Beijing airport and Chengdu airport which are the creations of famous international  designer and a perfect combination of traditional Chinese elements and modern aesthetic pursuits, meeting he various needs of customers.

 

 

Exclusive, Hassle free – Air China Beijing T3 VIP Passengers Check-in Zone, You can actually sit there when served.

Air China has put into service its VIP Passengers check-in zone at Zone A, T3 of Beijing Capital International Airport. The largest and best check-in zone in China. We put you on the A-list before your jounreny starts.

Air China staff are on hand to welcome you, escort you and take care of your luggage. Compared with traditional check-in zones, this large open space boasts an elegant ambience. The check in counters are laid out in a more humanized way. You can actually sit there when served.

News stories - For Passengers Flying Between Delhi and North America

 

 

Visit India on Air China to discover ancient

 romance and modern movies

 

        Fly from Beijing to Mumbai on Air China to visit the world's largest democracy.   China, Bhutan and Nepal border India on the northeast, Bangladesh and Myanmar lie to the east and Pakistan shares India's western land border.  India is known as the sub-continent, and much of the country is bordered by water.  The Bay of Bengal, on the east, and the Arabian Sea, on the west, completely surround southern India. From the highest Himalayan Peaks to the beautiful beaches of Goa, India is known for its beautiful  scenery.

        Surely, the most famous site in India is the magnificent Taj Mahal, which is one of the Seven Wonders of the World.   It stands today as proof of how deeply one man loved his wife.  Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan was head-over-heels in love with his dear wife, Mumtaz Mahal.  They married in 1612 and she died in 1631, while giving birth to their 14th child.  The Emperor decided to build a great monument to be sure that her memory would never be forgotten, so he started construction of Taj Mahal the same year she died.  It took approximately 22 years to finish building what we see today – the glimmering white marble testament to one man's enduring love.

        For a more modern look at the romantic heart of India, take a tour of Bollywood, the home of the largest film producers in India and one of the largest centers of film production in the world.  Based in Mumbai, Bollywood is the center of the Hindi-language film industry, known for romantic love stories and lavish musical performances.  Visitors can drive past movie stars' homes and if you're lucky enough to be there at the right time, you may be able to visit a film studio to watch live filming of an upcoming release.

        After a busy day of sightseeing, stop by a local restaurant to try some traditional Indian dishes.  You can choose from a wide range of regional cuisines, each with their own special flavors.  Whether you choose curries or kebabs, you will taste the soul of this vast country by sampling their cuisine.

 

Air China Connects Houston and Beijing with New Nonstop Service

Houston (July 11, 2013) Air China, the exclusive national flag carrier for the People's Republic of China, be­gins its four weekly nonstop services between Beijing Capital International Airport (PEK) in Beijing, China and George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston, Texas today.

The inaugural flight from Beijing, CA 995, arrived at 3:40pm this afternoon to a Texas-sized welcome which includ­ed a traditional water cannon salute. Houston Mayor Annise Parker was on hand to greet the delegation from China led by Ms. Yinxiang Wang, Co-Chairwoman of Air China Limited; Chinese Consul General for Texas and seven U.S. southern states and Puerto Rico, Ms. Erwen Xu; and, former Houston Rockets star and now Houston's Honorary Goodwill Ambassador, Yao Ming.

"Houston continues to enhance its position as a key global gateway and the arrival of Air China speaks volumes about the potential for even more growth in the future," says Mayor Annise Parker. "The cultures and economies of Beijing and Houston continue to draw closer together than ever before and nonstop air service between the two cities will help both sides maximize the benefits associated with new partnerships and greater connectivity•"

With the launch of the nonstop service, Houston becomes Air China's fifth gateway in North America, joining Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco and Vancouver. Air China will operate inside Terminal D at George Bush Intercontinental Airport, Houston's gateway for all foreign carriers.

"As the only airline that provides direct connection between Houston and the south central region of the Unit­ed States and China via Beijing, we are honored to be the cultural, social and economic bridge between our two great destinations. This new service demonstrates Air China's commitment to expanded connectivity for the mutual benefits of our countries and people," Ms. Wang stated.

Houston and Beijing have enjoyed a strong relationship for several decades. China's paramount leader, the late Deng Xiaoping, visited Houston during his historic trip to the United States in 1979.

"The entire Houston region will benefit from this new Air China flight, both economically and from a cultural standpoint," says Houston Aviation Director Mario Diaz. "Four weekly nonstop flights between the two destina­tions will not only strengthen the business ties between Houston and Beijing but will also enhance the level of cultural enrichment and exchange that already exists between these two dynamic cities"

Air China will operate the nonstop flights, CA 996, from Houston to Beijing on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays, departing at 1:00 AM local time and arriving in Beijing at 4:50 AM local time, next day.

The chart below shows the schedule of the new service.

Flight Number

Code Share Flight No.

Route

Departure

Arrival

Schedule

Aircraft

CA 996

UA7602*

Houston-
Beijing

01:00

4:50+1

Mon, Wed, Fri, Sun

B777-300ER

CA 995

UA7601

Beijing-
Houston

15:00

15:40

Tue, Thu, Sat, Sun

B777-300ER

NOTES: All times are local. "+1" stands for next-day arrival
* Codeshare flight.

About Air China
Air China is the world's largest airline by market capitalization, according to the International Air Transport Association (IATA). It operates a fleet of 461 Airbus and Boeing aircraft. Its robust network of 284 routes ex­tends throughout Asia, the Middle East, Europe, South and North America from its main hub at Beijing Capital International Airport where it offers unrivaled connections to cities within China and beyond. As a Star Alliance member, Air China has within its reach 1,329 destinations in 194 countries. Visit
 www.airchina.us or call Air China's North America Call Center at 800-882-8122 for more information.

About Houston Airports
The Houston Airport System served more than 50 million passengers in 2012. Houston's three airports, George Bush Intercontinental Airport, William P. Hobby Airport (HOU) and Ellington Airport (EFD) contribute $27.5 billion to the regional economy. Visit fly2houston.com for more information and follow us @HobbyAirport and @IAH.

 

 Air China offers 36+11 non-stop round trip flights each week serving North America

Air China now offers 74 non-stop round trip flights each week to and from US cities and 22 non-stop round trip flights each week to and from cities in Canada.  With more routes, higher flight frequency, more luxurious aircraft, more favorable fares and a spacious economy class seat configuration, without a doubt Air China will become your first choice when flying to North America.

 

In order to better serve the ever-growing U.S. air transport market, Air China has introduced top of the line Boeing and Airbus models to serve our U.S. routes. Air China has opted for a luxurious and spacious cabin layout plan for every class of seating (including economy class) in all Boeing 777-300ER and Airbus A330 aircraft in order to offer passengers greater comfort.  This means that Air China's planes have one less seat per row than some airlines operating on the same routes, giving our passengers a more comfortable flight.

The following table shows the 36 non-stop round trip flights each week that serve China - U.S. routes:

 

Flight

Departure

Arrival

Frequency

Aircraft

Flight Duration

Service period

CA983

BEIJING (PEK)
21:00

LOS ANGELES (LAX)
18:00

Daily

Boeing

777-300ER

12h

02AUG – 25OCT

CA984

LOS

ANGELES

(LAX)

01:40

BEIJING

(PEK)

05:20+1

Daily

Boeing

777-300ER

12h 50m

02AUG – 25OCT

CA987

BEIJING (PEK)
14:00

LOS ANGELES (LAX)

11:00

Daily

Boeing

777-300ER

12h

02AUG – 25OCT

CA988

LOS ANGELES (LAX)

13:20

BEIJING (PEK)
17:00+1

Daily

Boeing

777-300ER

12h 50m

02AUG – 25OCT

CA985

BEIJING (PEK)

15:40

SAN FRANCISCO

(SFO)

12:20

Mon Wed Fri Sat Sun

Boeing

747-400

11h 25m

09AUG – 20AUG

CA985

BEIJING (PEK)

15:40

SAN FRANCISCO

(SFO)

12:20

Tue Thurs

Boeing

747

11h 25m

08AUG – 20AUG

CA985

BEIJING (PEK)

15:40

SAN FRANCISCO

(SFO)

12:20

Daily

Boeing

747-400

11h 25m

21AUG – 25OCT

CA986

SAN FRANCISCO

(SFO)

14:50

BEIJING (PEK)

17:55+1

Daily

Boeing

747-400

11h 05m

02AUG – 25OCT

CA981

BEIJING

(PEK)

13:00

NEW YORK

(NYC)

14:20

Daily

Boeing

777-300ER

13h 20m

02AUG – 25OCT

CA982

NEW YORK

(NYC)

16:50

BEIJING

(PEK)

18:20+1

Daily

Boeing

777-300ER

13h30m

02AUG – 25OCT

CA989

BEIJING

(PEK)

09:00

NEW YORK

(NYC)

10:20

Mon Wed

Fri Sun

Boeing

777-300ER

13h20m

02AUG – 25OCT

CA990

NEW YORK

(NYC)

12:50

BEIJING

(PEK)

14:20+1

Mon Wed

Fri Sun

Boeing

777-300ER

13h30m

02AUG – 25OCT

CA995

BEIJING

(PEK)

15:00

HOUSTON

(HOU)

15:40

Tue Thu

Sat Sun

Boeing

777-300ER

13h40m

02AUG – 02NOV

CA996

HOUSTON

(HOU)

01:00

BEIJING

(PEK)

04:50+1

Mon Wed

Fri Sun

Boeing

777-300ER

14h45m

02AUG – 02NOV

The following table shows the 11 non-stop round trip flights each week that serve China - Canada routes:

Flight

Departure

Arrival

Frequency

Aircraft

Flight Duration

Service period

CA991

BEIJING (PEK)
15:50

VANCOUVER (YVR)
11:50

Daily

A330

11h

02AUG – 25OCT

CA992

VANCOUVER (YVR)

13:50

BEIJING

(PEK)

16:15+1

Daily

A330

11h40m

02AUG – 25OCT

CA997

BEIJING (PEK)
12:00

VANCOUVER (YVR)
08:00

Tue Thu

Fri Sun

A330

11h

02AUG – 25OCT

CA998

VANCOUVER (YVR)
10:00

BEIJING (PEK)
12:25+1

Tue Thu

Fri Sun

A330

11h35m

02AUG – 25OCT

All times listed above are local times.
The (+day) symbols show that departure and arrival times are not on the same day.
+1 means the flight arrives on the following day

 

Excellent Aviation Experience Starts with Boeing 777-300ER

 

 

Luxury Seats
The shells which contain 180-degree lie-flat seats are a guarantee of privacy. Natural wool and leather upholstery are part of the comforts. 23-inch touch screen and noise-cancelling headphones give you the best entertainment options. More personal storage space is available, including a wardrobe and a carry-on storage area. Personal power socket and USB port meet individual demand.

Mood Lighting
Air China is the first domestic carrier to put mood lighting onboard. The mood lighting uses various lighting schemes to complement the different phases of the flight - from boarding to meal service to sleeping to pre-arrival and more. Imagine how sunset, night and sunrise are recreated in the cabin.

Personal Entertainment System
The entertainment system offers a wide range of audio, video and high-speed 3-D game options in various languages which are updated on a monthly basis.








B777-300ER
First Class Cabin








B777-300ER
Business Class Cabin








B777-300ER
Economy Class Cabin

 

Sustainable, Healthy, and Gourmet Dining in the Air
Air China is committed to "meeting customer demands". We only select the finest ingredients so our nutrition experts can create balanced, delicious meals. Our renowned chef will prepare and present delicious, healthy selections, offering you an eco-friendly, enjoyable, and high-end flight experience.

 

 

 

                 Features of the Award-Winning A330-200 

Features of the Award-Winning A330-200
Business and Economy Class seats are equipped with
personal video entertainment systems.

A trip on Air China's A330 can be the experience of a lifetime.

Welcome aboard Air China!  When you board Air China's A330, you will know you've made the best choice. Perhaps you are impressed by the 2-4-2 seat configuration in Economy Class.  Most other airlines have a 3-5-3 Economy Class seat configuration, which means in every row on an Air China flight there will be fewer people sitting next to you.  On a long trip (23 hours) it makes a big difference in comfort compared with most other airlines operating on this long haul route.

But more comfortable seating is not the only exciting feature we have.

You will be greeted by our friendly crew and impressed by the "multi-screen world" found in the cabin.  This is the video entertainment system available in every seat in both Business Class and Economy Class, which is the hallmark of Air China's A330.  Air China will usher in the multi-screen era in the sky, thousands of meters high.

 

 

 

The A330-200's extensive features include:

A330-200 Business Class

Maximum personal space and meticulously placed individualized lighting bring privacy and decorum to the Business Class experience.

  • 180-degree lie-flat business seats
    Each A330 aircraft provides 30 luxury 180-degree lie-flat seats, which can be changed to a bed in flight, offering a lie-flat length of 78 inches (2.38 meters) and a width of 23.9 inches (0.73 meters), allowing passengers to be completely at ease.
  • Dynamic lighting system
    Fitted with dynamic lighting which is completely adjustable, the lights aboard the aircraft can be adjusted whether you're handling official business, having a rest, enjoying the entertainment or eating dinner.  The demand for onboard power is easily managed because an individual independent power supply is available at each seat.
  • 15-inch personal LCD screen offers in-cabin entertainment 
    A high-quality 15-inch touch screen LCD fitted with a Thales entertainment system allows you to enjoy the whole flight at your leisure - watching movies, playing games or searching for information; everything is at your fingertips.
  • 80-inch seat pitch provides complete comfort
    With each seat offering a pitch of 80 inches (2.44 meters), your legs can relax and you will feel comfortable from head to toe. 

Tip 1 - There is a remote-control with which you can easily raise the baffle below your seat anytime you like. The gently raised baffle will provide proper support to your legs. You can adjust it to achieve any angle that you wish.

Tip 2 - As you press the button to recline, the seat will slowly tilt back, lowering you comfortably to any angle between upright and fully flat, so you can choose the perfect position for comfortable movie viewing or a restful in-flight sleep.

  

 

A330-200 Economy Class

Larger comfortable seats allow total relaxation and provide more legroom

There are now 207 Economy Class seats, each equipped with a personal video entertainment system to provide an enjoyable flying experience.

More spacious seat pitch allows passengers to completely relax their legs and an easily adjustable backrest angle prevents fatigue.

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Air China Announces Daily Flight between San Francisco and Chongqing

Effective August 9, 2013, Air China will officially open its San Francisco Chongqing route. Air China will be the first airline to provide scheduled air service between western China and North America. Exchanges between western China and the western United States will be more convenient, and travel between the regions will be smoother and more comfortable.

Daily flights offer fast connections

The daily flight departing from San Francisco will stop in Beijing and then continue to Chongqing using the same plane. The outbound flight CA986 departs from San Francisco at 14:50 (local time) and arrives in Chongqing at 23:00 (Beijing time) the next day. The inbound flight CA985 departs from Chongqing at 11:00 (Beijing time) and arrives in San Francisco 12:20 (local time) the same day.

Special aircraft makes it easy for passengers to enjoy the trip

Air China's San Francisco – Chongqing route will be flown by the wide-body, double-decker Boeing 747 aircraft.  Currently used as the special aircraft type preferred by Chinese state leaders, the Boeing 747 features both safety and comfort, and is well designed for long-haul transoceanic flight. This aircraft will bring passengers comfort and extra space on board.

Air China's Boeing 747 aircraft have a total of 337 seats; 10 for First Class, 39 for Business Class and 288 for Economy Class. In order to give customers a better and more comfortable flying experience, Air China has invested heavily to remodel the cabin interior in First Class and Business Class to create a brand new Air China Forbidden Pavilion First Class and Capital Pavilion Business Class. First Class now offers semi-enclosed private seats that can recline a full 180 degrees.  Business Class offers seats that recline up to 170 degrees, and Economy Class seats can recline nearly 20 degrees more than similar seats on other planes to bring our passengers greater comfort. This aircraft type is equipped with AVOD personal entertainment system throughout the cabin so each passenger can enjoy movies, games and music enroute, which relieves boredom and reduces fatigue during long flights.

The aircraft features Air China's new interior designs. The Chinese elements of auspicious clouds can be seen everywhere in the cabin, further highlighting the Chinese style and bringing passengers serenity in flight.

 

  

Visit the Forbidden City on your way to Angkor Wat

A visit to Siem Reap on Air China to discover the acient classic

Air China News special coverage:For Passengers Flying Between India and North America

Air China is pleased to announce new flights between Beijing and Siem Reap beginning on December 1, 2013.  CA825/826 will provide two flights a week during the month of December and four flights a week beginning in January 2014, served by Boeing 737-800 aircraft.  Book your flight to Siem Reap with a connection in Beijing and take advantage of Beijing's *72 hour visa-free-transit policy.  You'll be able to compare two of the world's most famous historic sites on one trip: Angkor Wat in Cambodia and the Forbidden City in Beijing.

 

Angkor Wat is the largest religious monument in the world.  It was built by the Khmer King Suryavarman II in the early 12th Century.  Siem Reap is the gateway airport to more than one thousand Buddhist and Hindi temples located around the city. Many of the temples at Angkor have been restored, and together, they comprise the Country's most significant collection of Khmer architecture.  Angkor Wat is the only temple among the many that has remained a significant religious center since it was first established – first as a Hindu temple, then as aBuddhist temple. The temple has become the symbol of Cambodia,appearing on its national flag, and it has become the country's prime attraction for visitors.

 

The Forbidden City in Beijing consists of 980 buildings and was the Chinese Imperial Palace for almost 500 years from the Ming Dynasty to the end of the Qing Dynasty. It was built between 1406 and 1420 in the exact geographic center of Beijing.  Throughout the years it served as the home of emperors and their households, and as the ceremonial and political center of Chinese government.  Currently it houses the Palace Museum and is open to visitors most days of the year.

 

Book one journey and see them both.  Take advantage of visa-free-transit and fly to Siem Reap with a stop in Beijing.  Reserve your flights today.

*The 45 countries initially included in the 72 hour visa-free policy are shown below. Countries:

United States of America, Canada, Germany, France, United Kingdom, Italy, Spain, Sweden, Russia, Greece, Brazil, Australia, Republic of Korea, Japan, Singapore, United Arab Emirates, Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Hungary, Iceland, Latvia, Republic of Lithuania, Luxembourg, Republic of Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Republic of Slovakia, Republic of Slovenia, Switzerland, Republic of Ireland, Cyprus, Bulgaria, Romania, Ukraine, Mexico, Argentina, Chile, New Zealand, Brunei, Qatar.

 

Choosing Air China means you are choosing world class service supported by the most advanced German-standard quality guarantee

 

As part of our ongoing drive for excellence, Air China places a high priority on aircraft maintenance standards.  To consistently deliver international-standard maintenance services to all our equipment, Air China and Lufthansa Airlines established a joint venture company more than 24 years ago in Beijing to provide aircraft maintenance and engineering services.  Ameco provides maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services for airframes, engines and components of commercial aircraft.  It also offers training services, engineering and logistics support, and GSE calibration to keep all of Air China's aircraft flight-worthy at all times.

 Ameco Beijing has been authorized by CAAC to act as a Designated Modification Design Organization Representative (DMDOR).  And it is a recognized MRO provider licensed by CAAC, FAA, EASA and flight regulatory authorities from many other countries.

Thanks to Ameco Beijing, all of Air China's aircraft regularly undergo the most reliable German-standard aircraft maintenance services.   Choosing Air China means you are choosing world class service supported by the most advanced German-standard quality guarantee.  Ameco Beijing has proven that the quality of its maintenance, engineering and training services have withstood the test of time.  Air China's pilots and crews rely on Ameco to keep our equipment in top operating condition, reliably and dependably, so that our passengers can travel with confidence.  With this strong equipment MRO partner, Air China can continue to expand our global routes with the knowledge that no matter where we fly, our equipment will always be ready to serve our customers.

About Ameco Beijing

Aircraft Maintenance and Engineering Corporation (Ameco Beijing), a joint venture between Air China Limited and Lufthansa German Airlines, was established on August 1st, 1989 with Air China Limited holding 60% and Lufthansa 40% of the registered capital. The registered capital is USD 187.53 million and the joint venture agreement was signed for 40 years.

http://www.ameco.com.cn/english/services/

 

 

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