A trip to Geneva on Air China gives you a true taste of the EU headquarters city
2013-05-22

  A trip to Geneva on Air China gives you a true taste of the EU headquarters city
 We serve the Geneva-Beijing air route using only nonstop flights on CA862 and CA861

Fly with Air China on a Direct flight to Geneva

Air China announced to reschedule its flights schedule serving Ho Chi Ming City from Beijing to best coordinate Air China's online connections

 

 

 

     Air China now offers direct flights between Beijing, China and Geneva, Switzerland, making it easier than ever for passengers from Ho Chi Minh City to Europe. Connect in Beijing to a direct flight to Geneva and save hours of travel time, giving you more time on the ground when you arrive in Europe.

 

     This news comes at a time when Air China announced to reschedule her flights schedules  Serving Ho Chi Minh city from Beijing. That¡¯s good news for passengers traveling to Beijing as well as passengers who transfer at Beijing to reach other great cities in our route network like Geneva,Houston, or other cities in the USA.

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So now, let¡¯s further appreciate this great new non-stop air route from Beijing to Geneva

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Air China to Start Beijing-Geneva Nonstop Service and Expand its Presence in Europe

A visit to Geneva on Air China gives you an experience of a lifetime

       (January 24, 2013, Beijing) Air China Limited (hereinafter referred to as "Air China") recently announced that starting May 7, 2013 it will offer nonstop four-times weekly Beijing- Geneva service using Airbus A330-200. That will make Air China the world¡¯s only carrier offering nonstop rotations between Beijing and Geneva. And the Beijing - Geneva route will become East Asia's first direct route to Geneva, offering an additional flight option to travelers to and from Tokyo, Seoul, Hong Kong, Bangkok and Manila. It will also facilitate the communication and exchanges between Beijing and Geneva, between China and Southeast Asian countries and Switzerland and other European regions.

Geneva is a famous international metropolis in the world and an important center of commerce in Europe. It is home to over 200 international organizations like the United Nations European Headquarters. Its breathtaking scenery and hundreds of events like conferences and exhibitions every year attract business and leisure travelers from around the world. Thus, Geneva has become an important catchment area in Europe. Meanwhile, since there have been no direct air links between Beijing and other Chinese regions and Geneva for a long time, the Chinese market with Beijing as the hub has always been regarded as a huge potential business market. So, Air China¡¯s decision to start the Beijing - Geneva nonstop service has been enthusiastically applauded by the local government and the airport in Geneva.

Mrs Isabel ROCHAT, State Councillor (Minister) and President of the Board of Gen¨¨ve A¨¦roport said, ¡°We are very honored that Air China has chosen Geneva for its network expansion in Europe this year. The Canton of Geneva and the whole region have very strong ties with China and both the economic and tourist sectors will strongly benefit from this direct route.¡±

Ambassador LIU Zhenmin, Permanent Representative of the People's Republic of China to the United Nations Office in Geneva commented, ¡°Air China is the national flag carrier and one of the corporate icons of China. This new Beijing-Geneva nonstop service will facilitate the communication between the two cities and friendly exchanges between China and Switzerland.¡±

Mr Robert DEILLON, CEO of Gen¨¨ve A¨¦roport, said, ¡°Gen¨¨ve A¨¦roport is delighted to welcome an increasing number of Chinese visitors and will make sure to adapt its facilities accordingly and offer these customers a really dedicated airport experience.¡±

Air China President CAI Jianjiang said, ¡°Europe is one of Air China¡¯s most important overseas markets, and currently Air China is the largest carrier serving China and Europe. The opening of the nonstop service Beijing-Geneva will increase the number of European destinations served by Air China to 12. Now Air China offers direct flights from Beijing to such European destinations as Frankfurt, Munich, Dusseldorf, London, Paris, Stockholm, Milan, Rome and Madrid. And the new Beijing-Geneva service is a worthy addition to Air China¡¯s extensive network serving Europe.¡±

The flight numbers of the Beijing-Geneva service will be CA861/862. The four-times weekly flight leaves Beijing at 13:30 and arrives at 18:25 in Geneva on the same day. The return flight is expected to take off from Geneva at 20:25 and arrive at the Beijing Capital International Airport at 12:55 the next day. Such flight schedules are meant to make it easier for passengers to take flights or make transfers in Geneva as well as to access optimal connections in Beijing.

 

About Air China :

China's only national flag carrier, Air China also offers special flights to state leaders on their official visit to foreign countries. It is a Star Alliance member carrier. It owns a fleet of 432 passenger aircraft and freighters of mainly Boeing and Airbus families (including those of the carriers which Air China has a majority stake in) and operates more than 280 routes serving 30 countries and regions. Banking on the strong route network of the Star Alliance, Air China can take passengers to 1,356 destinations in 193 countries. Air China appeals very much to business travelers. The membership of PhoenixMiles, Air China¡¯s customer loyalty program, has exceeded 25 million. For more, head to Air China¡¯s official website www.airchina.com.

 

The flight schedule for CA861/CA862 serving Geneva: (effective May 7, 2013)

Flight Number

Departure

Arrival

Frequency

Aircraft

Flight Duration

Service period

CA861

Beijing (PEK)
13:30

Geneva (GVA)
18:25

TUE,THU

SAT,SUN

A330-200

11h 55m

07 MAY- 26 OCT

CA862

Geneva (GVA)
20:25

Beijing (PEK)
12:55+1

TUE,THU

SAT,SUN

A330-200

9h30m

07MAY - 26 OCT