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Air China is the flag carrier of the People's Republic of China with its headquarters in the Shunyi District, Beijing. Air China was established and commenced operations in July 1988, this was a result of the Chinese government's decision to split China's operating divisions into six separate airlines; Air China, China Eastern, China Southern, China Northern, China Southwest and China Northwest.
Air China's primary hub airport is Beijing Capital International Airport, although they have two other main hubs in Chengdu and Shanghai. Air China operates 322 routes, including 82 international, 15 regional and 225 domestic routes. These destinations include Beijing, Shenzhen, Baiyun, Shanghai, Jinan, Xiaoshan, Liuting, Xiamen, Tinahe, San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York City, London, Copenhagen, Paris, Rome, Madrid and many others.
Air China has codeshare agreements with many airlines including Air Canada, Air Macau, Air New Zealand, Austrian Airlines, Cathay Pacific, South African Airways, Shenzehn Airlines, Singapore Airlines, Tibet Airlines, United Airlines amongst many others.
Air China joined the Sky Alliance - the world's largest global airline alliance. The Sky Alliance has two tiers of their reward's program, Silver and Gold, with incentives including upgrades and priority boarding. The Sky Alliance now has 27 members operating with a combined fleet of over 4,000 aircraft serving more than 1,000 airports in over 190 countries. Between all of the airlines, the alliance serves over 18,000 daily departures flights combined.
28th March 2017
Air China commences summer/autumn flight schedule, effective form 26th March 2017.
The new schedulde includes 102 international routes, 279 domestic routes and 14 regional routes. Additionally, new routes include:
Shanghai - Barcelona
Beijing - Astana
Beijing - Zurich
27th March 2017
Air China has been voted the most valuable travel brand for China.
27th Febuary 2017
Air China announced further adjustments to its Beijing – London Heathrow routes, commencing form 8th July 2017.
Previously, the airline’s CA855/856 service was scheduled with 3-class 777-300ER, replacing A330-200. However the latest schedule sees this flight will be operated by Airbus A330-300.
16th February 2017
From May 2017 Air China will launch new service routes to Spain, as the Star Alliance member opened reservation for Shanghai Pu Dong – Barcelona route. This service will commence operation on 5th May 2017 with a high-density A330-200 aircraft, 3 times a week.
13th February 2017
Air China announces plans for June 2017 to resume route services from Beijing to Zurich as the airline opened reservation last week.
With low-density 2-Class A330-200, the airline will commence this service serve route 4 times a week. In March 2017, Air China announced it was to launch Cebu-Beijing flights. In addition, Air China’s new service for its Beijing-Astana route will operate with 3 weekly flights on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays, beginning June 1 of this year using an Airbus A320. The airline also made changes to its seasonal summer flights for North America. Air China will be utilizing a larger aircraft on its Beijing-Los Angeles route starting March 26, and smaller aircraft on its Beijing-Montreal route (starting September 3) and Beijing-Montreal-Havana route (starting September 1). The airline’s Shenzhen-Los Angeles route will offer 3 weekly flights starting July 6.
Star Alliance is one of the leading global airline network, which has 27 member airlines. Star Alliance was founded in 1997 with the five founding airlines: Scandinavian Airlines, Thai Airways International, Air Canada, Lufthansa and United Airlines. The alliance has grown considerably now to airlines which fly to 1,321 airports and 193 countries, carrying 637 million passengers every year!