Air China to Start Beijing-Geneva Nonstop Service and Expand its Presence in
BEIJING, Jan. 24, 2013
BEIJING, Jan. 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- 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 the Airbus A330-200.
That will make Air China the 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
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Mr Robert Deillon, CEO of Geneva Airport, said, "Geneva Airport is delighted
to welcome an increasing number of Chinese visitors and will offer these
customers a really dedicated airport experience."
Air China President Cai Jianjiang said, "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 .
Contact: Xingyu Zhao, Air China Marketing Brand Assistant, +86-10-61462395,
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