Air China's Beijing-New York Service Gets Major Boost with Upgrade to Boeing 777-300ER and Expanded Frequency

 Air China's Beijing-New York Service Gets Major Boost with Upgrade to Boeing
                       777-300ER and Expanded Frequency

  PR Newswire

  NEW YORK, Jan. 30, 2013

-The Big Apple joins other Air China North America gateways with fleet upgrade
and expanded capacity-

NEW YORK, Jan. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- A special treat awaits China and
Asia-bound travelers from New York on March 31, 2013 when Air China , China's
exclusive national flag carrier, upgrades to the state of the art Boeing
777-300ER and increases its frequency from 7 to 11 per week for nonstop New
York-Beijing flights.

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"Adding new flights is a response to a consistently growing passenger demand
for more convenient nonstop services between New York and Beijing," Mr.
Yuelong Zhou, Air China's General Manager in New York, said.

Air China is the only airline with nonstop service between New York and
Beijing. The additional outbound flight, CA 990, departs John F. Kennedy
International Airport (JFK) on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday at 2:50
AM, arriving in Beijing Capital International Airport (PEK) at 2:20 PM local
time the next day. Inbound, CA 989 leaves Beijing at 9:00 AM and arrives in
New York at 10:20 AM local time the same day.

As the largest long-range twin-engine jetliner, the B777-300ER is cleaner and
greener. It also brings twin-engine efficiency and reliability and delivers
better fuel performance.

Air China's Forbidden Pavilion (first class) features eight luxury suites, 41
full-flat bed seats in the Capital Pavilion (business class) and 259 economy
seats with individual monitors and in-seat audio-video on demand (AVOD).

Designed for maximum comfort, the interior of Air China's B777-300ER feature
ten mood lighting variations in the Forbidden and Capital Pavilions timed to
complement the different phases of a flight.

About Air China

Air China is the world's largest airline by market capitalization, according
to the International Air Transport Association (IATA). Air China holds the
controlling shares for Shenzhen Airlines, Air Macau, Dalian Airlines, Beijing
Airlines, Shandong Airlines and 29.9% of Cathay Pacific Airways, making it the
airline's largest shareholder after the Swire Group. It operates a fleet of
432 Airbus and Boeing aircraft. Its robust network of 289 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 1,356 destination in 193 countries.

Contact: Lillibeth Bishop, (310) 744-8231,
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