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 
-The Big Apple joins other Air China North America gateways with fleet upgrade 
and expanded capacity-
NEW YORK, Jan. 30, 2013 /CNW/ - 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 
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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. 
Lillibeth Bishop, (310) 744-8231, 
PRN Photo Desk, 
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