Air China: Baggage Through Check-in Available to 14 Cities

BEIJING, May 21, 2013 /CNW/ - Air China will make its baggage through check-in 
service from international cities to domestic cities (I-D) via Beijing more 
accessible. Starting May 21 (Beijing time), Air China passengers who travel 
from London, Paris, Dusseldorf, Munich, Frankfurt, Rome, Milan, Stockholm, 
Vancouver, Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York, and Geneva transferring to 
other Chinese cities via Beijing Capital International Airport can have their 
baggage checked all the way through to their final destination at the airport 
of origin. Houston will also be on the list of the cities with the baggage 
through check-in service when the route is inaugurated, bringing the total 
number of cities with this service to 14. 
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The baggage through check-in service via Beijing Capital International Airport 
which Air China introduced on September 15, 2012 has greatly eased the 
experience of passengers. Passengers used to have to claim their baggage and 
check in their baggage again to the final destination at the transfer airport. 
But with baggage through check-in, passengers arriving at Beijing Capital 
International Airport just need to clear the usual immigration formalities for 
the transfer without having to worry about their baggage. 
The international cities where Air China's baggage through check-in service is 
available are located in Britain, France, Germany, Italy, Switzerland, Sweden, 
the United States, and Canada. Europe and North America are Air China's two 
most important overseas markets, and this year, the carrier will focus on 
these two regions. This year, Air China moves to cement its foothold in Europe 
and North America with three new routes (Beijing-Geneva, Chengdu-Frankfurt, 
and Beijing-Houston) as well as upgrade its New York operations. The baggage 
through check-in service and the newly introduced routes will give Air China a 
new competitive edge. 
On the strategic front, Air China has an ambition to go international and 
shape itself into a large network carrier with the ability to compete on the 
international arena. The introduction of the baggage through check-in service 
at Beijing Capital International Airport is a milestone endeavor to cement 
Beijing as Air China's hub. On the service front, Air China is committed to 
offering passengers pleasant travel experiences. Air China hopes that over 
time the baggage through check-in service will be available to more cities to 
benefit passengers. 
Xingyu Zhao, +86-10-6146-2395, 
PRN Photo Desk, 
SOURCE: Air China 
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