Air China Commences Beijing - Hawaii Service

- The carrier is ready to fly passengers to their romantic holiday 
BEIJING, Jan. 21, 2014 /CNW/ - Air China celebrated the start of its Beijing - 
Hawaii service with a ceremony held at T3 of Beijing Capital International 
Airport at 15:00 on January 20, 2014. In attendance were the invitees from 
U.S. Embassy in China, Beijing Capital International Airport Customs, Beijing 
General Station of Entry-Exit Frontier Inspection, Beijing Entry-Exit 
Inspection and Quarantine Bureau and Beijing Capital International Airport Co. 
Ltd. as well as Air China's executives. At the ceremony, dancers from Hawaii 
treated the audience to the distinctive Hula dance, which is a showcase of 
Hawaii's indigenous culture, and presented garlands to the invited guests on 
stage, giving the occasion a rich tropical feel.  (Logo: ) (Photo: ) (Photo: ) 
The new service, CA837/8, is the first nonstop air link between Beijing and 
Hawaii. It's operated three times a week on Tuesday, Friday and Sunday with 
widebody A330-200. The outbound flight departs from Beijing at 1:30 Beijing 
time and arrives in Hawaii at 16:30 local time. The return flight takes off 
from Hawaii at 22:00 local time and arrives in Beijing at 5:20 Beijing time on 
the third day. 
As the birthplace of modern surfing, Hawaii offers a wide range of facilities 
for such outdoor activities as sailing, scuba diving and golfing. 
Holidaymakers from around the world don't want to leave without visiting T 
GALLERIA, the largest duty-free shopping mall in the US by DFS and the U.S. 
Pacific Fleet Headquarters in Pearl Harbor. 
In recent years, China's market demand for travel to Hawaii has been growing 
rapidly. Statistics show that in 2012 Chinese traveler numbers increased by 
64% year-on-year. The new route will meet the surging demand for air services 
of Chinese travelers to Hawaii, sparing the travelers residing in areas around 
Beijing the trouble of having to transfer in Shanghai, and offer an additional 
transfer option to travelers from Europe and the Middle East bound for Hawaii. 
In addition to the Beijing - Hawaii nonstop service, other new international 
services that Air China will soon introduce include Beijing-Vienna-Barcelona 
and Shanghai-Munich. These new services will further cement the carrier's 
global route network and make it easier for passengers in China and 
neighboring countries to travel to other parts of the world via Beijing. 

SOURCE  Air China 
Zhao Xingyu, +86-10-6146-2395, 
PRN Photo Desk, 
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