Air China's second daily nonstop flight between
Los Angeles and Beijing (CA 988/CA 987) is being upgraded to a Boeing 777-300ER on 1 June 2012.
In February this year, the Los
Angeles-Beijing evening flight (CA 984/CA 983) was the first Air
China flight from the USA to use the more fuel-efficient 777.
The airline's daily nonstop New York-Beijing route is
scheduled to be upgraded to the same aircraft on 1 October 2012,
and then in 2013, the San Francisco daily nonstop flight is also expected to
be upgraded to a Boeing 777-300ER.
"The USA is a priority for
us. The upgrade of the two daily flights out of Los Angeles and
the daily flight out of New York during this year alone shows our
commitment to provide air travelers with the best product
available. The performance enhancements in the range and payload
capabilities of the B777-300ER make it a perfect match for our
passengers to and from the United States," said Dr. Chi, Air
China's Vice President and General Manager for North America.
offers its premium passengers with a personal "meet-and-greet"
service on arrival in Beijing. An English and Chinese bilingual
Air China agent meet the passenger at the gate; escort
him/her to immigration, baggage claim and customs all the way to
the main exit at the arrival level for ground transportation.
Premium passengers can also reserve, at the time of booking,
complimentary chauffeur-driven individual BMW sedan transfers from the
airport to any final destination in Beijing, Shanghai, Chengdu,
Guangzhou and Shenzhen.
Air China is a member of Star Alliance.
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