Air China will launch flights between Beijing
and Washington on 10 June 2014, making Washington the 7th North
American destination that Air China serves alongside New York, Los
Angeles, San Francisco, Houston, Hawaii and Vancouver.
four-times weekly service CA817/8 will be offered on Mondays,
Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays with Boeing 777-300ER.
flight leaves Beijing at 13:00 and arrives in Washington at 14:35
local time. The return flight leaves Washington at 16:35 local
time and arrives in Beijing at 18:15 Beijing time the following
North America is the world's largest and most
well-established aviation market, while China is the world's most
promising, fastest aviation market. In 2012, the number of
available seats and passengers on the Sino-US aviation market
reached 4.52 million and 3.89 million respectively, up 60.9% and
85.2% compared with 2009. Also in 2012, the United States became one of the most appealing tourist destinations abroad for Chinese
travelers, and the United States enjoyed the highest growth rate
of Chinese travelers compared with other parts of the world. The
data from the U.S. Embassy in China show non-immigrant visa
applications to the United States in 2012 jumped over 20% compared
To meet the strong demand for travel to the
United States and improve its global route network with the hub in
Beijing, Air China has been expanding its presence in the United
States market. Air China has increased its Beijing-New York
service to 11 times weekly and Beijing-Los Angeles to twice daily,
and has introduced Beijing-Houston and Beijing-Hawaii services.
B777-300ER, an aircraft type popular with the business travelers
worldwide, is now operated on these routes and will also be
operated on the forthcoming Beijing-Washington route, which means
the type will be operated on all these five routes.
Its First Class and Business Class are
outfitted with full-flat seats and a central bar. Personal
entertainment system, personal power outlets and barrier-free
toilet are available in all classes of service.
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