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Air China moves Operations to Beijing's New Terminal 3

Travel News Asia Latest Travel News Thursday, 27 March 2008

Air China has moved all its operations at Beijing Capital International Airport to the new Terminal 3. The move signals the next step in an important string of milestones for Chinas National Flagship Carrier.

Mr. Kong Dong, Deputy Chairman of Air China said, In December 2007, we joined Star Alliance .... Now we are expanding into Terminal 3, which will expand our network potential and make us the airline of choice, not only for flights to and from China, but also across Asia and the world. And in August 2008, we will join hands as an Official Olympic Sponsor to welcome visitors to the Beijing Olympic Games. We are extremely excited about the year ahead.

Air China is poised to greatly benefit from the recent Terminal Three expansion. The airport now claims to be the worlds largest by land mass, and with 90 million passengers forecast by 2012, is scheduled to become the worlds largest airport in terms of passenger numbers. The Terminal 3 expansion, along with its third runway, will also propel the Beijing airport from ninth to third busiest air hub in the first year.

To make journeys more convenient and less stressful for its passengers, Air China has optimized its baggage handling system and its departure control system. This will increase baggage handling efficiency, and will make collecting luggage much quicker and easier for passengers.

Self check-in devices and an online check-in system, which allows passengers to pick seats and print boarding passes themselves, will be readily available. Other member airlines of the Star Alliance will also move their operations to Terminal 3, making flight transfers easier.

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