Air China to Increase Capacity and Frequency on New York - Beijing Route

Travel News Asia Latest Travel News Podcasts Videos Thursday, 31 January 2013

On 31 March 2013 Air China will upgrade the aircraft its uses to fly between Beijing and New York to the state of the art Boeing 777-300ER, and increase its frequency from 7 to 11 per week.

"Adding new flights is a response to a consistently growing passenger demand for more convenient nonstop services between New York and Beijing. Business or leisure travelers bound for Beijing or onward to domestic Chinese cities and other destinations in Asia such as Hong Kong, Vietnam, India, the Philippines, Thailand and many others, stand to benefit the most from Air China's increased capacity and convenient connecting flights," said Mr. Yuelong Zhou, Air China's General Manager in New York.

Air China is the only airline with nonstop service between New York and Beijing. Current daily flights between New York and Beijing are CA 982 and CA 981.

The additional outbound flight, CA 990, departs from John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday at 02:50, arriving in Beijing Capital International Airport (PEK) at 14:20 local time the next day. Inbound, CA 989 leaves Beijing at 09:00 also on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday, arriving in New York at 10:20 local time on the same day.

"Operating the New York-Beijing flight with the new 'triple seven' provides Air China with a significant advantage in the highly competitive New York market. It shows our commitment to provide air travelers with the best product from John F. Kennedy International Airport to Beijing. I'm sure our guests will appreciate the features of the energy-efficient Boeing 777-300ER," Mr. Zhou added.

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