This week at the Annual General Meeting of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) in Beijing, our CEO Dave announced our 20th airline partnership, with local carrier Air China — the country’s exclusive national flag carrier. This interline marks the first partnership between our airline and a carrier based in the rapidly-expanding Chinese market.
Beginning later this summer we plan to interline with Air China on their nonstop flights to Beijing from both JFK and LAX. The carrier’s two daily LAX flights are operated aboard the brand new fleet of Boeing 777-300ER aircraft, which will also be deployed on the once-daily JFK route effective October 1, 2012.
Air China operates a fleet of 306 Airbus and Boeing aircraft, and its robust network of 289 routes extends throughout Asia, the Middle East, Europe, South and North America.
Through Beijing Capital International Airport – Asia’s busiest airport – travellers can access countless other cities across China including Shanghai, Guangzhou, Chengdu, Shenzhen, Xi’an, Guilin, Chongqing, Fuzhou, and Nanjing, plus many other vibrant destinations across the Asia Pacific region including Tokyo, Seoul, Taipei, Singapore, Manila, Delhi, Bangkok, Jakarta, Ho Chi Minh City, and Kuala Lumpur.