Air China has announced the new 2017 summer/autumn flight schedule, which is now being implemented effective from March 26. The airline will be increasing the frequencies of its flights services to Europe and Americas. Media reports said that Chinese travelers visiting the Americas and Europe is going to increase in a huge way during spring and summer. This therefore results in boosting the number of flights to these regions in view of the growing travel demand.
According to the reports, Air China is set to increase its flights services to several North American destinations. Some of the major routes include Beijing-Montreal, Beijing-Vancouver, Beijing-Washington, Beijing-Los Angeles, Beijing-New York and Beijing-Houston.
China’s national carrier Air China will also boost its frequencies to European destinations as well. Prominent European routes include Chengdu-Paris, Lanzhou-Chengdu-Frankfurt, Shanghai Pudong-Milan, Shanghai Pudong-Frankfurt, Shanghai Pudong-Paris, Beijing-Madrid-Sao Paulo, Beijing-Milan, Beijing-Stockholm, Beijing-Paris, Beijing-Moscow, Beijing-Munich-Athens, Beijing-Vienna-Barcelona, Beijing-Warsaw, and Beijing-Minsk-Budapest.
A spokesperson of Air China was quoted by the media as saying that the new schedule will be featuring flights services on 395 routes, including 279 domestic routes, 14 regional routes and 102 international routes. With over 8,500 flights per week, the airline will be serving 180 cities spanning in 39 countries, which includes 113 cities within China, 3 regional cities and 64 international cities. The airline will be offering over 1.66 million seats per week.
Air China recently launched flights from Beijing to Zurich and Astana, and between Shanghai and Barcelona. The airline has already announced that it will be expanding its international network with flights operating out of its hub in Beijing to all six continents, including North America, South America, Europe, Asia, Africa and Oceania. Air China is presently a member of Star Alliance, and by virtue of being a member of leading global airline alliance it will be able to provide connectivity to 1,330 airports spread over 193 countries.