Air China’s Beijing-New York service gets boost with upgrade to Boeing 777-300ER, expanded frequency


NEW YORK, N.Y. – A special treat awaits China and Asia-bound travelers from New York on March 31, 2013 when Air China, China’s exclusive national flag carrier, upgrades to the state of the art Boeing 777-300ER and increases its frequency from 7 to 11 per week for nonstop New York-Beijing flights.

“Adding new flights is a response to a consistently growing passenger demand for more convenient nonstop services between New York and Beijing,” Mr. Yuelong Zhou, Air China’s General Manager in New York, said.

Air China is the only airline with nonstop service between New York and Beijing. The additional outbound flight, CA 990, departs John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday at 2:50 AM, arriving in Beijing Capital International Airport (PEK) at 2:20 PM local time the next day. Inbound, CA 989 leaves Beijing at 9:00 AM and arrives in New York at 10:20 AM local time the same day.

As the largest long-range twin-engine jetliner, the B777-300ER is cleaner and greener. It also brings twin-engine efficiency and reliability and delivers better fuel performance.

Air China’s Forbidden Pavilion (first class) features eight luxury suites, 41 full-flat bed seats in the Capital Pavilion (business class) and 259 economy seats with individual monitors and in-seat audio-video on demand (AVOD).

Designed for maximum comfort, the interior of Air China’s B777-300ER feature ten mood lighting variations in the Forbidden and Capital Pavilions timed to complement the different phases of a flight.