Dignitaries and top government officials led by the Chinese ambassador to Canada, His Excellency Luo Zhaohui and Montreal Mayor Denis Coderre welcomed the arrival of Air Chinas inaugural flight, CA 879, from Beijing today.
Air China will commence Beijing-Mumbai nonstop service on October 25, 2015. As the forthcoming only service from Mainland China to Mumbai, it will spare passengers departing from Beijing for Mumbai the trouble of having to make a detour by transferring in Hong Kong, Singapore and Bangkok and make it much easier to get to the 'Gate of India'.
Air China will start Beijing-Johannesburg nonstop service on October 29, 2015, which will be the first air link offered by a Chinese carrier between Mainland China and South Africa and also Air China's first route to Africa.
Air China has launched the third nonstop service between Beijing and Los Angeles from July 1, 2015. This is the first time that ocean-crossing three-times daily flights from Beijing are operated in the history of China's commercial aviation.
Air China officials and China-bound passengers at Tom Bradley International Terminal welcomed the arrival of the inaugural flight of the airlines third daily nonstop service from Beijing (CA 887) at 9 a.m. PDT today. Chinas national flag carrier is also celebrating today the first day of the relocation of its airport operations from Terminal 2 to the Los Angeles International Airports (LAX) bigger and newly renovated Tom Bradley International Terminal.
The flights will be operated by Air China starting on September 29, 2015, initially three times a week, with Boeing 777-300ER aircraft and Air Canada will place its code on the flights for sale on a codeshare basis in a first phase.
The new third four times weekly (Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday) service is operated with the Boeing 777-300ER, the same aircraft used by Air Chinas double daily nonstop flights for this popular city pair.
The new flight numbers are CA887/8. From May 2 to June 30, 2015, four flights will be offered per week on Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday. From July 1 to October 24, the flights will be increased to daily.
Air China will start Beijing-Melbourne four-times weekly nonstop service from June 1, 2015, becoming the only carrier that offers Beijing-Melbourne nonstop service. At the same time, the carrier will continue its Shanghai-Melbourne nonstop service.