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.
The four-time weekly Beijing - Minsk - Budapest services CA721/722 are operated on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. The outbound flight departs from Beijing at 13:00 Beijing time and arrives in Minsk at 16:50 local time and in Budapest at 18:20 local time.
Air Chinas third service will start with four flights per week on May 2, 2015 and will increase to daily on July 1, 2015. Dr. Chi also announced Air Chinas move from Terminal 2 at LAX to Tom Bradley International Terminal on July 1, 2015.
On November 26, Air China began to provide free chauffeured transfers between downtown and airport terminal to qualifying PhoenixMiles members and First Class/Business Class passengers in three more domestic cities: Chongqing, Hangzhou and Nanjing.
Air Canada and Air China Limited announced that the airlines have concluded a memorandum of understanding setting out the main principles for a comprehensive revenue sharing joint venture providing for an enhanced partnership on routes between Canada and China which will stimulate traffic growth between the two countries.
The newly added flights are CA855/6. The outbound flight departs from Beijing at 14:30 and arrives in London at 17:50 local time. The inbound flight departs from London at 20:25 local time and arrives in Beijing at 14:45 Beijing time. The original daily flights CA937/8 are operated as normal - the outbound flight leaves Beijing at 12:30, and the inbound flight departs from London at 17:40.
Air China and Kunming Airlines signed a codeshare cooperation agreement in the city of Kunming on September 3, 2014, and the two carriers will start code share in the form of free marketing on each other's selected domestic flights from September 15, 2014.
Air China and China Express signed a codeshare cooperation agreement in the city of Guiyang, Guizhou province on August 29, 2014, and the two carriers will start to share codes on each other's selected flights from September 1, 2014.