Air China to Increase Flights on New York-Beijing Route, Upgrade Aircraft
Air China said it will increase its flight frequencies on its nonstop New York-Beijing route, beginning March 31, 2013. In addition, the airline will also upgrade its aircraft on that route on the same date.
The carrier will add four additional weekly flights to its route, upping the number from seven to 11. The additional flights will depart from New York’s JFK at 2:50 a.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays, arriving at Beijing Capital International Airport at 2:20 p.m. the next day, while flights from Beijing to New York will depart at 9:00 a.m. those same days, and arrive at 10:20 a.m. (the same day).
The airline will also upgrade its aircraft on the route to Boeing 777-300ERs. The aircraft is the largest long-range twin-engine jetliner, and has a wider cabin than any competing aircraft. Air China’s 777s will have eight luxury suites in first class, 41 lie-flat seats in business class, and 259 seats in economy class (each with individual TV screens).