Air China Begins Houston-Beijing Service

By Jesse Sokolow on 13 July 2013
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Air China announced the launch of nonstop service between Houston and Beijing. The new service is a codeshare with United Airlines and will operate four times a week.

Flights depart from Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental Airport at 1:00 a.m. local time on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays, and arrive at Beijing Capital International Airport at 4:50 a.m. the next day. Flights from Beijing to Houston depart at 3:00 p.m. on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays, and arrive in Houston at 3:40 p.m.

The new service operates using Boeing 777-300ER aircraft. Air China’s 777-300ER has eight suites with lie-flat beds in first class, each with a width of 23“ and overall length of 80“.  There are 42 seats in business class, also with lie-flat beds.  The beds extend to 60“ and the seats are 22“ wide.  There are 263 seats in economy class as well.  Seat pitch is 32“.

Air China, founded in 1988, is the flag carrier of the People’s Republic of China. Its main hub is at Beijing Capital International Airport and it is the world’s tenth largest airport in terms of fleet size.

(Photo: Gongfu-king)

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