Air China to Expand Service Linking Beijing and Los Angeles
Air China announced plans to add an additional non-stop flight between Los Angeles and Beijing this spring.
The new flight was announced by Zhihang Chi, the carrier’s vice president for North America, on Thursday. It will be the airline’s third non-stop between the two cities.
The new flight will begin on May 2, 2015, and the airline will operate it four times per week until it increases to daily service on July 1. The carrier will operate the flight using a Boeing 777-300ER aircraft. Air China standardized on this aircraft for all U.S. flights one year ago.
Air China’s 777-300ERs feature eight suites with lie-flat beds in first class, each with a width of 23“ and overall length of 80“. In Business class, there are 42 seats, also lie-flat beds. The beds extend to 60“, and the seats are 22“ wide. The 263 seats in economy class each have a pitch of 32“.
At the press conference, the Chinese flag carrier also announced it will move from Terminal 2 at Los Angeles International Airport to Tom Bradley International Terminal on July 1 as well.
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