Air China Launches 747-8 Intercontinental on Beijing-San Francisco Route
The 747-8 Intercontinental is the only aircraft in the airline’s fleet to feature a four-cabin layout. The plane is configured with 365 seats, including 12 suites in first class, 54 lie-flat seats in business class, 66 seats in premium economy, and 233 seats in economy.
The new 747-8 Intercontinental uses much of the same technology that is found in the 787 Dreamliner, an aircraft that began service in December 2011, as well as all-new wing and engine designs.
Additionally, Air China’s 747-8 Intercontinental is the first to be outfitted with the airline’s new cabin interior, which features three traditional Chinese cultural elements, heaven, earth, and sky.
The carrier will operate the 747-8 Intercontinental daily, with flights departing San Francisco at 2:50 p.m. and arriving in Beijing at 5:55 p.m. the next day. From Beijing, flights depart at 3:40 p.m. and arrive in San Francisco at 12:20 p.m. the same day.
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