Air China to Begin Beijing-Johannesburg Route
Air China announced that it plans to launch service between Beijing and Johannesburg, South Africa on October 29. The carrier will operate the route three times a week, using Boeing 777-300ER aircraft.
Flights will depart Beijing at 11:15 p.m. on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays, arriving in Johannesburg at 7:35 a.m. the next day. From Johannesburg, flights are scheduled to depart at 11:50 a.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, and arrive back in Beijing at 7:30 a.m.
Air China’s Boeing 777-300ER aircraft are equipped with eight lie-flat seats in first class, 42 lie-flat seats in business class, and 261 seats in economy. First-class seats are 23” wide, and have a pitch of 80”, while seats in business class have a pitch of 60” and a width of 22”.
The route will be the airline’s first service to Africa, as well as the first flights by a Chinese carrier between Mainland China and South Africa.
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