Air China Begins Beijing-Newark Route
Air China announced it will launch new, non-stop service between Beijing and Newark on October 26. The service, which Air China will operate four times a week, will be the carrier’s second route to Beijing from the New York area, after the airline’s twice daily service from John F. Kennedy International Airport.
Flights will depart Beijing Capital International Airport at 9:35 a.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays, and arrive at Newark Liberty International Airport at 11:05 a.m. From Newark, flights will depart at 1:25 p.m., also on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays, and arrive in Beijing at 2:55 p.m. the next day.
Air China will operate the service using Boeing 777-300ER aircraft. The planes are equipped with eight lie-flat seats in first class, 42 lie-flat seats in business class, and 261 seats in economy class. Seats in first class are 23” wide, and have a pitch of 80”.
Air China is currently the only airline to offer non-stop service between New York and Beijing. The carrier also offers service to six other destinations in the United States, including Los Angeles, San Francisco, Honolulu, Washington Dulles, Houston, and New York’s JFK.
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