AIR CHINA EXPANDS SERVICE TO LA
FEB. 28, 2015
By ETB Travel News: Lewis Wiseman
At Tom Bradley International Terminal last week,
Air China announced it will launch a third
nonstop service between Los Angeles and Beijing
starting May 2, 2015.
Air China’s third service will start with four
flights per week on May 2, 2015 and will
increase to daily on July 1, 2015.
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, said that he is
pleased to welcome Air China’s new service
between LAX and Beijing.
“Tourism from China has quadrupled over the last
four years, and Air China’s new service puts us
well on our way of meeting our goal of 50
million visitors a year by 2020 and creating
more good jobs in the City of Los Angeles,” Mr
According to the United Nations World Tourism
Organization, 100 million Chinese are expected
to travel overseas in 2015 and Los Angeles is
one of their top favorite destinations.
Air China’s vice president for North America Dr.
Zhihang Chi, said that Air China has seen growth
in North America since he started at the company
“The unprecedented increase in connectivity will
facilitate travel from China to the United
States and strengthen the bilateral trade,
tourism and cultural ties between the world’s
two largest economies,” Dr. Chi said.
The additional third service will be operated by
Air China’s new generation Boeing 777-300ER, and
will feature state-of-the-art green technology.
Air China offers nonstop services to Beijing
from its seven gateways in North America, Los
Angeles, San Francisco, New York, Washington
Dulles, Houston, Honolulu and Vancouver.
In addition to Los Angeles, Air China is also
the only airline with nonstop services to
Beijing from New York and Houston.
Air China introduces "Sky Chef"
Theodore Koumelis - 19 August 2014
China-France route is an important
part of Air china's European route network. AirChina has
always been committed to improving its culinary
offerings on the route and different healthy meals are
offered in each of the four seasons.
BEIJING - This year marks the 50th anniversary of the
establishment of Sino-French diplomatic relations. Now,
and French star chefs in the field of air catering based
inParis have jointly introduced a number of French
gourmet dishes onboard the carrier's flights.China-France
route is an important part of Air China's European route
network. Air China has always been committed to
improving its culinary offerings on the route and
different healthy meals are offered in each of the four
Now, with the cooperation between Air China andParis-based
"Sky Chefs Studio", an international team of renowned
chefs led by its lead chef has designed a selection of
gourmet dishes that combine classical and modern
culinary trends. In the First Class and Business Class
on the route, famous French dishes offered include
"Steak with Sliced Duck", "Columbus Chicken Roll",
"Garlic-flavored Prawns" and "Foie Gras Pine Nuts".
"Columbus Chicken Roll", one of the creations highly
recommended by the lead chef, is a classic dish born in
Le Cordon Bleu Culinary Arts Institute. The chicken is
tender and mellow, with lingering aromas. It was also a
dish chosen by the British Queen when she ascended the
Snacks include "Cake with Haagen-Dazs" – warm chocolate
cake and silky cold Haagen-Dazs ice cream served in the
afternoon tea time promises a flavorful contrast. Bread
with olive oil, which does justice to international
healthy diet trends, invites grunts of joy.
Air China has also upgraded the Economy Class meals on
the route. Locally sourced French ingredients like steak
and fish guarantee that the quality foods served onboard
reflect the local culinary features.
Currently, Air China operates routes Beijing - Paris and
Shanghai - Paris between the two countries. By June
2014, the number of flights operated per week had
reached 24, which makes Air China the largest domestic
operator on the market. With its pleasant cabin interior
and attentive services, Air China is the preferred
choice for passengers traveling betweenChina and Europe.
NEW CHINESE SUTON AIRLINES ACQUIRES 30
By Justin Burns
NANTONG TONGZHOU BAY AVIATION
INDUSTRY HAS SIGNED A LETTER OF INTENT (LOI) WITH
BOMBARDIER TO ACQUIRE 30 Q400 NEXTGEN AIRCRAFT
will be based in Nantong, Jiangsu and it plans
to operate an all-Bombardier fleet of Q400
NextGen aircraft when it starts operations in
Based on Q400
NextGen aircraft list prices, the firm order is
valued at approximately $995m.
president, of Nantong, says: "With its regional
aviation model set to revolutionise air service
in Jiangsu, one of China's most affluent and
fast-growing provinces, Sutong Airlines will not
only make traveling increasingly convenient for
the people of Jiangsu, but will also bring
tremendous economic benefits to the economies
and communities of the province.
Q400 NextGen airliner fulfills our business plan
requirement for a high-performance regional
aircraft that is fast, reliable, economical and
As of 30
September, 2013 Bombardier had booked 476 firm
orders for Q400 and Q400.
president of Bombardier Commercial Aircraft,
says it is "thrilled" to be supporting the
China is the largest commercial airline in China
and continues to attract increasing international
renown and a growing reputation for high levels of
product service combined with a traditional Chinese
welcome. Air China's logo, the phoenix, is a symbol
of good fortune and based on an artistic perception
of the letters "VIP".
Air China's non-stop flights
between London's Heathrow Airport and Beijing
operate with the worlds most advanced 747-400
series aircraft offering superior levels of comfort
in First, Business and Economy class cabins.
With a flying time of 10
hours and onward connections to over 60 domestic
destinations, Air China provides an unrivalled
network between global destinations and
Air China is committed to
flight safety and customer service with particular
emphasis on modern training methods and fleet
maintenance. A continued investment in staff and
service development will ensure that Air China
maintains its position as an enviable force in the
Air China boasts an
impeccable safety record, spanning 45 years. In
recognition of this outstanding achievement, Air
China was awarded the ICAO 50th Anniversary
Honorary Medal. In addition, China's State Council
and Civil Aviation Administration of China also
awarded Air China with the 'National Safety
Pacesetter' award. Other awards earned by Air China
include the international 'Five Star Diamond Award'
presented by the American Academy of Restaurant and
Hospitality Sciences for Air China's achievements
in flight safety, customer service and quality
Air China's stated goal is
to be number one in China's civil aviation industry
as well as a leader worldwide. In order to achieve
this goal, its guiding principle is to 'Provide
passengers and cargo shippers with services they
can trust and to serve China's economic progress
and international exchanges.
More information to
Air China is
the flag carrier of China, China's second largest
airline after China
with main bases at Beijing
Capital and Shanghai
Air China operates a mixed fleet of Boeing and Airbus aircraft,
offering over 6,000 weekly services on 243 routes
throughout Asia, North America, the Middle East, Europe,
Air China maintains close strategic relationships with Cathay
Pacific and Shenzhen
as part of its strategy to increase its reach in the
southern Chinese market. Additionally, Air China andCathay have
cross-equity interests and have a JV Shanghai-based
cargo carrier. By Capa Aviation.