"Operating the New York- Beijing flight with the new 'triple seven' provides Air China with a significant advantage in the highly competitive New York market. It shows our commitment to provide air travelers with the best product from John F. Kennedy International Airport to Beijing. I'm sure our guests will appreciate the features of the energy-efficient Boeing 777-300ER," Mr. Zhou commented.
The 'triple seven' has a wider cabin than any competing aircraft. It is designed for maximum passenger comfort and convenience. Air China's
(first class) features eight luxury suites, 41 full-flat bed seats in the
(business class) and 259
with individual monitors and in-seat audio-video on demand (AVOD).
Designed for maximum passenger comfort, the
of Air China's B777-300ER feature ten mood lighting variations in the Forbidden and Capital Pavilions, each timed to complement the different phases of a flight—from boarding through meal service, sleeping and pre-arrival. The ambient lighting recreates the sunset, night and sunrise to reflect the various services associated with each phase and create a totally relaxing environment.
Today's announcement follows last week's approval granted to Air China by the U.S. Department of Transportation to start four weekly nonstop services between
July 11, 2013
using the B777-300ER.
is Air China's fifth gateway in
in addition to
and Vancouver. The
service, operated with the B777-300ER, will resume its double daily flights on
is scheduled to increase from 7 to 11 flights per week on
, 2013. A bigger B747-400 full passenger aircraft will be used for the
daily operation beginning
March 31, 2013
About Air China
is the world's largest airline by market capitalization, according to the International Air Transport Association (IATA). Air China holds the controlling shares for Shenzhen Airlines, Air Macau, Dalian Airlines, Beijing Airlines, Shandong Airlines and 29.9% of Cathay Pacific Airways, making it the airline's largest shareholder after the Swire Group. It operates a fleet of 432 Airbus and Boeing aircraft. Its robust network of 289 routes extends throughout
, South and
from its main hub at Beijing Capital International Airport where it offers unrivaled connections to cities within
and beyond. As a
member, Air China has within its reach 1,356 destination in 193 countries.
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SOURCE Air China