Air China Initiates Summer Flight Schedule

Air China has launched its summer 2007 flight schedule, adding new capacity and service coverig 5,817 flights on 254 domestic and international routes.

"This increase at San Francisco will bring added convenience and service to both business and leisure passengers traveling to China," said Zhang Lan, Senior Vice President of Air China. "As the only airline with daily Beijing non-stops from both San Francisco and Los Angeles, Air China is showing its commitment to serving the growing demand for travel to and from China. With dailies at both gateways, we can offer not just West Coast service but also greater connecting access from the U.S. Midwest."

The airline will now be offering 1,000,000 seats every week. In the U.S. market, Air China will increase frequency on its Beijing-San Francisco route to daily service, starting April 1.

In Asia the new schedule will see Air China open a new non-stop service between Beijing and Sapporo, starting from April 18. Air China offers more than 230 weekly flights between China and Japan, connecting China to the six major Japanese cities of Tokyo, Osaka, Nagoya, Fukuoka, Sendai, and Hiroshima.

The summer 2007 schedule will also feature increased cooperation on code-share services and continued preparations to join the global Star Alliance, enhancing both the Air China network and passenger convenience.