BEIJING, December 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --
Air China will start offering direct rotations between Beijing and London Gatwick from May 2, 2012. The flights, CA851/2, will be operated on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday with A330-200. They depart from Beijing at 01:35 and from London Gatwick at 13:15. The new services mean that Air China will operate to both Heathrow and Gatwick airports of London. By the new services, Air China will not only offer more flight options to the passengers, but also make it easier for passengers to make transfers in Beijing as a hub.
Air China: We go above and beyond
Air China is China's only national flag carrier and a Star Alliance member. In addition to commercial operations, it also provides special flight services for the country's state leaders on official visits to other countries.
By a fleet of 290 Airbus and Boeing aircraft, we run 289 routes - 73 international, 14 regional, and 202 domestic - serving a total of 142 cities, including 43 international, 4 regional and 95 domestic, in 30 countries and regions. We offer over 6,900 flights with over 1,100,000 seats every week. Thanks to our admission to the Star Alliance, our route network, with Beijing as its hub, is able to place 1,160 destinations in 181 countries within our reach.
PhoenixMiles is our frequent flyer program that allows our loyal customers to accrue mileage and request awards in our worldwide system.
By our innovation and quality service, we have won numerous accolades from the industry. In December of 2010, Air China was as honored as one of the Top 500 brands by the World Brand Lab with a brand value of RMB 478 billion, and the carrier has been ranked among the world's most respected companies for years on end. Also in the month, Air China was voted as one of the "Top 60 Most Influential Brands of the Republic", and the award fully reflects Air China's outstanding contributions to the country's economic growth and the well-being of communities over the past six decades.
For more information, please visit our website http://www.airchina.com.cn, or call our service hotline 95583 / member services hotline 4006-100-666.
SOURCE Air China