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Air China Expects Number of Additional Charter Flights to Exceed 2,000 During the Chinese Spring Festival Period

2008-01-29 16:03 1395

BEIJING, Jan. 29 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- Air China announced today plans to add 2,025 extra charter flights during the 40-day Spring Festival travel season here in China. From January 23 to March 2, 2008, the additional flights (2,025) and seats (273,979) represent an increase of 17.8% and 13.0% year on year, respectively. Focused primarily on domestic destinations in Southern and Western China, including Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Chengdu and Chongqing, Air China will also have extra international flights to destinations concentrated in Southeast Asia, including Phuket, Angkor and Penang.

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The Company estimates that there will be a total of 276 flights for domestic lines from Beijing to Hohhot and Baotou available, as well as 274 flights for domestic and regional lines from Hangzhou to Chengdu, Wuhan, Chongqing, Xi’an, Changsha and Hong Kong, etc. Also available will be 777 flights for international and domestic lines from Chengdu to destinations such as Southeast Asia, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Wenzhou, and Shanghai-Pudong; 400 flights for domestic lines from Chongqing to Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Shanghai, and Wenzhou; 156 flights from Guangzhou to Luzhou, Changsha, Yibin and Tianjin; and 126 flights from Hohhot to Guangzhou, Chengdu and Hailaer.

Also, in response to calls from the Taiwan Affairs Office of the State Council and General Administration of Civil Aviation of China and for the convenience of Taiwan compatriots, Air China will add 16 extra charter flights to Taiwan during the Spring Festival on February 3, 4, 5, 12 and 13. Lines from Beijing to Taipei and Beijing to Kaohsiung will be enjoyed via aircrafts from Air China’s fleet known as “Auspicious Olympics” and “Beijing Olympics,” during which passengers will be served with Min dialect services and festival delicacies, as well as fine gifts.

As China’s sole designated flag carrier and the only Airline Partner of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games, Air China possesses an extensive network from its Beijing hub.

As of October 2007, Air China’s fleet consisted of 202 aircraft, of which most are Boeings and Airbus’, and its 280 lines covered 27 countries and regions, among which there are 72 international lines, 7 regional lines and 201 domestic lines, providing more than 5,000 flights and approximately 900,000 seats for tourists every week. With the extensive airline network of Air China, passengers can reach 71 domestic destinations and 43 international and regional destinations. In addition, Air China has established key alliances and relationships with over 20 well-established global airline companies, further enhancing its network, providing more travel options for passengers.

Air China is also the proud recipient of a number of awards. The Air China brand was awarded the “Civil Aviation in the Eye of Customers” award by the Customer Work Committee of the China Civil Aviation Association in 2006, as well as the “High-Quality Prize for Customer Satisfaction.” With yearly passenger figures totaling 15 million, Air China has been top of it’s game for three consecutive years, and as a result has also been granted the “High-Quality Service Golden Prize for Customer Satisfaction.”

For more information, please log on the website of Air China http://www.airchina.com.cn or dial the sales service hotline 4008-100-999.

Source: Air China
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