Passengers who fly on Air China´s flights departing from Europe and the Americas for Chinese cities with a transit in Beijing can now benefit from Air China´s newly introduced “Fully Entrusted-No Baggage Claim” service, the company said.
With the new service, passengers can, in the form of pre-authorization at the airport of origin in Europe and the Americas, fully entrust their checked baggage to Air China, and Air China can, on behalf of the passengers, open their checked baggage in transit via Beijing for inspections by the customs and quarantine authorities.
The service will cut the time passengers usually need to spend going through the transit formalities.
Passengers who need the service are required, while checking in at the airport of origin, to sign the baggage tag(s) to confirm that they agree to fully entrust Air China with process of inspections by the customs and quarantine authorities. After arriving at Beijing Capital International Airport, passengers can directly clear the immigration without having to claim their checked baggage and then proceed to the transit zone for the onward connecting flight.
To qualify for the service, passengers must fly on Air China-operated flights for the entire journey instead of codeshare flights, and should not put items into their checked baggage that should be declared for customs and quarantine inspections.
Air China is a member carrier of Star Alliance. By Oct. 2016, Air China had a fleet of 603 passenger aircraft and freighters of mainly Boeing and Airbus families. It operates 376 routes, including 101 international routes, 14 regional routes and 261 domestic routes. It serves 178 cities in 39 countries and regions, including 64 international cities, 3 regional cities and 111 domestic cities. Every week, Air China offers over 1.47 million seats on over 7700 flights per week.