Star Alliance member Air China is adding to its three daily Los Angeles-Beijing flights with a new route that connects Southern California´s Silicon Beach to China´s own Silicon Valley starting Dec. 7, 2017, the company said.
The three times weekly nonstop service between Los Angeles (LAX) and Shenzhen (SZX) will be operated by the airline´s newest Dreamliner, the Boeing 787-9. It will be the first direct service from Los Angeles to China´s City of the Future.
According to the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation (LAEDC), majority of Chinese investment into the United States originates from Guangdong Province which covers Shenzhen and Guangzhou.
Air China´s B787-9 three-cabin Dreamliner features 30 seats in Capital Pavilion (business class), 34 premium economy and 229 economy class seats for a total of 293.
A Star Alliance member and China´s exclusive national carrier, Air China is the only airline granted the privilege of having the flag of China painted on the fuselage of its fleet. In addition to its commercial operations, it also provides exclusive special flight services for China´s senior government officials on state visits to other countries. It is the top Asian airline in brand value, according to Brand Finance 2016. As well, it is the only airline in the top 20 of Millward Brown´s Most Valuable Chinese Brands 2016.
With a fleet of 590 passenger aircraft and freighters, Air China serves 174 cities in 40 countries and regions. It offers access to 1330 destinations in 193 countries through its Star Alliance affiliation. It holds the controlling shares in Air Macau, Shenzhen Airlines, Shandong Airlines, Dalian Airlines, Tibet Airlines, Beijing Airlines and Air China Inner Mongolia Limited. Next to the Swire Group, Air China is the second largest stakeholder of Cathay Pacific Airways. Visit www.airchina.us.