Air China releases 2017 summer/autumn schedule

Air China´s summer/autumn flight schedule features 395 passenger routes, including 102 international routes, 14 regional routes, and 279 domestic routes, serving 180 cities in 39 countries (regions), including 64 international cities, 3 regional cities, and 113 domestic cities, the airline said.

Air China offers over 8500 flights and over 1.66 million seats per week. Utilizing its extensive route network and its hub in Beijing, especially after its admission to the Star Alliance, Air China can fly passengers to 1,330 airports in 193 countries.

Newly started routes include Shanghai – Barcelona, Beijing – Astana (capital of Kazakhstan), and Beijing – Zurich. In 2017, Air China will continue to expand its global route network with its hub in Beijing, operating flights to Asia, Europe, North America, South America, Africa, and Oceania, with emphasis placed on key cities.

On May 5, the three times weekly Shanghai – Barcelona service will be started and operated with A330-200; on June 1, the three times weekly Beijing – Astana service will be started and operated with A320; on June 7, the four times weekly Beijing – Zurich service will be started and operated with A330-200.

During the period of the summer/autumn schedule, Air China will increase the capacity on more than 10 international routes, especially on routes to the Americas and Europe. Flight frequency will also be increased on Asia routes like Beijing – Dalian – Hiroshima, Chengdu – Lhasa — Kathmandu, and Chengdu — Hong Kong, and frequency of flights to the western regions of China will be increased.

While further cementing its international route network, Air China has also been improving its domestic route network on a continuous basis. In this period of the summer/autumn schedule, flight frequency will also be increased on domestic routes departing from Beijing, and routes to the eastern and southern regions of China will also be increased.

Beijing, China-based Air China Limited, together with its subsidiaries, provides airline and airline-related services primarily in Mainland China, Hong Kong, and Macau. As of December 31, 2015, it operated a fleet of 590 aircraft. The company is a subsidiary of China National Aviation Holding Company.