Our newest wide-body passenger aircraft debuts internationally when it arrives at New York’s JFK
International Airport from a 14-hour flight from Beijing on January 7, 2015.
The four-cabin aircraft has 12 luxury suites in the Forbidden Pavilion first class cabin, 54 fully-flat seat to bed sleepers in the Capital Pavilion business class cabin, 66 premium economy seats and 233 in the economy cabin for a total of 365 seats.
The sculpted ceiling on board Air China’s B747-8i offers a warm, relaxing space that conveys earth and sky in a natural flow. The dynamic LED lighting features a variety of colors to simulate natural lighting form sunrise to sunset, making one truly feel at home in the sky. New larger pivot bins provide ample storage space for every passenger.
Air China is the Asian launch carrier of Boeing’s newest and biggest 747. It is the first Chinese carrier to operate the B747-8 Intercontinental.
Air China has double daily services between JFK and Beijing (PEK). It is the only carrier with nonstop service between these two cities. The B747-8i operates as a daily service starting January 7, 2015. The remaining frequencies are operated by B777-300ER.
With 56 flights a week (and growing) from its seven gateways in North America—Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York, Houston, Washington Dulles, Honolulu and Vancouver-- Air China offers unparalleled convenience and comfort to Beijing and other fabulous cities in China and Asia. It is the only airline with nonstop services to Beijing from Los Angeles, New York and Houston. Except for Honolulu, Air China flights between its gateways in North America and Beijing are operated by the environment-friendly B777-300ER. On January 7, 2015 one of New York’s daily services is upgraded to the new fuel-friendly B747-8i.
A Star Alliance member and China’s exclusive national flag carrier, Air China’s robust route network
connects peoples, countries and cultures seamlessly.
As a member of the leading global airline network, Air China provides its passengers with the benefits of the vast worldwide reach and seamless travel experience of Star Alliance.
Miles accrued by flying Air China are elite miles that contribute toward the building up of our guests’ membership status, allowing them to start enjoying all the exclusive benefits of the Star Alliance network more quickly. As well, they have within their reach a global network that spans 1,346 destinations in 193 countries and benefits such as access to the world’s largest lounge network, mileage accrual and redemption.
Within three hours from arrival in Beijing, Air China's guests can find convenient connections to Shanghai, Guangzhou, Chengdu, Fuzhou, Xi'an, Chongqing, Guilin, Wuhan and many other cities in China. Its extensive route network provides smooth connections to major points in Asia such as Bangkok, Manila, Saigon, Taipei, Delhi, Hong Kong and many more exciting destinations.
Configured for safety and maximum comfort, Air China's B777- 300ER features eight luxury suites in the Forbidden Pavilion (First Class), 41 full flat-bed seats in the Capital Pavilion (Business Class) and 259 spacious economy seats with individual TV monitors, audio-video on demand (AVOD) and personal power sockets so you can work and play any time. First and business class cabins feature a central bar, wine cooler, in-seat USB ports and many other amenities to make your trip truly relaxing and enjoyable.
In the sky or on the ground, we make sure you feel special every inch of the way. Fly with us and experience our renowned Chinese hospitality.
A personal meet-and-greet service upon arrival in Beijing is available for those who purchase first or business class tickets. Air China also provides its revenue premium guests a private complimentary chauffeured luxury sedan transfer to and from the airports in Beijing, Shanghai, Chengdu, Tianjin, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Chongqing, Hangzhou and Nanjing to any final destinations within these airport cities. Passengers with next day connections from Beijing can also avail themselves of complimentary accommodations at select hotels.
Exploring Beijing's stunning sceneries and experiencing its centuries-old history, irresistible blend of old and new, culture and commerce, fashion and finance, technology and tradition and the city's heavenly gastronomic delights have never been easier and more affordable! Visitors in China with passports issued by 45 countries, including the United States and Canada, can enjoy a visa-free stay of up to 72 hours in Beijing—Air China's hub and home to many UNESCO World Heritage Sites such as the Great Wall, the Forbidden City and many more ancient wonders. Another important reason why Air China is the perfect choice for travel to China and beyond.
Air China now offers the convenience of baggage check- through to final destination in China. This new service allows passengers transferring in Beijing to simply relax and not worry about picking up their checked-in baggage for their connecting flight to any domestic city in China.
The service is available for travels originating from Los Angeles, San Francisco, Houston, New York and Vancouver and transiting in Beijing to domestic cities in China. Boarding passes and baggage tags must be obtained at the point of origin.