Air China now joins fellow Star Alliance member United Airlines in connecting Beijing with New York Newark. The airline’s four times weekly service, which started on 26 October, was celebrated in the Big Apple with a splendid cake and confetti.
- Air China has celebrated the start of the winter season by launching three new international routes from its main Beijing (PEK) hub. Daily flights on the 10,964-kilometre route to New York Newark (EWR) complement the carrier’s existing double-daily services to New York JFK. The Mumbai (BOM) route replaces the airline’s previous service to the Indian airport which began in Shanghai and operated via Chengdu. The route to Kuala Lumpur (KUL) is a resumption of services after a three-year hiatus. On 25 October, the carrier also launched services from Chengdu (CTU) to Osaka Kansai (KIX) in direct competition with Spring Airlines. Vote for the Beijing to New York Newark’s route launch cake.
||Kuala Lumpur (KUL)
||AirAsia X (7), Malaysia Airlines (7)
||United Airlines (7)
||Osaka Kansai (KIX)
||Spring Airlines (4)
|Source: anna.aero’s New Route Database. OAG Schedules Analyser for w/c 27 October 2015. WF = Weekly frequencies