BEIJING, Sept. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- To meet market demand, starting October 26, 2014, Air China will increase its Beijing - London (Heathrow International Airport) service to two daily flights. The newly added flights will further promote the exchanges between China and the United Kingdom and offer more flight options to travelers to other European cities. The newly added flights are scheduled to take into consideration the needs of travelers who depart from Asia-Pacific regions like Hong Kong, Japan and South Korea and connect in Beijing onto flights to Europe.
The newly added flights are CA855/6. The outbound flight departs from Beijing at 14:30 and arrives in London at 17:50 local time. The inbound flight departs from London at 20:25 local time and arrives in Beijing at 14:45 Beijing time. The original daily flights CA937/8 are operated as normal - the outbound flight leaves Beijing at 12:30, and the inbound flight departs from London at 17:40.
After the schedule expansion, the Beijing - London (Heathrow) service as a whole is operated with A330-200. Its Business Class is configured with 180-degree full-flat seats whose ergonomic design can fully meet the needs of premium business travelers looking to have a fortifying rest during the flight. All classes of service are outfitted with personal entertainment system (AVOD) and power sockets, keeping passengers entertained for the duration of the flight. In addition, on its China-Europe routes, Air China also offers such services as seasonal healthy meals and chauffeured transfers for VIP passengers. Comfortable cabin and attentive service guarantee travelers a truly pleasant experience.
As a member carrier of the Star Alliance, the world's largest airline network, Air China has been actively expanding its European route network. Currently, Europe has become Air China's largest overseas market, and Air China now operates over 100 flights between China and Europe a week, enabling passengers to travel from Beijing nonstop to 20 European cities like London, Paris, Frankfurt, Rome, Moscow and Madrid. At the same time, relying on the extensive route network of the Star Alliance, Air China can easily fly passengers to 1,328 destinations in 195 countries.