Air China’s Launch of Beijing-Newark Service Offers New York Tri-State Area More Convenient Options to China and Beyond

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–China’s exclusive national carrier, Air China, officially announced
today the launch of its new four times weekly nonstop service between
Beijing and Newark on Oct. 26, 2015. The new service will be operated by
Air China’s new-generation three-cabin B777-300ER and will arrive at and
depart from Terminal B3 at Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR).
It will complement the double daily service to Beijing Capital
International Airport (BCIA) from JFK International in New York.


“The new Beijing-Newark service is our response to the growing demand
from the New York metropolitan area to China and beyond. Transpacific
travelers from New York, New Jersey and Connecticut will benefit greatly
from this increase in connectivity,” Mr. Yuelong Zhou, Air China’s
General Manager stated.

“With our robust network and convenient connections to cities in China
and Asia from our Beijing hub, our passengers will appreciate the
options and flexibility our new Newark-Beijing service offers,” Mr. Zhou
added.

Featuring state of the art green technology, the B777-300ER delivers
better fuel performance and is much quieter than any other aircraft.
With a spacious three cabin interior, ambient lighting and an enhanced
entertainment system, the triple seven offers a smooth, comfortable
experience. It features eight luxury suites in the Forbidden Pavilion
(first class), 41 fully-flat sleeper seats in the Capital Pavilion
(business class) and 259 economy seats with individual TV monitors and
in-seat audio-video on demand. Air China is the only airline with
nonstop services between New York and Beijing. It is also the only
Chinese carrier serving Newark Liberty International Airport.

The chart below provides additional details of Air China’s flights
between New York (JFK), Newark (EWR) and Beijing (PEK).

Flight #     Origin-Destination     Departure*     Arrival*     Aircraft     Frequency
CA989     PEK-JFK     10:00     11:30     B777-300     Daily
CA990     JFK-PEK     12:50     15:40+1**     B777-300     Daily
CA981     PEK-JFK     13:00     14:30     B747-800     Daily
CA982     JFK-PEK     16:50     18:20+1**     B747-800     Daily
CA819     PEK-EWR     09:35     11:05     B777-300    

Mon, Tue, Thurs, Sat

CA820     EWR-PEK     13:25     14:55+1**     B777-300     Mon, Tue, Thurs, Sat

Note: *All times are local. ** +1 = Next day. Days of operation and
times are subject to seasonal changes.

The Oct. 26th launch of the Beijing-Newark service follows
Air China’s new Beijing-Montreal service on Sept. 29, 2015. It will be
the first direct transpacific connection between Montreal and Asia. On
Dec. 1 this year, the Beijing-Montreal service will continue on to
Havana, the start of a new round-trip Beijing-Montreal-Havana service,
the first by an international carrier in Asia.

By the end of 2015, Air China will have nonstop services between Beijing
and ten gateways in North America: New York (2X daily); Newark (4X
daily); Los Angeles (3X daily); San Francisco (daily); Houston (daily);
Washington Dulles (4X/week); Honolulu (3X/week); Vancouver (daily),
Montreal (3X daily) and Havana (3X daily).

On January 6, 2015, CA981 /CA982 between New York and Beijing was
upgraded to Boeing’s newest and largest passenger wide-body aircraft,
the B747-8i. On May 1 this year, the aircraft for Air China’s daily
nonstop San Francisco-Beijing service was also upgraded to the iconic
B747-8i. Air China’s B747-8i is the first in Air China’s fleet with a
four-cabin configuration: Forbidden Pavilion, Capital Pavilion, Premium
Economy and Economy. Air China is the launch carrier in Asia for
Boeing’s 747-8i.

About Air China

As the exclusive national carrier of China, Air China is the only
airline with the privilege of having the flag of China painted on the
fuselage of its fleet. In addition to its commercial operations, it also
provides special flight services for China’s senior government officials
on state visits to other countries.

Its 323 passenger routes reach 162 cities in 32 countries. 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.

It is also one of the top three most recognized Chinese brands in the
USA, according to a recent research study by Millward Brown.

For more information, please visit www.airchina.us
or call 800-882-8122 for reservations.

Contacts

Air China
Lillibeth Bishop, 310-744-8231
lillibeth@airchina.us