2 MAY 2011


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Article from BTNews 2 MAY 2011

Air China to launch Athens service

Athens is the latest destination for Air China.  The Star Alliance member will introduce a twice weekly extension of the carrier’s four times per week existing Beijing – Munich route on 15 May which gains another rotation.  The flights will be operated by a two-class Airbus A330 -300.  This is a busy time for the carrier who, as already announced, will also launch a three times per week Beijing – Milan service from 15 June.  This service complements the airline's five times weekly Shanghai – Milan operation.

In late 2006, Air China started serving its first South American destination, São Paulo (via Madrid).  This was the airline's longest direct flight.  The service began with the Boeing 767-300 aircraft but because of its popularity, the service has been upgraded to A330-200.  Air China operates a mixed fleet of Airbus and Boeing aircraft and for the future both the Airbus A350 XWB and Boeing 787 plus Boeing 747-8i. www.airchina.co.uk

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