Air China is launching four-times-weekly, non-stop service between Beijing and Copenhagen on June 2, 2012, using Airbus A330-200s.

Air China is launching four-times-weekly, non-stop service between Beijing and Copenhagen on June 2, 2012.

The carrier will operate the service on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays with Airbus A330-200 equipment.


Air China says the new service will increase its European destinations to 14, and the number of round-trip flights it operates each week between mainland China and Europe to 178.

This photograph shows Air China A330-200 B-6505 loading at the gate at Vancouver International Airport

China’s only national flag carrier, Air China is a Star Alliance member. In addition to commercial flights, it also provides special flights for the country’s state leaders on official visits to other countries.

Air China uses a fleet of 290 Airbus and Boeing aircraft to operate 289 routes – 73 international, 14 regional, and 202 domestic. The carrier currently serves 142 cities, 43 of them in other countries, four regional cities (probably including cities in Taiwan) and 95 domestic cities, in 30 countries and regions.

The airline, which is China’s second-largest carrier after China Southern Airlines, operates more than 6,900 flights and offers more than 1.1 million seats every week.

Star Alliance partnerships extend Air China’s Beijing-based route network to 1,160 destinations in 181 countries.

Air China’s PhoenixMiles frequent-flyer program allows the airline’s customers to accrue mileage and request awards throughout its worldwide system.

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