Air China will launch Beijing-Newark service on October 26, boosting its schedule to the New York metropolitan area to 18 flights a week.
Star Alliance member Air China says it is adding the four-times-weekly Bejing-Newark service to its existing twice-daily Beijing-New York JFK service “in order to further meet the buoyant demand for air travel between China and the United States”.
According to Air China, its new service will make it the only Chinese carrier to serve Newark Liberty International Airport (IATA code EWR).
Air China will operate its Bejing-Newark service with Boeing 777-300ERs.
The airline’s schedule for its Beijing-Newark service will see flight CA819 depart Beijing Capital International Airport (PEK) at 9:35 a.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from October 26 and land at EWR at 11:05 a.m. the same day, local time.
In the other direction, flight CA820 will leave EWR at 1:25 p.m. on on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from October 26 and reach PEK at 2:55 p.m. the following day, local time.
Air China also operates its CA981/CA982 round-trip daily between PEK and New York JFK (JFK) with Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental jets and CA989/CA990 round-trip daily between PEK and JFK with Boeing 777-300ERs.
Newark will be Air China’s ninth destination in North America. The carrier already serves New York JFK, Washington Dulles, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Houston Intercontinental, Vancouver, Montreal and Hawaii, operating more than 140 flights per week to these destinations with Boeing 777-300ERs and Boeing 747-8Is.