Air China will launch three-times-weekly non-stop service between Shanghai’s Pudong International Airport and Barcelona’s El Prat International Airport on May 5.
Its new non-stop service from Shanghai will be the second route operated by Star Alliance member Air China to Barcelona, the capital of the Spanish region of Catalonia. On May 5, 2014, Air China began operating four-times-weekly Beijing-Vienna-Barcelona round-trips.
Air China will operate its non-stop Shanghai-Barcelona flights with Airbus A330-200s, each equipped with with 16 Business class seats and 239 economy class seats.
To promote the new route, Air China is offering introductory round-trip Economy fares on its non-stop flights from Barcelona to Shanghai from €443 (US$467); and round-trip business-class fares from €2,043 ($2,153). The quoted fares include all taxes and government fees.
Air China’s schedule for its Shanghai-Barcelona service calls for its flights to depart Pudong International Airport (IATA code PVG) at 0:30 a.m. on Tuesdays, Fridays and Sundays from May 5 and land at Barcelona’s El Prat International Airport (BCN) at 8:00 a.m. the same day, local time.
In the other direction, Air China’s flights on Tuesdays will leave BCN at 11:45 a.m. and reach PVG at 5:55 a.m. the following day, local time.
Air China’s flights from Barcelona on Fridays and Sundays will depart BCN at 12:30 p.m. and touch down at PVG at 6:40 a.m. the following day, local time.
According to the airline, it will offer passengers arriving at Pudong International Airport from Barcelona convenient connections to Air China flights to Japan, Taiwan, Australia and New Zealand, as well as domestic destinations Chengdu, Wenzhou, Fuzhou and Guangzhou.
According to data from the BCN Air Route Development Committee, about 100,400 passengers flew from Barcelona to Shanghai on 2016, connecting at intermediate destinations.