Starting February 11, 2014, Air China will begin operating Boeing 777-300ERs on its Beijing-San Francisco route.
The aircraft upgrade means that as of February 11, Air China will be operating Boeing 777-300ER jets on all its routes to destinations in the continental United States ‒ San Francisco, New York, Los Angeles and Houston.
According to Air China, the Boeing 777-300ER has the best cabin interior design in the airline’s history. Its First Class and Business Class cabins are outfitted with 180-degree full-flat seats, and the type’s Economy Class seats are designed ergonomically to provide greater passenger comfort.
All classes of service on Air China’s Boeing 777-300ERs offer personal power outlets and personal entertainment systems.
The surge in the numbers of tourists and business travelers in recent years has ramped up demand tremendously in the China-U.S. air travel market, according to Air China.
To meet that demand and expand its international presence, Air China says it is increasing capacity in its U.S. operations by expanding its route network and upgrading aircraft types.
Air China’s summer 2013-spring 2014 schedule features a number of new and upgraded China-U.S. routes, the carrier’s capacity between the two nations increasing by 33 per cent.
From March 31, 2013, Air China increased the frequency of its Beijing-New York service to 11 flights a week, and the frequency of its Beijing-Los Angeles service to twice-daily flights.
On July 11, Air China began Beijing-Houston non-stop service, providing the first-ever air link between China and the central and southern regions of the United States.
Next, on January 21, Air China will launch Beijing-Honolulu service, becoming the first carrier ever to operate between Beijing and Hawaii.