Air China to launch second New York route

Air China will operate a Boeing 777 aircraft to Newark (photo by Art Konovalov)
Air China will operate a Boeing 777 aircraft to Newark (photo by Art Konovalov)

Air China will expand its US network this month with the launch of flights to New York’s Newark Liberty International Airport.

The new route will commence on 26 October 2015, operating four times a week.

Flights will depart Beijing every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday at 0935 and arrive at Newark Airport at 1105. The return service then leaves at 1325 on the same days of the week, and arrives back in Beijing at 1455 the following day.

Air China will serve the route using its Boeing 777-300ER aircraft, which comes equipped with fully flat beds in first and business classes, plus a central bar area for premium passengers, and in-seat power outlets seats and in-flight entertainment in all cabins.

The Newark service will complement Air China’s existing daily flights to New York’s JFK Airport.

This marks the latest part of the airline’s US expansion strategy; earlier this year Air China upgraded its JFK service to a new B747-8 Intercontinental aircraft, and launched a third daily flight on its Beijing-Los Angeles route.

Newark will become Air China’s seventh US port-of-call, following JFK, Washington DC, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Houston and Honolulu.

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