Air China to open rotations Beijing-Okinawa

CHINA-Air China will launch 2 weekly rotations between Beijing and Okinawa using B737-800, starting January 11, 2012.

The new service will bring the number of Japanese cities served by Air China up to 8 and the number of round-trip direct flights a week between the two countries up to 260. The other 7 Japanese cities are Tokyo, Osaka, Nagoya, Fukuoka, Hiroshima, Sendai and Sapporo.

Sitting on the coast of the Pacific Ocean, Okinawa is one of the world’s most visited destinations that boasts beautiful sceneries, mild climate and rich cultural heritage.

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

By a fleet of 290 Airbus and Boeing aircraft (including 280 passenger airliners and 10 freighters), 1 training planes and 6business jets, we run 285routes – 72 international, 14 regional, and 199 domestic – serving a total of 137 cities, including 43 international, 4 regional and 93 domestic, in 30 countries and regions. We offer over 6,900 flights with over 1, 100,000 seats every week. Thanks to our admission to the Star Alliance, our route network, with Beijing as its hub, is able to place 1,160 destinations in 181 countries within our reach.

PhoenixMiles is our frequent flyer program that allows our loyal customers to accrue mileage and request awards in our worldwide system.

By our innovation and quality service, we have won numerous accolades of the industry. In December of 2010, Air China was honored one of the Top 500 brands by the World Brand Lab with brand value of RMB 478 billion, and the carrier has been ranked among the world’s most respected companies for years on end. Also in the month, Air China was voted as one of the “top 60 Most Influential Brands of the Republic”, and the award fully reflects Air China’s outstanding contributions to the country’s economic growth and the well-being communities in the past six decades.