Air China to Expand its 2007 Summer-Autumn Capacity in Europe

With the launch of its 2007 summer-autumn timetable on March 25, Air China will have 21 more flights per week to European destinations, increased by 16.4%, compared with the same period of 2006. The frequency on Beijing-Munich route will be raised to daily service by July 1. The Shanghai-Milan-Rome route will be adjusted to night flights starting from June 21 in order to eliminate jetlag and allow passengers greater flexibility for early business arrangements or sightseeing excursions while economize one night accommodation. Meanwhile, passengers on the Shanghai-Beijing-London route, extended from Beijing-London route, will benefit from convenient and seamless travel between Beijing, Shanghai and London.

Along with its capacity expansion, Air China is actively developing further code-sharing and partnership programme. From summer 2007 onward, Air China will code-share with 18 domestic and international airlines, contributing 157 more routes and 2914 flights per week, of which the code-shares with three Star Alliance members: Lufthansa, United Airlines and All Nippon Airways will increase 72 core routes and 1670 flights per week connecting to 47 cities.