Air China could be set to fly to Copenhagen once again with a new four-times-weekly service currently set to take off from Beijing on May 30 this year.
According to the airline’s schedule, the new flights will depart on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays, taking nine hours and 50 minutes flying to Copenhagen and just under nine hours on the return leg.
Details of the flight are as follows (all times local):
|CA887||Beijing (PEK)||Copenhagen (CPH)||0255||0645||Mon, Wed, Fri, Sun|
|CA878||Copenhagen (CPH)||Beijing (PEK)||1315||0410+1|
The schedule currently has the airline’s Airbus A330-200 flying the route, laid out with 30 seats in business class in a 2-2-2 layout and 207 economy class seats in a 2-4-2 configuration. Seats in business class are fully flat and have a seated pitch of 80 inches, while economy seats can recline to 105 degrees and offer 32 inches of pitch.
The new service ought to be taken with a pinch of salt, however. Back in 2011, Air China announced it would fly to the Danish capital starting June 2012, but plans for the route were dropped before it took off, according to a report at the time by industry website routesonline.com.
If the route does go ahead, however, it won’t be the only non-stop service open to Air China passengers between Copenhagen and Beijing. Air China has a codeshare agreement with fellow Star Alliance member Scandinavian Airlines, which flies daily between the two cities (CA6801/CA6802). Travellers can also transit through Arlanda Airport (ARN) in Stockholm, which Air China flies to, and connect to Scandinavian Airlines flights to Copenhagen.
Air China is not the only airline with Copenhagen in its sights, though. Hong Kong’s flag carrier, Cathay Pacific, announced last year that it plans to launch a new seasonal service to the city from May 2 to October 12 using its newest aircraft, the Airbus A350.