Air China upgrades daily Beijing-Frankfurt service

14 Nov 2012

Air China plans to upgrade the aircraft used on its second daily flight between Beijing and Frankfurt from November 22, meaning both daily services now use a new B777-300ER aircraft.

The airline began using its newly delivered B777-300ER on flight pairing CA931/2 in July last year. Now it plans to also deploy the aircraft on pairing CA965/6 that was previously served by a B747.

The B777-300ER aircraft offers an increase in capacity and features Air China’s new first and business class seats (see photos below and here), both with lie-flat beds and seat side power outlets. 

New business class

New first class 

A spokesperson said the upgrade was part of Air China’s long-term strategy of assigning B777-300ER’s to all of its long-haul routes. The airline has 19 B777-300ER’s on order from Boeing, the 10th of which was delivered at the end of last month.

At the end of October, the airline began using a B777-300ER on flights between Hong Kong and Beijing, while earlier this month it also announced it would deploy the aircraft on its Beijing–Sydney route from December (see here).

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Nicholas Olczak

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