Air China launches non-stop Beijing-Houston service

12 Jul 2013 by Clement Huang

Air China has begun a non-stop service between Beijing Capital International Airport and Houston's George Bush International Airport.

The new four-times-weekly service was first announced in March (see here), and the inaugural flight from Beijing touched down in Houston just after 1500 yesterday. 

The flights will depart Houston on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays at 0100 and arrive in Beijing the following day at 0450 local time. Flights taking off out of Beijing will leave on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays at 1500 and arrive in Houston at 1540 local time. The route will be operated by a three-class B777-300ER with eight seats in first, 42 in business, and 261 in economy.  

“Houston continues to enhance its position as a key global gateway and the arrival of Air China speaks volumes about the potential for even more growth in the future,” said Houston mayor Annise Parker. “The cultures and economies of Beijing and Houston continue to draw closer together than ever before and non-stop air service between the two cities will help both sides maximize the benefits associated with new partnerships and greater connectivity.”

With the launch of this new service, Houston has become Air China’s fifth gateway in North America, joining Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco and Vancouver.

This is the latest development of Air China’s growing expansion, which has already seen it launch new services to Geneva (see here), Frankfurt (see here) and Hawaii (see here) this year.

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Clement Huang

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