Air China to add more flights to Beijing – New York schedule

13 October 2015 (Last Updated October 13th, 2015 18:30)

Air China has unveiled plans to add more flights to its Beijing - New York schedule to meet the rising demand for air travel between China and the US.

Air China has unveiled plans to add more flights to its Beijing-New York schedule to meet the rising demand for air travel between China and the US.

The airlines will commence the new service on 26 October, with four flights per week.

The airport currently operates two daily flights from Beijing Capital International Airport to JFK Airport.

These proposed operations will make Air China the only Chinese carrier serving the Newark Airport.

In 2015, Air China has been cementing its global route network with its hub in Beijing and expanding its footprint in the Americas.

Currently, Air China runs operations in New York, Washington, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Houston, Vancouver, Montreal and Hawaii, offering over 140 flights per week.

Recently, the United Airlines requested approval from the US Department of Transportation (DoT), to begin the first trans-Pacific service to Xi'an, China, from the airline's San Francisco hub.

On approval, the airlines would become the only airline operating Xi'an flights to/from the US and the first US carrier to serve Xi'an.
Additionally, the China Eastern Airlines started the' year-round service between Auckland, New Zealand and Shanghai, China, on 26 September, with four flights per week.

During talks held in Washington in May, China had offered to allow an increase in the number of flights to and from Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou, while decreasing caps for other domestic cities.

However, the US reportedly expressed doubt that its airlines might be allotted less attractive landing and take-off slots.