air chinaThe Premier of Victoria, Australia, the Hon. Daniel Andrews MP, recently visited Air China’s headquarters in Beijing, meeting with Mr. Wang Ming Yuan, vice-president of Air China.

Over the course of 2015, Air China will increase its capacity from Melbourne by 60 per cent, the largest increase in a single year since Air China first entered the Australian market 30 years ago.

A daily direct service between Beijing and Melbourne commenced on 25 October, making Air China the only carrier to offer a direct service between Melbourne and Beijing. The carrier also operates a non-stop service from Melbourne to Shanghai four times a week.

Both routes are operated by the latest Airbus A330-200 aircraft offering 28 lieflat bed business class seats and 199 economy class seats with a generous seat pitch of 32”.

The direct services connect Air China customers to Beijing and Shanghai, two signature cities in China, and from there to Air China’s extensive domestic network. The airline also has the largest capacity to Europe and North America from China, with passengers having a choice of 24 daily flights to 16 Europe cities, 12 daily flights to 8 North America cities and 30 daily flights to 12 Japanese and South Korean cities.

Air China business class travellers can enjoy a complimentary chauffeur-driven limousine service in Beijing and eight other major cities in China, as well as on-arrival lounge service with shower and changing room facilities. Air China also offers one of the most generous baggage allowances of any airline flying from Australia to China, Europe, Japan and North America.

In 2014, Air China celebrated its 30th anniversary of flights to Australia. The direct service builds on the strong aviation traditions between the two countries.

The Star Alliance member operates 350 routes, including 87 international routes, 16 regional routes and 247 domestic routes. It serves 168 cities in 35 countries and regions, including 58 international cities, 4 regional cities and 106 domestic cities. Every week, Air China offers over 1.47 million seats on over 7700 flights per week.

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