Air China’s Economy class is divided into Premium Economy Class and the regular Economy Class. In Premium Economy Class, passengers get even more leg room (110% of the leg room in regular Economy Class), extra space between seats, enhanced interactive inflight audio video on demand (AVOD) entertainment options, and power outlets. Passengers can check in one bag not exceeding 30kg.
Regular Economy Class seats pitch at 31”-33” on long haul flights and 30” (31” in Airbus 321) on short-haul flights. Passengers receive free meals and drinks. The newer aircraft have the seatback personal entertainment systems, while the older aircraft do not. On short hauls, food will be provided, but may not be complete meals but snacks.
Continental breakfasts, hot porridge and similar Chinese favourites, fruits, desserts, and snacks are offered by the airline. For short duration flights, passengers will be served beverages and snacks, while passengers on medium and long-haul flights that coincide with meal times will be served meals. The meals are served in beautiful arrangements, heightening your appreciation.
The Capital Pavilion is the Business Class of Air China, catering to local and international business travellers. Enjoy your business trip in the comfort of seats that recline 170 degrees, and are 190cm long and 54cm wide. The seats are widely spaced, giving you just that right amount of privacy you need to work or relax. The traditional Chinese menu as well as the more Western options will tickle your taste buds no matter which meal you desire. Lie back to great music, and relax with the wines on offer. You will arrive at your destination relaxed and ready to go to your next meeting.
Capital Pavilion Business Class travellers (selected classes) can also enjoy a free limousine ride from your destination location in either Beijing or Shanghai to the airport. The service is punctual and gives you peace of mind before and after your flight.
Capital Pavilion passengers can access lounges at the airports, where they can drink, smoke, dine, or watch videos. Internet is available at the lounges.
In the Forbidden Pavilion and Capital Pavilion Classes, enjoy interactive games, cartoons, movies, and music on demand. In the Economy Classes, the newer aircraft have seatback entertainment systems. The older aircraft have the overhead screen.
Choose from over 98 local and foreign films available in multiple languages. Create your own entertainment from the choices on offer. Aviation magazines and newspapers, 12 music channels, and eight classic movies add to your entertainment options.
Meals on board the aircraft add to the entertainment of the flight, offering great accompaniment to the movies and music. Seasonal variations, diverse menus, combinations of western and eastern food go a long way to make the meals memorable.
In the wide-body aircraft, the entertainment system is AVOD, giving you endless hours of pleasure. Chinese and bilingual movies, over a hundred music CDs, and many games are on offer, to suit both the adult and the child in you.
Enjoy your flight in comfort, munching on snacks, while you play a heart-pounding game or listen to soothing music.
Air China operates flights to 289 routes, of which 73 are international flights, 14 are regional, and an impressive 202 are domestic. These destinations are in 143 cities in 30 countries. Over 6,900 flights are on offer, and with its membership in Star Alliance, it has a network of 1,329 destinations in 194 countries, linking its passengers to the entire world. Within the domestic market, the airline flies to Erdos, Baotou, Guilin, Lhasa, Manchuria, and Jiamusi.
Air China flies to and from Beijing, PuDong, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Hangzhou, Chengdu, Tokyo, and Singapore in the east, and Los Angeles, Vancouver, London, and New York in the west. It also flies to Sydney, Frankfurt, Seoul, and Bangkok.
The proposed flights for 2013 include Beijing to Chiang Mai, daily flights to Chongqing to San Francisco, Beijing to Geneva, Chengdu to Frankfurt, and Beijing to Houston. The airline is committed to increasing options offered, so as to serve you better. If you are looking for a flight to China, look no further than Air China.
Air China - Awards and Recognition
Air China has been awarded and celebrated for its operational excellence, brand equity and recognized as one of the top airline brands in the world. The airline’s awards and recognitions:
- Chinese Brand Annual Award No.1 Air Service Sector
- Chinese Culture Brand Award 2012
- Among the top 500 Global Brands – Year 2007 – Year 2012
- Ranked 24th among China's 500 most valuable brands
- “Customer Satisfaction Award" and "Customer Satisfaction Gold Award”
- Brand jointly recognized as one of "China's Top Ten International Brands"
- Named among the "Top 25 Exemplary Brands of China -- Brand China Huapu Annual Award"
- "Best Chinese Airline", "Airline of the Year", "Pathfinder Award", "Best Corporate Image Award" and "Top Ten Chinese Economic Leaders"