Air China Flight

On December 20, 2010, in Tips & Ideas, Transportation, Travel Info, by Jack Li

A long vocation can be expected soon, you are excitedly planning for a china travel and you need advice on the ticket booking. Or you have just received the air ticket of Air China and you want to know what to expect on the flight. Is it safe? What about the meals, drinks, and snacks? I’m a vegetarian and I don’t eat meat. Do they have vegetarian meals? Are they free or should I bring pocket change? What about on board entertainment. Movies, personal entertainment centers like Virgin Atlantic? For your information, this blog introduces you China Air.

Basic Information

Airline’s Full Name: Air China Limited

Abbreviation Name: Air China


Simplified Chinese: 中国国际航空公司

Traditional Chinese: 中國國際航空公司

How to pronounce the Chinese Name: zhong gwoh gwoh gee hahng kong gong sih

Founded: 1988                                Logo: a stylized red phoenix

Headquarters: Beijing

Main Hubs: Beijing Capital International Airport    Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport

Safety Record

Air China had not only created the first class safety flight record in the world, but had reached the first level of aviation difficulty in the world as well for it had created the safety record for 43 years on the Lhasa which is called “Air Forbidden Zone” by the international civil aviation field.

Flight Punctuality Rate

It kept 82.66% by the end of 2008


Air China has together 212 aircrafts mainly of Boeing and Air Bus type until 30th June 2007


Self Check-in Service: Air China has equipped automatic check-in machines in together 27 airports in China. Passengers could put in the passport No. which used when purchasing tickets to check in at the airport by self. It will save much time for queuing for check in at the counter.

Special Service: “one ticket in the end” of the interim Service: Passengers check in at the departure can be points of origin to Beijing Air China interchange mess of international flights the boarding business, and print boarding pass the whole, the baggage to travel destination. Passengers only need to check the boarding information at the transfer counter and finish boarding process to boarding, without worry about the luggage.

Cabin Crews

Currently, the cabin crews are composed with Japanese, Korean, and Germany cabin crews, who are excellent in both professional quality and ethics.

First Class and Business Class

The new first class seats are designed with three seating positions – Standard, Executive and Rest – to create optimal personal space. Greater comfort comes with these spacious luxury seats and they allow you to relax as if you were in your own home. Business class seats feature a reclining angle of 170 degrees.

Entertainment during Flight

The first class and the business class of Air China provide a new interactive entertainment system which offers hundreds of movies and music selections, plus a whole range of online games. Multiple-system power connections are also available right at your fingertips.

The new interactive entertainment system offers hundreds of movies and music selections, plus a whole range of online games. Multiple-system power connections are also available right at your fingertips.

Catering Service

Air China provides free vegetarian meals, non-vegetarian meals, healthy meals and children meals for various needs of passengers.

Air china provides catering reservations to their first and business class passengers on some flights departing from Beijing. Passengers who hold first and business class tickets can reserve the catered meals in the Air China ticket offices or by calling Air China’s free service hotline at +86—4008—100—999 before 4pm on the day before departure. If you would like to cancel your catered meal, please call the hotline before 4pm on the day before departure.

China Air is the only airline that carries the national flag and the Chinese version of “Air China Limited”, which was written by Mr. Deng Xiaoping. It had been the Partners of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games as one of the largest airlines in China. Book your tickets in Air China for your next Beijing Tours or other China visiting plans.

Jack Li
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