Air China triples flights between London and Beijing
Air China, the country’s major carrier to the UK, is increasing the frequency of its flights between London Heathrow and Beijing, as well introducing the new Airbus A350-900 to operate the route.
The new Airbus A350-900 aircraft has been introduced to the UK fleet to improve the in-flight experience across all classes. In addition, it will allow the flag carrier to increase the number of flights between London and Beijing to three flights a day, further improving the connection between the UK and China.
The aircraft provides 312 seats in total, offering a new layout with 32 seats in Business Class, 24 seats in Premium Economy Class and 256 seats in Economy.
The aircraft’s cabin design also has more space for window seat passengers, and its advanced air management system can adjust the cabin temperature in real time. This means that it can purify circulating air every two to three minutes, creating a more comfortable flight experience.
Jingjie Li, general manager of Air China UK office, said: “We are very excited to introduce the new Airbus A350 model to our UK to China fleet.
“Not only does the introduction of this new aircraft give us the opportunity to increase our daily flights between London and Beijing to triple daily, but also offer our passengers a new and improved in-flight experience, maximising their comfort and enjoyment of flying with Air China.”
Business Class passengers can now enjoy a more spacious cabin, with the reverse herringbone configuration, while Premium Economy passengers will be able to experience increased leg-room, greater chair recline, seat adjustment control and four-way headrests.
For Economy Class passengers, the aircraft features four-way headrests, neck support and adjustable footrest.
Air China is a Star Alliance member, so as well as providing an accessible bridge between the UK and China, it has a robust network covering six continents.