BEIJING, Dec. 1, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Air China will start Beijing - Montreal - Havana service on December 27, 2015, a southward extension to Havana of the carrier's Beijing - Montreal service already started on September 29. With the extension, passengers make a short stopover in Montreal and then continue their journey to the "Jewel of the Caribbean" for its romantic Latin American charms.
In recent years, the economic and trade ties between China and Cuba have become increasingly close. Air China's Montreal - Havana - Beijing service will not only become a new link between China and Cuba, but also further the economic, trade and cultural cooperation between the two countries, giving a further boost to Cuba's tourism in particular. The new service will be the first of the kind between China and Cuba, making it much easier to travel between China and other Asian regions and Cuba, and offering an easy option to travelers in Cuba and the Caribbean who can fly on Air China to Beijing and then connect to other parts of the world.
The Beijing - Montreal - Havana service represents a tangible move by Air China to expand its footprint in the Central and South American regions. In 2015, Air China has been cementing its global route network with its hub in Beijing and the expansion of its presence in the Americas. The new service will bring the number of destinations in the Americas that Air China serves up to 10, including New York (JFK, Newark), Washington, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Houston, Vancouver, Montreal, Hawaii, Sao Paulo and Havana. Air China now offers over 140 flights per week, linking to North America, Central America and South America. Comfortable cabin environment and attentive services guarantee passengers a truly pleasant travel experience.
About the flights
The flights CA879/CA880 Beijing-Montreal are operated three times a week on Tuesday, Friday and Sunday. The outbound flight departs from Beijing at 14:00 and arrives in Montreal at 13:40 and Havana at 20:15. The return flight departs from Havana at 09:00, arrives in Montreal at 12:30 and in Beijing at 17:30 the following day. The flights are to be operated with Boeing 777-300ER, an aircraft type quite popular with the world's business travelers. Its First Class and Business Class are outfitted with full-flat seats and a central bar.
About Air China
Air China is China's only national flag carrier and a member carrier of the world's largest airline network - Star Alliance.
By Nov 2015, Air China had a fleet of 523 passenger aircraft and freighters of mainly Boeing and Airbus families (including those of the carriers which Air China has a majority stake in). It operates 353 routes, including 97 international routes, 14 regional routes and 242 domestic routes. It serves 171 cities in 38 countries and regions, including 62 international cities, 3 regional cities and 106 domestic cities. Every week, Air China offers over 1.47 million seats on over 7700 flights per week.
Utilizing its extensive route network and its hub in Beijing, especially after its admission to the Star Alliance, Air China can fly passengers to 1,328 airports in 195 countries.
PhoenixMiles, Air China's customer loyalty program created in 1994, is Asia's only frequent flyer program shared by a number of carriers.
Air China's customer service philosophy revolves around four elements: credibility, convenience, comfort, and choice. Hard work over the years has resulted in a tremendous increase in Air China's brand value. In 2013, Air China ranked again as one of the world's top 500 brands with a brand value of RMB 91.899 billion, and was the only Chinese carrier on the World Brands 500 list.
For more, visit Air China's official website www.airchina.com or call Air China's hotline 95583.
SOURCE Air China