BEIJING, Dec. 30, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Starting January 1, 2017, passengers who fly on Air China's flights departing from Europe and the Americas for Chinese cities with a transit in Beijing can benefit from Air China's newly introduced "Fully Entrusted-No Baggage Claim" service.
With the "Fully Entrusted-No Baggage Claim" service, passengers can, in the form of pre-authorization at the airport of origin in Europe and the Americas, fully entrust their checked baggage to Air China, and Air China can, on behalf of the passengers, open their checked baggage in transit via Beijing for inspections by the customs and quarantine authorities. Passengers who need the service are required, while checking in at the airport of origin, to sign the baggage tag(s) to confirm that they agree to fully entrust Air China with process of inspections by the customs and quarantine authorities. After arriving at Beijing Capital International Airport, passengers can directly clear the immigration without having to claim their checked baggage and then proceed to the transit zone for the onward connecting flight. The service will cut the time passengers usually need to spend going through the transit formalities, enhancing passengers' travel experiences.
(Note: To qualify for the service, passengers (1) must fly on Air China-operated flights for the entire journey instead of codeshare flights, and (2) should NOT put items into their checked baggage that should be declared for customs and quarantine inspections.)
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 Oct. 2016, Air China had a fleet of 603 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 376 routes, including 101 international routes, 14 regional routes and 261 domestic routes. It serves 178 cities in 39 countries and regions, including 64 international cities, 3 regional cities and 111 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 1,330 airports in 193 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 101.536 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.
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SOURCE Air China