Air China Launches B747-8 Operations

Air China has launched operations for its new Boeing 747-8I jet, becoming the first Asian operator of the type after taking delivery of the new jet from manufacturer Boeing at the beginning of the month. Flight CA 1315 took off from Beijing Capital International Airport at 1141 hrs bound for the southern Chinese city of … Continue reading

China Eastern Airlines Unveils New Cabin Products

China Eastern Airlines has unveiled its new First, Business and Economy Class cabin products, set to debut on its upcoming Boeing 777-300ER jets. The Shanghai-based carrier has ordered 20 of the popular aircraft, which will replace its aging Airbus A340-600 fleet and support long-haul expansion plans.   First Class The airline is raising the bar … Continue reading

London (Heathrow) Terminal 2 Open For Operations

London’s Heathrow International Airport, one of the busiest air hubs in the world, marked a milestone in its revitalization today with the opening of the newly-rebuilt Terminal 2. Passengers onboard United Airlines flight UA 958, arriving from Chicago at 0543 hrs this morning, were the first to utilize the facility, dubbed The Queen’s Terminal in … Continue reading

Hawaiian Airlines Connects China

Hawaiian Airlines, the eighth largest carrier in the USA, has launched its first flights to China and signed a new codeshare agreement with Star Alliance member Air China.   3 Times Weekly Honolulu – Beijing The Honolulu-based airline commenced a 3 times weekly service to Beijing from Hawaii, aimed at boosting the island’s tourism offerings … Continue reading

Air China Offers Peking Duck Inflight

Premium passengers flying with Air China can now enjoy authentic “Peking Duck” onboard. The Star Alliance member has partnered renowned Beijing institution Quanjude to offer the signature dish as part of its First Class dining on long-haul flights to Europe and the USA.   The airline and restaurant undertook an extensive development process encompassing preparation … Continue reading