Washington, DC – Dulles International Airport is celebrating the launch of Air China’s new service linking Washington, DC and Beijing.
State-owned Air China plans service four times a week between the two cities with new-generation Boeing 777-300ER featuring three-class cabins: first class (Forbidden Pavilion), business (Capital Pavilion) and economy class.
First class cabins feature luxury suites; business class cabins boast 180-degree flatbed seats, while all cabins have individual TV screens with audio-video-on-demand (AVOD).
Air China’s new nonstop service (CA 818) departs from Washington Dulles International to Beijing at 5:00 pm local time on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.
It arrives in Beijing the next day at 6:40 pm local time. CA 817 departs Beijing on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays at 12:45 pm local time and arrives at IAD on the same day at 2:35 pm local time. Beijing is 13 hours ahead of Washington, DC.
Washington Dulles International is Air China’s seventh gateway in North America. Other hubs are Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York, Houston, Honolulu, and Vancouver.
Air China is currently the world’s largest airline by market capitalization, according to the International Air Transport Association.
The carrier operates a fleet of 461 Boeing and Airbus aircraft operating on 284 global routes thoughout Asia, Oceania, the Middle East, Europe, South and North America from its main hub at Beijing’s Capital International Airport.