Air China launches non-stop Beijing-Washington flight

Updated: 2014-06-01 20:51


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BEIJING - Air China will offer non-stop flights between Beijing and Washington D.C. four times a week from June 10 this year in the latest move to expand its network in the United States.

The flight, operated with Boeing 777-300ER aircraft, is scheduled to leave Beijing at 1:00 pm (Beijing time) and arrive at 2:35 pm (Washington time) on the same day. The return flight is expected to depart at 4:35 pm and arrive at Beijing Capital International Airport at 6:15 pm the next day.

Flight numbers for the Beijing-Washington service will be CA817/818.

The United States is a popular travel destination for the increasingly affluent Chinese. China is expected to be the top tourist source market for the United States in 2018 with the number of visiting Chinese hitting 4.7 million, according to predictions from the US official tourism and marketing organization Brand USA.