[photopress:air_il_duomo_milan.jpg,full,alignright]Starting at the end of this month Air China will have a new non-stop service from Shanghai to Milan. In Milan you can get some of the world’s finest tailoring and view great architecture like Il Duomo as shown in our illustration.
The new service will operate on an Airbus 340 with newly built premium-cabin services, ‘Forbidden Pavilion’ as First Class and ‘Capital Pavilion’ for Business Class. There will be four flights a week both arriving at their destinations quite early in the morning.
Mrs. Zhang Lan, Senior Vice President of Air China, said, ‘The new connection will fly more passengers between Shanghai, the most modern city in Eastern China, and Milan, the famous fashion city in Italy. It will also create many growth potentials and open up a channel for traveling and trading. The upgraded premium-cabin service on the Airbus 340 integrated the typical Chinese elements – “Forbidden City” and “Capital City” – have spacious seats, various on-board entertainments and catering, aiming to bring a superior on-board experience for European passengers.’
Currently, Air China is one of the most frequent airlines on Sino-Europe routes, flying up to 14 flights per week from Beijing or Shanghai to Milan or Rome. Air China’s strategic cooperation with some Italian airlines such as Alitalia and Air One gives connections through the partner airlines to other Italian cities.
At the same time Air China is going to increase the frequency on the Beijing-Paris route and provide two flights every day during peak times. The updated service will take care of the extra flow of passengers in the summer.
Air China’s fleet is now more than somewhat impressive:
213 Boeing and Airbus aircraft.
230 routes within 28 countries and regions.
71 domestic cities and 43 overseas cities.
5,000 flights and 900,000 seats every week.
Code-sharing alliance with 20 airlines globally.
Source: Air China