MIAMI – Air China announced a new route that connects Los Angeles (LAX) with Shenzhen (SZX) in China—known as “The Silicon Valleys” from Asia and America.
According to the carrier, the three-time a week service is the first nonstop flight between these two cities. The flights are expected to be launched on December 7, 2017.
“With China as Los Angeles’ top trading partner, we are committed to growing and strengthening the economic and cultural ties between the two,” said Zhihang Chi, Air China’s Vice President, and General Manager.
The route will be operated by a three-cabin Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner, equipped with 293 seats: 30 in Business Class, 34 in Premium Economy and 229 Economy.
The new service schedule is:
|CA 769||Shenzhen-Los Angeles||23:30||20:00||Mon, Thu, Sat||B787-9|
|CA 770||Los Angeles-Shenzhen||22:50||5:40+2**||Mon, Thu, Sat||B787-9|
|Note: * All times are local. ** +2 = Two days. Days of operation and times are subject to seasonal changes.|
Since 2013, Air China has been launching a new route every year. This announcement sets 150 flights per week between the US and China, offering nonstop services to Beijing (PEK) from Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York, Newark, Washington Dulles, Houston, Honolulu, Vancouver, and Montreal.
Currently, the Beijing-based carrier boasts a 390-aircraft fleet, comprised of 139 Airbus A319/320/321, 59 A330-200/-300, 142 Boeing 737-700/-800, 10 747-400/-8, 29 777-200/300, and 11 787-9 Dreamliners.