6 March 2014

Air China offers Beijing to Vienna and Barcelona four times a week

As a member carrier of the Star Alliance, the world's largest airline network, Air China has been actively expanding its European schedule. The airline has opted to fill the gaps for nonstop flights linking East Asia and Barcelona, and also to boost the availability of flights betSween Beijing and Vienna. 

Source: Air China
Air China's new Beijing-Vienna-Barcelona service will be Air China's 23rd European route. It provides a direct path between East Asia and Central and Southern Europe, sparing passengers the trouble of having to make transfers, but also offer an additional option to travelers between such cities as Tokyo, Seoul, Hong Kong, Bangkok and Manila and Europe.

CA841/2 will be offered on Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays, with the outbound flight leaving Beijing at 0210 and arriving in Vienna at 0610, then in Barcelona at 0925 (local times). The return flight leaves Barcelona at 1125, arrives in Vienna at 1325 and then touches down in Beijing at 0555 the next day (local times). 
The service is to be operated with a wide-body A330-300 and features a Business Class with full-flat seats. The Premium Economy Class offers 120% of the legroom available in standard Economy Class. Personal entertainment systems are available in all classes of service.

According to IATA's projections, Europe's international passenger demand is expected to grow by 4.7% in 2014. Air China also quotes survey results to show that Chinese travellers to Europe have been increasing at a two-digit rate in the past 10 years. 

Air China currently offers more than 100 flights per week between China and Europe, serving such major European cities as London, Paris, Frankfurt, Rome, Moscow and Madrid.