Air China on Tuesday (22MAR16) once again updated its schedule listing on summer 2016 season, which sees the re-appearance of Boeing 787-9 preliminary operation. Airline Route on 03MAR16 reported Air China’s preliminary 787-9 schedule, as which appeared in the GDS schedule listing as well as the OAG, however the preliminary schedule was being removed a week later.
As of 23MAR16, revised preliminary 787-9 operation as follow, note the additional domestic flights by 787-9 is loaded for Oct 2016.
eff 01JUN16 Beijing – Shanghai Hongqiao CA1519/1520, CA1549/1550 (CA1855/1856 from 01SEP16, CA1831/1832 from 01OCT16)
eff 01JUL16 Beijing – Frankfurt CA965/966
eff 01JUL16 Beijing – Guangzhou CA1315/1316 in July 2016, CA1351/1352 from 01SEP16, CA1301/1302 from 01OCT16 (No 787-9 service on this route in August 2016)
eff 01AUG16 Beijing – Rome
At time this post goes to press, actual reservation for specific routes/flights listed above has yet to display 787 as operating aircraft. Planned Boeing 787-9 operation remains subject to change.