15JUL16 – Air China W16 International Operation Changes

Air China on Thursday and Friday (14/15JUL16) gradually updated its initially planned winter 2016/17 schedule on international routes, effective 30OCT16.

Following changes has reflected in the inventory listing:
Beijing – Auckland Daily operation for Northern winter season revised to 30OCT16 – 12FEB17, frequency reduction to 5 weekly from 13FEB17, 4 weekly from 22FEB17
Beijing – Chiang Mai 24DEC16 – 28FEB17 Seasonal increase from 1 to 2 daily
CA723 PEK0910 – 1330CNX 738 D
CA823 PEK1700 – 2120CNX 738 27
CA823 PEK1800 – 2220CNX 738 x27

CA724 CNX1420 – 1950PEK 738 D
CA824 CNX2300 – 0430+1PEK 738 27
CA824 CNX2320 – 0450+1PEK 738 x27

Beijing – Geneva 19JAN17 – 18MAR17 Reduce from 3 to 2 weekly (Day 46), Day 1 service cancelled
Beijing – Los Angeles Overall frequency in winter season will be 21 weekly, except certain reductions in Nov 2016
Beijing – Minsk – Budapest – Beijing 16JAN17 – 15FEB17 Reduce from 3 to 2 weekly (Day 13), Day 5 service cancelled
Beijing – Montreal Overall service increases from 3 to 4 weekly
CA879 PEL1310 – 1305YUL 77W 247
CA880 YUL1505 – 1805+1PEK 77W 247

Beijing – Montreal – Havana Service to Havana, which being reduced from 3 to 1 weekly starting today (15JUL16), is maintained on/after 30OCT16
CA879 PEK1310 – 1305YUL1620 – 2015HAV 77W 5
CA880 HAV0900 – 1230YUL1505 – 1805+1PEK 77W 6

Beijing – Moscow Sheremetyevo Airbus A330-300 replaces Boeing 777-200, 5 weekly
CA909 PEK1345 – 1700SVO 333 x26
CA910 SVO1855 – 0720+1PEK 333 x26

Beijing – Paris CDG Service reduced from planned 11 to 10 weekly
CA875 PEK0205 – 0625CDG 330 167
CA933 PEK1330 – 1745CDG 77W D

CA876 CDG1225 – 0555+1PEK 330 167
CA934 CDG1930 – 12358+1PEK 77W D

Beijing – Rome Boeing 787-9 service, to be introduced from 01AUG16, is maintained on/after 30OCT16
Chengdu – Frankfurt 3 weekly service operates with A330-300, replacing -200 for winter season
Chengdu – Kathmandu Service to operate 5 weekly instead of planned 3 weekly, A319 operatin
Chongqing – Dubai 3 weekly service introduced in April 2016, will continue to operate in winter 2016/17 season, with A330-200
Hangzhou – Bangkok 2nd daily service introduced this month, will be maintained on/after 30OCT16, A321 operating
Shenzhen – Frankfurt 3 weekly service introduced in May 2016, will continue to operate in winter 2016/17 season, with A330-200
Wuhan – Chiang Mai Service during winter season operates 3 weekly, instead of previously listed 2 weekly
Yinchuan – Chongqing – Cam Ranh/Nha Trang 1 daily service 737-800 launched today (15JUL16), is maintained on/after 30OCT16

Following changes has been reflected in timetable listing only, to be reflected in the inventory at a later date. Reservation will be open at a later date for new routes:
Beijing – Auckland Boeing 787-9 replaces A330-200 (Actual reservation at time this post goes to press continues to display A330)
Beijing – Ho Chi Minh City Service to be increased from 5 to 7 weekly, 737-700 service
Beijing – Los Angeles CA887/888 operates with Boeing 787-9, replacing 777-300ER (Actual reservation at time this post goes to press continues to display 777)
Chengdu – Urumqi – Rome NEW 3 weekly A330-300 service from 30OCT16
CA465 CTU1300 – 1645URC1845 – 2005FCO 333 257
CA466 FCO2205 – 1240+1URC1440+1 – 1800+1CTU 333 257

Chengdu – Sydney NEW 3 weekly A330-200 service from 30OCT16
CA429 CTU2330 – 1310+1SYD 330 257
CA430 SYD1500 – 2300CTU 330 136

Shenzhen – Melbourne NEW 4 weekly A330-200 service from 31OCT16
CA767 SZX2330 – 1215+1MEL 330 x257
CA768 MEL2200 – 0450+1SZX 330 x136

Tianjin – Dalian – Sapporo Chitose NEW 3 weekly 737-800 service from 31OCT16
CA735 TSN0850 – 0950DLC1050 – 1500CTS 738 136
CA736 CTS1600 – 1830DLC1930 – 2040TSN 738 136

EDIT as of 2330GMT 19JUL16: Air China on Tuesday (19JUL16) removed operational schedule for Chengdu – Sydney and Chengdu – Urumqi – Rome, while continues to display Shenzhen – Melbourne route. These routes remain unavailable for reservation. Further, Boeing 787-9 operational schedule for Auckland and Los Angeles, has switched back to A330 and 777-300ER respectively, in timetable listing.


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