Air China W18 International service changes as of 06SEP18

Air China in the last few days filed additional changes to its International operation for winter 2018/19 season, effective from 28OCT18. Latest schedule adjustment reflected this week includes the airline’s planned A350-900XWB service on International routes.

Planned changes as of 06SEP18 (including selected routes reflected in previous schedule update but not covered on Airlineroute) as follows.

Beijing – Chiang Mai Revised Operational aircraft changes, reflected recently:
28OCT18 – 06JAN19 737-800 (Previous plan: 737 MAX 8)
07JAN19 – 24FEB19 A330-300
25FEB19 – 30MAR19 737 MAX 8 (Previous plan: 737 MAX 8)

Beijing – London Heathrow eff 01FEB19 CA855/856 operated by A350-900XWB, replacing A330-200
Beijing – Milan Malpensa eff 28OCT18 A350-900XWB replaces A330-200, 5 weekly
Beijing – Minsk – Budapest 29OCT18 – 30NOV18 High-Density A330-200 replaces Low-Density, 3 weekly
Beijing – Phnom Penh eff 07JAN19 Previously planned service launch on 03SEP18 is delayed to this date. 3 weekly A320
Beijing – Singapore eff 28OCT18 CA969/970 787-9 replaces previously filed A330-300
Beijing – Tokyo Haneda eff 28OCT18
CA167/168 A330-300 replaces A321 (Previously reported)
CA421/422 A330-200 replaces A321 (Overall service becomes 2 daily each A330-200 and -300)

Beijing – Vienna 30OCT18 – 29NOV18 High-Density A330-200 replaces Low-Density, 3 weekly
Chengdu – Bangkok eff 28OCT18 A330-200 replaces A320/321, 1 daily
Chengdu – Frankfurt eff 01DEC18 High-Density A330-200 operating, replacing -300. 3 weekly
Chengdu – Paris CDG eff 01DEC18 High-Density A330-200 operating, replacing -300. 3 weekly
Chengdu – Sydney eff 03JAN19 High-Density A330-200 operating, replacing -300. 3 weekly (Previous plan: eff 01DEC18)
Shanghai Pu Dong – Frankfurt eff 01DEC18 A350-900XWB replaces A330-200, 1 daily
Shanghai Pu Dong – Milan Malpensa eff 01JAN19 A350-900XWB replaces A330-200, 1 daily

Previously reported changes:
Beijing – Bangkok Overall service reduces from 4 to 3 daily. Operational aircraft changes for following service:
CA959/960 eff 28OCT18 2-class 777-300ER replaces -200
CA979/980 eff 28OCT18 2-class 777-300ER replaces -200
CA757/758 21JAN19 – 28FEB19 A330-300 replaces 737-800

Beijing – Barcelona
eff 28OCT18 A330-300 replaces -200
28OCT18 – 07NOV18
Service operates 3 weekly instead of 4
08NOV18 – 25NOV18 Service reduced from 3 to 2 weekly with schedule variation
26NOV18 – 30MAR19 Service operates 3 weekly instead of 4

Beijing – Brisbane eff 18JAN19 Service resumption (since August 2018), 4 weekly A330-200
Beijing – Copenhagen eff 28OCT18 Service operates 3 weekly instead of 4, A330-200 operating
Beijing – Kuala Lumpur eff 01JAN19 Increase from 4 weekly to 7 weekly, A321 replaces A330-300
Beijing – London Heathrow eff 29OCT18 Increase from 14 to 17 weekly, new CA787/788 service operated by A330-200
Beijing – Melbourne 13NOV18 – 25FEB19 Service operates 7 weekly for Northern winter season with A330-300 (previously listed from 28OCT18 to 30MAR19)
Beijing – Moscow Sheremetyevo eff 28OCT18 Increase from 4 weekly in W17 to 7 weekly, A330-300 operating
Beijing – Phuket eff 28OCT18 A330-300 operates 1 daily, replacing -200 in W17
Beijing – Sydney Seasonal Boeing 777-300ER operation returns
28OCT18 – 02DEC18 3-class 777-300ER
03DEC18 – 03MAR19 2-class 777-300ER
04MAR19 – 30MAR19 3-class 777-300ER

Beijing – Pyongyang eff 28OCT18 Service operates 2 weekly in W18, instead of 3 weekly
Beijing – Zurich Service suspended during winter 2018/19 season
Chengdu – London Gatwick eff 28OCT18 A330-200 replace -300, 3 weekly. Operational schedule revised