Air China Cargo Launches Freight Route to Chengdu Using Boeing 747-400

By Air China, PRNE
Sunday, May 8, 2011

BEIJING, May 9, 2011 - On April 21, a Boeing 747-400 made its first Air China Cargo flight from
Chengdu to Shanghai. Using Air China Cargo's network, shipments from Europe
can be quickly transported to Chengdu, and goods from Chengdu can now be
easily transported through the Air China hub in Shanghai to the rest of the
world. The new air shipping corridor is another step in China's campaign to
develop the western part of the country.



To promote the development of Chengdu as an aviation hub, Air
China Cargo has launched a Milan-Chengdu-Shanghai shipping route. The route
is flown twice weekly using Boeing 747-400 cargo freighters. Chengdu will
also dock 42 international cargo routes from Shanghai, making Chengdu
accessible to the world and making the world accessible to Chengdu.

Air China Cargo currently has nine Boeing 747-400 aircraft in its
fleet - the most of any airline operating in China's civil aviation industry.
The airline has opened cargo flights that depart from Shanghai to Copenhagen,
Frankfurt, Paris, Milan, Vienna, New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Taipei,
Tokyo and Osaka. Air China Cargo has exclusive rights to use the cargo holds
of 280 of Air China's passenger aircrafts. Through Air China's global
network, Air China Cargo ships to 128 destinations in 29 countries using
nearly 300 routes. Cargo space on passenger aircraft and freighters is served
by 622 ground shipping routes to ensure the efficient transport of goods
around the world.

Air China: Carrying China, Spanning the World

Air China is China's only national flag carrier and a Star
member. In addition to commercial operations, it also provides
special flight services for the country's state leaders on official visit to
other countries. With a fleet of 280 Airbus and Boeing aircraft (including
266 passenger airliners and 9 freighters), 1 training plane and 4 business
jets, we run 266 routes - 69 international, 13 regional, and 184 domestic -
serving a total of 137 cities, including 42 international, 3 regional and 92
domestic, in 29 countries and regions. We offer over 6,900 flights with over
1,000,000 seats every week.

For more information, please visit Air China's website at, or call Air China's service hotline at 4008-100-999.

Graham Norris, Ogilvy PR Worldwide, graham.norris at, +86-10-8520-6688

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