Air China Launches Express Customs Clearance in Australia

By Air China, PRNE
Thursday, May 5, 2011

BEIJING, May 6, 2011 - Air China recently launched an express customs clearance service in
Sydney and Melbourne which will allow Air China's VIP passengers to pass
quickly and easily through customs. Air China is the first Chinese airline to
launch this service on any China-Australia route.

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Air China officially launched this exclusive express service on its
Australia routes on April 15th. Air China's VIP passengers, including
business class and Platinum card holders can obtain an Express Customs
Clearance card and business class lounge when then check in at Sydney at
Melbourne airports. Cardholders will be able to bypass the queues at the
security gate and customs.

VIP customers flying to Australia will be able to obtain the Express
Customs Clearance card from cabin crew onboard their flight. They will be
able to bypass the queues at customs and quarantine in Sydney and Melbourne,
which normally take about an hour. The introduction of the Express Customs
Clearance card will save a lot of time for passengers at the congested Sydney
and Melbourne airports.

Air China: Carrying China, Spanning the World

Air China is China's only national flag carrier and a Star Alliance
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. Thanks to our admission to the Star Alliance, our
route network, with Beijing as its hub, is able to place 1,121 destinations
in 178 countries within our reach.

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

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