Air China Providing 11.5% More Seats This Chinese New YearBy Air China, PRNE
Thursday, January 13, 2011
National flag carrier offering discounts of up to 80% on flights during Spring Festival holiday
BEIJING, January 14, 2011 - Air China is laying on 11.5% more seats this Chinese New Year holiday
compared to last year, helping tens of thousands more people get home to
their families for the most important holiday of the year. The nation's only
flag carrier has scheduled 7.2 million seats on 40,000 flights for the year's
busiest travel period, set to begin on Jan.19. Not only that, but some
customers can purchase tickets for their Spring Festival travels from Air
China at discounts of up to 80%.
Air China forecasts that the transport flow during the upcoming Spring
Festival will increase by 12%. To accommodate passengers and satisfy travel
demand, the airline will provide 5.77 million domestic seats and 1.43 million
international seats for the peak travel period. Moreover, the carrier is
offering a series of promotions to its customers.
Discounts of up to 80%
Until Feb.17, Air China is offering tickets with discounts of up to 80%,
which will be especially useful for those who work away from home and want to
reunite with their families for the holiday. For example, flights from
Changchun and Shenyang to Beijing can be purchased for RMB290; and flights
from Chongqing to Guangzhou for RMB240.
Double discounts for Spring Festival
Passengers who purchase tickets between today and Feb.17 can enjoy an
extra 8% discount. For customers traveling Feb.4-8 or Feb.12-17, an extra
discount of 10% is available.
The above promotions are valid only when buying tickets through the Air
China sales hotline at 4008-986-999 or via www.airchina.com.cn. The
availability of discounted tickets is limited during the Spring Festival.
Travelers are advised to book their tickets as far in advance as possible.
Further discounts are available when purchasing tickets from the airline's
direct sale channels.
Air China is China's only national flag carrier and a Star Alliance
member. With a fleet of over 280 Airbus and Boeing aircraft, Air China's 264
routes serve 29 countries and regions. Thanks to the airline's admission to
the Star Alliance, Air China's route network, with Beijing as its hub,
includes 1,160 destinations in 181 countries. Air China now has over 14
million members in its frequent flyers program.
Graham Norris, Ogilvy PR Worldwide, graham.norris at ogilvy.com, +86-10-8520-6688
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