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February 27, 2012

Air China 747-400PAX S12 Operation Update as of 27FEB12

by JL

Edit as of 20JUL12: Air China will maintain Boeing 747-400PAX International Operation on/after 28OCT12 on New York JFK service

Update at 0900GMT 27FEB12

This is a follow-up to the report appeared on 22FEB12, Air China introducing Boeing 777-300ER service to New York JFK.

Star Alliance member Air China over the weekend (of 24FEB12 – 26FEB12) has updated its Domestic China schedule, which sees Boeing 747-400PAX (744) aircraft assigned on Beijing – Shanghai Hongqiao CA1857/1858 flight in Summer 2012 season, from 25MAR12 to 27OCT12.

On 22FEB12, Airline Route reported that the 744’s Final scheduled operation was tentatively scheduled on 30SEP12. This should now be CORRECTED as tentative Final INTERNATIONAL Scheduled operation. Based on the inventory listing, last 744 flight is currently scheduled on 27OCT12, although this remain subject to change until the airline releases Winter 2012/13 schedule around July/August.

Schedule for CA1857/1858 service:
CA1857 PEK1945 – 2155SHA 744 D
CA1858 SHA0755 – 1015PEK 744 D

Note on Domestic China flights, airlines tend to swap aircraft in the very last minute.

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