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June 14, 2012

Air China W12 International Operation Changes as of 14JUN12

by JL

Update at 0000GMT 14JUN12

As per 14JUN12 GDS inventory display, initial changes to Air China’s Winter 2012 International operation, effective 28OCT12, as follows.

Beijing – Frankfurt CA965/966 Boeing 747-400COMBI operation introduced in Summer 2012, is maintained in W12. This replaces A330-200 (CA931/932 continues with 777-300ER operation)
Beijing – Moscow Sheremetyevo Airbus A330-300 replaces Boeing 777-200 on Day x26
Beijing – Phuket Winter operation continues 3 weekly Boeing 757-200 service
Beijing – Stockholm Winter operation increases from planned 5 weekly (Day x26) to 6 weekly (Day x6), Airbus A330-200 operating
Hangzhou – Tokyo Narita 4 weekly service maintained in Winter 2012 season, with A319 (Service to be introduced from 01JUL12)
Shanghai Pu Dong – Chengdu – Bangalore Service increases planned 2 weekly in W11 to 4 weekly in W12, A319 operating
Shanghai Pu Dong – Chengdu – Mumbai Service reduces from 4 weekly to 3 weekly, Airbus A320 operating
Shanghai Pu Dong – Fukuoka Airbus A320 operation, introduced in Summer 2012, is maintained in W12. This replaces planned Boeing 737-800
Shanghai Pu Dong – Nagoya Airbus A321 operation, introduced in Summer 2012, is maintained in W12. Daily service
Shanghai Pu Dong – Osaka Kansai CA163/164 Airbus A320 replaces A321, daily operation
Shanghai Pu Dong – Tokyo Narita CA919/920 Airbus A321 replaces A320. Overall service remains 3 daily

Boeing 747-400
Based on initial changes, Air China will end Boeing 747-400PAX operation on International service, with last flight on 27OCT12, Beijing – San Francisco CA985/986. Boeing 747-400COMBI International operation for Winter 2012/13 season as follows:
Beijing – Frankfurt CA965/966, daily
Beijing – San Francisco CA985/986, daily

Previously reported changes:
Beijing – London Gatwick Winter season operates 3 times a week with A330-200, reduces from 4 in Summer
Beijing – New York JFK Boeing 777-300ER replacing Boeing 747-400PAX from 01OCT12
Shanghai Pu Dong – Milan Malpensa Service operates daily in Winter season, with A330-200
Shanghai Pu Dong – Paris CDG Service operates 4 weekly in Winter season, with A340-300

As always additional changes remain possible. Changes listed above has been reflected in the GDS since Wednesday 13JUN12.

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