Air China Goes for Gold With its Olympic Standard Facilities



    BEIJING, Aug. 20 /CNW/ -- Air China has made gold-standard improvements
to its fleet and raised the bar for customer services, to give its passengers
the best possible experience during the Olympic Games.
    
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    Air China's move to Terminal 3, together with other Star Alliance
carriers, was the first stage in a new era for the airline.  Since then Air
China has invested RMB 688 million in revamping its luxury cabins of 15 of its
long-haul jumbo jets.  Now, the new First Class and Business Class cabins,
which are aptly named Forbidden Pavilion and Capitol Pavilion, have become
firm favorites with executive travelers.
    Air China has also invested RMB 568 million in equipment geared towards
the Olympics and Paralympics, including over 1,000 ramp vehicles, and 100 in-
flight narrow wheelchairs and 120 ordinary ones.  The investment has made Air
China the country's only carrier equipped with wheelchairs on board.
    Air China has also given its staff Olympic standard training to ensure
optimum in-flight service.  Over 8,000 staff have attended training programs
and workshops to improve English proficiency, etiquette, and wheelchair and
occupational skills.
    Olympic athletes and officials will have the best possible service during
the Games, four ticketing counters and eight check-in counters at the Olympics
village will guarantee that whether you are an Olympic sprinter, or
weightlifter, you will never miss your flight!
    
    Carrying China, Spanning the World
    
    As a Star Alliance member, the Beijing 2008 Olympics Airline Partner and
the only flag carrier of China, Air China operates a worldwide network from
its hub in Beijing.  By a fleet of 214 Airbus and Boeing aircraft, Air China
runs 243 routes -- 168 domestic, 69 international, and 6 regional -- serving
28 countries and regions, offering over 6,000 flights with over 1,000,000
seats every week to 81 domestic and 42 overseas and regional destinations.




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For further information: Media contacts - Ogilvy Public Relations, Zhang
Na, +86-10-8520- 578, or sally.zhang@ogilvy.com, Xie Hongjing,
+86-10-8520-6318, or etta.xie@ogilvy.com; Air China contact - Han Xiao,
+86-10-6146-2395


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