Air China Launches Express Customs Clearance in Australia

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BEIJING, May 6, 2011 /CNW/ -- 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.

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    Air China: Carrying China, Spanning the World

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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 www.airchina.com, or call Air China's service hotline at 4008-100-999.

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SOURCE Air China

For further information: Graham Norris, Ogilvy PR Worldwide, graham.norris@ogilvy.com


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