Air China Transports 10,000 Pilgrims to Mecca


    
    Over 30 charter flights have taken passengers to the holy meeting site

    
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<p><location>BEIJING</location>, <chron>Nov. 25</chron> /CNW/ -- Between 30th October to 18th November, Air <location>China</location> transported nearly 10,000 pilgrims to the holy meeting site of <location>Mecca, Saudi Arabia</location>. There are nearly 20 million Muslims in <location>China</location> at present and the number of pilgrims visiting Mecca has increased each year. Air <location>China</location> has been transporting pilgrims on charter flights to Mecca for many years.</p>
<p>(Logo: <a href="http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080625/CNW017LOGO">http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080625/CNW017LOGO</a> )</p>
<p>Over 30 Air <location>China</location> flights to Mecca departed from <location>Beijing</location>, Lanzhou, Yinchuan and Kunming from 30th October to 18th November. Despite difficulties in changing schedules, inclement weather and complicated flight lines, all Air <location>China</location> journeys were a success. Special meals were provided to passengers according to their religious customs and beliefs.</p>
<p>Air <location>China</location> has arranged for charter flights to return pilgrims from Mecca between the 2nd and 23rd December, after the end of the Hajj festivities.</p>
<p>Air China: Carrying <location>China</location>, Spanning the World</p>
<p>Air <location>China</location> is China's only national flag carrier and a <person>Star Alliance</person> member. By a fleet of 256 Airbus and Boeing aircraft, our routes serve 30 countries and regions. Thanks to our admission to the <person>Star Alliance</person>, our route network, with <location>Beijing</location> as its hub, is able to place 987 destinations in 160 countries within our reach. Air <location>China</location> now has 10 million PhoenixMiles members; the company's brand value has reached 31.7 billion RMB.</p>
<p>For more information, please visit our website <a href="http://www.airchina.com.cn">http://www.airchina.com.cn</a> , or call our service hotline 4008-100-999.</p>
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     Chris French
     Ogilvy PR Worldwide
     Tel:   +86-10-8520-6578
     Email: chris.french@ogilvy.com

    

For further information: For further information: Chris French, Ogilvy PR Worldwide, +86-10-8520-6578, chris.french@ogilvy.com Web Site: http://www.airchina.com.cn


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