Air China launched non-stop flights between Beijing and Washington on June 10. Air China offers this flight four times a week - Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.
The flight, operated with Boeing 777 aircraft, is scheduled to leave Beijing at 12:45 (Beijing time) and arrive at 14:35 (Washington time) on the same day. The return flight is expected to depart at 16:35 and arrive at Beijing Capital International Airport at 18:15 the next day. Flight numbers will be CA817/818.
Air China is the second airline to offer direct service between the two capital cities; United Airlines became the first to offer the flight in 2007.