On September 1, the ceremony for the maiden
voyage of Air China Limited's Shanghai - San Jose was held at Terminal 2 of
Shanghai Pudong International Airport.
At the ceremony, vice president of the
China National Aviation Holding Company, Cao Jianxiong, stated that the direct
flight from Shanghai to San Jose is Air China's first air route to North
America in Shanghai. In addition, Air China is the only airline in China
providing nonstop Shanghai-San Jose service. The opening of the air route
offers those engaged in commercial activities, or others who just want to get
away with a brand-new and convenient route.
Air China's launch of their Shanghai - San
Jose service expanded its airline network in America, grew its global airline
network with Shanghai as an international port, and further optimized and
integrated its airline network layout in east China. In the summer and autumn
of 2016, Air China serves a total of 36 destinations in Shanghai, of which 14
are international and regional flights and 22 are domestic.
The flight number of the Shanghai-San Jose
service is CA829/30, which is available three times a week (Tuesday, Thursday,
and Saturday). The Shanghai-San Jose flight departs from Shanghai at 13:30
local time and arrives in San Jose at 10:40 local time. On the return trip the
San Jose-Shanghai flight departs from San Jose at 12:30 local time and arrives
in Shanghai at 16:40 local time (the next day). The flight is set to be
operated by Airbus A330-200. The business class cabin is equipped with
180-degree life-flat bed-seats, and the whole aircraft is equipped with a
personal entertainment system. Passengers can stretch or entertain themselves
as they like with the best in privacy.