Air China Allocated Large Aircrafts For Disaster Relief

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Air China Allocated Large Aircrafts for Disaster Relief

BEIJING, May 16 /Xinhua-PRNewswire-AsiaNet/ --

                  9 Flights Carrying Relief Troops to Sichuan

    Air China adjusted capacity timely according to the relief situation and allocated wide-body aircrafts as its

best to evacuate stranded passengers in Sichuan province. On May 15, 28 flights departed from Chengdu

and other 9 other flights were especially arranged for disaster relief. Due to the congestion of CTU airport and

affected navigation system, Air China adjusted large aircrafts including A330 and B777 to transport remaining

people. Therefore, total transported passenger volume did not change although the frequency was reduced.

Another 9 flights departed from Chongqing collected passengers from Jiuzhaigou.   

    Passengers who bought Air China’s tickets for flights from/to Chengdu, Chongqing, Jiuzhaigou, Mianyang,

Yibin, Xichang, Panzhihua, Luzhou, Dazhou and Wanxian or interline international flights and who traveled

after May 12 could rebook or refund for free. Air China will inform passengers about changes of flight

schedule through channels. Air China also suggests passengers call 4008100999 for real-time flight


    In addition, after receiving special relief tasks on the night of May 14, Air China responded quickly by

allocating 9 aircrafts to carry relief troops into Sichuan from Zhengzhou. At the morning of May 15, 3000 relief

soldiers were sent to Chengdu on time. 

    For more information, please contact: 

     Han Xiao

     Marketing Brand Management

     Air China

     Tel:   +86-10-6464-5220


SOURCE  Air China

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