Air China is one of the most prominent airlines of The People’s Republic of China. It is also the flag carrier of China and its headquarter is in Shunyi district, Beijing. Their flight operations are based at Beijing Capital International Airport. Air China offers a wide range of great deals from time to time.
This brilliant airline is a part of Air China Group, which is said to add 170 jets through to 2020. Now we will let you acquainted with all the details you need to know about this big venture of the Air China Group.
At the end of 2017, the group had a fleet of 655 aircraft, averaging 6.53 years. Air China Group has decided to add 170 jets over the next two years and also the present year. The current year 2018 will see the addition of 54 aircraft, including Air China’s first Airbus – A350s. The A350 is the first Airbus aircraft with both fuselage and wing structures made primarily of a carbon fiber reinforced polymer. Typically it seats 280 to 366 passengers. 22 aircraft will be retired this year by the Air China group. And instead, the group will introduce the following aircraft-
i. Twenty-five Boeing 737s
ii. Fifteen Airbus A320 family jets
iii. Six A350s
iv. Four A330s
v. Two 777 and 787 each
The highest number of deliveries will be seen in 2019 with 63 aircraft. The 63 aircraft will comprise thirty-one 737s, twenty-eight A320 family jets and its last four A350s on order. The year will also see the retirement of 17 aircraft. In 2020, Air China will have fifty-three aircraft to join its fleet. The majority of the aircraft will be the thirty-one 737s. The Boeing 737s is said to be the most powerful jet aircraft of all time. It has improved modern engines and can carry more passengers than the previous similar aircraft. There will also be twenty-two A320 family jet deliveries in 2020 which makes it a total of fifty-three new aircraft. The year 2020 will also see the retirement of 12 aircraft from the Air China Group. Flag carrier Air China alone accounts for 396 of these aircraft. Other carriers under the group include Shenzhen Airlines, Air Macau and Dalian Airlines. So altogether in 2018, 2019 and 2020, 170 jet aircraft will be introduced by the Air China Group.
This big venture by the Air China Group has caught everyone’s attention. It is one of the most ambitious projects by the group. The addition of the 170 jets will change the game of flying throughout China and will surely benefit millions of people both living in China and foreigners.