SIA and Silk Air codeshare with Air China
Following up last week’s news on United’s partnership with Air China, Singapore Airlines (SIA) and Silk Air have signed a new codeshare agreement with Air China.
Under the agreement, Singapore Airlines will add its SQ designator code to Air China-operated flights between Singapore and Beijing, while Silk Air will add its MI code to Air China flights between Singapore and Chengdu.
Reciprocally, Air China will add its CA code to selected SIA and Silk Air flights to Beijing and Chengdu.
The new agreement enhances existing codeshare partnerships between the Singaporean carriers and Air China's subsidiary, Shenzhen Airlines, for flights between Singapore and Shenzhen.
American Airlines to launch new Beijing flights
American Airlines has submitted an application to the United States department of transportation for daily service between Los Angeles International Airport and Beijing Capital International Airport.
Since 2013, American has more than doubled the number of destinations it serves in the Asia-Pacific region.
American currently offers or has announced service from LAX to Hong Kong, Shanghai, Tokyo (Haneda and Narita airports), Sydney and Auckland, New Zealand.
By June, American will have completed two new gates at LAX to support more than 20 new daily flights to nine new year-round and seasonal destinations and added frequencies to existing domestic markets.
When the new flights begin June 2nd, American will operate more than 220 daily flights at LAX with service to more than 70 destinations around the world.
The airline is adding more all-aisle access; fully lie-flat seats; international Wi-Fi; more in-flight entertainment options and power outlets; and improved food and beverage offerings.
Starting this spring, American will redefine its exclusive Flagship Lounge location at LAX with more expansive spaces, more modern furnishings and access for more premium customers.
Throughout 2017, American will introduce Flagship Dining, a one-of-a- kind, pre-flight meal with full tableside service and elegant dining, at LAX.
First Class customers on American’s three-class international and transcontinental flights will have exclusive access to Flagship Dining.
If approved, American would begin LAX-PEK service on December 16th, 2016.