About Air China
Air China, with headquarters in Beijing, comprises the flag carrier of the People's Republic of China and the country's second largest airline after China Southern Airlines. The company's first flight was made in 1988, the year Air China was founded, however Air China didn't really take off until the mid-90s when aircraft started being imported and the number of airports in China increased. In 2004, with the airline industry now well-established, Air China acquired Zhejiang Airlines and entered in to the Hong Kong and London stock markets. They currently offer flights to destinations across Asia, Europe, America and Australia.
All passengers on Air China flights can check-in online to save time queuing at the airport. During the online check-in process it is possible to select a seat and print out your boarding pass. However, the check-in time varies in accordance with the departure airport. For example, online check-in opens for domestic flights 24 hours prior to scheduled flight departure and closes 1 hour before take-off. Similarly, online check-in opens 48-24 hours before international flights and closes 4-1 hour before take-off. Thus, passengers are highly advised to check the timetable for their corresponding flight before they check-in online.
Hand luggage allowance
On Air China flights all cabin baggage must fit in the seat in front of you or the overhead compartments. In addition, the permitted baggage weight varies in accordance with the passenger class of travel.
First and Business Class passengers are allowed up to two items of baggage weighing a maximum 8kg whilst Economy Class passengers are allowed one item of cabin baggage weighing no more than 5kg.
All items of baggage cannot measure more than 55cm x 40cm x 20cm. Any items of cabin baggage exceeding the aforementioned weight and dimensions restrictions will be stored in the hold.
Checked baggage allowance
Checked baggage should weigh between 2kg and 45kg. For international flights, each item of checked baggage should weigh no more than 32kg. Those baggage items weighing between 32kg and 45kg should meet the requirements of the destination airport and onward carrier (if applicable). With regards to the maximum dimensions, items of baggage cannot measure more than 230cm (height, length and width). or less than 60cm. All baggage exceeding the aforementioned weight or dimension restrictions can be checked in but excess baggage fees will apply.
Airline name: Air China
IATA code: CA
Headquarters: Pekin, China
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