The regional edition of Business Traveller China has conducted three annual reader surveys and the 2007 survey tallied 46,000 reader votes across the July/August and September/October magazines.
Air China has again been named "The Best Chinese Airline" by the prestigious Business Traveller magazine. This year's award is the fourth consecutive "Best Airline" annual award Air China has received from Business Traveller. In addition, Air China also received the "Best Airline Economy Class" in this year's reader survey.
"We are pleased to receive our fourth ‘Best Chinese Airline' award from Business Traveller," said Mrs. Yang Lihua, Vice President for Air China, "As ever, we have again worked hard for an award such as this, upgrading our premium cabins – the Forbidden Pavilion first class and the Capital Pavilion business class – now to eleven international routes. We will continue to offer our best service, with comfortable, modern aircraft and convenient schedules and routings, to our valued passengers worldwide."
Complementing the Best Chinese Airline award, Air China was this month formally admitted to Star Alliance, the world's largest airline alliance, joining seventeen other airlines worldwide, including United Airlines, Air Canada, and US Airways in North America. Star Alliance now serves passengers across five continents, 160 countries, 897 destinations, 17,000 daily departures, and 740 airport lounges.
As China's sole designated flag carrier and the Airline Partner of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games, Air China (HKEX: 0753; LSE: AIRC; SSE: 601111) serves 78 domestic and 39 international cities with an extensive network from its Beijing hub, conveniently linking passengers between China and destinations around the world. In North America, Air China serves New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Vancouver with daily non-stop service to Beijing.