Air China Update
Air China VP and GM for North America Zhihang Chi discusses the carrier’s recent expansion in North America and opportunities for further growth. Air China launched Houston on 1-Jul-2015 and Montreal on 29-Sep-2015. The Chinese flag carrier is launching Newark on 26-Oct-2015, giving it nine North American gateways, and also has been adding capacity to most of its existing destinations. Air China would like to see a more liberal air services agreement with the US and the abolition of the US transit visa requirement. The latter would enable Air China to serve Latin America via the US. Air China currently serves Sao Paulo with two weekly flights via Madrid and is keen to expand in Latin America.