First Direct Flight Between Los Angeles, Shenzhen Announced
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Air China brings a new route to Los Angeles (LAX), with direct service to Shenzhen (SZX). A Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner is set to service the route, beginning Dec. 7.
“With China as Los Angeles’ top trading partner, we are committed to growing and strengthening the economic and cultural ties between the two. The new non-stop Los Angeles–Shenzhen service brings together two of the world’s leading technology and innovation hubs,” said Dr. Zhihang Chi, vice president and general manager, Air China.
“At no time is the connectivity between these two cities more needed than it is now when China’s homegrown tech companies with headquarters in Shenzhen are expanding their presence and direct investments in the United States. This new service offers more options for business and leisure travelers to Shenzhen and Hong Kong, which is only 19 miles away,” he continued. “As this will be operated with our newest Dreamliner, which includes a premium economy class cabin, we are confident our competitive fares and affordable, easy upgrade programs will be very attractive for travelers to Shenzhen, Hong Kong and beyond. In addition to extra legroom, our premium economy passengers also enjoy priority boarding and more Phoenix miles, among other amenities.”
The flight offers 30 seats in business class, 34 in premium economy and 229 in economy class, for a passenger capacity of 293.
Flights depart Monday, Thursday and Saturday, with departures from Shenzhen at 11:30 p.m., arriving in Los Angeles at 8 p.m. the same day. Los Angeles departures leave at 10:50 p.m., and arrive in China at 5:40 a.m. two days later.