Air China will inaugurate Shanghai-Munich nonstop service on June 6, 2014, bringing the number of the European cities it serves from Shanghai up to 4, with the other three cities being Frankfurt, Milan and Paris.
Currently, Air China operates from Shanghai, Beijing and Chengdu to Europe and is the largest operator of China-European routes.
The four-times weekly service CA827/8 will be operated on Tuesday/Thursday/Friday/Sunday. The outbound flight departs from Shanghai at 01:00 Beijing time and arrives in Munich at 07:10. The return flight departs from Munich at 12:35 local time and arrives in Shanghai at 05:45 Beijing time the following day. Like on other routes to Shanghai, A330-200, a widebody type, is used on the new route. Its Business Class is outfitted with full-flat seats and all classes of services offer personal entertainment system and power outlet, guaranteeing a truly pleasant and easy journey.
Munich is located in the central part of Europe and boasts Germany's second largest airport. Air China's new Shanghai-Munich service will allow passengers to fly nonstop from Shanghai to Munich and transit to other parts of Europe via Munich, and give an additional option to passengers from Europe who travel to and from cities like Sydney, Taipei and Fukuoka via Shanghai. With Air China's planned introduction of two new services including Beijing-Vienna-Barcelona and Beijing-Vladivostok this year, the Shanghai-Munich service will bring the number of Air China's European routes up to 25, giving passengers easy access to 20 leading European cities.