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Air China to upgrade Beijing - San Francisco liner

Air China passengers will soon be cruising in greater comfort to the USA with the carrier announcing its Beijing to San Francisco route will soon be serviced by a Boeing 777-300ER.

The roll out will begin from 11 February 2014 and give the carrier a more fuel-efficient option than its predecessor.

Boeing designed the 777-300ER model specifically to cater for the longer non-stop routes. The aircraft can carry a total of 365 passengers for up to 14,685km.

Inside the aircraft, First Class and Business Class areas have been designed to offer a more comfortable travel experience for passengers, with 180 degree seats that can be extended to a fully flat position.

Every passenger class has power outlets and an entertainment system to ensure the flight is more comfortable than ever in all areas of the aircraft.

The decision to upgrade the Beijing - San Francisco service marks the latest step in the airline's efforts to increase capacity for China - US routes.

From March 31 last year, Air China increased its Beijing - New York service to a total of 11 flights per week, while the Beijing - Los Angeles service was also increased to two flights per day. Later this month, Air China will also launch a new Beijing - Hawaii service.