Air China Introduces Fast Immigration Service
Air China says that the airport fast immigration service has been enthusiastically welcomed by its VIP passengers since its introduction on the carrier’s links to Sydney, Melbourne in 2011.
As part of the endeavor to further improve customer experience and make more exclusive benefits available to VIP passengers, the fast immigration service was rolled out on the Beijing-Paris route starting March 1, benefiting the carrier’s VIP passengers. It was announced today, March 5.
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Earlier, the carrier introduced self check-in at three additional airports outside Mainland China — Vancouver International Airport, Osaka Kansai International Airport and Nagoya International Airport. (Read: Air China’s Airport Self Check-in at More Airports)
The First Class/Business Class passengers and PhoenixMiles Platinum members departing from Beijing or transferring in Beijing to Paris on flights operated by Air China qualify for the service which can facilitate their entry/exit at Paris Charles de Gaulle airport and cut the amount of time they have to spend at the airport.
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PhoenixMiles is a frequent flyer program that allows Air China customers to accrue mileage and request awards in the worldwide system. Air China’s frequent flyer program has a membership of 17 million.
This year, Air China will make the service available to more of its international destinations. Air China is stated to be China’s only national flag carrier and a Star Alliance member.
By a fleet of 306 Airbus and Boeing aircraft, it runs 289 routes serving 30 countries and regions.