Air China codeshares with Air Canada

BEIJING, 14 December 2017:  Air Canada and Air China  announced, Wednesday, they will expand their codeshare services and lounge agreement in time for the 2018 Canada-China Year of Tourism.

Recognizing the importance of tourism and trade between the two countries, the two airlines are finalising a planned joint venture, while satisfying both countries’ applicable regulatory conditions.

The two Star Alliance carriers also launched their first joint frequent flyer promotion to offer members up to a 30% bonus in miles effective 15 December for eligible travel between 1 April to 15 June, 2018 on all Air China and Air Canada flights between the two countries.

Air Canada’s new daily Montreal-Shanghai flight, as well as flights from Vancouver to Victoria, Kelowna, Saskatoon, and Regina will all be part of the codeshare deal.

Air China’s flights between Beijing and Zhengzhou, Xiamen, Shenzhen and Nanjing as well as its flight routed Montreal-Havana, Cuba are in the expanded codeshare that will kick in April 2018, subject to regulatory and government approvals.

Both carriers have also implemented an expanded lounge agreement. In addition to Star Gold customers, all Air China First and Business class customers will now have access to Air Canada’s recently upgraded International Maple Leaf Lounges at Montreal and Vancouver airports.

Air Canada’s eligible customers will continue to enjoy access to Air China’s lounges in Beijing, Shanghai and other airports throughout China.

The Canada-China air travel market has grown on average by almost 14% annually over the past six years and this trend is expected to remain strong.