Air China Transports 10,000 Pilgrims to Mecca

November 25, 2009

BEIJING, Nov. 25 /PRNewswire-Asia/ — Between 30th October to 18th
November, Air China transported nearly 10,000 pilgrims to the holy meeting
site of Mecca, Saudi Arabia. There are nearly 20 million Muslims in China at
present and the number of pilgrims visiting Mecca has increased each year. Air
China has been transporting pilgrims on charter flights to Mecca for many

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Over 30 Air China flights to Mecca departed from Beijing, Lanzhou,
Yinchuan and Kunming from 30th October to 18th November. Despite difficulties
in changing schedules, inclement weather and complicated flight lines, all Air
China journeys were a success. Special meals were provided to passengers
according to their religious customs and beliefs.

Air China has arranged for charter flights to return pilgrims from Mecca
between the 2nd and 23rd December, after the end of the Hajj festivities.

Air China: Carrying China, Spanning the World

Air China is China’s only national flag carrier and a Star Alliance member.
By a fleet of 256 Airbus and Boeing aircraft, our routes serve 30 countries
and regions. Thanks to our admission to the Star Alliance, our route network,
with Beijing as its hub, is able to place 987 destinations in 160 countries
within our reach. Air China now has 10 million PhoenixMiles members; the
company’s brand value has reached 31.7 billion RMB.

For more information, please visit our website http://www.airchina.com.cn ,
or call our service hotline 4008-100-999.

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     Chris French
     Ogilvy PR Worldwide
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