Air China connects Silicon Valley and ShanghaiStaff writer ▼ | June 9, 2016
Air China’s robust expansion in North America continues with the launch of its thrice weekly nonstop service between San José and Shanghai on September 1, 2016.
Air traffic San José will be the tenth gateway in North America
San José will be Air China’s tenth gateway in North America and its first destination with direct connections to Shanghai from the Silicon Valley.
The carrier’s other U.S. and Canada gateways offer nonstop services to Beijing from Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York, Newark, Washington Dulles, Houston, Honolulu, Vancouver and Montreal.
A corporate survey conducted in 2012 revealed Shanghai as the top Asian destination by Silicon Valley travelers. Shanghai has also the largest number of Silicon Valley company locations in China.
According to the U.S. Census, San José serves a very large Chinese market and other Asian ethnic groups that can benefit from Air China’s new nonstop service. ■