Air China, the China-based, state-owned airline company, is offering a fast track immigration service at London Heathrow Airport for its VIP passengers.
The airline is currently offering this facility to its First Class and Business Class passengers and PhoenixMiles Platinum members, on flights from Beijing to Heathrow London airport. On arriving at Heathrow airport, the passengers may proceed to the ‘Fast Track’ location and provide their credentials in order to benefit from the service.
Passengers will be offered an exclusive express immigration and passport control clearance service at Heathrow, with much shorter waiting periods and greater travel comfort. The offer is valid for individual VIP travellers who do not hold UK passports or the passports of any other European Union member countries.
Currently the offer is available at eight overseas airports, including Sydney Kingsford Smith International Airport in Australia, Melbourne Airport, in Australia, Paris Charles de Gaulle International Airport in France, Narita International Airport, Tokyo, Japan, Rome Fiumicino Leonardo Da Vinci’ International Airport in Rome, Italy, Milan Malpensa Intercontinental Airport in Milan, Italy, Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport in Thailand, and London Heathrow Airport.
Previously, in May 2012, the airline launched its new service from London Gatwick Airport to Beijing International Airport, four times a week, in a bid to obtain a greater share of the services to the city of London.
Air China is currently the 10th largest airline by fleet use in the world, with a fleet of 330-200 Airbus and Boeing aircraft, operating on 289 routes, serving a total of 143 cities.