first_imgPreparations for the Beijing Olympics this summer are fully underway – and the air travel industry is playing a leading role in preparing the ground for an unprecedented influx of foreign visitors.In a bid to improve its passenger management facilities, Chinese flag carrier Air China is due to move all its operations to Beijing Capital International Aiport’s new Terminal 3 at midnight tomorrow.Now the world’s largest airport terminal, Beijing’s Terminal 3 will allow Air China to consolidate operations by becoming home to both Air China’s international and domestic flights, making flight transfer easier for Olympic visitors also hoping to sample other Chinese cities.The terminal’s state-of-the-art equipment and passenger handling systems could help Air China cope with Olympic demand, with an Automatic Check-In System likely to speed up operations by enabling passengers with only hand baggage to enter details automatically at a kiosk and receive a printed boarding card.Air China’s Terminal 3 move is part of a wider effort to consolidate its services before the summer: the flag carrier has also announced plans this week for setting up flight ticket sale counters at the athletes’ village, media village and Beijing Hotel.Meanwhile several new routes will be rolled out by the airline, including a direct Beijing-Pyongyang thrice weekly service and direct Shanghai to Milan flights both due to open next week.ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map RelatedMonday flights to Bangkok to be launched by EVA AirEVA Air will launch new Monday flights to Bangkok and Taipei from London Heathrow in the new yearAir Berlin adds Dusseldorf-China flightsAir Berlin adds Dusseldorf-China flightsRevamped Terminal 1 check-in at ManchesterRevamped Terminal 1 check-in at Manchesterlast_img