Air China in the last few days (up to 0700GMT 29SEP14) gradually updated its domestic schedule for Winter 2014/15 season from 26OCT14, which sees planned Boeing 747-8I aircraft operating following routes.
eff 26OCT14 Beijing – Guangzhou (Service begins from 11OCT14, however operational flight changes from 26OCT14) CA1351 PEK0805 – 1055CAN 74H D CA1352 CAN1230 – 1540PEK 74H D
eff 26OCT14 Beijing – Shanghai Hongqiao NEW 747-8I route, initially operates 1 daily. 2 daily from 01DEC14 CA1549 PEK1630 – 1840SHA 74H D CA1855 PEK1730 – 1940SHA 74H D
CA1550 SHA1955 – 2225PEK 74H D CA1856 SHA2100 – 2300PEK 74H D
CA1549/1550 operates from 01DEC14
eff 01DEC14 Beijing – Chengdu NEW 747-8I route, operates 1 daily during the month of December only CA1405 PEK0800 – 1055CTU 74H D CA1406 CTU1200 – 1445PEK 74H D
Planned Boeing 747-8I operations remain subject to change.
On separate note, Air China’s Boeing 747-400 aircraft is scheduled to operate domestic routes only in Winter 2014/15 season, including: 2 daily Beijing – Guangzhou CA1321/1322, CA1327/1328 (1 daily from 01DEC14: CA1301/1302) 1 daily Beijing – Shanghai Hongqiao CA1589/1590 1 daily Beijing – Shenzhen CA1367/1368
Aircraft changes on domestic China service occurs occasionally, therefore last-minute adjustment is possible.
Air China in the morning hours of 30SEP14 (local time in Beijing) has opened reservation for its First Boeing 747-8I International service. From 02JAN15, the 747-8I is to be operate Beijing – Frankfurt CA931/932 on daily basis.
Here are a couple of renders of what could be the Air China 747-8 cabin interior. I don't know if they simply weren't released before, if they didn't make an appearance at the delivery event, if they aren't for the 747-8, or if I just haven't seen them yet.