On 29 March 2010, Air China will launch its
first non-stop flight between Beijing and Manila. Round-trip
tickets will be available to PhoenixMiles members for only RMB
1,666. In addition, up tp 31 May 2010 PhoenixMiles
members will be able to redeem flights to Manila for half the
regular frequent flyer miles.
Flights to Manila will depart from Beijing
Capital Airport at 20:00 on Monday, Wednesday and Saturday and
arrive at 00:55 the next day. Flights to Beijing from Manila will
depart at 06:30 local time on Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday and
arrive at Beijing at 11:10. A Boeing 738 will be deployed for all
flights on the Beijing-Manila route.
The Philippine Tourism
Authority already has a Beijing office, and they believe that
there is great potential for more Filipinos to visit China.
Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou are currently the most popular
destinations for Filipino tourists, who are interested in Chinese
history and culture, as well as Chinese cuisine.
passengers flying from the Americas and Europe can use Beijing as
a hub for their flights on to the Philippines.
Air China, a Star Alliance member, has a fleet of
256 Airbus and Boeing aircraft. Air Chinaís 250 routes serve 32
countries and regions.
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