Air China has launched non-stop flights between
Beijing and Brisbane, Australia.
The airline will operate the route four
times per week with Airbus 330-200 aircraft.
Flight CA795 is scheduled to depart from
Beijing every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday, at 02:30 and
arrive in Brisbane at 15:10. The return flight, CA796, will depart
from Brisbane at 19:30 and arrive in Beijing at 04:45 the
Air China's vice president Xulun Hou, said,
"This new route between Beijing and Brisbane is Air China's sixth
non-stop route between China and Australia. Brisbane is also Air
China's third Australian destination, after Sydney and Melbourne.
The establishment of this new route is part of Air China's global
expansion of its route network and improvement of links between
China and Australia. The launch of the route will provide a
convenient transport link that should spur trade, business
cooperation and tourism between Beijing and Queensland."
Leanne Coddington, CEO of Tourism and Events
Queensland, added, "This is the first ever air corridor between
China's capital, Beijing, and Brisbane, the capital of Queensland
state. This represents a major milestone for the state of
Queensland. It is expected that the new route will carry almost
170,000 new visitors to Queensland over the next four years. The
route makes it easier for Chinese tourists to reach Brisbane,
which is a gateway to the Gold Coast, the Whitsunday Islands and
other well-known travel destinations. Chinese visitors are now
only half a day away from Queensland's mild climate, pristine
beaches and jaw-dropping Great Barrier Reef."
In recent years, Air China has been expanding
its global route network, and now operates flights out of four
major hubs in Beijing, Chengdu, Shanghai, and Shenzhen. It has
also increased its route offering between China and Australia. At
present, Air China operates non-stop routes from Beijing, Shanghai
and Chengdu to Sydney and Melbourne, handling over 40 weekly
passenger flights between China and Australia.
Air China is a member of Star Alliance.