Air China Expands Domestic and International Flights

Travel News Asia Latest Travel News Podcasts Videos Friday, 23 October 2009

Air China is expanding a number of its domestic and international flight routes. On the domestic side, the airline has launched four new routes, while on the international side, Air China has launched two new routes, one between Beijing International Airport and Tokyo Haneda International Airport, the other one between Hangzhou and Frankfurt.

Air China has also increased the number of flights on existing routes in Europe and in the Asia Pacific region.

Starting on 20 December 2009, Air China will resume its Beijing-Madrid-Sao Paulo service. Madrid and San Paulo are important business and tourist destinations, and this route offers passengers a direct flight between Sao Paulo and the Asia Pacific region.

From 25 October 2009, Air China will increase the number of flights from Beijing to Stockholm, with an A330 departing from Beijing every Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, and Sunday. Concurrently, Air China will offer a daily flight from Beijing to Rome for the first time. In addition, starting on 27 October, Air China will launch a direct flight from Hangzhou to Frankfurt.

Improved Asia Pacific Routes

From 14 December 2009 to 31 January 2010, there will be five weekly flights between Beijing and Sydney. From 30 November 2009 to 27 February 2010, there will be five flights a week between Beijing, Shanghai and Melbourne, departing every Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. To better accommodate the increasing interest in the Japanese tourism market, from 25 October, Air China will add two daily flights between Beijing International Airport and Tokyo Haneda International Airport, a new Tokyo route, bringing the total number of daily flights between Beijing and Tokyo to five.

Three New Domestic Routes

To accommodate the increasing demand for domestic flights, from 25 October 2009, Air China will launch three new domestic routes, including Beijing to Daqing, which will depart daily.; Chengdu to Zhuhai, which will depart every Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, and Sunday; and Shenzhen to Dazhou, which will depart every Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday.

Six Mainland Cities to Taipei

On 31 August 2009, Air China launched routes from six Mainland cities to Taipei. 27 roundtrip flights are  now available every week, including seven from Beijing, six from Shanghai Pudong airport, five from Hangzhou, four from Chengdu, three from Chongqing and two from Tianjin.

Zhang Chunzhi,, Air China's Director of Marketing, said, Through expansive network construction, we are improving our services and offering travelers many more choices. By exploring new destinations and building a strong balance between international and domestic routes, we can offer passengers the optimal travel experience. Over the past few years, Air China has launched several unique services, including flights that depart on every hour and through check-in services. Air China hopes that these services provide passengers with more comfort and convenience.

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