Air China to open Hangzhou- Frankfurt route
-- Air China, the country's major carrier, will launch a
new route next Tuesday from the eastern city of Hangzhou to
Frankfurt in Germany.
The flight with Airbus 330 will depart from Hangzhou, a city famous
for its beautiful scenery, every Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
and Sunday at 9 p.m. via Beijing, arriving in Frankfurt the next day
at 6 a.m. local time, said Huang Weilin, general manager of Hangzhou
Xiaoshan International Airport.
Return flights will operate on Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday
and Sunday, he said.
The flight will operate daily from Jan. 1, 2010, he added.
The airport is expected to launch Hangzhou- Ho Chi Minh City
(Vietnam) route in December, Hangzhou- Dubai- Madrid route in
January 2010 and Hangzhou- Bangkok route in March 2010.
Oct. 22, 2009 (Xinhua)
Okay Airways to launch Tianjin-Yanji
flight - To meet the summer high season demand, Okay Airways is
launching a roundtrip flight from Tianjin to the border city of
Yanji in Jilin province from July 15. The flight will take off each
Wednesday and Friday from Tianjin at 18:00, and return from Yanji at
20:50. Okay Airways will also increase the frequency of flights to
popular tourist destinations such as Dalian and Zhangjiajie during
the high summer season. (China Hospitality News July 3, 2009)
China to open direct flight between Changsha,
Osaka. Xinhua News
World's second highest airport opens in SW
China. Xinhua News
second highest airport, Kangding, opened on Wednesday in a
predominantly Tibetan region of southwest China's Sichuan
altitude of 4,280 meters, it is second only to Qamdo in Tibet
Autonomous Region which sits 4,334 meters above sea level.
allowed for a 35-minute trip from Kangding, capital of the
Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture of Garze, to Chengdu, the
provincial capital, compared with a six-hour road journey, said
Kangding Airport Co., Ltd. general manager Fan Yongzheng.
Eastern Airlines Boeing 737-700 from Kunming, capital of Yunnan
Province, traveling via Chengdu, was the first flight to land at
the airport on Wednesday morning.
scheduled flights were yet to be determined, Fan said.
between the Dadu and Yalong rivers, both tributaries of the
Yangtze, Kangding is a popular tourist destination.
building highways connecting the airport to the main tourist
attractions in Garze," said Hu Bin, vice head of the
completion, tourists will be able to arrive at the scenic spots
within two hours."
of the airport, 40 kilometers from Kangding town, started in
September 2006. The 4,000-meter runway is designed to meet the
demands of A319 and Boeing 737-300 aircraft. It is expected to
handle 330,000 passengers and 1,980 tons of cargo and mail
annually. (Xinhua News Oct. 22, 2008).