Air China to increase frequencies both domestically and worldwide
BEIJING - Air China's northern summer/autumn flight schedule offers 395 passenger routes, including 102 international, 14 regional and 279 domestic routes, serving 180 cities in 39 countries and regions, including 64 international cities, three regional cities and 113 domestic cities. Air China will operate more than 8,500 flights with 1.66 million seats weekly 1,330 airports in 193 countries.
New routes include Shanghai - Barcelona , Beijing - Astana (Kazakhstan ) and Beijing - Zurich
The tri-weekly Shanghai-Barcelona service will launch from May 5, the tri- weekly Beijing-Astana service from June , and the Beijing-Zurich service (four weekly) from June 7.
Air China says the new routes will be “the new bridges in the air” linking China to Central Asia and Europe, and will facilitate economic exchanges between China and countries along "One Belt, One Road", promoting co-operation between China and more countries in the economy, trade, tourism and culture.
Flight frequency to the Americas and Europe will also be increased, with Air China nominating routes such as Beijing-Houston, Beijing-New York, Beijing-Los Angeles, Beijing-Washington, Beijing-Vancouver and Beijing-Montreal; also Beijing-Minsk-Budapest, Beijing-Warsaw, Beijing-Vienna-Barcelona, Beijing-Munich-Athens, Beijing-Moscow, Beijing-Paris, Beijing-Stockholm, Beijing-Milan, Beijing-Madrid-Sao Paulo, Shanghai Pudong-Paris, Shanghai Pudong-Frankfurt, Shanghai Pudong-Milan, Lanzhou-Chengdu-Frankfurt and Chengdu-Paris.
In Asia, flight frequency will increase on routes like Beijing-Dalian-Hiroshima, Chengdu-Lhasa-Kathmandu and Chengdu-Hong Kong
Domestically, the frequency of flights to the western regions is being increased, especially Beijing-Korla, Beijing-Urumqi, Beijing-Urumqi-Akesu, Beijing-Zunyi, Beijing-Liupanshui and Beijing-Xichang.
To China’s eastern and southern regions, frequencies to increase include Beijing-Xiamen, Beijing-Hangzhou, Beijing-Shiyan and Beijing-Zhangjiajie and to the northern regions, Beijing-Linfen, Beijing-Tonghua, Beijing-Wulanchabu, Beijing-Jiamusi and Beijing-Qingdao. www.airchina.com www.airchina.com.au (ATI).