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Tianjin Airlines Begins First Route to Australia

Tianjin Airlines Begins First Route to Australia

Tianjin Airlines announced the launch of new service between Chongqing, China and Melbourne, Australia. The route is the carrier’s first to Australia.
Flights will depart Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport at 10:10 p.m. on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays, and arrive at Melbourne Airport at 11:40 a.m. the next morning. Flights from Melbourne to Chongqing are scheduled to depart at 1:40 p.m. Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays, arriving at 9:10 p.m.
In addition to the …

Hainan Airlines to Link New York with Chongqing, Chengdu

Hainan Airlines to Link New York with Chongqing, Chengdu

Hainan Airlines announced two new routes linking New York with both Chengdu and Chongqing
The carrier began flights to Chongqing on October 21, and will launch new service to Chengdu on October 27.
Flights to Chongqing will depart New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport at 2:50 a.m. on Thursdays and Saturdays and arrive at 5:55 a.m. the next morning. Return flights are scheduled to depart at 10 p.m. on Wednesdays and …

China, California Tighten Zero Emission Vehicle Standards

China, California Tighten Zero Emission Vehicle Standards

From California to China, regulators are promulgating new and more stringent emissions and fuel consumption requirements. A new law in China will require 8% of automakers’ sales in the country to consist of zero emission vehicles starting in 2019.
Certain states in the U.S., such as California, have put similar measures into place. The Golden State is ramping up its zero emissions vehicle requirement mandate from 4.5% of sales in 2018 …

Air China to Launch Los Angeles-Shenzhen Flights

Air China to Launch Los Angeles-Shenzhen Flights

Air China announced that it will begin new service between Los Angeles and Shenzhen, China on December 7. The route will be the first non-stop between the two cities.
Flights are scheduled to depart Shenzhen Bao’an International Airport at 11:30 p.m. on Mondays, Thursdays, and Saturdays, arriving at Los Angeles International Airport at 8 p.m. From Los Angeles, flights will depart at 10:50 p.m. on Mondays, Thursdays, and Saturdays, and will …

Beijing Capital Airlines to Launch Flights Between Qingdao and London

Beijing Capital Airlines to Launch Flights Between Qingdao and London

Beijing Capital Airlines announced that it will begin new non-stop service between London and Qingdao, China on November 17. The carrier will operate the service twice a week.
Flights will depart Qingdao Liuting International Airport at 3:05 p.m. on Mondays and Fridays, and will arrive at London Heathrow International Airport at 7:50 p.m. From London, flights are scheduled to depart at 10 p.m. and arrive in Qingdao at 5:30 p.m. the …

American Airlines Flight From Hong Kong Cancelled After Cargo Catches Fire

American Airlines Flight From Hong Kong Cancelled After Cargo Catches Fire

An American Airlines flight from Hong Kong to Los Angeles was canceled Monday after fire broke out next to the aircraft while the plane was parked at the gate.
A piece of loading equipment ignited while in the process of loading cargo into the hold of the aircraft, a Boeing 777-300ER, the airline said in a statement. One person, the equipment operator was injured.
The incident took place at approximately 5 …

Air China to Begin Beijing-Brisbane Flights

Air China to Begin Beijing-Brisbane Flights

Air China announced that it will begin new service between Beijing and Brisbane on December 11 this year. The carrier will operate the route four days a week, on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays.
Flights will depart Beijing at 2:30 a.m. and arrive in Brisbane at 3:10 p.m. From Brisbane, flights are scheduled to depart at 7:30 p.m. and arrive back in Beijing at 4:45 a.m. the next day.
Air China will …