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China Southern to Offer Los Angeles-Shenyang Non-Stop

China Southern to Offer Los Angeles-Shenyang Non-Stop

China Southern Airlines announced plans to launch new non-stop thrice-weekly service from Los Angeles to Shenyang, China.
The new flight will be the only non-stop service to the city of Shengyang from the City of Angels. Shenyang, formerly known as Manchu, is an important industrial center and is the largest city in Northeast China.
Service to Shenyang will commence on December 18, 2018 and will operate on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays. Flights …

Hotels Issue Apologies in Wake of Blogger’s Video Showing Unsanitary Cleaning Practices at Chinese Properties

Hotels Issue Apologies in Wake of Blogger’s Video Showing Unsanitary Cleaning Practices at Chinese Properties

A video by a blogger in China showing what appears to be unsanitary room cleaning practices at leading hotels caused a maelstrom there and abroad.
The video, which was viewed by this reporter, shows housekeepers using the same towel to wipe coffee cups, glasses, bathroom counters, and sinks, and several housekeepers appear to use the same towel for the toilet as well.
The blogger included 14 hotels in the video, although he …

United Airlines to Offer Additional New York-Shanghai Flight

United Airlines to Offer Additional New York-Shanghai Flight

United Airlines said late Friday that it plans to add a second daily flight from its New York metro area hub to Shanghai starting in June 2020.
The airline submitted an application to the U.S. Department of Transportation requesting permission to introduce the second flight.
United currently operates morning flight from Newark Liberty International Airport to Shanghai Pudong Airport and the new flight would leave mid afternoon at 3:45 p.m. local time …

Hyatt Regency Xuzhou Opens in China

Hyatt Regency Xuzhou Opens in China

Hyatt announced the opening of a new Hyatt Regency hotel in Xuzhou, China. The property is located in the top floors of the city’s tallest building, the International Finance Center, which stands 873’ (266 meters).
The hotel offers 344 guestrooms, including 30 suites, between floors 43 and 59. Rooms have a 65” TV, coffee machine, and complimentary Wi-Fi.
Dining options for guests include the Xiang Yue Chinese Restaurant, which specializes in Xuzhou, …

Delta Proposes Service Linking Minneapolis with Shanghai

Delta Proposes Service Linking Minneapolis with Shanghai

Delta Air Lines said it would like to operate a new route from Shanghai to Minneapolis starting in 2020.
The airline submitted a proposal to the U.S. Department of Transportation for permission to operate this route. It would be the first non-stop from the state of Minnesota to China and it is also subject to approval by the Chinese government.
Delta would operate the route using Airbus A350-900 aircraft. The Atlanta-based airline …

Hainan Launches Non-Stop Shenzen-Vienna Service

Hainan Launches Non-Stop Shenzen-Vienna Service

Hainan Airlines announced on Saturday the start of service between Shenzhen, China and Vienna Austria.
The airline is using Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft on the new route, which operates twice weekly.
Citing a “growing cooperation” between China and Austria, the airline said that the new flight will “help promote economic cooperation and cultural exchanges” between the two countries.
Hainan currently serves 15 destinations from Shenzen Bao’an International Airport including Brussels, Madrid, and Zurich.
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World’s Busiest Airport? It’s Atlanta (Again)

While it may seem that airports are getting busier, that may not always be the case.
The world’s busiest airport – Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International – saw close to 104 million passengers last year, allowing it to hold that title for yet another year.
Indeed, two of the world’s five busiest airports are in the United States – the other was Los Angeles International Airport – but the busiest, Atlanta, was slightly less …