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Air Belgium to Launch First Flights, Will Link Brussels with Hong Kong

Air Belgium to Launch First Flights, Will Link Brussels with Hong Kong

Air Belgium announced that it would begin its first flights to Hong Kong from Brussels on April 30.
The airline was founded in 1979 and was recently relaunched as a premium long-haul carrier,
Flights will depart Brussels South Charleroi Airport at 2 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays, and arrive at Hong Kong International Airport at 7 30 a.m. the next day. Return flights are scheduled to depart Hong Kong at …

Air China to Launch Beijing-Panama City via Houston

Air China to Launch Beijing-Panama City via Houston

Air China announced it plans to offer service between Beijing and Panama City with an intermediate stop in Houston, Texas.
The move follows the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and Panama in 2017.
The Beijing-based carrier will operate the flights using Boeing 777-300ER aircraft. The 777 is equipped with eight fully lie-flat seats in the first-class cabin and 22 fully lie-flat seats in business.
Flights will operate on Thursdays and Sundays and …

Hainan Airlines Links Shenzhen with Brussels, Madrid

Hainan Airlines Links Shenzhen with Brussels, Madrid

Hainan Airlines announced the launch of new service from Shenzhen to both Brussels and Madrid. The route to Brussels as the carrier’s third to the Belgian capital, while the service to Madrid is the airline’s first between China and Spain.
Flights from Shenzhen to Brussels are scheduled to depart at 9:25 a.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays and arrive at 4 p.m. From Brussels, flights will depart at 8:20 p.m. and arrive …

Hainan Airlines to Launch Beijing-Dublin-Edinburgh Flights

Hainan Airlines to Launch Beijing-Dublin-Edinburgh Flights

Hainan Airlines announced that it plans to begin new Beijing-Edinburgh-Dublin service on June 12.
Flights are scheduled to depart Beijing at 1:30 a.m. on Tuesdays and Saturdays and arrive in Edinburgh, Scotland at 6 a.m. Flights will then depart for Dublin, Ireland at 8 a.m. and arrive at 9:10 a.m. Flights from Dublin to Beijing will depart at 11:10 a.m. and arrive at 5 a.m. the next morning.
On Thursdays and Sundays, …

Hainan Airlines to Launch Changsha-London Flights

Hainan Airlines to Launch Changsha-London Flights

Hainan Airlines announced that it will launch new service between London and Changsha, China, on March 23. The carrier will operate the route using Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft.
Flights will depart London Heathrow at 10 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, and arrive at Changsha Huanghua International Airport at 4:25 p.m. the next day. Return flights are scheduled to depart at 11:20 a.m. and arrive at 4:30 p.m.
Aircraft cabins are equipped …

Chinese Government Seizes Control of Anbang, Insurer That Owns Waldorf Astoria

Chinese Government Seizes Control of Anbang, Insurer That Owns Waldorf Astoria

The Chinese government took control of Anbang Insurance Group, owner of New York’s Waldorf Astoria hotel, on Friday and will charge its founder, Wu Xiaohui, with economic crimes.
The China Insurance Regulatory Commission will take over Anbang for the period of one year and remove Wu from his position as chairman. Under Wu, the company went on a takeover spree, spending billions of dollars to acquire high-profile hotels and other properties.
“The …

Tianjin Airlines to Begin Second Route to Australia

Tianjin Airlines to Begin Second Route to Australia

Tianjin Airlines announced the launch of new service to Sydney, Australia from Tianjin, China, via Zhengzhou. The carrier will operate the route twice weekly, using Airbus A330-200 aircraft.
Flights are scheduled to depart Tianjin at 11:55 a.m. on Mondays and Fridays, and arrive in Zhengzhou at 1:25 p.m. From Zhengzhou, flights will depart for Sydney at 4:50 p.m. arriving at 6:30 a.m. the next morning.
Flights from Sydney to Zhengzhou will depart …