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Xiamen Airlines Begins Xiamen-Shenzhen-Seattle Flights

Xiamen Airlines Begins Xiamen-Shenzhen-Seattle Flights

Xiamen Airlines announced the launch of new Xiamen-Shenzhen-Seattle service. The route is the carrier’s first with a destination in the United States.
Xiamen Airlines will operate the service using Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft.
The service is also the first route between Shenzhen and the United States.
Xiamen Airlines, founded in 1982, is a member of the SkyTeam alliance and is headquartered in Xiamen, China.
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Air Canada to Link Montreal with Shanghai

Air Canada to Link Montreal with Shanghai

Air Canada announced that it will launch new daily service between Montreal and Shanghai on February 16 of next year. The carrier will operate the service using Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner aircraft.
Flights are scheduled to depart Montréal–Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport in the early afternoon and arrive at Shanghai Pudong International Airport in the late afternoon the next day. Flights from Shanghai to Montreal will depart in the early evening and arrive …

Air China Begins Beijing-Warsaw Route

Air China Begins Beijing-Warsaw Route

Air China announced the launch of new service between Beijing and Warsaw, Poland. The carrier will operate the route four times a week, using Airbus A330-200 aircraft.
Flights will depart Beijing at 2:30 a.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, and arrive in Warsaw at 6:20 a.m. From Warsaw, flights will depart at 2:10 p.m. and arrive in Beijing at 4:30 a.m. the next day.
Air China’s A330-200s are configured with 30 …

Hainan to Begin Changsha-Sydney Route

Hainan to Begin Changsha-Sydney Route

Hainan Airlines announced the launch of new service between Changsha, China and Sydney, Australia this week. The carrier will operate the route twice a week, using Airbus A330 aircraft.
Flights will depart Changsha at 6:15 p.m. on Mondays and Fridays, and arrive in Sydney at 6:35 a.m. the next day. Flights from Sydney to Changsha are scheduled to depart at 8:20 a.m. on Tuesdays and Saturdays and arrive at 4:35 p.m.
The …

Boeing Sees China as First $1 Trillion Airplane Market

Boeing Sees China as First $1 Trillion Airplane Market

Boeing increased its forecast for aircraft demand in China in the next two decades to 6,810 aircraft valued at $1.025 trillion. The move makes China the first trillion-dollar aviation market in a Boeing forecast.
Last year, the aircraft manufacturer predicted a need for 6,330 new planes worth $950 billion.
The increase comes as a result of China’s transition to a “more consumer based economy,” said Randy Tinseth, the company’s vice president of …

Air China Begins Shanghai-San Jose Route

Air China Begins Shanghai-San Jose Route

Air China announced the launch of new service between Shanghai and San Jose, California. The carrier will operate the route three times a week, using Airbus A330-200 aircraft.
Flights will depart Shanghai at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays, and will arrive in San Jose at 10:40 a.m. the same day. From San Jose, flights are scheduled to depart at 12:30 p.m., also on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays, arriving in …

China Places Limits on North Korean Airline’s Operations After Emergency Landing

China Places Limits on North Korean Airline’s Operations After Emergency Landing

The Chinese government said it will limit the operations of Air Koryo, North Korea’s state-owned airline, after a Beijing-bound flight made an emergency landing in a northeastern Chinese city last month.
The Civil Aviation Administration of China announced unspecified “relevant measures to limit operations” and also told the airline to improve training and maintenance.
Last month an Air Koryo Tupolev TU204-300 en route from Pyongyang to Beijing made an emergency landing in …