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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 …

Hainan Airlines to Begin First Non-stop Route Between China and Las Vegas

Hainan Airlines to Begin First Non-stop Route Between China and Las Vegas

Hainan Airlines announced that it plans to launch new service between Beijing and Las Vegas on December 2.
The service, if approved by the U.S. Department of Transportation, would be the first non-stop flight between China and the Nevada city.
Hainan plans to initially operate the service three days a week, on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.
Hainan Airlines currently operates non-stop routes to the West Coast, including Beijing-San Jose, Changsha-Los Angeles, and Beijing- …

Xiamen Airlines Launches Xiamen-Vancouver Route

Xiamen Airlines Launches Xiamen-Vancouver Route

Xiamen Airlines announced the launch of new service between Xiamen, China, and Vancouver, Canada. The carrier will operate the service three times a week, using Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner aircraft.
Flights will depart Xiamen Gaoqi International Airport at 9:30 p.m. and arrive at Vancouver International Airport at 6:40 p.m. From Vancouver, flights are scheduled to depart at 1:40 a.m. and arrive in Xiamen at 5:30 a.m. the next day.
Xiamen’s Boeing 787-8s are …

New Hyatt Regency Opens in Shanghai

New Hyatt Regency Opens in Shanghai

Hyatt announced the opening of the Hyatt Regency Shanghai, Wujiaochang in China. Situated in a business and university district of Shanghai, the hotel is located in the Hopson International Plaza, a new tower consisting of offices, a shopping mall, and dining and entertainment venues.
The property has 306 guestrooms, 17 of which are suites. Each room has floor-to-ceiling windows, a 48” LED TV, and complimentary Wi-Fi, while suites offer a 60” …

Sheraton Grand Hangzhou Binjiang Opens in China

Sheraton Grand Hangzhou Binjiang Opens in China

Starwood Hotels and Resorts announced the opening of a new Sheraton hotel in Hangzhou, China. The Sheraton Grand Hangzhou Binjiang is located in the business district of the eastern Chinese city.
The property has 301 guestrooms and suites. The hotel also has a heated indoor pool and a fitness center.
Dining options include Yue, a Chinese restaurant specializing in Cantonese, Sichuan, and Hangzhou cuisine; Feast, which offers an open kitchen with international …

Hainan Airlines Begins Beijing-Manchester Service

Hainan Airlines Begins Beijing-Manchester Service

Hainan Airlines announced the launch of new non-stop flights between Beijing, China, and Manchester, England. The carrier will operate the service four days a week, using Airbus A330-300 aircraft.
Flights are scheduled to depart Beijing at 1:45 a.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, and arrive in Manchester at 6:05 a.m. Flights from Manchester to Beijing will depart at 12:25 p.m., also on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, and arrive at …

Air China to Begin Shanghai-San Jose Route

Air China to Begin Shanghai-San Jose Route

Air China announced that it plans to begin new service between Shanghai and San Jose, California on September 1 of this year. 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., …