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American Airlines to Begin Dallas-Beijing Service in May

American Airlines to Begin Dallas-Beijing Service in May

American Airlines, which originally announced plans to offer service linking Dallas/Fort Worth and Beijing last fall, announced it had received approval for the new route from the Civil Aviation Administration of China and the U.S. Department of Transportation.
The airline will begin operating the route on May 7.  American is the first carrier to offer non-stop flights between the two cities.
Flights will depart Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport at 10:40 a.m. local time, …

Delta to Launch Los Angeles-Shanghai Service in July

Delta to Launch Los Angeles-Shanghai Service in July

Delta Air Lines announced it will begin to offer non-stop daily service connecting Los Angeles and Shanghai, China this summer.
The new flights will depart Los Angeles International Airport at 1:15 p.m. local time and arrive at Shanghai-Pudong Airport at 6:15 p.m. the next day. Total flight time is 14 hours.  Return flights will depart Shanghai at 8:55 p.m. and arrive in Los Angeles at 6:15 p.m. the same day.
Delta will …

Cathay to Boost Flights from San Francisco to Hong Kong

Cathay to Boost Flights from San Francisco to Hong Kong

Cathay Pacific Airways announced it will add three additional flights per week from San Francisco to Hong Kong.  With the new flights, which will start June 12, the airline will operate a total of 17 flights per week on that route.
The new flights will depart San Francisco International Airport on Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday at 1:30 a.m. local time, arriving at Hong Kong International Airport the following day at 6:40 …

Air China to Launch Chengdu-Colombo Route

Air China to Launch Chengdu-Colombo Route

Air China announced it will begin new non-stop service between Chengdu, China and Colombo, Sri Lanka on February 10.  The carrier will operate the service four times a week, using Airbus A330 aircraft.
Flights will depart Chengdu at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays, and arrive in Colombo at 9:50 p.m.  From Colombo, flights will depart at 11:10 p.m., also on the same four days, and arrive in Chengdu …

Air China Debuts 747-8 Intercontinental on First International Route

Air China Debuts 747-8 Intercontinental on First International Route

Air China announced the launch of a Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental on its New York-Beijing route.  The route is the first international service that the carrier has deployed the 747-8 Intercontinental on.
Air China will use the aircraft to operate one of its two daily flights between the cities.  The carrier will continue to use a Boeing 777-300ER for the other flight.
The airline said that the 747-8 Intercontinental will offer “double-digit improvements” …

Starwood Debuts Sheraton Zhengzhou in China

Starwood Debuts Sheraton Zhengzhou in China

Starwood announced the opening of a new Sheraton property in Zhengzhou, China.  The Sheraton Zhengzhou is the fourth Starwood hotel and the first Sheraton property in the city.
Each of the hotel’s 361 guestrooms and suites have 46” LCD TVs, rainforest showers, and complimentary Wi-Fi Internet.  In addition, the Sheraton Club Lounge, located on the 27th floor of the hotel, offers complimentary continental breakfast, refreshments, and snacks, as well as evening …

Sheraton Xishuangbanna Hotel Opens in China’s Yunnan Province

Sheraton Xishuangbanna Hotel Opens in China’s Yunnan Province

Starwood announced the opening of the Sheraton Xishuangbanna hotel in the Yunnan Province of southern China.  The property is located 15 minutes from Jinghong City and 10 minutes from Xishuangbanna Gasa International Airport.
The hotel has 326 guestrooms and suites, each with a balcony, 48” LCD TV, and rainforest showers.  The property also has heated indoor and outdoor pools, as well as six indoor and outdoor sulphur hot spring pools.
Feast, the …