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Hilton Quanzhou Riverside Opens in China’s Fujian Province

Hilton Quanzhou Riverside Opens in China’s Fujian Province

Hilton Hotels and Resorts announced the opening of a new property in the Fujian Province of China. The Hilton Quanzhou Riverside is the first Hilton hotel in Fujian, as well as the hotel company’s 100th property in Greater China.
The property has 296 guestrooms and suites, each at least 430 square feet (40 square meters) in size. The hotel offers a heated indoor pool with underwater speakers, as well as steam …

New Hilton Resort Opens in China’s Sichuan Province

New Hilton Resort Opens in China’s Sichuan Province

Hilton Hotels and Resorts announced the opening of the Hilton Jiuzhaigou Resort in China’s Sichuan province. The resort is located at the entrance to Zhongcha Valley, close to Jiuzhai National Park and Jiuzhai Songchen Romance Park, both popular tourist attractions.
The property has 426 guestrooms and suites, including ten villas. Rooms are up to 495 square feet (46 square meters), while the villas range in size from 3,444 to 4,520 square …

Sichuan Airlines to Launch Chengdu-Auckland Route

Sichuan Airlines to Launch Chengdu-Auckland Route

Sichuan Airlines announced that it plans to begin new service between Chengdu, China and Auckland, New Zealand on June 13.
The carrier will operate the route three days a week, using Airbus A330 aircraft.
Flights are scheduled to depart Chengdu at 1:55 a.m. and arrive in Auckland at 6:45 p.m. Flights from Auckland to Chengdu will depart at 8:30 p.m. and arrive at 6:30 a.m. the next morning.
Sichuan Airlines was founded in …

Beijing Capital Airlines to Launch Beijing-Lisbon Route

Beijing Capital Airlines to Launch Beijing-Lisbon Route

Capital Airlines, or Beijing Capital Airlines, announced that it plans to launch new flights between Beijing, China, and Lisbon, Portugal, on July 26.
The carrier will operate the service three times a week.
Flights will depart Beijing Capital International Airport at 1:10 a.m. on Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays, and arrive in Lisbon at 7:30 a.m. the next morning. From Lisbon, flights are scheduled to depart at 11 a.m., also on Wednesdays, Fridays, …

American Airlines to Take $200 Million Stake in China Southern Airlines

American Airlines to Take $200 Million Stake in China Southern Airlines

American Airlines announced that it has committed to making a $200-million investment in China Southern Airlines, the largest of China’s three major state-owned carriers.
Although the deal only includes a 2.76% stake in the Chinese carrier, the investment, subject to regulatory approval, will open up the door to new codeshare routes and create other opportunities for the two airlines to work together, including in sales and airport facilities.
American’s and China Southern’s …

Hilton Linzhi Resort Opens in Tibet

Hilton Linzhi Resort Opens in Tibet

Hilton Hotels and Resorts announced the opening of a new property in China’s Tibet Autonomous Region. The Hilton Linzhi Resort is situated on 800 acres (323 hectares) within the historic King of Gongbo site.
The resort has a total of 220 guestrooms and suites, each with a 42” LCD TV and complimentary Wi-Fi. In addition, as the hotel sits at an elevation of 3,000 meters, between the Himalayas and the Yarlung …

Air China to Launch New International Flights to Zurich, Jakarta, Los Angeles

Air China to Launch New International Flights to Zurich, Jakarta, Los Angeles

Air China announced that it plans to begin five new international routes in May.
The carrier will link Beijing with Zurich, Switzerland and Astana, Kazakhstan, as well as begin service from Shanghai to Barcelona.
Air China will also begin a Beijing-Jakarta route.
In addition, the carrier plans to launch flights from Shenzhen to Los Angeles.
Last November, Air China began new international service between Chengdu and Sydney, marking the first ever non-stop route between …