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Air China and Air Canada Plan Joint Venture

Air China and Air Canada Plan Joint Venture

Air China and Air Canada announced plans to create a joint venture that would begin with new codeshare flights between Beijing and Montreal on September 29, 2015.  The partnership will start with Air China flights three times a week between the two cities, with Air Canada’s code placed on the ticket in the first phase.
Flights would depart Beijing at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesdays, Fridays, and Sundays, and arrive in Montreal …

Hilton Yuxi Fuxian Lake Hotel Opens in China

Hilton Yuxi Fuxian Lake Hotel Opens in China

Hilton announced the opening of the Hilton Yuxi Fuxian Lake in Yuxi, China.  The property is the first Hilton hotel to open in China’s Yunnan Province.
The hotel offers 346 guestrooms, each with 46” LCD TV and private balcony offering views of Yuxian Lake or the property’s landscaped gardens.  The hotel provides indoor and outdoor pools, as well as a spa and 24-hour fitness center.
The property has six dining establishments, including …

Air China to Launch Flights Between Beijing and Hakodate, Japan

Air China to Launch Flights Between Beijing and Hakodate, Japan

Air China announced it will begin new service between Beijing and Hakodate, Japan on July 3.  The carrier will operate the service twice a week, on Mondays and Fridays, using Boeing 737-800 aircraft.
Flights will depart Beijing at 12:10 p.m. and arrive in Hakodate at 4:35 p.m.  From Hakodate, flights will depart at 5:45 p.m. and arrive in Beijing at 8:45 p.m.
Air China’s 737-800s are configured with two cabins, equipped with …

Wyndham Chongqing Yuelai Hotel Opens in Southwest China

Wyndham Chongqing Yuelai Hotel Opens in Southwest China

Wyndham announced the opening of a new hotel in Chongqing, in southwest China, about 198 miles (320 kilometers) southeast of Chengdu. The Wyndham Chongqing Yuelai is situated in the Chongqing International Expo Center, a 600,000-square-meter venue that hosts exhibitions, conventions, and other events.
The property offers 390 guestrooms and suites, each with an individual balcony. A heated indoor pool, spa, and fitness center are also available to guests.
The hotel hosts various …

American Launches Non-Stop Dallas/Fort Worth-Beijing Service

American Launches Non-Stop Dallas/Fort Worth-Beijing Service

American Airlines announced the launch of new daily service between Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport and Beijing Capital International Airport. The new route is the only non-stop daily flight between the two cities.
Flights depart Dallas/Fort Worth at 11:20 a.m. and arrive in Beijing at 2:15 p.m. the next day. Flights from Beijing to Dallas/Fort Worth depart at 4:25 p.m. and arrive at 4:45 p.m. the same day.
American currently operates the service …

Cathay Pacific Links Boston with Hong Kong

Cathay Pacific Links Boston with Hong Kong

Cathay Pacific Airways announced the launch of new service between Boston and Hong Kong.  The airline will operate the route four times a week, using Boeing 777-300ER aircraft.
During the summer, flights depart Boston Logan International Airport at 1:45 a.m. on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays, and arrive at Hong Kong International Airport at 5:35 a.m. the next day.  Flights from Hong Kong to Boston depart at 6:00 p.m. on Mondays, …

Air China Launches 747-8 Intercontinental on Beijing-San Francisco Route

Air China Launches 747-8 Intercontinental on Beijing-San Francisco Route

Air China announced that it has replaced its Boeing 777-300ERs with its Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental aircraft on its Beijing-San Francisco route.
The 747-8 Intercontinental is the only aircraft in the airline’s fleet to feature a four-cabin layout.  The plane is configured with 365 seats, including 12 suites in first class, 54 lie-flat seats in business class, 66 seats in premium economy, and 233 seats in economy.
The new 747-8 Intercontinental uses much …