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Xiamen Airlines Begins Xiamen-Amsterdam Flights

Xiamen Airlines Begins Xiamen-Amsterdam Flights

Xiamen Airlines announced the launch of new service between Xiamen and Amsterdam, the carrier’s first intercontinental route.  The airline will operate the service three days a week, using Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft.
Flights will depart Xiamen Gaoqi International Airport in Southeast China at 11:50 p.m. on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays, arriving at Amsterdam Schiphol at 5:45 a.m. the next day.  From Amsterdam, flights are scheduled to depart at 12:35 p.m. on …

Delta to Take Ownership Stake in China Eastern, Expand Partnership

Delta to Take Ownership Stake in China Eastern, Expand Partnership

Delta Air Lines announced an expansion of its partnership with China Eastern Airlines that includes taking an ownership stake in the airline.
The partnership calls for the two carriers to “better connect” the two airlines’ route networks as well as for Delta to invest $450 million to acquire a 3.55% stake in China Eastern.  The two airlines said they will make joint investments “in the customer experience” as well, in addition …

Wyndham to Open Three New Hotels in China

Wyndham to Open Three New Hotels in China

Wyndham announced that it plans to open three new hotels across China over the next four years.  The properties will be located in Hainan, Qingshi Bay, and on the Taling Peninsula.
The Wyndham Sanya Bay will be situated on the island of Hainan, the southernmost point in China, and will be part of a mixed-use development.  The hotel will have 400 guestrooms, a fitness center, a business center, spa, and an …

Airbus to Establish A330 Completion and Delivery Center in Tianjin, China

Airbus to Establish A330 Completion and Delivery Center in Tianjin, China

Airbus announced that it signed an agreement with its Chinese partners, the Tianjin Free Trade Zone Investment Company, as well as the Aviation Industry Corporation of China, to establish an A330 completion and delivery center in Tianjin, China.  The agreement follows a letter of intent that the three companies signed in 2014.
The new A330 completion and delivery center will be located close to the A320 family final assembly line in …

Air China Begins Third Daily Flight on Beijing-Los Angeles Route

Air China Begins Third Daily Flight on Beijing-Los Angeles Route

Air China announced the addition of a third daily flight between Beijing and Los Angeles.  As with the carrier’s two existing flights between the cities, Air China operates the additional service using Boeing 777-300ER aircraft.
The extra flight will depart Beijing Capital International Airport at 12:00 noon and arrive at Los Angeles International Airport at 9:00 p.m.  From Los Angeles, flights will depart at 11:30 a.m. and arrive in Beijing at …

New Shangri-La Hotel Opens in Hefei, Eastern China

New Shangri-La Hotel Opens in Hefei, Eastern China

Shangri-La Hotels announced the opening of a new property in Hefei, a city in Eastern China approximately 285 miles (460 kilometers) west of Shanghai.  The Shangri-La Hotel, Hefei is about half an hour from Xinqiao International Airport and Hefei Railway Station.
The 27-story hotel has 401 guestrooms and suites, ranging in size from 484 to 1,453 square feet (45 to 135 square meters).  Rooms have floor-to-ceiling windows and complimentary Wi-Fi, while …

Hainan Links Shanghai with Boston and Seattle

Hainan Links Shanghai with Boston and Seattle

Hainan Airlines announced the launch of new service between Shanghai and Boston, as well as between Shanghai and Seattle.  Boston and Shanghai are the carrier’s sixth and seventh destinations in North America, respectively.
Flights to Boston will depart Shanghai Pudong International Airport at noon on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays, and arrive at Boston Logan International Airport at 2:35 p.m.  From Boston, flights will depart at 4:34 p.m., also on Tuesdays, Thursdays, …