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Hyatt Regency Fuzhou Cangshan Opens in China

Hyatt Regency Fuzhou Cangshan Opens in China

Hyatt Hotels and Resorts announced the opening of a new Hyatt Regency in Fuzhou, China. The Hyatt Regency Fuzhou Cangshan is the first of the brand’s properties to open in China’s Fujian Province.
The hotel has 226 guestrooms and suites, each with a 48” LED TV and floor-to-ceiling windows. Rooms range in size from 473 to 2,626 square feet (44 to 24 square meters)
The hotel has four restaurants including Market Café, …

Hainan Airlines Launches Shenzhen-Auckland Route

Hainan Airlines Launches Shenzhen-Auckland Route

Hainan Airlines announced new service between Shenzhen, China, and Auckland, New Zealand.
The new route will be operated thrice weekly using Airbus A330 aircraft.
Flights are scheduled to depart Shenzhen Bao’an International Airport at 1:55 p.m. on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays, and arrive at Auckland Airport at 6:30 a.m. the next morning. From Auckland, flights will depart at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays, arriving in Shenzhen at 3:25 p.m.
Auckland is …

Hong Kong Airlines to Launch Flights to Vancouver

Hong Kong Airlines to Launch Flights to Vancouver

Hong Kong Airlines announced that it plans to launch new service between Hong Kong and Vancouver, Canada, on June 30 this year. The carrier will operate the service daily, using Airbus A330-200 aircraft.
Flights will depart Hong Kong at 12:30 p.m. and arrive in Vancouver at 10:20 a.m. Flights from Vancouver to Hong Kong are scheduled to depart at 12:10 p.m. and arrive at 4:50 p.m. the following day.
Hong Kong’s A330-200 …

China to Operate Freight Train to United Kingdom

China to Operate Freight Train to United Kingdom

The China Railway Corporation said it launched freight train service to London Sunday.
The train, which will take 18 days to cover over 7,400 miles (11,909 kilometers) from Yiwu West Railway Station in Zhejiang Province, Eastern China to Barking, London, will traverse eight countries including Russia, Poland, Germany, Belgium, and France before arriving in the United Kingdom, according to the state-run Xinhua news agency.
Yiwu, a city of 1.2 million people, is …

Tianjin Airlines Launches Tianjin-Chongqing-Auckland Route

Tianjin Airlines Launches Tianjin-Chongqing-Auckland Route

Tianjin Airlines announced the launch of new service from Tianjin to Chongqing, China, with continuing service to Auckland, New Zealand. The carrier will operate the service three times a week, using Airbus A330 aircraft.
Flights will depart Tianjin at 8:10 p.m. on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays and arrive in Chongqing at 11 p.m., with flights to Auckland departing at 1 a.m. and arriving at 6:30 p.m.
Return service is scheduled to depart …

Heavy Fog and Smog Strand 20,000 at Chengdu International Airport

Heavy Fog and Smog Strand 20,000 at Chengdu International Airport

Unusually heavy fog and smog have resulted in flight cancellations that stranded over 20,000 travelers in Chengdu, China, according to reports in Chinese state-run media.
Hundreds of flights were cancelled, diverted to other cities, or delayed as a result.
Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport is the major international airport serving Chengdu, the capital of China’s Sichuan Province. It is located approximately ten miles (16 kilometers) southwest of downtown Chengdu and serves as a …

Hong Kong Airlines to Launch Flights to Vancouver

Hong Kong Airlines to Launch Flights to Vancouver

Hong Kong Airlines announced that it plans to begin daily, non-stop service between Hong Kong and Vancouver, Canada, on June 30, 2017.
The carrier will operate the service using Airbus A330-200 aircraft, configured with 24 seats in business class and 259 seats in economy.  The business class-cabin has a 2-2-2 layout, with seats reclining up to 155°. 
The route will be the airline’s first service to North America.
Earlier this year, Hong Kong …