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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 …

New Hilton Resort Opens in Ningbo, China

New Hilton Resort Opens in Ningbo, China

Hilton Hotels and Resorts announced the opening of the Hilton Ningbo Dongqian Lake Resort in Ningbo, China. The hotel is located within the Ningbo Dongqian Lake Tourist Resort, which includes a water park and zoo.
The property offers 280 guestrooms, each with a 49” LED TV and rain showerhead. The hotel also provides over 43,055 square feet (4,000 square meters) of meeting and event space, including a 12,593-square-foot (1,170-square-meter) ballroom and …

Beijing Capital Airlines to Launch Vancouver-Qingdao-Hangzhou Service

Beijing Capital Airlines to Launch Vancouver-Qingdao-Hangzhou Service

Beijing Capital Airlines announced that it plans to launch new flights on December 30 from Vancouver to Qingdao and continuing to Hangzhou. The carrier will operate the service using Airbus A330 aircraft.
Flights will depart Vancouver at 12:10 p.m. and arrive in Qingdao at 3:55 p.m. the next day. From Qingdao, flights will then depart at 5:55 p.m. and arrive in Hangzhou at 7:40 p.m.
Flights from Hangzhou to Qingdao are scheduled …

Tianjin Airlines to Launch Chongqing-Auckland Service

Tianjin Airlines to Launch Chongqing-Auckland Service

Tianjin Airlines announced that it will begin new non-stop flights between Chongqing, China, and Auckland, New Zealand, on December 21. The carrier will operate the service three times a week using Airbus A330 aircraft.
Flights will depart Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport at 12:30 a.m. on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays, and will arrive at Auckland Airport at 6 p.m. From Auckland, flights are scheduled to depart at 8 p.m. and arrive in …

New Rosewood Hotel to Open in Hong Kong

New Rosewood Hotel to Open in Hong Kong

Rosewood Hotels and Resorts announced that it will open a new property in Hong Kong in 2018. The Rosewood Hong Kong will be located Victoria Harbour waterfront, which separates Hong Kong Island and Kowloon.
The property will occupy 27 floors of the former New World Centre tower, recognizable thanks to its glowing crown, and will have 398 guestrooms. The hotel will also have a fitness center, a pool, and an executive …

Air China Begins Chengdu-Sydney Flights

Air China Begins Chengdu-Sydney Flights

Air China announced the launch of new service between Chengdu and Sydney, Australia on Friday. The carrier will operate the service three days a week, using Airbus A330-200 aircraft.
Flights will depart Chengdu at 10:55 a.m. on Tuesdays, Fridays, and Sundays, and arrive in Sydney at 12:35 p.m. the next day. From Sydney, flights will depart at 2:35 p.m. on the same days, and arrive in Chengdu at 10:35 p.m.
Air China’s …

American Airlines Receives Tentative Approval for Daily LAX-Shanghai Flights

American Airlines Receives Tentative Approval for Daily LAX-Shanghai Flights

The U.S. Department of Transportation gave tentative approval to American Airlines to offer daily non-stop service between Los Angeles and Beijing.
American had been competing against Delta for the coveted slot, although the Department of Transportation ultimately sided with the Fort Worth-based carrier, saying that awarding them the service would provide a third U.S. carrier to choose from for flights between the West Coast and Beijing, as Delta currently offers flights …