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United to Launch San Francisco-Xi’an, China Route

United to Launch San Francisco-Xi’an, China Route

United Airlines announced that it will begin new seasonal service to Xi’an, China from San Francisco on Sunday, May 8. The route, which will be offered through October 27, will be the first transpacific service to the Chinese city by a U.S. carrier.
Flights will depart San Francisco International Airport at 1:25 p.m. on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays, and arrive at Xianyang International Airport at 5:30 p.m. the following day. From Xi’an, …

Hyatt Place and Hyatt House Hotels Open at Shenzen Airport in China

Hyatt Place and Hyatt House Hotels Open at Shenzen Airport in China

Hyatt announced the opening of a new joint Hyatt Place and Hyatt House hotel at Shenzen Airport in southern China. The Hyatt Place Shenzen Airport and Hyatt House Shenzen Airport are the first combined Hyatt Place and Hyatt House properties in the Asia/Pacific region, and are located at Shenzen Bao’an International Airport, with direct access to Terminal 3.
The Hyatt Place hotel offers 167 guestrooms with free Wi-Fi. Guests can have …

Xiamen Airlines to Launch First Route to North America with Flights to Vancouver

Xiamen Airlines to Launch First Route to North America with Flights to Vancouver

Xiamen Airlines announced that it plans to launch new service between Xiamen, China and Vancouver, Canada on July 25 this year. The carrier will operate the service three times a week, using Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner aircraft.
Flights are scheduled to depart Vancouver International Airport at 1:45 a.m. and arrive at Xiamen Gaoqi International Airport at 5:30 a.m. the next day. From Xiamen, flights will depart at 8:30 p.m. and arrive in Vancouver …

Delta to Begin Los Angeles-Beijing Route

Delta to Begin Los Angeles-Beijing Route

Delta Air Lines announced that it will launch new daily, non-stop service between Los Angeles and Beijing on December 16. The service is pending government approval.
Flights are scheduled to depart Los Angeles International Airport at 12:30 p.m. and arrive at Beijing Capital International Airport at 5:45 p.m. the next day. From Beijing, flights will depart at 7:30 p.m. and arrive back in Los Angeles at 3:45 p.m.
Delta will operate the …

United to Offer First Non-Stop San Francisco-Hangzhou Route by U.S. Carrier

United to Offer First Non-Stop San Francisco-Hangzhou Route by U.S. Carrier

United Airlines announced that it plans to launch thrice-weekly non-stop service between San Francisco and Hangzhou, China on July 13. The route will be the first non-stop service between San Francisco and the Chinese city to be operated by a U.S. airline.
The service is subject to government approval.
Flights will depart San Francisco International Airport at 2:15 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays, and arrive at Hangzhou Xiaoshan International Airport at …

Air China to Link Chongqing with Dubai

Air China to Link Chongqing with Dubai

Air China announced that it plans to launch new thrice-weekly service between Chongqing and Dubai on April 2. The route will be the first non-stop service between the two cities.
Flights are scheduled to depart Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport at 6:40 p.m. on Tuesdays, Fridays, and Sundays, arriving at Dubai International Airport at 10:15 p.m. From Dubai, flights will depart at 12:10 a.m. and arrive back in Chongqing at 11:20 a.m.
Air …

Aeromexico Starts Dreamliner Service to Shanghai

Aeromexico Starts Dreamliner Service to Shanghai

Aeromexico announced the start of Dreamliner service between Mexico City and Shanghai.
The Mexican flag carrier began to operate the route with a Boeing 787 Dreamliner on February 22. Previously, it used a Boeing 777 aircraft on the route.
Aeromexico’s Dreamliners are equipped with 32 fully lie-flat seats in Clase Premier, the airline’s business-class cabin.  The seats are arranged in a 2-2-2 configuration and each has a width of 20”.  Each business-class …