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Air China expands domestic and international flights

Citing a rapid recovery of the Chinese aviation industry over the past six months, Air China has announced that it will be expanding a number of its domestic and international flight routes.

On the domestic side, Air China has launched four new routes and on the international side, it has launched two new routes, one between Beijing International Airport and Tokyo Haneda International Airport, and the other one between Hangzhou and Frankfurt.

From December 20, 2009, Air China will resume its Beijing-Madrid-Sao Paulo service. On October 25, Air China increased the number of flights from Beijing to Stockholm, with an A330 departing from Beijing every Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, and Sunday. Concurrently, Air China is offering a daily flight from Beijing to Rome for the first time. In addition, on October 27, Air China launched a direct flight from Hangzhou to Frankfurt.

From December 14, 2009 to January 31, 2010, there will be five weekly flights between Beijing and Sydney. From November 30th, 2009 to February 27th, 2010, there will be five flights a week between Beijing, Shanghai and Melbourne, departing every Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. To better accommodate the increasing interest in the Japanese tourism market, from October 25, Air China will add two daily flights between Beijing International Airport and Tokyo Haneda International Airport, a new Tokyo route, bringing the total number of daily flights between Beijing and Tokyo to five.

To accommodate the increasing demand for domestic flights, from October 25, Air China launched three new domestic routes, including Beijing to Daqing, which departs daily; Chengdu to Zhuhai, which departs every Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, and Sunday; and Shenzhen to Dazhou, which will departs every Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday.

On August 31st, 2009, Air China launched routes from six Mainland cities to Taipei. A total of 27 roundtrip flights are available every week, including seven from Beijing, six from Shanghai Pudong airport, five from Hangzhou, four from Chengdu, three from Chongqing and two from Tianjin.