PNG-CNS

China Eastern Airlines inaugurated a limited seasonal service between Shanghai PVG and Cairns on Thursday 1 February, marking the resumption of flights between China and Tropical North Queensland after four years. The 5,900-kilometre service will be maintained 2-weekly for just three weeks with alternating departure days. The 230-seat A330-200 aircraft will be used on all […]

February 6, 2024 | Latest Route News +

PEK-IST

Air China inaugurated flights between Beijing PEK and Istanbul IST on Friday 29 December. The 7,080-kilometre service will be maintained 3-weekly, on Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays, with the 237-seat A330-200 aircraft. The carrier will complement daily flights by its Star Alliance partner Turkish Airlines on the route. Air China becomes the 100thcarrier to serve Istanbul […]

January 3, 2024 | Latest Route News +

CGO-LUX

China Southern Airlines introduced flights between Zhengzhou in central China, and Luxembourg on Thursday 21 December. The 8,285-kilometre route will be maintained weekly, with the 276-seat A350-900 aircraft. The airline faces no competition between the two cities. Flight CZ677 departs Zhengzhou at 14:50 local time, arriving in Luxembourg at 19:00 local time. The return service, operating as […]

January 2, 2024 | Latest Route News +

CGO-LGW

China Southern Airlines introduced flights between Zhengzhou in central China, and London LGW on Tuesday 12 December. The 8,545-kilometre route will be maintained 2-weekly on Tuesdays and Saturdays, with the 265-seat 787-8 aircraft. The airline faces no competition between the two cities. Flight CZ653 departs Zhengzhou at 14:00 local time, arriving at London LGW at 17:20 local […]

December 18, 2023 | Latest Route News +

WNZ-MAD

China Eastern Airlines introduced flights between Wenzhou, in China’s east, and Madrid, on Wednesday 22 November, marking the carrier’s second route to the Spanish capital. The 10,515-kilometre service will be maintained 2-weekly, on Tuesdays and Saturdays, with the 286-seat A350-900 aircraft. The SkyTeam member faces no competition between the two cities. Flight MU261 departs Wenzhou […]

November 27, 2023 | Latest Route News +

Tokyo NRT-San Francisco

Asia is large and important market from the United States, including its Pacific Ocean territories. According to Cirium schedules data, there are 4,881 departing non-stop flights across August, excluding the Middle East. This makes Asia the US’s third largest continent/region after Europe (17,218) and the Caribbean (10,338). However, flights remain a third lower than in […]

PEK-MUC

Air China is one of 25 passenger airlines with non-stop flights between China and Europe this August, based on Cirium schedules information data. It has 125 weekly departures and 29.1% of the total, although they remain down by a quarter versus 2019. However, partly because it continues to overfly Russia rather than undertaking more costly […]

TFU-IST

Sichuan Airlines introduced flights between its Chengdu hub and Istanbul IST on Wednesday 21 June, marking the route’s resumption following a three-year hiatus. The service will operate 2-weekly on Mondays and Wednesdays, with the 301-seat A330-300 aircraft. It faces no competition on the route. Flight 3U3827 departs Chengdu at 01:25 local time, arriving in Istanbul […]

June 27, 2023 | Latest Route News +

PVG-ATHENS

With travel restrictions to and from China finally easing, the number of daily flights between Europe and China is finally showing significant signs of recovery. In December the average number of daily one-way flights was around nine. This increased in early January as extra flights were added for Chinese New Year celebrations. The average number […]

February 9, 2023 | Airports, Europe, News & Analysis, Top Story