As Geneva joins the growing group of cities connected to China with direct services this week, anna.aero examines how the Middle Kingdom’s international route network has changed since last summer.
Air China launches four-weekly flights from Beijing Airport to Geneva Airport.
SriLankan Airlines launches flights from Hambantota to Jeddah and Beijing via Bangkok.
Heathrow becomes airport #50 for 787; average sector 3,400km – 25% of its 15,000km range capability!
Most of the eight airlines operating the Boeing 787 are keeping them close to base while they build-up familiarity with the new airframe. At 5,245 kilometres, Qatar Airways’ Doha to London 787 route which touched down for the first time on 14 December, is only using around one-third of the aircraft’s 15,000 kilometre range capability.
anna.aero reveals from a top-level source which points on the map will be added to the nearly 200 destinations already connected to the Istanbul Atatürk hub in the near future.
Hainan Airlines commences operations from Beijing to Luanda via Abu Dhabi.
Chinese air traffic up almost 9% in 2012 so far; AirAsia, Dragonair and Scoot all starting new routes this winter
China’s airlines continue to report solid growth in 2012 with international growth outstripping domestic growth. Despite the EU’s ETS European carriers have launched several new routes this summer. But which carriers are looking to grow in China this winter?
NordStar Airlines starts operating flights from Krasnoyarsk to Beijing Capital Airport, its first Chinese destination.
Air Astana launches twice-weekly flights from Astana to Beijing.
Hainan Airlines starts flights from Beijing to its second destination in Thailand, Bangkok.
AirAsia X now flies from Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Malaysia to Beijing in China.