On 16 July, Air China launched a seasonal daily service between Beijing and Linzhi in Tibet. The 2,348-kilometre sector will be flown using the carrier’s A319s and operates until 24 October according to OAG Schedules Analyser data.
- Air China launched services between Beijing (PEK) and Linzhi (LZY) on 16 July. The seasonal 2,348-kilometre sector will be flown daily using the Star Alliance member’s A319s, and runs until 24 October. Air China also operates a daily year-round service from the Tibetan city to Chengdu. On 18 July, the carrier commenced international services from Tianjin (TSN) to Okinawa (OKA) in Japan. The 1,727-kilometre service will operate twice-weekly on Tuesdays and Saturdays, and will be flown by the airline’s 737-800s. On 20 July, Air China launched its second new destination from Tianjin, this time to Bangkok Suvarnabhumi (BKK) in Thailand. The 3,261-kilometre city pair will be flown daily, also using the carrier’s 737-800s. None of Air China’s new routes will face direct competition according to OAG Schedules Analyser data.