Air China launched its latest domestic route from Beijing on 1 November, adding a five times weekly service to the city of Huizhou in Guangdong Province. No other airline presently operates the 1,902-kilometre sector according to OAG schedules. This becomes Air China’s third non-stop route to Huizhou, with it already offering flights to the city from Chengdu and Tianjin. The airline did also serve Huizhou from Wuhan, but the route was dropped on 27 October.
- Air China launched its latest domestic route from its hub at Beijing (PEK) on 1 November, commencing a five times weekly service to Huizhou (HUZ). A city situated in southeast Guangdong Province, Huizhou is home to an urban population of roughly 2.51 million people, and is some 50 kilometres away from the mega-cities of Guangzhou and Shenzhen. The Star Alliance member will serve the 1,902-kilometre route from Beijing using its fleet of A320s, with no other airline presently linking Huizhou with the Chinese capital airport. While there is no direct competition, it should be noted that China United Airlines does provide a twice-daily service between Huizhou and Beijing’s Nanyuan Airport. With this launch, Air China will offer non-stop flights on three routes to Huizhou, with it already offering services to the city from Chengdu and Tianjin according to OAG. The Star carrier used to operate a daily service to Huizhou from Wuhan, but Flightradar24.com data confirms that the airline ended operations on the route as of 27 October.