Air China launched a direct service between Yinchuan and Hong Kong on 31 January. Initially the Star Alliance member will operate a twice-weekly (Tuesdays and Thursdays) service between the two airports, while from 23 February a third weekly (Saturdays) rotation will be offered. No other airline currently flies between the two cities.
- Air China launched flights from Yinchuan (INC) in North China to Hong Kong (HKG) on 31 January. Initially the Star Alliance member will connect the two airports twice-weekly (Tuesdays and Thursdays), while OAG schedules indicate that from 23 February a third weekly (Saturdays) rotation will be added. No other airline currently operates non-stop services on the 1,949-kilometre sector, with Air China scheduled to operate the airport pair using its fleet of 737-800s. According to Flightradar24.com data, Air China presently operates 116 737-800s, as well as 14 737 MAX 8s and 17 737-700s. Based on MIDT data, over 7,000 passengers flew indirectly between the two airports between October 2017 and September 2018, with the top connection point for passengers being Xi’an, with 40% of the connecting traffic.