Air China's new domestic routes for the late summer and autumn seasons include the leisure routes Beijing-Manzhouli, Chengdu-Urumqi-Korla Sinkiang and Chongqing-Qingdao.

Air China’s new domestic routes for the late summer and autumn seasons include the lesisure routes Beijing-Manzhouli, Chengdu-Urumqi-Korla Sinkiang and Chongqing-Qingdao.

On the Beijing-Manzhouli route, a daily flight departs from Beijing at 5:20 p.m. and arrives in Manzhouli  at 7:20 p.m. Manzhouli is located on the borders of China, Mongolia and Russia, and has become a popular tourist destination in recent years, according to Air China. The airline says the new route will promote economic, trade and tourism development in Manzhouli,improve communications and cooperation between the city and Beijing and strengthen cooperation between China and its neighboring countries.


Air China's huge, multi-type fleet includes 20 Boeing 737-700s, which the airline has configured to seat 128 in two classes. Air China's 737-700s seats 8 in business class and 120 in economy class

For the Chengdu-Urumqi-Korla Sinkiang route, a daily flight departs from Chengdu at 12:45 a.m., stops at Urumqi and arrives at Korla Sinkiang at 5:45 p.m. The return flight departs from Korla Sinkiang at 6:35 p.m. every day, routes via Urumqi and arrives in Chengdu at 11:30 p.m. This route is part of the government’s Xinjiang support program and connects Xinjiang with central regions of China, helping build the economic and cultural development of Xinjiang.

Air China says it has launched the Chongqing-Qingdao route because visits to the coasts and seaside resorts of China are becoming more and more popular. Flights operate on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdasy and depart from Chongqing at 9:10 a.m. and arrive in Qingdao at 11:25 a.m. The return flights depart from Qingdao at 12:25 p.m. and arrive at Chongqing at 3:00 p.m. The airline says that the recent opening of the Qingdao Beer Festival will help make the route popular with tourists from Central China.

“These new routes will offer China’s growing number of tourists the opportunity to visit some of the most beautiful parts of this country,” says Zhou Enyong, general manager of Air China’s marketing department. “Over the past few months, we have launched several new and updated routes in order to bring our customers the best in convenience and comfort, as well as a wide-range of travel options.”

For more information, visit www.airchina.com.cn or call Air China’s domestic-service hotline at +86 4008-100-999.