Chinese carriers Hainan Airlines And China Eastern Airlines have planned the launch of new international routes in the coming weeks to Russia, Spain or France. Paris Charles de Gaulle (CDG) will wait for Hainan Airlines at the end of November since Chongqing…
Hainan Airlines plans to resume operations between Chongqing And Paris Charles de Gaulle on November 28 using 787-9. The route will be offered once a week and will return to the airline’s network for the first time since February 2020. The flights are scheduled for Tuesday, departing from Chongqing at 2:00 a.m. and landing in Paris around 6:50 a.m., after a journey of 11 hours and 50 minutes. The return flight will depart Paris at 11:30 a.m., arriving in Chongqing at 5:00 a.m. the next day, with a total flight time of 10 hours and 30 minutes.
This resumption marks the ninth international passenger route that the international airport Chongqing Jiangbei relaunch this year. Indeed, Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport has resumed flights to several international destinations such as London, Moscow, Doha, Osaka, Kuala Lumpur, Phuket, Nha Trang And Taipei. Additionally, it has improved routes to cities such as Madrid, Dubai, Singapore and Ho Chi Minh City. Airport authorities are considering further expansion, identifying the route Sydney as a top priority. The aim is to elevate Chongqing’s status as a crucial domestic aviation hub, focusing on strategic intercontinental routes and establishing partnerships with Belt and Road and Economic Partnership countries Regional Comprehensive (RCEP).
Hainan Airlines is also expanding its presence in Russia since October 19 with flights to Vladivostok, making it the Chinese airline’s third destination in the country. The new 629-mile route, operated in 737-800represents the first non-stop connection between Dalian, in northeast China, and this city in the Russian Far East in more than six years (since that Aeroflot withdrew from the market). Vladivostok, a major Pacific port city and terminus of the Trans-Siberian Railway, becomes the third city in Russia served by the carrier, alongside Moscow and of Saint PETERSBOURG. Flights are currently operated daily from Beijing to Moscow Sheremetyevo and once a week to St. Petersburg Pulkovo.
On the other hand, China Easternfrom from November 22, will begin serving Madrid from Wenzhou Longwan International Airport (WNZ), twice a week, by Airbus A350-900. The carrier already serves the airport Adolfo Suarez-Barajas (MAD) from Madrid from Shanghai Pudongoperating daily flights on this route with A350-900s.
For Wenzhouthe new MAD route will become the city’s third non-stop connection to Europe. China Eastern Airlines currently serves Rome Fiumicino Airport twice a week, whileAir China offers a connection 4 times a week to Milan Malpensa Airport.