Air China Adds Additional International Routes

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Chinese national flag carrier Air China announced on Friday that it was planning to operate 24 international routes during June. In a statement posted on its website, the Beijing-based airline said that it was adding additional flights on top of those flown in May. The two new routes will link Beijing with the Spanish capital Madrid and the Philippine capital of Manila. Flights to and from Beijing to Madrid will now arrive and depart from Terminal 4 rather than Terminal 1.

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 Air China adds Madrid and Manila to its June flights. Photo: Getty Images

To curtail the number of people infected with the coronavirus from entering the country Civil Aviation Authority of China(CAAC) announced in March that it would limit the number of international flights. These measures restricted Chinese airlines by allowing only one flight between China and another country. For example, if you flew multiple flights from China to, say, Canada, you would now have to choose between Toronto and Vancouver. In addition to the one destination in a country rule, airlines were only permitted to fly one international flight per week.

Air China International destinations June 2020

According to the Air China statementstarting from June 1 through July 1, Air China will fly to the following destination from Beijing, Shanghai, and Chengdu.

Flights to North America

All Air China flights to North America will link Beijing Capital International Airport (PEK) with Los Angeles and Vancouver.

Flights to Europe

Flights to Europe will link Beijing Capital International Airport (PEK) with Paris, Copenhagen, Minsk, Madrid, Stockholm, Warsaw, Vienna, Moscow, Athens, Frankfurt, and London. Air China will also fly from Shanghai Pudong International Airport (PVG) to Frankfurt and London.

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 Air China is the Chinese national flag carrier. Photo: Getty Images

Flights in Asia

Air China will fly to the following Asian destination from Beijing Capital International Airport (PEK) during June.

Phnom Penh, Yangon, Delhi, Dubai, Islamabad, Karachi, Bangkok,  Manila, and Seoul. From Shanghai Pudong International Airport (PVG), Air China will operate one flight to Tokyo. From Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport (CTU), Air China will fly to Kathmandu and Singapore.