Regular Flights to Commence July 4th, 2008
BEIJING, June 25 /CNW/ -- Air China (HKEX: 0735; LSE: AIRC; SSE: 60111)
today announced that from July 4th, 2008 it will be commencing regular direct
flights from Beijing to Taipei and Kaohsiung, Taiwan. The first flight, on an
Airbus A330, will depart from Beijing Capital International Airport at 8:30am
Beijing time and arrive at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport at 1:00 pm.
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This will be the first time in over 60 years that there have been regular
direct flights between Mainland China and Taiwan. Since 2006, Air China has
operated special charter flights between Beijing and Taiwan during the four
traditional Chinese holidays -- Spring Festival, Mid-Autumn Day, Tomb Sweeping
Day, and Dragon Boat Festival.
The new flights will help all travelers from both sides of the Straits to
travel more freely between the Mainland and Taiwan. This will open up
business, cultural and travel opportunities between the cities. The flights
will also offer travelers from Taiwan a convenient gateway to connect with
flights from Beijing to other cities and countries throughout the world.
Scheduled flight information
Flight No. Schedule Departing Flight Time Date
CA185/6 Friday Beijing Beijing 0830 Taipei 1300 July 4th, 2008
Taipei 1400 Beijing 1820
CA185/6 Friday, Beijing Beijing 0830 Taipei 1300 July 5th, 2008
Sunday Taipei 1400 Beijing 1820 to Oct 25th, 2008
CA195/6 Friday, Shanghai Shanghai Pudong 1250 July 4th, 2008
Sunday Taipei 1600 to Oct 25th, 2008
Shanghai Pudong 1950
Notes: the above time is local time and the detailed flight information
on sales system will be valid.
For more information, visit Air China's website
http://www.airchina.com.cn/ or call Air China Sales Service Hotline at 4008-
For further information:
For further information: Chris French, firstname.lastname@example.org, for Air