Air China to expand European presence, further becoming largest Chinese airline on the continent (CAPA)

February 16, 2013

Air China is building on its reputation as China’s flag carrier with an expanded schedule to Europe, increasing frequency on existing services and also opening two new routes: Beijing-Geneva and Chengdu-Frankfurt.

Air China’s service will be the first Chinese one to Geneva while Chengdu-Frankfurt represents the first route from a Chinese carrier originating in a secondary Chinese city. Several secondary Chinese cities – many of them very large – are growing faster than traditional coastal areas and have also been the expansion target – out of opportunity and necessity – of European airlines.

Complete article at CAPA

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