China Expands Airline Routes from North America

Airlines are launching new routes from North America to China. 

Starting June 10, passengers can fly Air China direct between the capital cities of the U.S. and China. The four-times-a-week route will depart Beijing and arrive in Washington, D.C. every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. The route will be operated using Air China's new Boeing 777-300ER aircraft. 

This summer, China Eastern Airlines will increase their flight frequency on non-stop flights between New York's JFK Airport and Shanghai starting June 25, 2014 through August 18, 2014 to accommodate travelers during the peak summer travel season. These flights will be in addition to the daily flights between New York and Shanghai every Monday, Thursday and Saturday. China Eastern Airlines also will increase the frequency on their flights between Los Angeles/Honolulu and Shanghai. China Eastern will also launch a new non-stop service between Toronto and Shanghai starting June 25, 2014. The service will be offered every Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. The new Toronto route will be China Eastern's sixth North American gateway, joining its existing gateways in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Honolulu and Vancouver.

Starting August 6, China Southern Airlines will launch a new direct flight between Guangzhou and New York. The new service will operate four times a week and will be the only direct connection between Guangzhou and New York. China Souther also will be receiving a new fleet of B777-300ER aircrafts, which will be used for the New York-Guangzhou route.

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