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Tianjin Airlines to begin operating from Chongqing, China to Auckland, New Zealand


Tianjin Airlines starting on December 21, 2016 will begin to operate nonstop Chongqing-Auckland service three times a week using 260-seat Airbus A330 aircraft.

The outbound flight is scheduled to depart from Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday at 00:30, arriving at Auckland at 18:00 (13.5 hour flight time).

The return flight departs from Auckland at 21:00, arriving at Chongqing at 05:30 the following morning (12.5 hours).

The Chongqing-Auckland route is the first New Zealand route from Chongqing.

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Hainan Airlines starts Chongqing – Rome flights

Hainan Airlines (Haikou and Beijing) initiated nonstop flight service between Chongqing and Rome on April 27, 2015. Flight HU 7991, the inaugural flight took off from Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport at 1:30 am on April 27 Beijing Time and landed at Rome’s Fiumicino-Leonardo da Vinci International Airport at 7:50 am local time. Rome has been added to the roster of Hainan Airlines’ destinations in Europe following Paris, Brussels, Berlin, Moscow and Saint Petersburg. As one of the gateway cities to western China, Chongqing now has its first direct flight to Western Europe.

On the afternoon of April 26, Hainan Airlines held a brief inaugural ceremony in Chongqing. When flight HU 7991 landed in Rome, airport staff greeted the passengers arriving from China with the traditional water cannon salute.

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Following the opening of the Chongqing-Rome route, Hainan Airlines plans to shortly open several more international routes, including Beijing-San Jose, Shanghai-Boston and Shanghai-Seattle/Tacoma.

Hainan Airlines’ Chongqing-Rome route is serviced by the twin-aisle Airbus A330-200 capable of transporting 260 passengers.

Top Copyright Photo: Michael B. Ing/AirlinersGallery.com. Airbus A330-243 B-6089 (msn 919) arrives at the Beijing hub.

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Sichuan Airlines now links western China with Sydney, Australia

Sichuan Airlines (Chengdu) on December 20 launched a new service from Chengdu and Chongqing to Sydney.

Sichuan Airlines will operate twice weekly flights from Chengdu-Chongqing to Sydney on its Airbus A330-200 aircraft.

Sydney Airport now has 94 weekly flights from nine carriers to greater China, with five carriers offering 46 services to mainland Chinese cities including Beijing, Chengdu, Chongqing, Guangzhou, Nanjing and Shanghai.

Copyright Photo: Michael B. Ing/AirlinersGallery.com. Airbus A330-243 B-5907 (msn 462) lands in Beijing.

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