CHINA: Air China eyes major expansion into Europe

Air China said it plans to order 40 Airbus aircraft in the next five years to support its European expansion. The carrier launched twice-weekly Beijing- Dubai-Athens service with a B767 recently and will start serving Berlin, Istanbul and Warsaw from Beijing in March. It will begin flying daily from Beijing to Manchester, Zurich, Dusseldorf, Vienna […]


Air China said it plans to order 40 Airbus aircraft in the next five years to support its European expansion. The carrier launched twice-weekly Beijing- Dubai-Athens service with a B767 recently and will start serving Berlin, Istanbul and Warsaw from Beijing in March.

It will begin flying daily from Beijing to Manchester, Zurich, Dusseldorf, Vienna and Milan and from Shanghai to Rome in 2009.