Air China continues expansion with Mumbai

Air China will commence Beijing- Mumbai nonstop service on 25 October 2015. As the forthcoming only service from Mainland China to Mumbai - the economic capital of the country - the airline said the seven hour non-stop will negate the need for stopovers in Hong Kong, Singapore and Bangkok.


Air China will commence Beijing- Mumbai nonstop service on 25 October 2015. As the forthcoming only service from Mainland China to Mumbai – the economic capital of the country – the airline said the seven hour non-stop will negate the need for stopovers in Hong Kong, Singapore and Bangkok.

As two BRICS countries, China and India have long had close political, economic and people exchanges and in recent years, inbound and outbound travelers of the two countries have been on the rise. From January to November 2014, bilateral trade volume experienced a nine per cent year-on-year increase, while in September of the same year, the two countries released a joint declaration on exploring new areas of cooperation through strategic economic dialogue and cultural exchanges.

In 2015, Air China is continuing to build its world-spanning route network with its hub in Beijing and, at the same time, with the ‘One Belt, One Road’ initiative promoted by the Chinese government. The carrier recently announced its in mind, has started and will start more routes serving the countries along the “One Belt, One Road”. Examples of the routes include Beijing-Minsk-Budapest opened in the first half of the year and Beijing -Islamabad-Karachi, Beijing-Kuala Lumpur, Beijing-Colombo, Beijing- Johannesburg and Beijing-Addis Ababa to be opened this October.