Some say that the centre of gravity in the world aviation is bound to move eastwards as flying is becoming ever more popular in Asia and as there are more and more low-cost airlines in this region. A recent announcement by the head of the Chinese Civil Aviation Administration appear to confirm this prediction.
Li Jiaxing – who is a former CEO of Air China – broke the news that this powerful country will have build 45 new airports by the year 2015. Now, the China is widely-known for building projects of epic proportions but this announcement still makes impression.
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Air China announced that it would launch a direct route from Chengdu to Tokyo on September 22, 2010. Air China is the first airline to launch a direct route to Japan from Southwest China. Flights are available on Wednesdays and Saturdays.
Previously, Air China launched three routes from Chengdu to Japan: Chengdu – Beijing – Tokyo and Chengdu – Shanghai – Nagoya routes with flights available daily, and the Chengdu – Dalian – Osaka route with three flights available every week. After the launch of Chengdu – Tokyo direct route, there have been 9 Air China flights every week from Chengdu to Tokyo. More details about new routes can be found at airchina.com.
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