07 January 2015

Air China to launch direct flights to South Africa!

update (25 March 2015): According to aviation specialists airlineroute.net, Air China will launch a three-weekly service between Beijing and Johannesburg on 30 Aug 2015. The airline will operate a Boeing 777-300ER on the route.

update (11 Feb 2015): At current stage it is unclear when South African Airways' (SAA) codeshare with Air China will start. It is therefor also unclear when Air China will begin operating flights between Bejing in China and Johannesburg in South Africa. According to Tourism Update, SAA, which will discontinue its direct flights from Beijing with effect from 29 March 2015, cannot confirm how passengers already booked on flights on the route from 29 March 2015 onwards will be re-accommodated.

According to Tourism Update, one of the major airlines of the People's Republic of China, Air China, will launch direct flights between Beijing Capital International Airport in Bejing and Cape Town via Johannesburg (45min layover) in March May 2015. The introduction of the route is part of the strengthening of Air China's codeshare agreement with South African Airways. We will keep you posted!

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