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Vancouver Airport Adds Sixth Chinese Air Carrier with Direct Link to Mainland China
Officials said Beijing Capital Airlines, a tourism-and-leisure-focused carrier, will begin flying between Vancouver and the Chinese city of Hangzhou, site of the G20 summit next month, with a stop in Qingdao, starting Dec. 30.
 
Capital Airlines Airbus A330-243 lands at Sanya Phoenix International Airport in Hainan
Province. The airline plans to fly to Vancouver International Airport,
its first North American destination.
 
The Vancouver International Airport will welcome a sixth air carrier from Mainland China, two more than any other North American airport, at the end of the year.
 
Officials said Beijing Capital Airlines, a tourism-and-leisure-focused carrier, will begin flying between Vancouver and the Chinese city of Hangzhou, site of the G20 summit next month, with a stop in Qingdao, starting Dec. 30.
 
The thrice-weekly flights will be flown using Airbus 330 aircraft and will depart YVR at 4:30 p.m., arriving in China at 7:40 p.m. the next evening. It is Beijing Capital’s first North American route.
 
On July 25, Xiamen Airlines began direct service to YVR, joining Air China (Beijing), China Eastern (Shanghai-Pudong), China Southern (Guangzhou) and Sichuan Airlines (Chengdu, Shenyang) as Chinese airlines serving the Vancouver to Mainland China market.
  Source: Vancouver Sun

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