Beijing  (2007-05-30)

AIR China and Qantas have both announced they will increase capacity between China and Australia over the next year.

According to Air China's GM for Australia and New Zealand, Ms Ling Ma, a stronger than anticipated first quarter this year will see ..." />
 
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Air China, Qantas strengthen Australia - China offerings
 
Beijing  (2007-05-30)

AIR China and Qantas have both announced they will increase capacity between China and Australia over the next year.

According to Air China's GM for Australia and New Zealand, Ms Ling Ma, a stronger than anticipated first quarter this year will see Air China not only expand its Australian operations with increased services, but will also see the airline upgrade carriers, products and facilities on Australia - China routes.

Ms Ma said starting October 2007, Air China would introduce three additional weekly A330-200 services from China to Australia, bringing total flights to 10 per week. The additional services are planned on the Beijing - Shanghai - Melbourne route, which now operates as a continuation of the Sydney service.

Air China may also convert some of its Beijing-Shanghai-Sydney flights to direct services between Beijing and Sydney, and has earmarked its new Boeing 787-8 Dreamliners for the kangaroo route as of mid-2008.

Meanwhile, Qantas has announced it will offer new twice-weekly direct flights between Melbourne and Shanghai from March 2008.

Qantas executive general manager, Mr John Borghetti, said this would take Qantas flights to 10 return services a week to China, five between Sydney and Shanghai, two between Melbourne and Shanghai, and three between Sydney and Beijing.

 
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