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Air China starts non-stop service from Beijing to Manila

eTN Staff Writer  Mar 19, 2010

Beijing - Air China will launch its first non-stop flight between Beijing and Manila. Round-trip tickets will be available to PhoenixMiles members for only RMB 1,666. In addition, from March 16th to May 31st PhoenixMiles members will be able to redeem flights to Manila for half the regular frequent flyer miles.

Flights to Manila will depart from Beijing Capital Airport at 8:00 PM on Monday, Wednesday and Saturday and arrive at 00:55 AM the next day. Flights to Beijing from Manila will depart at 06:30 AM local time on Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday and arrive at Beijing at 11:10 AM. A Boeing 738 will be deployed for all flights on the Beijing-Manila route.

This new route will greatly increase the number of Filipino tourists visiting China. The Philippine Tourism Authority already has a Beijing office, and they believe that there is great potential for more Filipinos to visit China. Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou are currently the most popular destinations for Filipino tourists, who are interested in Chinese history and culture, as well as Chinese cuisine.

Air China passengers flying from the Americas and Europe can use Beijing as a hub for their flights on to the Philippines.

Air China: Carrying China, Spanning the World

Air China is China’s only national flag carrier and a Star Alliance member. By a fleet of 256 Airbus and Boeing aircraft, Air China’s 250 routes serve 32 countries and regions. Thanks to the airline’s admission to the Star Alliance, Air China’s route network, with Beijing as its hub, is able to place 912 destinations in 159 countries within its reach. Air China now has 10 million members in its frequent flyers program.

For more information, please visit Air China website

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