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Air China expanding European network with services to Copenhagen, London Gatwick and Paris CDG

22-Dec-2011

Air China has announced three new European routes in the first two weeks of Dec-2011, with plans to expand its European network to 14 destinations and the number of weekly services between mainland China and Europe to 178. Air China currently has a 25% capacity share on services between China and Europe with over 46,000 weekly seats, significantly ahead of Lufthansa (17,119 weekly seats) and China Southern Airlines (15,140), according to Innovata. The latest route announcements will entrench its market leading position.

Air China plans to launch services to Copenhagen, London Gatwick and Paris Charles De Gaulle (Paris CDG) in the first six months of 2012, supplementing the carrier's existing European network which comprises service to Athens, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, London Heathrow, Madrid Barajas, Moscow Sheremetyevo, Munich, Rome Fiumicino, Chita (Russia) and Stockholm Arlanda. Dedicated freighter services also operate to Copenhagen Kastrup, Milan Malpensa, Novosibirsk Tolmachevo, Paris CDG and Vienna. [998 words]

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  • New service to Copenhagen, London Gatwick and Paris CDG
  • Beijing-Milan Malpensa service launched in Jun-2011
  • Africa services to be launched in medium-term

Graphs and data:

  • Airlines operating between China and Europe (weekly seats): 19-Dec-2011 to 25-Dec-2011
  • Beijing Capital International Airport to Copenhagen Kastrup Airport (seats per week, one way): 19-Sep-2011 to 09-Jun-2012
  • Beijing Capital International Airport to London Gatwick Airport (seats per week, one way): 29-Apr-2012 to 09-Jun-2012
  • Shanghai Pudong Airport to Paris Charles De Gaulle Airport (seats per week, one way): 19-Sep-2011 to 09-Jun-2012
  • ¬†Air China projected delivery dates all aircraft as at 14-Dec-2011
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