CAAC announced (18-Nov-2013) Air China has submitted an application to launch three times weekly Shanghai-Toronto passenger service as early as Feb-2014, utilising Boeing 777-300 equipment. CAAC is seeking public opinion on the application before 23-Nov-2013. Air Canada is the sole operator on the route with 777-300ER aircraft, according to Innovata. [more - original PR - Chinese]
Air China applies to operate Shanghai-Toronto service
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