03 October, 2007
Air China, China's national carrier, will begin scheduled flights between Beijing and Athens from Wednesday 28, November 2007, the Greek-China Chamber said on Wednesday. Air China will fly from the Chinese capital to Athens, via Dubai, twice a week using Boeing 767 aircraft.
Air China, in a statement said the new airline connection will facilitate tourism to and from Greece and southern Europe to Beijing ahead of the Olympic Games next year. Air China operates 130 scheduled flights per week from Beijing or Shanghai to London, Paris, Frankfurt, Munich, Rome, Milan, Stockholm, Moscow, Madrid and other European capitals.
Source: Athens News Agency