China Starts Direct Flight Beijing/Sí£o Paulo, Brazil

The first direct flight Beijing/São Paulo in Brazil with a call in Madrid took off Sunday from China’s capital and should cover the distance in just over twenty four hours.

This is also the first flight between China and South America for the official Chinese flag carrier Air China.

The flight is scheduled twice a week, leaving Thursdays and Sundays from Beijing and is geared to take advantage of the growing tourism trade between Spain, China and South America as well as attracting businessmen to the bourgeoning trade.

According to the official Chinese news agency, Xinhua, Air China will be using a Boeing 767/300 with a 208 passenger capacity and should take 12 hours and 45 minutes in the first leg of the trip to Madrid, and 11 hours, 50 minutes to São Paulo.

"Once we’re well placed in Brazil and we get to know the South American air traffic market, we will consider the possibility of new direct routes to China to other destinations such as Argentina or Mexico," said Air China in an official release.


  • Show Comments (0)

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

comment *

  • name *

  • email *

  • website *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.


You May Also Like

Brazil’s Daniela Mercury Raises Emotions and the Audience in Philly

Daniela Mercury played in Philadelphia Saturday night, and at least one patron was furious ...

Brazilian Company Does Satellite Mapping of Haiti

The Brazilian Agricultural Research Company (EMBRAPA) was responsible for all the satellite mapping done ...

Investigation on Central Bank Chief Drags Market Down in Brazil

Brazilian and Latin American receipts spent another day in the red, partly on regional ...

Promises Not Kept

It didn’t take long. The PT is in crisis having failed in its role ...

Upbeat Finance Minister Sees Brazil Growing 5% in 2006

Latin American stocks were mixed, with Brazilian stocks extending yesterday’s losses in light trading ...

ILO Praises the Way Brazil Is Dealing with Slave Labor

The “Global Alliance Against Slave Labor” report affirms that measures taken by the Brazilian ...

Very Pleased with Drawing Brazil Will Play Group-F in World Cup

The draw has been held for next year’s World Cup football (soccer) tournament in ...

Brazilian Astronaut Will Use Space Trip to Advance Brazil’s Space Program

Brazilian astronaut Marcos Pontes, speaking to reporters as he recovers from his eight-day sojourn ...

A Mere One-Quarter of Brazilians Are Fully Literate

Only 26% of the Brazilian population in the 15-64 age bracket is fully literate. ...