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Government Approves New Routes to China

Government Approves New Routes to China


The Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) has given two airlines the go-ahead to start routes to and from the country.


The first airline is TAAG Angola Airlines (DT/DTA) with their approval for connecting China and Angola. TAAG will operate one weekly flight between Luanda (LAD), the capital of Angola, and the city of Changsha (CSX) in southern China.


Credit: Arthur Chow


This route will most likely be operated by a Boeing 777-200ER or -300ER aircraft based on the fleet flexibility of the company, however both the aircraft type and the launch date is yet to be confirmed. TAAG used to operate a nonstop flight between Luanda (LAD) and Beijing (PEK) until March 2017, when the route was discontinued.


The second airline to receive permissions to operate flights to China is Air New Zealand (NZ/ANZ), which plans to launch a five-weekly flight from Auckland (AKL) to Guangzhou (CAN) via Christchurch (CHC). This route will be for cargo only and will be operated by a Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner.

This route in particular has already begun.


Air New Zealand plans to utilize their Boeing 787-9, pictured below, on this route. Credit: Will Hagen


As a result of the Coronavirus pandemic beginning in China as early as 2019, many airlines began cutting routes from the country. This fresh start by Air New Zealand and TAAG will not only facilitate the transportation of PPE to help end the spread of the virus, but also signifies a new beginning for China's international travel sector. As more people fly, this expanded route network to China could be a sign that air travel may be normalizing once again.


Source: Routes Online

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