Friday, October 13, 2006

Air China's Beijing-New Delhi flights from Oct 30

New Delhi: Air China, the country's second-biggest carrier and its main international airline, is starting a direct service between Beijing and New Delhi from Oct 30.
The service will be available three times a week between the capitals of the two countries. The state-run carrier is the second airline after Ethiopian Airlines to offer a direct service between New Delhi and Beijing.
"There is a growing interest among both the Chinese people and Indians to visit each others' countries - especially to the capitals. We want to tap that growing market," said Zhao Quanzhen, country manager for Air China in India.
At present another Chinese airline - China Eastern - operates between the two countries, connecting New Delhi and Shanghai. "But there is enough market for both the airlines to have a decent load factor," Zhao said.
13/10/06 IANS/Telugu Portal