Air China has launched its new route between Beijing and Brisbane, celebrating its inaugural flight on 10 December at a ceremony attended by distinguished guests and tourism officials.
Marking the airline’s sixth non-stop route between China and Australia, the new route is part of Air China’s global route network expansion. Brisbane is the airline’s third Australian destination after Sydney and Melbourne, providing a convenient transport link between Beijing and Queensland.
“This is the first ever air corridor between China’s capital Beijing and Queensland’s capital Brisbane, representing a major milestone for our state,” Tourism and Events Queensland chief executive officer Leanne Coddington says.
“It is expected that the new route will carry almost 170,000 new visitors to Queensland over the next four years, and make it easier for Chinese tourists to reach Brisbane, which is a gateway to the Gold Coast, the Whitsunday Islands and other well-known travel destinations.”
Operated by Airbus 330-200, the new route between Beijing and Brisbane run under flight numbers CA795/796 four times a week (Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday). Outbound flights will depart from Beijing at 02:30 local time and arrive in Brisbane at 15:10 and inbound flights will depart from Brisbane at 19:30 and arrive in Beijing at 04:45 the next day.