Three Chinese airlines have submitted applications for new Europe routes to the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC), according to a CAAC announcement.
China Eastern Airlines has applied for a twice-weekly service between Milan and Wenzhou. The carrier plans to commence operation of the route in October 2019. Currently, passengers can fly from Milan Malpensa Airport to four Chinese cities, including Beijing, Shanghai, Nanjing and Guiyang.
Shanghai-based Juneyao Airlines has planned two routes from Shanghai Pudong to Manchester and Athens. At the moment, only Hainan Airlines flies four times a week between Beijing and Manchester.
Beijing Capital Airlines, a low-cost subsidiary of Hainan Airlines, has applied for a weekly Beijing-Xi’an-Lisbon service set to begin in July 2019.
In addition to the proposed Europe routes, the CAAC has also received applications for another three new routes to Japan and Korea. However, all these routes have yet to gain approval, nor are the aircraft types to be deployed on the routes disclosed in the CAAC announcement.
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