China Eastern Airlines recently launched flights to Qingdao and Kunming from San Francisco. The flights services to the two Chinese cities would be operated with the help of an Airbus 33H aircraft thrice weekly.
A spokesperson of China Eastern Airlines while providing details of new schedule said the outbound flights from Kunming would depart at 7.50 am and reach San Francisco International Airport at 9 am. The flights between the two destinations would be operated via the Chinese port city Qingdao, a part of Shandong Province. The flights on Kunming-Qingdao-San Francisco route would be conducted thrice weekly on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.
The return flight from San Francisco would make its departure at 10.45 am local time and arrives in Kunming at 7.35 pm next day. The flights would be operated on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
Kunming, also popularly known as Spring City, is capital of southwestern Yunnan Province in China. The city is renowned for its greenery, beautiful environment and pleasant climate. The international transit passengers are a 72-hour visa-free stay in Kunming.
Meanwhile, China Eastern Airlines recently announced it will be launching flights to Sydney from Hangzhou starting from November 16, 2016. The service on the route would be operated thrice weekly. This will be the 12th direct flight offering connections between Sydney and Chinese cities. It may be known that Sydney is a major city in Australia, while Hangzhou is the capital of Zhejiang Province in eastern China.
Kerrie Mather, Chief Executive and Managing Director of Sydney Airport, has welcomed the launch of flights from Hangzhou. He said that the introduction of new service would in fact boost the local economy, and is undoubtedly fantastic news.
Mather said, “It is fervently hoped that the direct flight from Hangzhou would be bringing 22,000 more Chinese tourists to Sydney, thus contributing nearly $66.45 million to the Australian economy.” She also said that apart from offering connections to popular Chinese destination Hangzhou, the service would also be linking Beijing, the capital city of China, as well.