Re-launch of Air China’s flights to Brazil still has no scheduled date

16 June 2009

Sao Paulo, Brazil, 16 June – The most recent date put forward by Air China to re-launch its Beijing-Sao Paulo flights is July 2010, said the airline’s sales director for Brazil, Doug You said.

This year, Air China announced that the route would be re-opened in March, later it said it would be June and in the most recent statement from the company July 2010 was the date mentioned.

The airline operated a Beijing-Sao Paulo flight with a stop off in Madrid, Spain, with three flights per week, on a Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday, which was halted in September 2008 due to high fuel prices.

Currently, Air China is suggesting that passengers travel on Air China between Chin and Europe and on Brazil’s TAM Linhas Aéreas between Europe and Brazil, said Doug You.

At the end of March, the Brazilian National Civil Aviation Agency (ANAC) approved a code-share agreement between TAM and Air China, with Doug You adding that the re-opening of the route “depends on negotiations between the Brazilian and Chinese governments. (macauhub)