China’s Beijing Capital Airlines plans to resume flights to Portugal on 24 April, with a weekly Beijing Daxing – Xi’an – Lisbon, using an Airbus A330-200 aircraft, travel and tourism news agency Presstur reported.
The resumption of flights follows the new guidelines announced recently by the Civil Aviation Administration of China(CAAC).
The regulator determined that Chinese airlines can only operate one route per country, each one with a weekly flight, while foreign carriers can only operate one route to China, also with a weekly flight.
The new guidelines also stipulated that flights from/to China must operate with a maximum occupancy of 75%.
Companies can operate cargo-only flights with passenger planes from/to China, without affecting the weekly route for transporting passengers from/to the country.
The new guidelines also require that all long-haul flights to Beijing make a technical stop for inspection in one of 12 designated airports in China.
Besides the flight to Lisbon, Beijing Capital Airlines will also have one flight per week between Qingdao and London Heathrow. (macauhub)