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1st Nonstop Spain-China. Air Europa Lands In PEK  
User currently offlineLuisde8cd From Pitcairn Islands, joined Aug 2004, 2578 posts, RR: 29
Posted (11 years 1 week 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 4808 times:


Airbus Air Europa arrived at Beijing in first direct flight from Spain Beijing. -

The airplane Airbus A330 ' ' Pedro Duqué ' of Air Europa today became the first direct flight between Spain and China when carrying out the passage without scales in twelve hours and to arrive at the airport from 10,45 Beijing at local time (02,45 GMT).

The passengers of the airplane, that takes to the name of Spanish astronaut Pedro Duke, were welcomed in the airport of Beijing by the Chinese and Spanish press and with numerous gifts.

The satisfaction by a direct flight between both countries was the majority expression of the passengers interviewed by Efe in the airport. ' ' He is incredible that we are already not forced to waste time in scales. He is something good as much for the tourism as for the businesses between both países'', showed to the arrival a customary passenger to travel from Spain to China and Japan and that it did not want to identify itself.

Although the Madrid-Beijing flight lasted anticipated of eleven hours, the fort wind in the route delayed to something the arrival, according to spokesmen of the company.

The inaugural flight Madrid-Shanghai, also from Air Europa, that has agreement of code shared with China Eastern Airlines, will arrive tomorrow Tuesday at the Chinese economic capital with the Spanish ministers from Industry, Commerce and Tourism, Jose Montilla, and of Promotion, Magdalena Alvarez, attack.

Air Europa calculates that the 65 percent of tickets will be sold between the Spanish public during the first year, but trusts obtaining a 50 percent in each country in 2006.

Today same it will leave Beijing the first flight, with the same A330 from China to Spain. The flights, with codes UX 093, UX094, UX095 and UX096, will have two exits per week from Shanghai and Beijing to Madrid, and four exits altogether from Spain to China (two to each city).

China Eastern will be able to use its code MU for the ticket sale from Beijing or Shanghai to Madrid in the airplane of Air Europe, although once in the Spanish capital it will have to use a new code for the trips that continue towards Latin America. Air Europa has destinies in almost all Spain and numerous European cities, as well as of Latin America and North Africa (Brazil, Ecuador, Cuba, Mexico, Dominican Republic, Venezuela and Argentina), and maintains agreements of code shared with airlines of ten countries.

Its fleet counts on 32 airplanes Boeing and a Airbus A340 just acquired, that will be used for the flights to China, although will receive three A330 airplanes in 2006, with which it hopes to pass to three frequencies of flight between Spain and the Asian giant in the term of a year, according to Gerald Ariño, assistant director of the airline. China Eastern Airlines has more than 40 points of sale in all the country and more than 100 big means airplanes so large and, the majority Airbus and Boeing that operate in more than 60 international routes and 160 domestic ones.


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User currently offlineSolnabo From Sweden, joined Jan 2008, 930 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (11 years 1 week 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 4728 times:

 bigthumbsup  Way to go Air Europa  bigthumbsup 


Airbus SAS - Love them both
User currently onlineMaverickM11 From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 19424 posts, RR: 50
Reply 2, posted (11 years 1 week 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 4632 times:

"The airplane Airbus A330 ' ' Pedro Duqué ' of Air Europa "

Honestly kids, is it that hard to get the plane right?

E pur si muove -Galileo
User currently offlineEddieDude From Mexico, joined Nov 2003, 8227 posts, RR: 42
Reply 3, posted (11 years 1 week 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 4564 times:

Congratulations to UX!!! As it is always the case with new ventures, it is uncertain what will happen but in all honesty I wish Air Europa all the best! I believe there is a potential market (both countries are tourism powerhouses and China is rising as an economic power while Spain is prosperous, stable and growing so there are a lot of prospects).

Next flights: MEX-MZT AM E90; TIJ-MEX AM 788
User currently offlineAlitaliaMD11 From Spain, joined Dec 2003, 4068 posts, RR: 12
Reply 4, posted (11 years 1 week 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 4406 times:

Air Europa uses a A340-200 for this route, reg EC-JGU. Air Europa will be reciving A330-200s in the future to replace the B767-300s.

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This route will recive some compition soon when Air Plus Comet starts the route as well on July 4th.

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