AF777300ER From France, joined Aug 2007, 73 posts, RR: 0 Posted (1 year 11 months 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 4047 times:
Corsair International will open Paris - Dakar on a scheduled basis from next November (winter 2012 - 2013) and Paris - Rio de Janeiro from winter 2013 - 2014, ahead of world football championship in Brazil, 2 important routes for Air France.
Aigle Azur will probably annonce on October 23rd a new route from Paris to China (Beijing) and an important agreement with Hainan Airlines. They should lease an A 330-200 for this long-haul route. After opening Paris - Moscow this summer, a new Nice - Moscow route should also open before summer 2013.
LJ From Netherlands, joined Nov 1999, 4418 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (1 year 11 months 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 3946 times:
Quoting AF777300ER (Thread starter):
Aigle Azur will probably annonce on October 23rd a new route from Paris to China (Beijing) and an important agreement with Hainan Airlines. They should lease an A 330-200 for this long-haul route
Isn't CDG-PEK becoming a bit too crowded? A daily Air Cina 7773/A380 (codeshare with CZ) and 10-14 weekly AF 77Ws (depending on the season)
AOMlover From France, joined Jul 2001, 1302 posts, RR: 11
Reply 3, posted (1 year 11 months 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 3653 times:
The HNA Group owns 49% of Aigle Azur which may explain the opening of this new route to PEK. On top of that Aigle Azur has an extensive network to Algeria, and the business links between China and Algeria are getting increasingly stronger. Maybe they're planning to carry lots of connecting passengers between those two countries.