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Air France To Add 2nd Cdg-pek

Thu Jun 23, 2005 7:48 am

BEIJING, June 22 (Xinhuanet) -- Air France has announced its plan to add one more daily flight on its Beijing-Paris route. Chinese passengers will have more choices among 14 flights between the two cities in a week.

The first daily flight AF129 leaves Beijing at 9:50 and arrivesat Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport at 14:30 the same day. Return daily flight AF128 leaves Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport at 15:55,arriving in Beijing at 7:55 on the following day. The first daily flight service is operated with Airbus A330 aircraft.

The second daily flight AF125 leaves Beijing International Airport at 13:15 and arrives at Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport at17:40 the same day. Return daily flight AF126 leaves Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport at 18:35, arriving in Beijing at 10:30 on the following day. The second daily flight service is operated with Boeing B777 aircraft.

Air France will also operate 42 flights between China and France, including 14 weekly flights for Beijing, 11 weekly flights for Shanghai and 10 weekly flights for Guangzhou, seven weekly flights for Hong Kong.

Air France is the first European carrier flying France-China routes in 1973 and Europe's first airline to serve four destinations in China: Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Hong Kong.

"Air France's development in China continues," said Frank Legr, Air France General Manager for china. "The Chinese market is undoubtedly one of the most important ones for Air France, this strong increase of our offer between Beijing and Paris proves that we are confident in the China expansion." Enditem

[Edited 2005-06-23 00:49:49]
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