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Air China Launches Nonstop Service between Beijing and Montreal

[ October 23, 2015   //   ]

Air China inaugurated serviced between Beijing and  Montreal in late September. Operated by Air China’s new-generation B777-300ER, the new thrice weekly nonstop service connects Montreal not only to Beijing but also to the rest of Asia.
The service is expected to boost the local economy and tourism industry in the region. According to the United Nations World Tourism Organization, the total number of trips abroad from China is estimated to have increased by 11 million to 109 million in 2014. China is the largest outbound market since 2012 with a total expenditure of US$ 129 billion in 2013.
“This is a great day for Aéroports de Montréal, a proud moment that we will all remember for a long time to come,” said James Cherry, the airport authority’s President and CEO, soon after exiting the plane arriving from the Chinese capital on September 29. “The direct route between Montréal and Beijing, the very first scheduled transpacific direct link out of Montréal–Trudeau, is a reality at last. China has never been as close as it is today.”

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