Air China will start flying to Cuba later this month.
On 27 December 2015, the airline will extend its existing Beijing-Montreal route to the Cuban capital, Havana.
Flights will operate three times a week (Tuesdays, Fridays and Sundays), departing the Beijing at 1400 and arriving in Havana at 2015. The return flight will then depart Havana at 0900 the next day and arrive back in Beijing at 1730, two days after it first departed the Chinese capital. Flights will stop in Montreal in both directions.
Air China will serve the route using a 313-seat Boeing 777-300ER aircraft with flat-bed seats in first and business class.
The airline said its new Beijing-Montreal-Havana service “represents a tangible move by Air China to expand its footprint in the Central and South American regions”. Havana will become Air China’s 10th destination in the Americas, joining New York (JFK and Newark), Washington DC, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Houston, Vancouver, Montreal, Honolulu and Sao Paulo.
The Beijing-Montreal route was initially launched on 29 September 2015.