Qingdao gets connected with new long-haul flights

Qingdao
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The Chinese port city of Qingdao will soon be accessible from more parts of the world, following the launch of a series of new international flights.

China Eastern Airlines recently revealed plans to launch Qingdao’s first trans-Pacific flight to the US, with direct services to San Francisco starting on 29 September 2016.

And it has now been revealed that another Chinese carrier, Capital Airlines, will launch direct flights between Qingdao and Melbourne on the same day. This will mark the airline’s first foray into the Australian market and Qingdao’s first direct link Down Under.

Flights will operate three times a week, departing Qingdao every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday and returning from Melbourne the next day. All services will be operated using an Airbus A330 aircraft and continue onwards between Qingdao and Shenyang.

Qingdao, which is located on the shores of the Yellow Sea in eastern China’s Shandong province, is best known as being the birthplace of Tsingtao, China’s most famous beer.

Following the launch of its Melbourne route, Capital Airlines will also start flying from Qingdao to Vancouver on 30 December 2016. The city is already connected to Europe by Lufthansa’s flights to and from Frankfurt.

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