Air China has launched its new Beijing-Zurich route, the company said.
To celebrate the resumption of the service, passengers on the inaugural flight were presented with a special gift from two iconic Swiss brands – the watchmaker Hublot and the chocolatier Lindt.
Staff from Swissport, Air China´s ground services provider in Switzerland, dressed in traditional Swiss costume and handed out fortune cookies to greet the arrival of the inaugural flight.
Zurich is Switzerland´s largest city and the capital of the canton of Zurich. It is also the country´s main commercial and cultural centre. As the symbolic centre of the Swiss banking industry and one of the world´s major financial centres, Zurich is home to headquarters of the Union Bank of Switzerland (UBS), Credit Suisse and many other private banks.
Air China is the world´s largest carrier for flights between China and Europe and operates 26 routes and nearly 300 flights per week to 20 major European destinations, including London, Paris, Frankfurt, Munich, Vienna, Rome, Moscow, Barcelona and Madrid. All European routes are serviced by wide-body aircraft.