Air China plans Beijing-Colombo service

Air China said it will start a Beijing-Colombo service on October 27, 2015.

The service will give passengers easy access to the island gem in the Indian Ocean.

Colombo is Sri Lanka´s capital and political, economic, cultural and transportation center.

Currently, China has become Sri Lanka´s second largest trading partner and source of imports as well as its fastest growing source of travelers.

The timely opening of the Beijing-Colombo service will become an air bridge linking the two nations and contributing to their development in the fields of economy, trading, investment and tourism. Meanwhile, the new route is also one of Air China´s most important moves in 2015 to cement its global presence with its hub in Beijing and expand its route network serving South and Southeast Asia.

The flights, CA873/4, are operated three times a week on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. The outbound flight departs from Beijing at 13:30 Beijing time and arrives in Colombo at 19:10 local time. The return flight departs from Colombo at 21:10 local time and arrives in Beijing at 07:00 the following day. The flights are to be operated with Airbus 330-300 aircraft.