Air China said it will commence Beijing-Mumbai nonstop service on October 25, 2015.
As the forthcoming only service from Mainland China to Mumbai, it will spare passengers departing from Beijing for Mumbai the trouble of having to make a detour by transferring in Hong Kong, Singapore and Bangkok and make it much easier to get to the “Gate of India”. The one-way flight takes about seven hours.
As India´s largest seaport and an important hub of transportation, Mumbai has earned its reputation as the “Gateway in the West” of India. As India´s center of commerce and entertainment, Mumbai is India´s response to Manhattan, is home to Bollywood and boasts myriad World Heritage sites like the grottos on Elephant Island. Along the indented coast of the Mumbai Bay is a mixture of traditional and modern buildings, which, like a string of glimmering pearls, make the “Princess of India” even more charming.
Air China is China´s national flag carrier and a member carrier of the Star Alliance. It can fly passengers to 1,328 airports in 195 countries.