Air China said it will start Beijing-Johannesburg nonstop service on October 29, 2015, which will be the first air link offered by a Chinese carrier between Mainland China and South Africa and also Air China´s first route to Africa.
The service will spare Chinese travelers to South Africa the trouble of having to make a transfer en route. With a 14-hour flight, travelers can get to the southernmost point of the African continent.
Founded in 1886, Johannesburg is South Africa´s biggest city. Located in the world´s biggest gold zone and the epicenter of South Africa´s economic activities, Johannesburg accounts for around half of South Africa´s industrial output. It boasts Africa´s primitive savannah, but also is at the cutting edge of world trends.
Air China is China´s only national flag carrier and a member carrier of the Star Alliance.