Air China to open Beijing-Astana, Beijing-Zurich routes in June

Air China has announced the launch of two new routes between Beijing and Astana, and Beijing and Zurich, the company said.

Due to be launched in June, these new routes will provide direct connections between China, Kazakhstan, and Switzerland.

The three times weekly (Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday) Beijing-Astana route will be launched on 1 June. Located in Kazakhstan, Astana is one of the world´s youngest capitals and most modern cities in Central Asia. The launch of Air China´s Beijing-Astana route coincides with the 2017 World Expo, which will be held in Astana in June. The flights will be operated by an Airbus A320.

The Beijing-Zurich four times weekly (Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday) route will be launched on 7 June. Home to the global and European headquarters of over 100 banks, Zurich is surrounded by the famous Lake Zurich and the Alps, making it a popular destination for tourists from all over the world. The flights will be operated by an Airbus A330-200.

Beijing, China-based Air China Limited, together with its subsidiaries, provides airline and airline-related services primarily in Mainland China, Hong Kong, and Macau. As of December 31, 2015, it operated a fleet of 590 aircraft. The company is a subsidiary of China National Aviation Holding Company.