Hainan Airlines has announced the launch of flight service between Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport and Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris, the company said.
The flight, on a Boeing 787, is the second direct international flight from Chongqing to Europe by Hainan Airlines, the first being to Rome, Italy.
There are now six direct flights between Chongqing and European destinations, and passengers can now fly directly to Chongqing, China, from London, Rome, Helsinki, Paris, Moscow and Irkutsk, making traveling between Europe and Chongqing much easier and more efficient.
By the end of 2018, the total number of international routes from Chongqing will exceed 80 and should reach more than 100 by 2020, creating a comprehensive network of flights reaching destinations in Europe, the United States and Australia.
By 2020, it is estimated that Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport will handle upwards of 50 million passengers a year, with five million traveling internationally, while cargo volume will increase to about one million tons.