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YVR Lands Beijing Capital Airlines

Record number of Chinese carriers now serving YVR

Exciting news out of YVR today as we officially announce Beijing Capital Airlines (BCA) will begin service between Vancouver and Hangzhou, via Qingdao on December 30, 2016. The new, thrice-weekly service marks the first time Beijing Capital Airlines will fly to any destination in North America.

The new route between YVR and Hangzhou Xiaoshan International Airport (HGH) via Qingdao Liuting International Airport (TAO) will be flown on an Airbus 330, with seating for 222 passengers including 36 in business class and 186 in economy.

Flight number

Route

Departing from HGH

Departing from TAO

Arriving at YVR

Day

JD471

HGH – TAO - YVR

2:15pm

6:05pm

1:15pm

Wed, Fri, Sun

Flight number

Route

Departing

From YVR

Arriving at TAO

Arriving at HGH

Day

JD472

YVR – TAO - HGH

4:30pm

7:40pm+1

11:25pm+1

Wed, Fri, Sun

 

Hangzhou, located in the central eastern coast of China, is the capital city of Zhejiang province. Hangzhou’s population is more than nine million people. It is among the seven most ancient cities in the country and prides itself on a compliment that never expires: when the great Italian explorer Marco Polo visited in the 13th century, he declared Hangzhou the "most beautiful and elegant city in the world." Qingdao, located in northeast China, has a population of more than nine million and its economy is centered on heavy industry, software, automotive, electronics and banking. The new air service link will bolster tourism and trade between the three cities.

Beijing Capital Airlines, a leisure airline, commenced operations in 2010 and is headquartered in the Chinese capital. It currently operates flights out of Beijing, Guangzhou, Shenyang, Xi’an and Hangzhou as its core bases.

Beijing Capital Airlines is also YVR’s second new airline and twelfth new route launched in 2016. The new service brings 123 jobs and $6.2 million in GDP to the province of British Columbia. Part of YVR’s rapid growth is accredited to its five-year airline rates and charges program, ConnectYVR, which began on January 1, 2016. This program lowered airline landing and terminal fees by 15 per cent which are the lowest of any competing airport in Canada and the U.S.

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