[photopress:Air_Parthenon_1.jpg,full,alignright]Air China will launch a direct route linking Beijing and Athens with a stopover in Dubai twards the end of next month. This will be the first direct flight between China and Greece although one might have hoped for a better stop-over than Dubai. If Emirates ever got this route then Air China would suffer an instant downturn.
CA943 will depart from Beijing at 8:40 p.m. on Wednesdays and Sundays, and arrive in Dubai at 1:10 a.m. After one and half an hour’s stop, the aircraft will continue its journey to Athens, arriving at 5:50 a.m.
The flight No. CA944 will take off at 9:30 a.m. on Mondays and Thursdays and reach Beijing at 5:20 a.m. the next morning.
Air China said this route came as cooperation between the two countries became intensified with the run-up to the Olympics.
Source: China View