Air China said a Boeing 738 will be used for all flights on the Beijing-Manila route, operating from the Beijing Capital Airport and beginning at the end of this month.
This new route will offer greater capacity for Filipino tourists visiting China. The Philippine Tourism Authority already has a Beijing office, and they believe that there is great potential for more Filipinos to visit China.
Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou are currently the most popular destinations for Filipino tourists, who are interested in Chinese history and culture, as well as Chinese cuisine.
Targana added that Air China passengers flying from the Americas and Europe can use Beijing as a hub for their flights on to the Philippines.