The airline Xiamen Air is launching a new route between Fuzhou and Paris in December. Already operating flights in and out of Amsterdam, this will be the airline’s first link to France and its second to Europe. Also in December, Hainan Airlines will begin operating two new routes between Chongqing, Shenzen and Paris.
Fuzhou (Fujian province)
Starting 11 December 2018, Chinese airline Xiamen Air will be offering 3 flights a week between its base at Fuzhou-Changle International Airport and Paris-Charles de Gaulle (Terminal 2C), using a Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner to accommodate 4 passengers in First Class, 18 in Business Class and 215 in Economy. Fujian departures are scheduled for Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays at 00:30, arriving into Paris at 06:55, and return flights will leave France at 13:30 to arrive in China at 07:30 the following day.
Xiamen Air is a subsidiary of China Southern Airlines, which already operates flights between Paris-Charles de Gaulle and Guangzhou.
Chongqing (Yangtze river)
From 19 December 2018, Hainan will be offering 2 flights a week between its base at Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport and Paris-Charles de Gaulle, using an Airbus A330-200 to accommodate 36 passengers in Business Class and 186 in Economy. Departures are scheduled for Wednesdays and Saturdays at 01:30, arriving into Paris at 06:20 and return flights will leave France at 13:00 to arrive in China at 06:30 the following day.
Shenzhen (Guangdong province) Two days later, on 21 December, the Chinese airline will launch 2 flights per week between its base at Shenzhen-Bao’an International Airport and Paris-Charles de Gaulle, using a Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner to accommodate 30 passengers in Business Class and 259 in Economy. Departures are scheduled for Wednesdays and Fridays at 01:15, arriving into Paris at 07:15. The return flights will leave France at 11:35 to arrive in China at 06:25 the following day.
These two new routes will see Hainan operating three connections between the Chinese provinces and Paris, including the route to and from Xi’an Xianyang which it already runs three times per week.