Dignitaries and top government officials led by the Chinese ambassador to Canada, His Excellency Luo Zhaohui and Montreal Mayor Denis Coderre welcomed the arrival of Air Chinas inaugural flight, CA 879, from Beijing today.
Hainan Airlines flight HU7937 landed at Vaclav Havel Airport Prague at 7:10 am on September 23rd local time, marking the successful inaugural flight of the carrier's Beijing-Prague route, the first nonstop service between China and the Czech Republic.
Underpinned by a boost in leisure travel demand during the holiday season, the regions operators carried a combined total of 24.9 million international passengers in August, 7.2% more than the same month last year.
According to the statistics, the number of Chinese outbound tourists in 2014 totaled 107 million, a year-on-year growth of 19.5%. It is expected that the year 2015 will see a year-on-year growth of 16% or higher.
Taken together, airlines based in the Asian region carried 23.7 million international passengers in July, a 6.5% increase compared to the same month last year. In revenue passenger kilometre (RPK) terms, international passenger demand grew by 8.6%, exceeding the 6.2% expansion in available seat capacity by a comfortable margin.
Travelzoo Inc. (NASDAQ:TZOO) yesterday announced that on August 20, 2015 it acquired the Travelzoo Asia Pacific business (APAC), which includes the Travelzoo® businesses in Australia, China, Hong Kong, Japan, Taiwan, and Southeast Asia.