Air China To Fly To New York via Arctic

Air China will fly the first direct air route from Beijing to New York via the Arctic from September 27, said Li Jiaxiang, a senior official of Air China.
The flying hours will be reduced from 21 to 13, with the airline operating Boeing 747-400s on the route.
Taking off at 14:00 every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from Beijing, the flight will land at 15:30 New York time. Take-off from New York will be 17:30 local time, arriving at Beijing at 19:00 the next day.
Air China will operate test flight via the Arctic on August 16.