A Boeing 787 operated by Hainan Airlines has left Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport and started its 12-hour flight to Paris.
Carrying more than 100 passengers earlier, the flight was the first linking Charles de Gaulle Airport and Chongqing, one of south-west China’s megacities
The route is the second direct international flight from Chongqing to Europe by Hainan Airlines, the first being to Rome, Italy.
There are now six direct flights between Chongqing and European destinations, and you can now fly directly to Chongqing, China, from London, Rome, Helsinki, Paris, Moscow and Irkutsk, making traveling between Europe and Chongqing much easier and more efficient.
Additionally, Chongqing has added more flights to south-east Asia and other surrounding destinations closer to China.
By the end of 2018, the total number of international routes from Chongqing will exceed 80 and should reach more than 100 by 2020, creating a comprehensive network of flights reaching destinations in Europe, the United States and Australia.
By 2020, it is estimated that Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport will handle upwards of 50 million passengers a year, with five million traveling internationally, while cargo volume will increase to about one million tons.
The airport is set to become one of the largest transportation hubs for passengers as well as cargo in China.