Chinese flagship airline Air China is launching direct flights between Beijing and Athens this September in cooperation with the Athens International Airport (AIA), one more landmark in the bilateral ties expected to help bring people of the two nations closer.
The introduction of the direct flights was warmly welcomed by representatives of both sides on Monday as a significant step that will help further advance the Greek-Chinese relations, increase the number of visitors in two-way tourism and promote people-to-people exchanges.
Greek and Chinese officials have put emphasis on increasing traveler flows between the two countries. In order to welcome more Chinese visitors to Greece for business or leisure, the AIA has made preparations to facilitate and accommodate their needs.
Established in 1988 with a fleet of over 600 aircrafts, Air China has been constantly expanding its presence in Europe in recent years and currently is the largest carrier between China and Europe offering about 200 flights each week on 20 routes to European cities.