Air China have announced they will launch a new service connecting Beijing and Jakarta, starting from 26 September 2017.
The new flights will operate four times weekly, using Airbus A330-300 aircraft. The existing service between the two capital cities requires a transit in Xiamen, with a total flight time of 9.5 hours; the new direct route will reduce passengers’ total journey time to just 7 hours.
Air China said the addition of the non-stop route between Beijing and Jakarta “is the latest development in Air China’s strategy to transform Beijing into an airport hub with a truly global reach, and improve network coverage in Asia Pacific”.
China accounts for the majority of foreign tourists in Indonesia, with more than 1.4 million Chinese visitors recorded in 2016. The new service from Air China is expected to further increase this number over the coming months.