Aviation roundup: Air China, Scoot, and Hainan Airlines

Here’s our weekly roundup of new air routes.

Air China to launch inaugural LA-Shenzhen route

Air China will launch thrice-weekly services connecting Los Angeles to Shenzhen starting December 7.

Operated with a Boeing 787-9, flight CA769 will depart Shenzhen on Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays at 23:30 and arrive in Los Angeles at 20:00. Flight CA770 leaves Los Angeles at 22:50 those same days, for arrival in Shenzhen at 05.40 two days later.

This will be the first direct flight between the two cities.

Scoot to launch Palembang flights, up Bali frequency

Scoot has launched ticket sales for its four-times-weekly services between Singapore and Palembang, which will commence on November 23.

To be operated with an Airbus A320 aircraft, flight TR250 departs Singapore at 15.00 on Tuesdays and Sundays to arrive in Palembang at 15.10. On Thursdays and Saturdays, it departs Singapore at 10.30 and 11.05 respectively, for arrival in Palembang at 10.40 and 11.15.

TR251 returns from Palembang at 15.50 on Tuesdays and Sundays, arriving in Singapore at 18.15. On Thursdays and Saturdays, it departs Palembang at 11.20 and 11.55 respectively, for arrival back in Singapore at 13.30 and 14.25.

On the same date of the route’s launch, Scoot will add a third daily service between Denpasar and Singapore, served by an Airbus A320 aircraft. TR284 will depart Singapore at 10.30 for arrival in Dempasar at 13.20. On the return, TR285 leaves Denpasar at 14.05 and arrives in Singapore at 17.00.

Hainan Airlines links NYC with Western China

Hainan Airlines has introduced two new routes between New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) and the Chinese cities of Chengdu and Chongqing.

Services to Chongqing commenced on October 21, and flights to New York from Chengdu will begin on October 27. Each route will be operated twice weekly.

On Wednesdays and Fridays, flights from Chongqing to New York depart at 22.00, and will land at 00.50 the following day. The return flight, occurring on Thursdays and Saturdays, will depart New York at 02.50 and arrive in Chongqing at 05.55 the following day.

Flights will depart Chengdu at 22.00 on Thursdays and Saturdays, and will arrive in New York at 00.50 the following day. The return leg will see flights depart New York at 02.50 and arrive in Chengdu at at 05.55 the following day on Fridays and Sundays.

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