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Air China celebrates new Beijing-Honolulu service

By Dave Segal


Air China, which issued a notice last month that it would begin nonstop service in January between Beijing and Honolulu, celebrated the occasion at a gala Tuesday night that included airline and embassy officials, travel agencies, Hawaii exhibitors and hula dancers.

The new service, initially reported in a Sept. 13 story in the Honolulu Star-Advertiser, will be three days a week and begin on Jan. 21.

Air China and the Hawaii Tourism Authority jointly announced the new route during an event at the Kempinski Hotel in Beijing. The airline's sixth destination to North America will give it a four-month head start on Hawaiian Airlines, which plans to begin three-days-a-week service between Beijing and Honolulu in April.

Hawaiian Airlines and Air China will join China Eastern Airlines in offering nonstop service to the islands. China Eastern flies three times a week between Honolulu and Shanghai and plans to increase its frequency to five times a week in December.

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Mythman wrote:
And who says our government and business leaders can never do anything right. An amazing piece of work to be applauded.
on October 30,2013 | 08:45AM
KonaWarrior wrote:
How ironic, just as there is a report in today's news that China has sent a spy ship just outside of Hawaii, now Air China just flies into Honolulu like that.
on October 30,2013 | 08:58AM
iwanaknow wrote:
Hey, we have nothing to hide that the Chinese don't already know...................we are sooooooo trusting, we have given the candy store away along time ago!.................When you shop at Wal-Mart, the money goes to China, so we gotta get the Chinese to come here and spend their money so we get our money back!...............................who's buying those multimillion dollar homes in Hawaii? not the Locals.
on October 30,2013 | 09:28AM
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