21 NOVEMBER 2011

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Article from BTNews 21 NOVEMBER 2011

Wuhan gains Air France service

Starting on 11 April 2012, Air France will begin operating scheduled service between Paris-Charles de Gaulle and Wuhan Tianhe International Airport. Air France is the first airline to offer direct flights between Wuhan and Europe. 

Situated at the crossroads of central China and at equal distance from Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou, Wuhan is a transportation hub for air, railway and ferry traffic. It is the fifth Chinese mainland destination to be linked to Paris.

Capital of the Hubei, with a population of 9 million inhabitants, Wuhan is a commercial centre for finance, industry (especially automotive), trade and science, with many international companies located there. The city is also an intellectual hub with scientific, technological and educational institutions such as Laser City and the Wuhan University.

The new service will be operated three times a with Boeing 777-200ER equipment, which can seat up to 309 passengers: 35 in Business, 24 in Premium Voyageur and 250 in the Voyageur/Economy cabin.

During the winter 2011 season, the Air France KLM Group is operating 80 flights a week to eight destinations in Greater China (Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Hong Kong, Chengdu, Hangzhou, Xiamen and Taipei). www.airfrance.com

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