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Article from BTNews 2 NOVEMBER 2015

Capital on growth trail

China’s carriers are continuing their expansion programmes as more of the population become able to travel, with Hainan Airlines’ subsidiary Capital Airlines opening two international routes, Zhanjiang – Bangkok and Beijing – Male, last week. 

Capital has a 54-strong fleet of 22 Airbus A319s, 31 A320s and one A330 and says it plans to take delivery of two more A330s this year and expand the long-haul fleet to more than 30 aircraft over the next five years.

Its first A330 weekly long-haul intercontinental route was between, Hangzhou – Copenhagen and was launched on 3 September, with a weekly Beijing – Copenhagen service following three days later.

The airline has also applied to China’s Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) to open two new long-haul intercontinental routes, one between Hangzhou – Madrid next month and the second between Qingdao – Melbourne next July.    www.jdair.net/en/index.jsp

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