Air China has resumed services between Beijing and Athens. On 17 May, the airline held a grand resumption ceremony at Terminal 3 of Beijing Capital International Airport with leaders from China’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs of China, the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC), and Airport Authorities, as well as the leaders from Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Greece.
Air China’s Athens service is the only regular flight connecting the two countries. The Airbus A330 services are operated twice a week (Wednesdays and Saturdays) via Munich. Air China first opened its Athens services in 2007, but suspended services in 2009 due to the global financial crisis.
At the ceremony, Madam Feng Run E, Vice President of Air China, said; “China and Greece are both ancient civilizations with abundant cultural and natural tourism resources. As the only flag carrier of People’s Republic of China, Air China is pleased and proud to contribute to the economic and people exchanges between the two countries. Air China is as always committed to transport friendship and happiness between Greece and China, to offer travellers a comfortable and unique travel experience, and to promote world peace, solidarity, and development.”