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Direct Flights from Haneda to Beijing Capital - 4 Daily Flights by 3 Japanese/Chinese Carriers

Direct Flights from Haneda to Beijing Capital - 4 Daily Flights by 3 Japanese/Chinese Carriers

The gate function at Haneda Airport for the inaugural flight to Beijing Capital Airport.

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On October 25, JAL (Japan Airlines), ANA (All Nippon Airways) and Air China welcomed the first day of direct flights between Haneda Airport and Beijing Capital International Airport in China by starting four daily flights on the route.

Following an early morning ceremony to jointly celebrate the day, the inaugural flights to depart from Haneda were operated by the carriers. Air China, which flies two of the daily flights, also held its own commemorative ceremony that afternoon in the international terminal’s departures lobby. Chinese Ambassador to Japan Cui Tiankai and China National Tourism Administration (CNTA) Chairman Shao Qiwei were invited to celebrate the first flight.

At the ceremony, Ambassador Cui said, “There are over 130 flights each week between our countries, but I’d like direct flights between Haneda and Beijing to further build friendly relations as a major route,” and he was hopeful for development in the business and tourism sectors.

Thereafter CNTA Chairman Shao stated, “Last year we achieved an exchange of 4.5 million people between China and Japan, and with this new route I believe we will make tourism between the two even more popular. We would like to use next year’s Shanghai Expo as an opportunity to attract at least 1 million Japanese.”

This is the fourth international route to serve Haneda after Seoul (Gimpo), Shanghai (Hongqiao) and Hong Kong. As with the three pre-existing routes, the Beijing Route will handle “regular charter flights” until the expansion and internationalization of Haneda Airport in October of next year.

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