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Air China's first 737 MAX 8 taking off (Photo: Boeing)

Air China Ends Flights to North Korea Amid Tensions

On Monday, Air China flew its last scheduled flight to Pyongyang, North Korea after operating the route for nine years. The Beijing-based carrier was the only airline in the world which offered flights to the isolated nation, other than North Korea’s own state-sponsored airline, Air Koryo. Despite their shared border, Air China's suspension is a symbol of the country severing its links to the hermit nation.  A spokesman for the airline’s press office, who goes by Zhang, stated that flights…

American Launches Los Angeles to Beijing Route

As of Nov. 5, American Airlines launched flights to Beijing from Los Angeles, becoming the first U.S.-based carrier to operate this route. American 181 will depart daily from Los Angeles (LAX) at 10:55 A.M., and arrive at Beijing International Airport (PEK) at 4:20 P.M. the next day. The return flight,…

OPINION: Laborious Transit Experience at Beijing International Airport

Back when my wife and I were booking flights for our trip from Montreal to Mumbai, we had many options to choose from. There were obviously numerous possibilities via Europe, the Middle East and USA, including: - Air Canada / Lufthansa via Frankfurt or Munich - British Airways via London…

Malaysia Airlines Flight 370: What We Know

On March 8, 2014, the greatest unsolved mystery in aviation occurred: Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 vanished en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing. The aircraft, a Boeing 777-200ER, was carrying 227 passengers and 12 crew members. After one year, still no trace of the airplane has been found, despite an…