Capital Airlines to buy 3 A330 to kick start international services
Capital Airlines plans to add three A330 to its fleet as it is about to embark on intercontinental routes with the launch of its Beijing-Helsinki service this year.
Capital Airlines plans to add three double-aisle wide-bodied A330 type aircraft to its fleet as it is about to embark on intercontinental routes with the launch of its Beijing-Helsinki service this year.
The Civil Aviation Administration of China’s Transportation Department announced Capital Airlines has applied to launch a weekly Hangzhou-Copenhagen and Beijing-Copenhagen service using A330 aircraft on September 3 and 6 respectively.
Capital Airlines currently has one of the largest and newest fleets among Chinese domestic airlines with 22 A319 aircraft and 29 A320 aircraft in its 51-plane fleet.
Capital Airlines has set up a branch in Sanya as well as overnight parking bases in Beijing, Xian, Haikou, Hangzhou, Guangzhou, Lijiang and Guilin. It operates some 200 air routes from the various bases to form a comprehensive network. It carried 10 million passengers/trips in 2014 and estimates to have over 13 million passengers/trips this year.(Translation by David)