In their most recent schedule update, several Mainland Chinese carriers have flagged new services from Chongqing and Wenzhou to Paris, Madrid and Sydney.
SkyTeam member China Eastern Airlines will launch a twice-weekly Wenzhou-Madrid service commencing 22 November.
Another Chinese carrier, Hainan Airlines, plans to resume its Chongqing-Paris CDG route on 28 November. Initially, that service is scheduled to operate just once a week, on Tuesdays. The carrier is also to expand its Russian network, as it launches flights from Dalian in China’s northeast to Vladivostok from 19 October.
Hainan Airlines sister carrier under the HNA Group umbrella, Tianjin Airlines, plans to add a twice-weekly Chongqing-Sydney route starting 27 November.
Singapore's Jetstar Asia and Indonesia’s TransNusa have also announced new routes to Mainland China.
Jetstar Asia will launch twice-weekly flights from 28 December, between the city-state to Wuxi in China’s southeastern Jiangsu province. It is the low-cost carrier’s second China route, after Haikou on Hainan island.
TransNusa is marking its foray into the Chinese market with thrice-weekly flights to Guangzhou, to be operated by its A320s from 16 November. The carrier, which is backed by Chinese investors, was the first foreign operator of Comac’s ARJ21 regional jet.