As part of efforts to gradually add flights after its efforts to contain the COVID-19 cases in China, the major carriers of the country have announced their tentative international flights schedules for the summer with restrictions.

Per the Chinese government's restrictions on international flights to curb the rise of imported cases of infection, the Civil Aviation Authority of China (CAAC) has limited each airline to operate one route per country, one per week starting March 29.

Each of the Chinese big 3 carriers (Air China, China Southern, and China Eastern) have released details as to their international flight operations for the summer season set to start around May.

Air China

In its recently published flight schedule for the summer season, Beijing-based Air China is set to operate 22 international routes each week.

According to release on its website, the airline will operate international flights departing from Beijing-Capital, Shanghai-Pudong, and Chengdu to destinations in Asia, Europe, and North America.

Majority of Air China's international flights (17 total) will depart from Beijing to the following destinations: Los Angeles, Vancouver, Paris, Copenhagen, Minsk (Budapest), Stockholm, Warsaw, Vienna, Moscow, Athens, Phnom Penh, Yangon, Delhi, Dubai, Bangkok, Islamabad, and Seoul-Incheon.

For the Beijing bound flights, there will be a stop on the return leg at cities such as Xi'an, Tianjin, Shenyang, and Qingdao.

Air China will also operate three international routes from Shanghai-Pudong: Frankfurt, London, and Tokyo-Narita, while Chengdu will see flights to both Kathmandu and Singapore.


China Southern

China and Asia's largest airline – Guangzhou-based China Southern – filed for their own international flight plans which will see departures from Guangzhou, Shenyang, and Urumqi.

Of the three departing points, the majority of flights will depart fro Guangzhou to the following destinations: Amsterdam, Auckland, Bangkok, Dhaka, Kathmandu, Kuala Lumpur, London-Heathrow, Los Angeles, Manila, Paris-CDG, Phnom Penh, Singapore, Sydney, Vientiane, and Yangon.

The airline will also operate flights from Shenyang to both Tokyo-Narita and Seoul-Incheon, along with an Urumqi-Islamabad service.

China Eastern

Shanghai-based China Eastern will operate international routes departing from Kunming, Shanghai-Pudong, and Nanjing with the majority of the flights departing from Shanghai.

From Shanghai-Pudong, the airline will operate flights to Amsterdam, Auckland, Colombo, Delhi, Frankfurt, London-Heathrow, Manila, New York-JFK, Paris-CDG, Phnom Penh, Seoul-Incheon, Singapore, Sydney, Tokyo-Narita, and Toronto.

The three routes from Kunming will be to Dhaka, Vientiane, and Yangon, while the airline will also operate flights between Nanjing and Bangkok.

In addition, China Eastern's subsidiary Shanghai Airlines will operate flights from Shanghai-Pudong to Kuala Lumpur.

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