SHENZHEN, Feb. 1, 2016 (Xinhua) -- Stuff members of Air China and Shenzhen Airlines attend the launch ceremony of Air China's Shenzhen-Beijing-Los Angeles inaugural flight in Shenzhen, south China's Guangdong Province, Feb. 1, 2016. It's Air China's first international flight in Shenzhen, and also the first flight linking Shenzhen Airport and America.(Xinhua/Mao Siqian)
SHENZHEN, Feb. 1 (Xinhua) -- Air China launched a new flight linking Shenzhen, in south China's Guangdong Province, with Los Angeles, in the United States of America, on Monday.
It is Air China's first international service from Shenzhen. The daily flight is served by a Boeing 777-300ER with a stop-over in Beijing.
It is the first international route to America from Shenzhen Baoan International Airport since it opened in 1991.
Flights between the two cities will bring more communication opportunities to foster collaboration between people from both sides, said Charles Bennett, consul-general of the U.S. Consulate General in Guangzhou, the capital city of Guangdong.