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American Airlines starts Los Angeles-Beijing flights

Staff Writer |
American Airlines has launched a new daily service between Los Angeles and Beijing, providing forwarders more opportunities to further connect cargo traffic between Asia and the Americas.

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The inaugural outbound flight left Los Angeles on November 5, with the first return from Beijing the following calendar day.

The flight is scheduled daily as a 10:55 a.m. departure from LAX arriving into PEK into 4:20 p.m. the following afternoon; the return departs PEK 6:30 pm, arriving back into LAX at 3:15 pm the same day.

Inbound from the U.S., American believes business from shippers will include electronics, medical and pharma products, perishables and e-commerce shipments.

While outbound from China automobile parts for the new generations of hybrid cars, liquid crystal displays and parts along with TV and PC parts are expected to be the main goods.

The new route further strengthens American’s presence in China, making American the only U.S.-based carrier offering non-stop service between LAX and PEK.


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