Xiamen Airlines will launch two new international routes: Dalian–Xiamen–Bangkok and Dalian–Fuzhou–Bangkok, which will begin October 28 and 29 respectively.
Both routes will be operated by a 170-seat B737-800, including eight business seats in a 2-2 configuration and 162 economy seats arranged 3-3.
The carrier will fly from Dalian to Bangkok via Xiamen four times a week – on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. The service departs Dalian at 0835, arrives in Xiamen at 1125, leaves again at 1220 and lands in Bangkok at 1540. The return leg takes off at 1650, landing in Xiamen at 1945, departing again at 2040 and touching down in Dalian at 2325.
The Dalian to Bangkok via Fuzhou service, meanwhile, will fly three times a week – on Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday. It will depart from Dalian at 0750, arrive in Fuzhou at 1030, leave again at 1125 and land in Bangkok at 1500. The return flight takes off from Thailand at 1605 for a 1905 arrival in Fuzhou, leaving again at 2005 for a 2240 touchdown in Dalian.
The airline stated that this move is being made because Southeast Asian countries are the carrier's strongest international market. Increasing numbers of Chinese nationals, especially those from Fujian are developing businesses in this region, according to the carrier.
The operator also intends to start two new routes to Taiwan next month, but has yet to release a detailed schedule.
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