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China's Capital Airlines announces first direct flight to Portugal

19-05-2017

China's Capital Airlines has unveiled details of the first ever direct scheduled flights between China and Portugal, starting on 26 July. 

The airline said it presents Portugal as a platform for Africa and Latin America. Flights from Hangzhou, on China's east coast, to Lisbon, with a stop in Beijing, are initially to be on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays, but the objective is to have a daily flight.  

The airline is also to start flights between Macau, a former Portuguese colony that is part of China, and Beijing, to link up with the Lisbon flight, so as also to serve the 15,000 Portuguese who live there.