Air China on 20 May began its fourth non-stop service to Frankfurt
The Star Alliance carrier has begun thrice-weekly flights on the 9,114-kilometre route from Shenzhen (SZX). No other carrier operates the route. Air China will fly A330-200s on the route. It already serves fellow Star Alliance carrier Lufthansa’s home hub from Beijing, Chengdu and Shanghai. Flight CA771 is scheduled to take off from Shenzhen at 23:30 and arrive in Frankfurt at 06:20, with the return flight CA772 leaving Frankfurt at 12:00 and landing in Shenzhen at 05:45 the next day. This is also Air China’s first international service from Shenzhen. A total of eight Chinese airports are now served this summer non-stop from Frankfurt by Air China, China Eastern Airlines, China Southern Airlines and Lufthansa. This compares with seven from Paris CDG, six from Amsterdam, five from Rome Fiumicino, five from Helsinki and just four from London Heathrow.