Air China to Launch Record-Breaking One-Stop Flight to São Paulo

By Ivan PetrenkoMar 20, 2024 02:30 AMNews
Share:
An airplane flying in the sky
An airplane flying in the sky. Source: unsplash

In a major development for international travel, Air China is set to resume its service from Beijing to São Paulo with a stopover in Madrid this April, marking the world's longest one-stop flight. This significant announcement comes as the airline plans to reconnect with South America, particularly targeting the Brazilian Chinese community in São Paulo, the country's most populous city.

The service, operating twice weekly, stands out not just for resuming connections but for setting a new record in the aviation industry. It will cover an impressive distance, making it a pioneering route for the Boeing 787 aircraft used for such long-haul journeys.

Pioneering Routes: A New Record

Research from Cirium for May-August 2024 has revealed that Air China's Beijing Capital to São Paulo route will become the longest one-stop, same-plane service on a Boeing 787. This distinction highlights the exceptional length of the journey, distinguishing it from other long-haul routes operated by different airlines and aircraft types.

Notably, the service is a rarity in offering a daytime flight from South America to Europe, providing an unusual but highly sought-after travel option for passengers. The flight times are as follows:

  • Beijing to Madrid: 15:00-21:10
  • Madrid to São Paulo: 23:15-05:55+1
  • São Paulo to Madrid: 10:05-00:40+1
  • Madrid to Beijing: 02:40-19:30

Bridging Continents: The Significance

Air China's resumption of the Beijing-São Paulo route via Madrid underscores the growing demand for direct and efficient travel options between Asia and South America. In 2019, around 198,000 passengers traveled between São Paulo and China, showcasing the high demand for such routes. Travelers previously relied on connections through Dubai, Doha, Madrid, Addis Ababa, and Paris, demonstrating the strategic importance of Air China's direct service.

This initiative by Air China not only caters to the Brazilian Chinese community but also strengthens the airline's position in connecting distant continents. By offering the longest one-stop flight, Air China sets a new benchmark in international travel, providing a more direct and time-efficient option for passengers navigating between these regions.

Bridging Cultures, Connecting Continents

Air China's groundbreaking service is a testament to the evolving dynamics of global travel, emphasizing the importance of connecting diverse communities and fostering international relations. As the world becomes increasingly interconnected, such innovations in travel routes play a crucial role in bridging geographical and cultural distances.

Top Articles
Luxury hotels in France for the perfect vacation

Top 20 delightful luxury hotels in France

Jun 16, 2024 10:01 AM
Top 10 benefits of traveling: how traveling to other cities and countries makes us healthier and happier and why you should pack your bags now

Top 10 benefits of traveling: how traveling to other cities and countries makes us healthier and happier and why you should pack your bags now

Jun 15, 2024 09:05 AM

Where to stay in Seville: Top 10 hotels for every traveler

Jun 14, 2024 09:17 AM

Budget flights: the best US low-cost airlines for budget travelers

Jun 13, 2024 08:39 AM
More News
Air Canada airplane in flight against blue sky

Autism Aviation Days Help Children with Autism Experience Air Travel

Jun 16, 2024 14:30 PM
Empty Glastonbury Festival stage setup on a sunny day

Glastonbury Festival Encourages Eco-Friendly Travel by Train

Jun 16, 2024 12:30 PM

Enhanced Bus Services Transform Travel in West Cumbria

Jun 16, 2024 10:30 AM

Free Bus Travel Could Revolutionize Youth Mobility in England

Jun 16, 2024 08:30 AM
Skyline of Portsmouth featuring Spinnaker Tower and harbor

Explore Portsmouth for Free on Clean Air Day

Jun 16, 2024 06:30 AM
Person using a smartphone

Beware of Social Media Travel Scams: How to Protect Yourself

Jun 16, 2024 04:30 AM
View of Innsbruck with snow-capped mountains in the background

New Direct Flights from Warsaw to Innsbruck Open the Alps to Travelers

Jun 16, 2024 02:30 AM
Red double-decker Stagecoach bus parked in front of a building

Stagecoach to Cut Bus Services in Northern Scotland

Jun 16, 2024 00:05 AM
Symbols for disabled and non-disabled access on a blue background

Warwickshire Enhances Early Morning Travel for Disabled Residents

Jun 15, 2024 22:30 PM

Opening of Elmbank York A New Hotel in the Tapestry Collection by Hilton in York

Jun 15, 2024 20:30 PM

Marriott International Expands Hotel Network in France

Jun 15, 2024 18:30 PM
Port Noarlunga South Australia

South Australia's Capital Has a New Spring in Its Step — Here's Where to Stay in Adelaide

Jun 15, 2024 17:30 PM
Hand holding a smartphone with a map

Travel Advisory: Lane Closures and Delays Impact Major NYC Transportation Hubs

Jun 15, 2024 17:00 PM
Utilizing renewable energy sources and waste recycling for a sustainable future

Margaritaville Utilizes Power Knot Ocean Biodigesters on Its Cruise Ships

Jun 15, 2024 16:30 PM
Flooded countryside in Northern England with tourists navigating submerged roads

Travel Alert: Flooding Threatens Northern England Travel Plans

Jun 15, 2024 16:00 PM

The US Fines Emirates $1.8 Million For Flying Below 32,000 Feet Over Iraq

Jun 15, 2024 15:30 PM

Savvy Traveler Shares Trick to Bring Extra Luggage Without Extra Fees

Jun 15, 2024 15:00 PM
Electronic train schedule board at a European station

Eurail Pass Updates Travel Conditions Across Europe

Jun 15, 2024 14:30 PM
Marktplatz in Werder (Brandenburg), Germany

Discover the Hidden Gem of Brandenburg an der Havel During Euro 2024

Jun 15, 2024 14:00 PM
Sunset in Mexico City Airport Aeromexico airplane

Cirium Reveals The World's Airlines & Airports With The Best On-Time Performance In May

Jun 15, 2024 13:30 PM
Cat yawning on the street

Discover Aoshima: Japan's Tranquil 'Cat Island' Where Felines Outnumber Humans

Jun 15, 2024 13:00 PM
Red double-decker Stagecoach bus parked in front of a building

Traveling to Cambridge Pride: Discounts for Lincolnshire Residents

Jun 15, 2024 12:30 PM

Best UK Pubs to Watch Euro 2024

Jun 15, 2024 12:00 PM

FAA Investigates Boeing 737 MAX 8 Dutch Roll on Southwest Airlines Flight

Jun 15, 2024 11:30 AM
Bird’s eye view of Vilnius on sunset

European City Earns First Michelin Stars, Celebrates Quirky Food Festival

Jun 15, 2024 11:00 AM
Frontier Airlines aircraft in flight against a blue sky

Frontier Airlines Expands Routes with $19 Fares Across Nine Airports

Jun 15, 2024 10:30 AM