Beijing Capital Airlines opens direct charter routes from Beijing and Hangzhou to Copenhagen.
Mr. Xu Xin, the Executive Chairman of BCA, sees great potential in direct routes from China to Copenhagen:
- “In recent years, travelling abroad has increased strongly among the Chinese public. Copenhagen is the capital of Denmark, the Kingdom of Fairy Tales, with a location that provides great convenience for tourist transits to neighbouring countries. Northern Europe has plenty of special and unique countries and cities, and is a popular destination for Chinese people to visit.”
- “In the region, Hangzhou-Copenhagen is the first direct route to the Nordics, which will be very convenient for residents of Hangzhou and surrounding areas.”
Hangzhou is a prosperous Chinese city on the Eastern Chinese coast, 180 km from Shanghai. It is itself a popular tourist destination and hometown to the internet trade giant Alibaba.
Connections are important
Together with the Danish Embassy in China, Invest in Denmark has promoted the idea of establishing flights to Denmark. Invest in Denmark has assisted BCA in the process of opening the routes to Copenhagen.
Director of Invest in Denmark, Dorte Bech Vizard, welcomes the new routes:
- “Connections are essential for the collaboration between China and Denmark both in regard to tourism and business. I hope that this is only the starting point for BCA’s activities in Denmark and we are here to help, if BCA considers expanding their operations in Denmark.”
First BCA flights to Europe
BCA is a joint venture between Hainan Airlines and Beijing Capital Tourism Group. It specializes in chartered flights and the majority of the passengers are tourists. The flights to Denmark are the first BCA routes to Europe. The majority of the customers on the flight will be group tourists from the Hainan Airline owned tourist company Caissa. Denmark will serve as the bridgehead for tours to other parts of Northern Europe and Scandinavia.