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Direct flight launched between SA’s Johannesburg and China’s Shenzhen


Direct flight launched between SA’s Johannesburg and China’s Shenzhen
The air route, operated by a Boeing 777 aircraft, is the first intercontinental airline launched by the Shenzhen airport this year and also the only direct flight linking Shenzhen to Africa (Image Credit: Flickr / Bill Abbott)

One more step taken to make China-African relationship stronger! A direct flight between South Africa's biggest city Johannesburg and South China's Shenzhen city has been launched on Friday, January 4.

The first flight CA867 of Air China left Shenzhen Bao'an International Airport at 0:10 am Beijing Time Friday and was scheduled to arrive at OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg at 7:55 am local time the same day. Three round trips are scheduled every week on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, as reported by Xinhua.

The air route, operated by a Boeing 777 aircraft, is the first intercontinental airline launched by the Shenzhen airport this year and also the only direct flight linking Shenzhen to Africa. So far, the airport has launched intercontinental air routes linking 19 overseas cities. The direct flight is expected to facilitate exchanges between the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area and South Africa, and exchanges between China and Africa, sources with the Shenzhen airport said.

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