Hangzhou is gorgeous in early summer and Rome on the Mediterranean coast is charming. An airbus a330-200 plane with 188 passengers on board lifted off from xiaoshan airport in hangzhou at 0:35 am on June 12, 2019. After a 12-hour flight, it landed at fiumicino international airport in Rome at 6:37 am local time.
From hangzhou, the "paradise on earth", to Rome, the "eternal city", an aerial silk road connects China and the west. The opening up of air routes has provided a more convenient, broader and more solid road for cooperation, development and friendship between the two cities and two countries, and added wings to promote cooperation in many fields such as economy and trade, science and technology, humanities and tourism.
It is reported that this is the first long-distance intercontinental route opened by Air China in zhejiang province, and the fourth European regular passenger route opened by hangzhou xiaoshan international airport after hangzhou -- Amsterdam, Moscow and Madrid.
The flight number of this airline is ca731/732, 3 flights per week, and the schedule is Wednesday, Friday and July. Scheduled flight time: depart from hangzhou at 00:25 Beijing time and arrive at 06:55 Rome time; The return flight leaves at 13:05 Rome time and arrives in hangzhou at 06:30 Beijing time. This airline USES airbus 330-200 to fly, the business class 180 degree full flat seat, the whole cabin is equipped with personal entertainment system, or stretch or entertainment, can bring passengers better personal flight space.
Ding Hong at sailing ceremony, Air China zhejiang branch general manager, said more than 2000 years ago, the ancient "silk road" will China and ancient Rome, the hangzhou - Roman routes opened, is Air China continue to response "area" initiative, efforts to implement pushing forward the construction of the "silk road" and tribute means the important measures for the 50th anniversary of diplomatic ties, and the implementation of the zhejiang provincial government last November and catic group signed a strategic cooperation framework agreement, advancing the "civil aviation strong province" of zhejiang province put forward the concrete action.
In recent years, air traffic between China and Italy has been growing rapidly, with the annual growth rate of passenger traffic from hangzhou and wenzhou to Rome reaching 14%. Hangzhou-rome route is the first direct flight to Rome opened by Air China in east China, and the fourth china-italy route operated by Air China after beijing-rome, beijing-milan and shanghai-milan. At the same time, Air China also became the first airline to operate the hangzhou to Rome route. It will take only about 12 hours to reach the eternal city.
Zheng xiangping, general manager of zhejiang airport group, said that in recent years, zhejiang airport group has firmly implemented the strategy of "strengthening the province with civil aviation", strengthened the function of hangzhou airport as the provincial airport leader and international hub, paid attention to developing "One Belt And One Road" to build key regional routes, and made efforts to improve the level of internationalization. Up to now, airports in zhejiang province have a total of 46 "One Belt And One Road" cities. - Roman routes opened in hangzhou is in zhejiang province airport group power "area", a national strategy to implement the provincial government and the important measure of China's aviation group strategic cooperation agreement, will further promote the opening to the outside world, zhejiang set up between means more convenient, smooth air passage, and to promote both economic and trade, tourism, culture, such as all-round cooperation and exchange, 50 anniversary of diplomatic relations between the means for the coming year.
Hangzhou and Rome are both famous ancient capitals with long history and rich cultural tourism resources. At present, Italy is China's fifth largest trading partner in the eu and China is Italy's first largest trading partner in Asia. According to statistics, in 2018, two-way trade exceeded us $50 billion and two-way investment exceeded us $20 billion. In addition, china-italy exchanges and cooperation in culture, education and other fields are close. By July 2018, China and Italy had established 92 pairs of sister provinces, cities and regions. The opening of the hangzhou-rome route will not only revive the memory and imagination of the friendship on the ancient silk road, but also strengthen the friendship on the ancient silk road.
Air China's experienced, skilled and excellent crew members are responsible for this flight and have rich experience in flying international airlines. And crew is a "model of The Times" said jinfeng group. "Jinfeng group" was established in 2004, has won the national "youth civilization", national "51" labor certificates, the national women's civilization ShiFanGang, national union system advanced group, the national civil aviation routes services model good collective honor, in July 2014, was granted the honorable title of "model" by the propaganda department of the central committee of the communist party of China, has been hailed as a "team" lei feng on the blue sky.
On the same day, in the departure hall of hangzhou xiaoshan international airport, Air China prepared a book tour of Italy for every passenger, allowing passengers to fly with books, making the journey more enjoyable. In the cabin, Air China invited passengers to sign their names on the flag printed with the "postmark" of the flight and cut off the cake of the first flight to toast the successful opening of the airline. At the same time, Air China also held a lucky relay lucky draw, six lucky people won the Air China mascot "fat anda" and on behalf of traditional Chinese culture celadon cup. On flight at the same time, special equipped with has unique flavor of hangzhou and Italian food, Chinese food is given priority to with hangzhou traditional dishes, has preserved vegetable dongpo pork, Fried shrimps with longjing tea, hangzhou halogen duck, this help beef and so on, western-style meals choose authentic ingredients designed several Italian cuisine, such as: filet mignon, mashed potatoes and cheese grilled fish, seafood salad, ji si plate, cream cheese open governance, etc., all show "professional trust, international quality, Chinese style" of good quality.
It is reported that around 2022, Air China will strive to open more long-distance international routes from hangzhou, so as to build "One Belt And One Road", promote the economic and social development of zhejiang and improve people's transportation services.
Source: civil aviation resources net