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Fuel Surcharges for Int'l Air Routes Adjusted up

Recently, Air China, China Southern Airlines and Shanghai Airlines have increased the fuel surcharges for some international air routes in succession.

The adjusted fuel surcharges for the international air routes of the three companies are as follows:

Starting Date
Air Routes
Fuel Surcharge
Dec. 10th
Southeast Asia to Chinese mainland
except Bangkok-Guangzhou air route
Africa, America, Australia, Europe and
Middle East to Chinese mainland air routes
$ 80
Chinese mainland to Hong Kong,
Macau and Taiwan
Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan to
Chinese mainland
$ 14.49
Air China
Dec. 5th
India, Pakistan and Nepal to Chinese
mainland air routes
$ 55
European countries, USA, Canada and
Brazil to Chinese mainland
$ 80
Early Dec.
Hong Kong to Shanghai air routes
$ 14.49

- 1:07 A.M. EST, Dec 14, 2007

Beijing Subway Line 2: Dongzhimen Station to Closed for 25 Days

Due to the reconstruction of the automatic ticketing and checking system, Dongzhimen Station (东直门站) of Subway Line 2 in Beijing will be closed for 25 days from December 16th, 2007 to January 9th, 2008.

During the construction period, the number of the Bus No. 46 near the Dongzhimen Station will be increased temporarily. Passengers who usually take Subway Line 2 can take buses or walk to Yonghegong (Yonghe Lamasery) (雍和宫) or Dongsishitiao (东四十条) stations to take the Subway Line 2; passengers of Subway Line 13 changing to Subway Line 2 at Dongzhimen Station can change to Subway Line 5 at Lishui Bridge Station (立水桥站) to enter the city or they can take buses after reaching Dongzhimen Station; passengers who take Subway Line 2 from Wangjing West Station (望京西站) to Liufang Station (柳芳站) can take Subway Line 5 nearby.

- 1:03 A.M. EST, Dec 14, 2007

Jiuzhaigou: Fourth Ice-waterfall Tourism Festival to Start

The Fourth Jiuzhaigou Ice-waterfall Tourism Festival is to start on the New Years' Day of 2008. It will last until March 31st, 2008.

During the festival, a series of activities will be held, including the tourism forum, tourism promotion conference, photography exhibition, Christmas and New Year's Day parties and Jiuzhaigou culture competition.

In addition, visitors can experience folk-custom and flavor performances of the Tibetan and Qiang peoples. Meanwhile, visitors can fully enjoy themselves by taking part in a series of ice and snow activities outside such as skiing, skating, riding horse - draw sleigh, riding bikes and motorbikes on the snow and so on.

Entering the villages, visitors can personally experience butter tea making, scripture sculpting, New Year sacrifice offering and many other folk customs of the Tibetan people.

- 1:46 A.M. EST, Dec 13, 2007

Air China and Shanghai Airlines Join Star Alliance

Air China and Shanghai Airlines joined the Star Alliance that is the largest airline alliance on the earth formally on December 12th, 2007.

With 19 members, the Star Alliance's air routes have covered 897 destinations of 160 countries so far. Passengers with golden cards of the Star Alliance can enjoy their special lounge at more than 700 airports of the world, special ticket price, the privilege of seat, flight and airport alternating and the privilege of check-in and extra luggage.

Passengers of the two airlines can enjoy all the favored services of the Star Alliance. Meanwhile, to keep consistency with the service of the Star Alliance, Air China and Shanghai Airlines will provide passengers more new and high-quality air and ground services after the entry.

- 1:42 A.M. EST, Dec 13, 2007

Yangtze River: Cruise Ship Tickets to Rise as of Dec. 15th

Influenced by the rise of the fuel price, the Chongqing-Yichang and Wanzhou-Yichang cruise ship tickets price and ordinary tickets price for passenger ships of Yangtze River cruise will be adjusted up by 5-40% and 8-25% respectively as of December 15th, 2007.

- 1:38 A.M. EST, Dec 13, 2007

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