Chinese carriers have accelerated the pace of their international expansion plans to offset the impact of the fast-growing high-speed rail. Air China said it will open three international routes over the next few months. The routes comprise Beijing-Geneva to launch May 7, Chengdu-Frankfurt to begin May 19 and Beijing-Houston to open July 11. In April, China Eastern Airlines is scheduled to resume its Shanghai-San Francisco service, which was suspended in 2000. Hainan Airlines will ...

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