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first flight to Bei­jing on Tues­day, use of the A350 will grad­u­ally ex­pand to key routes such as to Guangzhou in South China’s Guang­dong Prov­ince and Chengdu in South­west China’s Sichuan Prov­ince. In 2019, China Eastern will use the A350 on long-haul routes from Shang­hai to cities in Europe, Aus­tralia and North Amer­ica. China and South Korea started to dou­ble-track a key air route fly­ing over China to­ward Mon­go­lia, the Mid­dle East and Europe from Thurs­day mid­night, in a bid to re­duce air­way con­ges­tion, ac­cord­ing to xin­ on Thurs­day. The agree­ment will ben­e­fit 455 flights. Flight ca­pac­ity in the Bo­hai Bay re­gion will in­crease by 45 per­cent and the safety risk will be re­duced by 42 per­cent, the re­port said, cit­ing an of­fi­cial from the Air Traf­fic Man­age­ment Bu­reau un­der the Civil Avi­a­tion Ad­min­is­tra­tion of China (CAAC).

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