First Beijing-Athens direct flight lands at El. Venizelos airport

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The first direct Air China flight between Athens and Beijing landed at Athens International Airport on Saturday morning. The Air China Airbus A330-200 had more than 200 passengers on board, including the Greek premier’s wife.

Air China will now connect the two capitals directly twice a week. The regular 10.5-hour flight between Beijing and Athens is expected to significantly boost arrivals of Chinese tourists in Greece.