China's Xiamen Airlines will launch a new direct route linking Fuzhou, capital city of east China's Fujian Province, and New York City on Feb. 15.
The round-trip flights will be conducted by a Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner. It will depart from Fuzhou at 8:45 a.m. Beijing time on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays. Flight depart New York at 12:25 p.m. local time.
In addition, Egyptian airline Air Leisure has opened a weekly flight starting from Jan. 5 between Fuzhou and Egyptian capital Cairo as well as Aswan City. The first direct air route linking Fujian Province with Africa is operating on every Thursday until the end of April.
The two routes are launched to offer convenience for people to visit their hometowns in Fujian Province and for those traveling to Africa around the Spring Festival, which falls on Jan. 28 this year.