Xiamen Airlines has launched a nonstop flight between Xiamen, China and Paris France — the 12th intercontinental route of Xiamen Airlines, and also the first intercontinental route launched by the airline since the COVID-19 pandemic began.

The Xiamen to Paris route is operated once a week: the outbound trip from Xiamen to Paris is from 12:05 a.m. (Beijing time) to 6:40 a.m. (Paris time); the return trip from Paris to Xiamen is from 11:55 p.m. (Paris time) to 6:00 a.m. (Beijing time) the next day.

“Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport, the largest international airport in France and one of the busiest airports worldwide, with an average annual capacity of more than 75 million passengers, is an important hub for Chinese passengers to other European countries, and to Africa and Latin America,” Xiamen Airlines explained. “Xiamen, an important regional aviation and international transit hub on the southeast coast of China, has formed an air route network covering all domestic major cities and connecting Southeast Asia, Northeast Asia, Europe, America, and Oceania.”

Xiamen Airlines is working with six international airlines, including Air France and Czech Airlines, to develop connections to South America and Africa routes with Paris as the transfer point.

Since the launch of Xiamen-Amsterdam intercontinental flights in 2015, Xiamen Airlines has launched a total of 11 intercontinental routes to major cities in Europe, the US, and Australia from China. In the near future, Xiamen Airlines plans to launch a new route from Xiamen to Doha, Qatar, and increase the frequency to Singapore, Amsterdam, Los Angeles, and Vancouver, among others.