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Mar. 28, 2007

Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) on Monday launched a direct service between Beijing and Stockholm. 

Every Monday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday, an Airbus A340 will depart Beijing at 2:45 PM and arrive at Stockholm at 6:10 PM local time.

From Monday, SAS will operate 10 flights a week from Beijing International Airport to Scandinavia: six flights to Copenhagen and four to Stockholm. From September 2007, the number of flights to the two Scandinavian capitals would increase, said a company statement. 
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Shanghai Daily, Mar. 26, 2007

Lufthansa German Airlines announced yesterday that it will fly to Shanghai from Germany three times daily with the introduction of its 2007 summer timetable, which starts from Monday. The carrier will raise its flights on the Shanghai-Frankfurt route by seven flights per week, creating a double daily service on this route. Lufthansa also operates daily flights between Shanghai and Munich.

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Xinhua News Agency March 20, 2007

Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) will limit the amount of liquids, gels and aerosols that can be carried in the hand baggage of departing and transit passengers starting from March 21, the Hong Kong Airport Authority (HKAA) announced on Monday.

The new measures require all liquids, gels and aerosols in hand baggage to be stored in containers with a capacity of less than 100 ml and be packed in one transparent, re-sealable plastic bag with a maximum capacity of one liter. Each passenger may carry only one re-sealable plastic bag.
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Beijing Capital Airport was ranked ninth biggest in the world in terms of passenger numbers last year according to the Airports Council International (ACI).

Beijing Capital Airport became the first Chinese airport ranked among the top ten with a total of 48.5 million passengers in 2006. Atlanta International Airport in the US was first with 84.84 million passengers.

Hong Kong International Airport was ranked the 14th, up from 16th in 2005, Asia’s third biggest after Tokyo Haneda and Beijing.

Shanghai Pudong Airport ranked sixth in cargo volume, handling 2.16 million tons, followed by Beijing, 21st at 1.03 million tons, and Guangzhou Baiyun Airport, 25th with 825,000 tons of cargo, in 2006.
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 Mar. 21, 2007

The Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) has released new regulations restricting passengers from bringing liquids on planes. 

As of May 1, 2007, each passenger on domestic flights in China will be allowed to carry liquid items of no more than one liter without alcohol, with any excess of liquids subject to being packed in their checked luggage. These liquid items cannot be carried on the plane unless they have been opened at the security checkpoint.

Passengers who transfer from domestic Chinese flights to international and regional flights will be restricted to 100 milliliters. For both domestic and international flights, all liquids must be placed in a transparent plastic bag no larger than one liter. This plastic bag must be screened separately from other carryon items.
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