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Old 08-08-2010, 09:18 PM
 
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While I'm on an air travel kick...read this on the City of Houston's website:

Press Release

Mayor Annise Parker Takes First Steps to Open Air Travel from Houston to Chonquing, China

Never heard of Chonquing before but with 32 million people I guess there is quite a lot going on!
That would be Chungking (aka Chongqing), the Chinese Nationalist redoubt during the Sino-Japanese War.
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Old 08-08-2010, 10:03 PM
 
Location: 75025 (previously 75254, 90505, 90010, and 60614)
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IAH could support a flight to PEK or PVG but not anywhere else in China. Mayors do this all the times, she should be in Beijing trying to get a flight to Houston, not Chongqing.
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Old 08-09-2010, 08:49 AM
 
Location: Houston, Tx
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IAH could support a flight to PEK or PVG but not anywhere else in China. Mayors do this all the times, she should be in Beijing trying to get a flight to Houston, not Chongqing.
Or Guangzhou or Shenzhen, the production cetners in China.
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Old 08-09-2010, 09:08 AM
 
Location: 75025 (previously 75254, 90505, 90010, and 60614)
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Or Guangzhou or Shenzhen, the production cetners in China.
No, Houston could not support flights to those cities either.

Hell, San Francisco cant support flights to those cities. United applied and was awarded San Francisco-Guangzhou 3 years ago and they keep pushing it back and back.

If San Francisco cant support a flight to a city in China, there is no way Houston can.

Of course mayors always travel to and from cities to try and drum up support for air service. Houston has enough traffic to have one flight to one city in China, not any more. The question is, Beijing or Shanghai. Shanghai would probably be better because the yields between Houston and Shanghai are higher.
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Old 07-14-2012, 07:32 AM
 
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Actually, Singapore Airlines flies from IAH to Moscow and Singapore, so there's another two interational flights.
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Old 07-14-2012, 09:53 AM
 
Location: 75025 (previously 75254, 90505, 90010, and 60614)
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Actually, Singapore Airlines flies from IAH to Moscow and Singapore, so there's another two interational flights.
It's just one flight. They fly from Houston to Moscow then continue on the same flight to Singapore.
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Old 07-14-2012, 04:20 PM
 
Location: The Woodlands,Texas
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Actually, Singapore Airlines flies from IAH to Moscow and Singapore, so there's another two interational flights.

Oil and energy connections in those three cities.
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Old 07-14-2012, 08:32 PM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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<JimBakker008> should jump on this one and tell us why United hasn't done this
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Old 01-15-2013, 12:28 PM
 
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It seems now we have one coming this July via Air China:

Fly2Houston - Houston Airport System

HOUSTON (January 15, 2013)—Dr. Zhihang Chi, Air China’s Vice President and General Manager for North America, announced Air China’s new nonstop service between Houston and Beijing, pending government approval, in a joint press conference with the Houston Airport System today.

“With its vibrant business communities and fast-growing diverse population, Houston is a perfect choice for an additional gateway for Air China. It offers the most convenient connections to China and beyond for our passengers from Texas and other neighboring states,” Dr. Chi stated.

Houston Mayor Annise Parker welcomed the news.

“Houston is honored to be the newest global gateway for Air China as our international growth depends on strong relationships worldwide,” said Mayor Annise Parker. “This new direct route to China will ensure our success in growing the Texas regional economy and strengthen the global ties to our trade partners in China.”

Consul General Erwen Xu also applauded Air China’s new flight to Houston. Madame Xu, China’s 12th Consul General in Houston, said at the press conference, “Houston has always played an important role in China-U.S. relations. In 1979, Houston was one of the stops of China’s late leader Deng Xiaoping’s historic visit to the U.S. In the same year, it became the host city of China’s very first Consulate General in the U.S. The nonstop flight between Houston and Beijing, as dreamed by many people for many years, will not only shorten the distance between Houston and China, but also help expand future cooperation between the southern part of the U.S. and China, and help foster stronger ties between our two great countries.”

Air China, China’s exclusive national flag carrier, is scheduled to operate the round-trip Beijing to Houston route on a new generation Boeing 777-300ER beginning Thursday, July 11, 2013, pending approval from the United States Department of Transportation. By selecting Houston, Air China will benefit from a strong international community with many business and leisure passengers who use Intercontinental as a global gateway.
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