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New York (AirGuide - Airline News Asia / Pacific) Jun 5, 2011

Air Astana Air Astana, KazakhstanOs principal airline, is launching new services from Almaty to Tbilisi, capital of Georgia and Samara in southern Russia today. Both services will be operated by the new Embraer E-190 on Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays. Flight time from Almaty to Tbilisi is 4 hours and 3hours 30 minutes to Samara. Jun 2, 2011

Air China Air China Continues its Involvement in Tour de Qinghai Lake. According to a deal struck between Air China and the organizing committee of the 10th Tour de Qinghai Lake on June 3, Air China has been named the only carrier for the event. Having sponsored the cycling gala for 10 years, Air China has provided attractive fares and transportation for over 20 teams from around the world and hundreds of cyclists and staff members. With its sense of corporate citizenship and the will to serve communities, Air China has left its deep imprint on the history of Tour de Qinghai Lake. The partnership began in 2002 when Tour de Qinghai Lake had its first run in the western province of Qinghai. In the past 9 years, Tour de Qinghai Lake has evolved into one of the world's most recognized sports on plateau and played an instrumental role in helping the economy of west China grow. According to China Brand Value Research Center, Tour de Qinghai Lake boasts a brand valued at RMB 1.36 billion. It affords an opportunity not only for the province of Qinghai to showcase its nature, history and culture, but also for Air China to publicize its brand image. The 10th Tour de Qinghai Lake will be taking place from 1st to 10th of July. It has been recognized by the International Cycling Union and is an international cycling event with the highest elevation, alongside Tour de France, Tour de Italy and Tour de Spain. Each year, it attracts over 100 cyclists in around 20 teams from the world over. Jun 3, 2011

Air China Air China has launched the first flight in a resumed Air China service between China and Greece via Munich. Deputy Foreign Minister Spyros Kouvelis and a Greek delegation returning from a trip to China were among the passengers. During an inauguration ceremony, Kouvelis revealed that an agreement to facilitate the issuance of visas to Chinese citizens wishing to visit Greece was signed during his visit to Beijing.

Jun 2, 2011

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