October 16, 2019
Ahead of Kim-Xi summit, Air China deploys wide-body jets on Pyongyang route
Unusual long-range aircraft movements could be linked to forthcoming visit by Chinese President
Air China has since last week deployed wide-body Airbus A330 jets on the Beijing-Pyongyang route, data on the NK Pro Aviation Tracker shows, a decision likely connected to Chinese leader Xi Jinping's forthcoming visit to North Korea.In an unusual move, all three round-trip Air China flights since last Wednesday have utilized long-range A330 jets instead of the normally used short-haul Boeing