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    7287 nmi miles Beijing to Santo Domingo

    Airbus 340, Boeing 777, 787 and I think the 747-800ER can all exceed 8,500 nmi



    The economics of it perplexes me unless the DR is about to be inundated with Chinese tourists?

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    Direct flight from/to China is not going to happen. Stop dreaming my friends.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dv8 View Post
    air china representatives visited dominican aviation authority to verify the possibility of operating flights to DR.
    http://www.elcaribe.com.do/2017/07/2...ar-operaciones
    Makes me wonder if this has any connection to China investing a fortune in Haiti's infrastructure...... Timing....




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    China has a very significant presence in the Caribbean islands, Cuba and with a growing South American market too. Maybe Haiti too soon. There are many thousands of Chinese working in construction regionally and many more thousand ethnic Chinese both here and spread throughout the islands.

    Air China is what one might refer to as the national airline and it is logical that as their international presence spreads and grows rapidly that they develop better air links with their mainland.

    Many a time I have been flying through airports in the Caribbean and have seen large numbers of Chinese passengers travelling and know their journey is currently long through a US or European gateway normally with all the hassles of visas. So it seems absolutely logical they are out to plan to skip past the USA going forward with flights to Latin America and the Caribbean and so Santo Domingo, or perhaps Punta Cana, mindful of the vast and growing Chinese tourism sector, are realistic options.

    http://www.arecoa.com/aerolineas/201...ca-dominicana/

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    There could be an interesting spin off here. Sex tours are a big draw for a lot of Asian men. Japanese men are notorious for it. If the Chinese men start coming to the DR for the sex trade, Sosua and other places could have a different king of tourist walking the streets. I've been wintering in the DR for over ten years and can count on one hand the number of Asian families I've encountered in Playa Dorada. They come in from Canada and the USA with their children in tow and stay on the resorts.

    Gambling is a draw for many Asian tourists. I can see that working to a small degree. Beyond that, I don't know what the draw would be here for Asian tourists. They have access to some of the most beautiful beaches in the world, all a short flight away from their country.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ju10prd View Post
    China has a very significant presence in the Caribbean islands, Cuba and with a growing South American market too. Maybe Haiti too soon. There are many thousands of Chinese working in construction regionally and many more thousand ethnic Chinese both here and spread throughout the islands.

    Air China is what one might refer to as the national airline and it is logical that as their international presence spreads and grows rapidly that they develop better air links with their mainland.

    Many a time I have been flying through airports in the Caribbean and have seen large numbers of Chinese passengers travelling and know their journey is currently long through a US or European gateway normally with all the hassles of visas. So it seems absolutely logical they are out to plan to skip past the USA going forward with flights to Latin America and the Caribbean and so Santo Domingo, or perhaps Punta Cana, mindful of the vast and growing Chinese tourism sector, are realistic options.

    http://http/www.arecoa.com/aerolinea...ca-dominicana/


    As you say, Air China has a significant presence in the Caribbean.
    It also has a significant presence world wide using many international gateways.
    They offer package specials Montreal-Havana.
    In Vancouver BC, Chinese airlines have a major presence  for connections to the Pacific Rim.
    Many international passengers avoid flying through US airports because of major inconveniences,visas including transit visas, entry requirements, bad connections, frequent delays poor or no service.
    China is expanding and investing billions world wide.
    The best thing that could happen to the DR, would be a Chinese connection.
    Industry, roads, transit, electricity,drinking water plants and airline connections could thrive  through Chinese investments and know how.
    https://www.airchina.ca

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    Chinese milk, Cuba Dave, etc. have nothing to do with Air China flying to DR.

    Thread cleaned up. Let's try harder to stay on topic please.




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