Direct Portugal – China flights change location

China’s Capital Airlines has announced that the only direct flight between Portugal and China will now operate in and out of Hangzhou airport, not Xi’an, which has had a rocky return to operations due to China’s ‘zero tolerance’ policy regarding Covid-19. Since re-establishing air links with Portugal, the flights to and from Xi’an have been dogged with ‘Covid issues’, hence possibly the decision to change locations. Hangzhou is one of China’s “most prosperous cities” with around 53 million inhabitants.