China is a big country, very big.
The importance of air travel in the nation cannot be underestimated.
Air China has announced a deal with Honeywell Aerospace that will see its new fleet of state-of-the-art Boeing 777-300ER carriers utilise the latest avionic suite, ensuring a smoother and more enjoyable flight for those on the holiday of a lifetime.
Those who are embarking on trips to China will most likely be getting on more than the traditional outbound and return flights that many far more boring holidaymakers make do with, so this news will come as a little added bonus.
After all, who could arrive in Beijing and enjoy all the city has to offer such as Tiananmen Square, the Palace of Heaven and the Forbidden City without supplementing that with a few days stay in area like Macau or Hong Kong – as different to Beijing as apples and oranges, or sweet and sour if you prefer.
And that sort of trip can only be made by air.
Once a holidaymaker has touched down (after experiencing newly improved in-flight comfort) in Hong Kong they will not find themselves short of things to do.
The Peak is the island’s most popular attraction. It offers the most stunning views of the area’s harmonic balance between large-scale commercialisation and even larger-scale mountains and seascapes.
A short stay on the Peak Tram to get to the summit is exciting enough. The climb is so steep that as you dodge past Hong Kong’s numerous skyscrapers, they actually look as though they are leaning towards you.
The attraction is not all about the unique views and even those without a head for heights will find that the combination of the Peak Tower, Galleria and Sky Terrace will keep their eyes pealed.
Other highlights in Hong Kong include Victoria Harbour, the giant Buddha on Lantua Island and Global Geopark of China.