The Winter & Spring Flight Schedule, in accordance with the regulation of CAAC (Civil Aviation Administration of China), was adopted by all 24 airliners in China on October 26th, 2009. Big flight sales are available now due to promotions of air companies.
Chinese airline companies have already made adjustments on flight codes and flight frequency in compliance with the new air schedule, which will last about 5 months until March 28th, 2010. 36 new domestic and 13 new international air routes are added in order to meet market demand. The new domestic routes include Guangzhou-Tengchong, Dalian-Yinchuan, and Harbin-Nanning. The Harbin-Nanning air route will connect the host city of the Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival with the site of Sino-ASEAN Cooperation Forum.
Some air companies will launch brand new passenger planes such as luxurious A330 for international routes. More flights will be increased for the hot air routes, but the number of flights heading to Tibet will be decreased due to harsh seasonal climatic conditions. So it is very important to double check your flight schedule in advance.
Air tickets at a lower price are available for air companies' usual promotions because winter and spring are off seasons for air companies. Almost all traveling airlines have discounts from the present to New Year's Day, such as Chongqing - Lijiang even 60% off. Tickets of traditional business airlines, such as Chongqing to Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Shenzhen, all keep 40% off. Some air tickets, Shenyang-Hangzhou costing $28, are even cheaper than train tickets now. It is really economical for tourists traveling by air in China in the period.