YVR celebrated another new air link with China Wednesday (Dec. 20) as China Eastern began non-stop service using an Airbus A330-200 to Nanjing, China. The year-round service will operate three times weekly to Nanjing Lukou International Airport (NKG). China Eastern Airlines has been operating at YVR for the past 12 years after launching daily service to Shanghai Pudong International Airport (PVG) in 2004. In 2015, they added new direct service to Kunming — one of China’s key connecting hubs as a tag onwards from Shanghai. The new service will fly non-stop to Nanjing and then carry on to Kunming. According to YVR officials, the addition of the service will create more than 162 jobs at the airport and throughout B.C. and will add an additional $9.5 million in Gross Domestic Product, $1.8 million in taxes and $3.2 million in wages.