[InKunming--Kunming] Water-sprinkling Festival is regarded as the grandest and the most important festival of Dai people in Yunnan. The festival is to be unveiled on April 15 in Xishuangbanna prefecture and will be held from April 11 to 13 in Mangshi this year.
To usher in the approaching festival, Kunming Airlines will add a new air route connecting Kunming and Lincang from April 10 to 24. Meanwhile, a couple of flights are also to be added connecting Kunming with Xishuangbanna(西双版纳), Tengchong(腾冲) and Mangshi(芒市).
Flights of the newly launched Kunming-Lincang air route go between the two cities on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday every week. The outbound flight, KY8255 in number, departs from Kunming at 11:00 and arrives in Lincang at 11:50. Its inbound flight, KY8256 in number, takes off in Lincang at 12:35 and lands in Kunming at 13:30.
The newly added flights that connect Kunming with Xishuangbanna will be carried out from April 9 to 17 everyday. The outbound flight, KY8249 in number, departs from Kunming at 9:50 and arrives in Xishuangbanna at 10:45. Its inbound flight, KY8250 in number, takes off in Xishuangbanna at 11:35 and lands in Kunming at 12：30.
During the Water-sprinkling Festival, Kunming Airlines will launch 2 round-trip flights going between Kunming and Xishuangbanna, 1 round-trip flight going between Lijiang and Xishuangbanna.