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Kunming to launch direct airlines to Moscow, Paris within the year

By : InKunming | Published: 2014-August-20

[InKunming--Kunming]  Kunming has aimed at making the city to be the fourth biggest air transport hub in China for years, yet no intercontinental airline has been opened in Kunming up to now.

Last week, Yunnan delegation went to Russia to set about negotiation. An intercontinental airline connecting Kunming, Chengdu and Moscow is expected to be executed within this year at the soonest.

A report in earlier time said, the first intercontinental airline that connects Kunming and Paris is to be launched in October. China Eastern Yunnan Co. Limited affirmed that the Kunming-Paris airline will surely be opened in the year, but later than October. It is said that the airline is nonstop and flies from Kunming to Paris directly.

Beside Kunming airport, airports of prefectures and other cities in Yunnan, including Shangri-La, Dehong, Zhaotong, Wenshan, Pu’er, Baoshan, etc., also hammered away at developing overseas markets.

Take Shangri-La airport as an example, the airport will open an airline connecting Shangri-La, Kunming and Hong Kong at the end of August. An airline from Shangri-La to Seoul will also be opened at the end of this year. Moreover, the already opened Luang Prabang-Shangri-La airline will be executed everyday from this November on, which is executed 2 times per week now.

A new airline that connects Shangri-La with Changsha, capital city of Hunan Province, will be launched from September 3. From then on, tourists could fly directly from Shangri-La to Changsha.

Flights of the to-be-launched airline Changsha-Shangri-La will be executed every Wednesday, Friday and Sunday from September 3, and will be executed every day after September 14.

Flight number of its outbound flight is set to be MU9743, which is to take off from Shangri-La at 8:55 and to land in Changsha at 11:25. Its inbound flight number will be MU9744, which will depart from Shangri-La at 12:15 and will arrive at Changsha at 14:50.

Ticket price for the airline will be as low as 400 yuan for a one-way trip and 800 yuan (not containing taxes and dues) for a round trip in minimum before September 14.

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(Editors: Tracy, Cathy Chen)

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