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Flight route linking Zhanjiang with Qingdao which stop over Hangzhou is to be launched today

In order to meet the market demand, again, the China Eastern Airline invests resource to improve its  flight capacity aimed at expanding the Zhanjiang aviation market ,launching a flight route linking Zhanjiang with Qingdao which stop over Hangzhou today(July 3rd ). The flight route launch sets up an air bridge for Zhanjiang ,Hangzhou, Qingdao the three cities , which makes approach between Shandong Peninsula and Leizhou Peninsula, playing a positive role in the promotion of the three places` business dealings and tourism development.

At 12:50 am of July 3rd, the first flight arrived at Zhanjiang from Qingdao, which make a stopover in Hangzhou. The Zhanjiang Airport Company hosted a simple ceremony for the welcome of the first flight crews and passengers at the tarmac, celebrating the completely success of the flight. Now it`s the high season, the flight gains so much the popularity among passengers, the first round-trip flight was packed with passengers.


Zhanjiang Airport Company hosted the first flight ceremony

It is understood that the flight plan flying 3 times a week for the time being, which is happened on Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday. And the aircraft type is A320, flight number is MU9683/84. The detail flight timetable is: Departure from Qingdao at 07:45, arriving Hangzhou at 09:30; Departure from Hangzhou at 10:35, arriving Zhanjiang at 12:55; Return flight: Departure from Zhanjiang at 13:45, arriving Hangzhou at 16:05; Departure from Hangzhou at 17:05, arriving Qingdao at 18:55. So far, the flight phase from Zhanjiang to Hangzhou is operated both by Air China and China Eastern Airline, the schedule flight volume increases from one time a day to 10 times a week. The flight schedule remains the same for one time a day. With the rapid development of Zhanjiang economy, the airline companies are very optimistic about the Zhanjiang aviation market and all dedicate to expand it, their flight capacities towards Zhanjiang strengthen year by year. The China Eastern Airline is operating from Zhanjiang to 14 destinations such as Kunming, Xian, Chongqing, Shenyang, Shanghai, Dalian, Nanjing, Chengdu, Ningbo, Wuhan, Xiamen, Hong kong, Hangzhou, Qingdao. The business volume proportion of the 11 airlines operated at Zhanjiang aviation market, the China Eastern Airline ranks top.

The Zhanjiang Airport continues the development momentum  since the beginning of this year, increasing the flights to Meizhou, Huizhou, Wenzhou in successions, adding more destinations such as Chengdu, Changsha, Haikou, Jieyang, Mangu, Jinbian. According to the statistics, the Zhanjiang Airport delivered 1.2 million passengers in the first half of the year, 19.8% year on year growth; the total amount of aircraft take-off and landing is 14156, 18.2% year on year growth; The freight transportation is 9286.5 tone, 18.9% year on year growth. The Zhanjiang Airport continues keeping more than 200 thousand people for a single month from March to June.( written by Lin hang, Zhong MingHao Photo by Yang Siwen,Li Chunguang)

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