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Zhoushan to launch flights to Northwest China

Updated : 2021-07-14 (chinadaily.com.cn)

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Shapotou scenic spot in Yinchuan, a famed historical and cultural city. [Photo/WeChat account: zjzsrbs]

Putuoshan Airport in Zhoushan, East China's Zhejiang province, will launch new flights to Yinchuan, capital city of Northwest China's Ningxia Hui autonomous region, this month, local media reported.

The new flights will run until the end of October this year, during which one flight will operate per day on the new route.

The flight will depart Yinchuan at 10:50 am, arrive in Huai'an, Jiangsu province at 1:30 pm, leave the city at 2:30 pm, and then arrive in Zhoushan at 3:55 pm.

The return flight will depart Zhoushan at 4:55 pm, arrive in Huai'an at 6:25 am, leave the city at 7:25 pm, and then arrive in Yinchuan at 10:05 pm.

Yinchuan, a famed historical and cultural city, is a popular tourist destination for summer vacations, while Huai'an is renowned for its red tourism scenic spots, including the former residence of Zhou Enlai and a martyrs' cemetery.

Statistics show that in the first half of the year, the airport transported 893,600 passengers, a 21.8 percent increase than the figure in 2019, as well as set new records in daily and monthly passenger number on April 16 and in May with 8,353 and 220,000 passengers respectively.

Currently, 470 flights take off from Putuoshan Airport each week and passengers can directly fly to 28 Chinese cities at the airport.

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The former residence of Zhou Enlai in Huai'an. [Photo/WeChat account: zjzsrbs]