Passenger planes park at Putuoshan Airport in Zhoushan. [Photo/WeChat account: zjzsrbs]
The Zhoushan Putuoshan Airport in Zhoushan, East China's Zhejiang province will adopt a new schedule for winter and spring from Oct 31, local media reported.
The airport will launch new flights to Kunming in Yunnan province and Linyi in Shandong province in November.
The flight to Kunming will start on Nov 6 and operate one round trip on Tuesdays, Thursday, and Saturdays, while the flight to Linyi will start in late November and operate one round trip on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays.
During the new flight season, the flight routes at Putuoshan airport will be increased to 25 and reach 28 cities in China, including Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, and Xiamen. The airport is expected to receive a record high of 478 airplanes per week, an 11.7 percent year-on-year increase.
Over the past five years, Putuoshan airport has experienced rapid development with an annual 23 percent increase in air traffic service.
In the first nine months of the year, the passenger throughput of Putuoshan airport totaled 1.15 million, a year-on-year increase of 5 percent.