Chinese airline set to start Kunming-Islamabad flights this year

08:24 PM | 19 Apr, 2018
Chinese airline set to start Kunming-Islamabad flights this year
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ISLAMABAD - The China Southern Airlines plans to start flights between the capital cities of Pakistan and China’s southern Yunnan province from mid of this year.

The development was announced during a meeting of the Airline’s Executives with Pakistan’s Consul General to Chengdu, Muhammad Mudassir Tipu this week.

The delegation of the airlines including Hu Yaohui, Director International Marketing, Ma Yun Deputy Manager, met Tipu in Kunming to discuss the new route.

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China Southern Airlines operates the largest fleet, most developed route network and largest passenger capacity of any airline in China. The Airline fleet is ranked the first in Asia and the fourth in the world. It operates more than 2000 daily flights to 224 destinations in 40 countries and regions across the world.

“Given the depth and breadth of China-Pakistan relations, Pakistan’s strategic location, it’s tourism potential, as well as Pakistan’s economic growth, the China Southern had been planning to start three-day-a-week flights from June this year,” Mr Yaohui underscored in the meeting.

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The flight will fly on Guangzhou-Kunming-Islamabad route. The Kunming-Islamabad route’s flight time will be nearly four hour while the return flight will take five hours.

The airlines official also hoped that passengers would be able to transit from Islamabad to other Middle Eastern countries via this flight.