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Lhasa-Hefei direct air route opens

By Liu Fang, Zhu Shan Source:China Tibet News 2019年04月03日 10:08

The opening ceremony of the direct air route linking Anhui's Hefei and Tibet's Lhasa has been held in Lhasa Gonggar Airport on Mar. 31, establishing the first direct flight between the two cities.

The 3.5-hour route is scheduled to be daily. Flight PN6393 will depart from Lhasa at 9:30 and arrive in Hefei at 13:00. Flight PN6394 will leave Hefei at 13:50 and arrive in Lhasa in 17:45. 

"The opening of direct air route between Hefei and Lhasa marks the establishment of a new bridge linking Anhui Province and Tibet Autonomous Region. It accelerates contact, communication and integration between two places." says Fang Xu, leader of the 6th batch of cadres from Anhui to aid Tibet.

Sonam Tsephel, deputy director of the regional civil aviation administration, says that this new air route is the first one between Hefei and Lhasa, which will attract more tourists from Yangtze River Delta area and eastern China to Tibet. It also promotes economic growth, tourism development and cultural communication between two cities. 

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