New flight links Ningbo with Xishuangbanna
Passengers are seen at the Ningbo Lishe International Airport in East China's Zhejiang province. [Photo/Ningbo Evening News]
Ningbo Lishe International Airport is set to open a new flight to Xishuangbanna Dai autonomous prefecture in Yunnan province on July 15, according to local media reports.
The 2,450-kilometer flight will be the longest direct flight offered by the airport.
Operated by Spring Airlines, the Airbus 320 flight will consist of one round trip per day between Ningbo and Xishuangbanna on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
Flight 9C6990 will depart from Ningbo at 3:25 pm and land in Xishuangbanna at 7:30 pm. Return flight 9C6989 will depart from Xishuangbanna at 8:20 pm and arrive in Ningbo at 11:30 pm.
The opening of the new route will increase the number of flights from Ningbo to Xishuangbanna to seven.
Xishuangbanna, which is famous for its tropical rainforests and ethnic minority customs, is among China’s most popular tourist cities.