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New air route launched between China-Russia
March 6, 2014, 7:03 am

China’s Manzhouli port bears more than 60 per cent of China-Russia trade via land transport [Xinhua]

China’s Manzhouli port bears more than 60 per cent of China-Russia trade via land transport [Xinhua]

A new air route was launched between Manzhouli City in north China’s Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region and Novosibirsk in Russia on Thursday aimed at increasing economic ties between the two neighbours.

China’s Manzhouli port bears more than 60 per cent of China-Russia trade via land transport.

A CRJ200 airplane of a Russian airline will fly between the two cities every Thursday, officials at Manzhouli International Airport were quoted by Chinese media.

The flight is scheduled to depart Novosibirsk at 11:45 a.m. (Beijing Time), and arrive in Manzhouli three hours and 25 minutes later.

The aircraft flies back to Novosibirsk at 4:45 p.m. (Beijing Time).

The new route is also expected to boost thriving tourist ties between the two countries.

In the first nine months of 2013, the number of Chinese trips to Russia grew by 13.4 per cent year-on-year to 872,000, with 326,500 tourist trips — 18 per cent up from a year earlier, according to Russian official statistics.

 

Source: Agencies

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