More flights for winter tourist season in NE China
The airport in Changchun, capital of northeast China's Jilin province, will see more flights in the coming winter and spring season to meet the rising demand from tourists. The winter flight schedule runs from Oct 29 to March 24.
During the period, Changchun Longjia International Airport is expected to have 1,764 flights every week, up 12.8 percent year on year, the airport said Saturday.
Many airlines, including China Southern, China Eastern and Xiamen airlines, will open routes to cities such as Chengdu, Shantou, Guiyang, Hangzhou and Nanchang, with more passengers expected to visit the province known for winter tourism.
Frequency of flights to major cities, including Beijing and Shanghai, will be increased, according to the airport.
Northeast China, including Heilongjiang and Jilin provinces, is a popular winter destination for tourists. Famous resorts in Jilin include skiing resorts of Songyuan and Changbai Mountain.
China is expecting a boom in winter-sport tourism as the 2022 Winter Olympic Games in Beijing approach.