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Karamay-Beijing direct flight opens

By Zhou Xinyong and Li Yang Updated: 2014-08-20

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"Today, we have good weather. So we will arrive at Karamay Airport 40 minutes early," said Yu Xiao, captain of the airline.

Karamay-Beijing direct flight opens
The first direct flight from Karamay to Beijing lands at Karamay Airport at 2:40 pm on July 25.[Photo/epaper.kelamayi.com.cn]

The Air China Boeing 737 aircraft that landed at Karamay Airport at 2:40 pm on July 25 represents the successful opening of the Karamay-Beijing direct flight.

Karamay-Beijing direct flight opens
Karamay and Air China’s Urumqi business department holds a press conference on July 25.[Photo/epaper.kelamayi.com.cn]

One of the passengers on the flight said: "The new direct flight makes our trip to Beijing more convenient. Before that, we had to travel to Urumqi to fly to Beijing."

Karamay-Beijing direct flight opens
Passengers from Beijing get off the plane.[Photo/epaper.kelamayi.com.cn]

The direct flight operates four times a week, every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. The full fare is 2,660 yuan ($432.77).