Uzbekistan, China plan to increase number of flights to 15 per week

Uzbekistan and China plan to increase the number of direct flights to 15 per week, reporter informs citing data from the Ministry of Transport.

This became known during the negotiations between representatives of the aviation authorities of the two countries, held in Beijing.

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said on Friday that he looks forward to the launch of more direct flights between China and Uzbekistan.

Mr. Li made the remarks during his talks held here with Uzbek Prime Minister Abdulla Aripov. Earlier on Friday, the Chinese premier arrived here for the 18th meeting of the Council of Heads of Government of Member States of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) and an official visit to Uzbekistan.

For his part, Mr. Aripov said Uzbekistan is willing to increase direct flights between the two countries and constantly consolidate the traditional friendship and comprehensive strategic partnership between Uzbekistan and China.

According to the Ministry of Transport of Uzbekistan, the parties agreed to start working out organizational and technical issues to launch new flights from the Chinese cities of Xi’an, Sanya, Yiwu and Chengdu to Uzbek airports, as well as transferring airline flights to the new Beijing’s Daxing International Airport.

Currently, direct flights to Uzbekistan are operated from Beijing, Urumqi, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Tianjin. In total, there are plans to increase the total number of flights between cities of the two countries to 15 per week.

Recall that at the end of September 2019, the Chinese airline named Zhejang Loong Airlines Co. Ltd launched a direct flight en route Tashkent – Xi’an.

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