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Yueyang Sanhe Airport Sees Leapfrog Development

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On October 22, two ARJ21 planes landed at the Yueyang Sanhe Airport, as its first group of total based aircrafts. They will serve two new flight routes – from Yueyang to Jinan, Weihai, and Harbin; and Yueyang to Zhoushan, which will open on October 27. This marks a leapfrog development of the airport. 
 
Total based aircraft can reflect an airport’s initiative in the air route arrangement. The more based aircrafts an airport has, the stronger the airport is, and the more convenient service the passengers will get. With these planes, passengers can watch the sunrise at the Dongting Lake, and fly to Harbin to enjoy snow at nightfall. 
 
An airport is an important transportation infrastructure, and reflects the comprehensive strength of the city where it is located. Opening last year, the Yueyang Sanhe Airport has introduced four airlines, including Juneyao Air, Chengdu Airlines, and Chongqing Airlines; and, operated flights to Beijing, Shanghai, Chengdu, Kunming, Chongqing, Guiyang, Hangzhou, Nanning, Xiamen, Qingdao, Harbin, Jinan, Weihai, and Zhoushan. As a new airport, it has seen a surge of passenger throughput. As of this October 20, it has operated 4,588 flights, with an overall passenger load factor exceeding 81%. A total of 465,000 passenger trips have been handled, ranking fifth among Hunan’s airports. 
 
Next year, the Sanhe Airport will continue to build a first-tier city flight network, connecting with the cities like Shenzhen, Tianjin, and Sanya; add more air routes to Chengdu, Chongqing, Kunming, and Shanghai; and, operate the total based planes to open the lines to famous tourist destinations and capital cities, such as Zhangjiajie, Huangshan Mountain, Zhuhai, Taiyuan, Nanjing, and Fuzhou. 
 
This article is from Hunan Provincial Government. www.enghunan.gov.cn.
 
Translator: Pang Yuehui
 
Chinese source: hunan.voc.com.cn