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First Changde-Thailand Direct Flight Completed

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A passenger charter flight from Bangkok Airport, Thailand, landed at Changde Taohuayuan Airport around 20:40 on December 11, 2019. It was the first international flight of the Taohuayuan Airport. He Baoxiang, Hunan vice governor, attended the maiden flight ceremony and announced that the opening of the airport.
 
It was said that this international passenger charter flight was operated by an A320/321 aircraft of Thai VietJet Air. It took off from Bangkok Airport, Thailand, at 18:00 Beijing time on December 11, and flew directly to Changde. After an hour stay in Changde, the plane returned to Thailand with 165 passengers. The flight operates every Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday. It departs from Bangkok at 16:45 and arrives in Changde at 20:55. It sets off at 21:55 Beijing time and arrives at Bangkok at 00:20 local time. 
 
“The National Office of Port Administration approved that the Changde Taohuayuan Airport will be temporarily opened for three months, since December 8. One international flight will be operated during this period,” said the person in charge of the Changde Office of Port Administration. The first international passenger charter flight was a successful start. It marked that the Changde Taohuayuan Airport has become the third international airport in Hunan.
 
The Changde Taohuayuan Airport now has 13 air routes linking with 19 cities including Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, and Shenzhen. Every week, 204 flights are operated. It has become one of China’s regional airports with annual passenger throughput of more than one million.
 
This article is from Hunan Provincial Government www.enghunan.gov.cn.
 
Translator: Yu Jiangjiang
 
Chinese source: hunan.gov.cn