A regular air route will be launched on June 25 between Zhengzhou, capital of central China's Henan Province and London, according to Henan Airport Group on Friday.
The route will be operated by China Southern Airlines, offering two flights each week every Tuesday and Saturday. A single trip will take about 10 to 11 hours.
Meanwhile, a direct flight was launched linking China's tech hub Shenzhen and Japan's Nagoya last Sunday.
Operated by China's low-cost carrier Spring Airlines using an Airbus A320 aircraft, the route is the first direct flight linking these two cities.
Scheduled every day, the outbound flight leaves Shenzhen Bao'an International Airport at 5:55 a.m. and arrives at Nagoya's Central Japan International Airport at 10:10 a.m. local time. The return flight departs Nagoya at 10:40 p.m. local time and arrives in Shenzhen, south China's Guangdong Province, at 2:00 a.m. the next day.
Source(s): Xinhua News Agency