China Eastern Airlines to increase flights from Kolkata

April 22nd, 2009 - 9:09 pm ICT by IANS  

Kolkata, April 22 (IANS) China Eastern Airlines Co, one of China’s leading state-owned carriers, Wednesday said it will increase its flight services from Kolkata to Kunming from June.
“We will have seven flights from Kolkata to Kunming a week from June. At present, we have four flights operating on the Kolkata-Kunming route,” Li Ji, general manager (Calcutta operations) of the airline, told reporters.

The company is also planning to increase the flight frequency on the Delhi-Shanghai route from the present three per week.

Asked about the airline’s decision to increase services, he said: “It’s done in a bid to attract tourism in the region.”

Li Ji added that the present flights have 100 percent occupancy.

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