On September 27, the first direct charter flight of the Chinese Zhejiang Loong Airlines Co., Ltd., operating on the Xi'an-Tashkent-Xi'an route, will land at the Tashkent International Airport, the State Tourism Committee said.
The flight will be carried out on the Airbus A320neo with a total capacity of 173 people. The first passenger on the flight will be the head of the airline Liu Yi.
The launch of the Xi'an-Tashkent-Xi'an charter flight is the result of the negotiations between the Uzbek Embassy in China and Zhejiang Loong Airlines Co., Ltd on increasing the tourist flow from the PRC to Uzbekistan.
It should be recalled that the representatives of the Chinese airline took part in the International Investment Forum in Tashkent in November, 2018. During the forum, the parties discussed issues of cooperation in the tourism sphere, ways of attracting tourism companies who can invest in the country’s infrastructure, creating special tourism products and increasing the flow of Chinese tourists, including by opening new direct flights.
Zhejiang Loong Airlines Co., Ltd. (Loong Air), established in 2011, is based at the airport of Hangzhou Zhejiang Province. Loong Air fleet has 44 aircrafts and 3 Boeing 737 cargo airplanes. The company has opened 269 passenger and cargo routes in 14 international and regional directions.
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