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China Eastern Airlines to increase frequency in India


New Delhi : China Eastern Airlines, which connects Delhi and Kolkata with three Chinese cities – Shanghai, Beijing and Kunming – will increase its operations in India from next month, airline sources said.

According to airline officials, the carrier will add one more flight on its Delhi-Shanghai-Beijing route, which currently has a frequency of four flights a week.

The company will fly daily from three flights a week on Kolkata-Kunming route by the end of next month. However, the airline is yet to get a clearance from the Indian government, but it expects to get it in next few days.

Edward Zhu Xuemin, airline’s representative in India, said it would promote Kunming, a famous tourist destination. The Kolkata-Kunming flight offers the shortest connectivity – it takes two-and-a-half hours.

Kunming also offers excellent connectivity to other destinations in mainland China. “We can offer good packages to travellers from Delhi and Kolkata to Kunming and Shanghai” an airline official said.