Tibet Insight News

October 10, 2018 By Center for China Analysis & Strategy, CCAS

TAR NEWS
Gonggar Airport commences direct flights to Wuhan September 21, 2018

On September 20, the TAR Tourism Commission and Lhokha (Ch: Shannan) Municipal People’s Government’s Tourism Commission, Wuhan Cultural Exchange Centre and Chengdu Airlines hosted the opening ceremony of the Winter Tour and inauguration of the Lhoka-Wuhan Direct Flight at Gonggar Airport. Ji Yue, Deputy Director of the TAR Tourism Commission, said the opening of the new route will bridge the government, tourism, civil aviation and other departments of the two provinces.
Chengdu Airlines General Manager Cha Guangyi said that the flight took off from Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport and after 2 hours and 20 minutes landed at Gonggar Airport. Chengdu Airlines has opened a route from Gonggar to Wuhan. Earlier, on May 18 this year Tibet Airlines opened a direct flight between Lhasa and Wuhan. The Lhoka Municipal Government, Hubei Provincial Aid Tibet Office, Wuhan Hanzang Cultural Exchange Center, Hubei Kanghui Group and Chengdu Airlines joined hands to connect a new route from Gongga Airport to Wuhan after reaching a cooperation agreement.
The new route will facilitate the development of Lhoka’s tourism and will help realise the goal of 800,000 Hubei people visiting Lhoka during the 13th Five-Year Plan period.[PDF]

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