Direct flight links China's resort island, Kazakhstan's Almaty
Contributed by NAMPA / Xinhua.
HAIKOU, March 16 (Xinhua) -- A direct air route, linking Haikou, capital of south China's island province of Hainan, and Almaty, Kazakhstan's largest city, was launched on Friday.
The route is operated by Kazakhstan's SCAT Airlines and a round trip is scheduled once a week.
A Boeing 757-200 aircraft departed from Almaty at 9 p.m. local time on Thursday and arrived at Haikou Meilan International Airport at around 4 a.m. on Friday.
The return flight is scheduled to leave Hainan at 5:30 a.m. ...