So, from March 26, after a three-year hiatus due to the coronavirus pandemic, Aurora Airlines began operating flights from Vladivostok to Harbin. About 80 people signed up for the first flight. In honor of the launch of the transport, a whole show was organized in the building of the airport complex. Check-in counters were decorated with an unusual arrangement of dragon-shaped balloons. In Chinese mythology, the dragon is a symbol of goodness, peace and prosperity. Upon departure, passengers not only wished for an interesting journey, but were also treated to fortune cookies, which is a good Asian tradition.
And already on March 28, for the first time since February 2020, a plane from the capital Primorye will leave for Beijing. It will be possible to fly in both directions three times a week.
Also last Sunday, the first direct flight from Khabarovsk to Beijing took place after a three-year break. Flights will be carried out twice a week – on Sundays and Wednesdays.
Meanwhile, the spring-summer schedule at Khabarovsk airport was supplemented with an additional flight to Harbin. If before it was only possible to fly in this direction on Mondays and Fridays, now it is also possible on Wednesdays.
The Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) will be the next region in the Far East to resume flights with China. From April 6, Yakutia airlines will start operating weekly flights from the region’s capital to Harbin. You can buy tickets now.
Recall that on March 15, Chinese consulates resumed issuing visas of all types to those wishing to enter the country. According to the Association of Tour Operators (ATOR), the majority of recipients are no longer tourists at all, but business travellers.