China and Pakistan New Direct Flight Opens
China Southern Airlines opened a new direct route linking Urumqi and Lahore on June 21. The new twice-weekly air route uses Boeing 737-800 aircraft, connecting Urumqi, capital of China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, and Lahore, Pakistan’s second largest city, on every Thursday and Sunday. It departs from Urumqi at 8:00am Beijing time and arrives at Lahore at 8:15am local time. The travel time is about 3 hours.