Japan-China Direct Flights to Increase Sharply from Feb.

Economy Politics

Beijing, Jan. 24 (Jiji Press)--The number of direct flights to Japan run by Chinese carriers will soar from February, documents released by the Civil Aviation Administration of China have shown.

Approval was given to at least 46 new direct flight routes between the two countries in the first three weeks of 2019, up from five approved between last November and December, according to the documents.

Flights are scheduled to start between February and March on all of the 46 routes.

The increase apparently reflects improving bilateral relations and a rise in the number of Chinese visitors to Japan, informed sources said.

The new routes will connect Japan with major Chinese cities in various regions other than Beijing and Shanghai, already accessible by many direct flights.

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