WUHAN, July 20 (Xinhua) -- A new direct flight will be launched between Wuhan City in central China's Hubei Province and Mauritius, the provincial government said on Friday.
The flight, run by an Airbus A340-300 aircraft and operated by Air Mauritius, will take off every Saturday.
Outbound flights will depart from Wuhan Tianhe International Airport at 1:05 a.m. Beijing time and arrive in Mauritius at 7:40 a.m. local time. The return flights will leave Mauritius at 8:15 a.m local time and arrive in Wuhan at 11:05 p.m. Beijing time.
The direct flight will cut travel time between the two places to 11 hours. Passengers traveling to Mauritius from Wuhan previously had to transfer in Hong Kong or Shanghai.