NANJING, June 16 (Xinhua) -- A new air route linking Nanjing, the capital city of eastern China's Jiangsu Province, and Japan's Nagoya was launched Saturday.
It is the fifth direct flight to Japan from Nanjing after links to Tokyo, Osaka, Okinawa and Sapporo.
The Nanjing-Nagoya flight service, operated by Juneyao Airlines with an Airbus A320 on a daily basis, is scheduled to depart Nanjing at 11:00 a.m. and arrive in Nagoya at 2:40 p.m. local time. The return flight will take off at 3:40 p.m. local time and land in Nanjing at 5:50 p.m., said a source with the Lukou International Airport in Nanjing.
Passengers who take the flights are allowed to carry 2 pieces of checked baggage, each up to 23 kilograms, as well as a carry-on bag weighing up to 10 kilograms, according to the airport source.
The new daily flight service is expected to provide a better travel experience for tourists from the Yangtze River Delta to Japan's Kinki and central regions, said the airport source.