China Eastern Airlines is to launch direct flights from the Chinese city of Qingdao to Dubai from June 29, it was announced on Saturday. The airline will operate three round trips per week between Qingdao and Dubai, on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, with the flights taking an average of ten hours, the Xinhua Chinese news agency reported.
China Eastern Airlines also announced a new direct flight between Qingdao and Paris, which will operate on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.Paris and Dubai will be the ninth and tenth international flights to be operated from Qingdao, following on from Frankfurt, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Melbourne, Vancouver, Moscow, Sydney and London.
Qingdao is a major seaport city located on China’s Yellow Sea coast. It has a population of over nine million people and is home to the Jiaozhou Bay Bridge, the world’s longest sea bridge.