Little more than two years after becoming the third mainland city to have a direct air link with India, there is talk that regular weekly flights to Dubai will soon be launched, according to a Kunming Information Hub report.
The emirate, whose tanking economy has made markets tremble in recent days, has already become a favorite winter destination for outbound Kunming tourists who prefer luxury travel, according to Zhu Bowei, general manager at Kunming Fengguang Travel.
Kunming Overseas Travel Center director Hao Xianzhong told reporters that China Eastern Airlines may be announcing the addition of a Kunming-Dubai route as soon as this month.
Hao added that given Dubai's current economic woes, Chinese travelers would likely be able to take advantage of better deals than before.
Kunming is currently building a new airport that will serve as a major international gateway airport for China, with direct flights expected to destinations in Europe, the Middle East, South Asia, Australia and North America.
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