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Jingmai Airport put into service, reducing Kunming-Lancang trip to 50 minutes

Updated:2017-05-27 10:58:42   english.yunnan.cn

A Boeing 737 aircraft carrying 124 passengers took off from the Kunming Changshui International Airport at 11:02 a.m. on May 26, and its landing at the Jingmai Airport of Lancang County in Pu’er City 50 minutes later marks the beginning operation of newly built airport.

Maiden landing at Jingmai Airport

As of now, the number of airport in operation in Yunnan province has increased to 15, and Pu'er became the Yunnan’s 4th prefecture-level city that has 2 airports, following Lijiang, Baoshan and Lincang.

Located in the Donghui town of Lancang Lahu Autonomous County, Jingmai Airport is 203 kilometers away from the Pu'er City seat.

Girls pose for a group image at the new airport. Photo/Xinhua

The airport is expected to stimulate tourism in the Lancang, Menglian, Ximeng counties in Pu’er, while improving local transport facility.

Chinese reporting by Shen Hao & Hu Xiaorong; Trans-editing by Eric Wang

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