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Harbin’s new airport begins operations

Updated : 2020-12-23

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A flight carrying seven passengers is ready to take off on Dec 22 from the newly opened Harbin Pingfang airport to Yichun city. [Photo/MY399.COM]

The Pingfang airport in Harbin, the capital city of Northeast China’s Heilongjiang province, officially began operations on Dec 22.
The airport is owned by AVIC Harbin Aircraft Industry Group Co and operated by China Flying Dragon General Aviation Co.

In addition to the facilities required by civil aviation, the newly opened airport’s terminal building has a range of amenities to provide passengers with a comfortable waiting environment and travel experience, including coffee shops and Wi-Fi entertainment.

On opening day, a flight route connecting Harbin to Yichun city in Heilongjiang saw its maiden flight, making it the first flight to depart from the airport.

The maiden flight carried seven passengers and four flight attendants.

A Y-12 plane is operating the recently launched Harbin-Yichun flight route. [Photo/MY399.COM]
The new route has shortened the 350-kilometer train journey from Harbin to Yichun from eight hours to less than one and a half hours.

Currently, a single-journey ticket costs 300 yuan.

The flight is served by a Y-12 plane, independently developed by AVIC Harbin Aircraft Industry Group Co.

The Y-12 series aircraft has excellent performance, maneuverability and flexibility. It can take off and land at high-temperature plateau airports and soil runways. The aircraft’s tail wing deicing device enables it to fly in icy conditions.