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New flights will connect Tbilisi and Beijing from September

Thursday, June 16
New flights are being introduced to connect Georgia’s capital with two cities in China.

China Southern Airlines, a major Chinese airline, will begin regular flights from September 22, 2016 to stimulate bilateral tourism ties and increase the number of visitors between the countries.

The flights will be between Beijing-Urumqi-Tbilisi.

Urumqi is a city with more than three million people in northwest China.

The new flights were revealed last night when officials from Georgia’s Civil Aviation Agency met Chinese air travel authorities.

"Georgia is becoming more and more attractive for Chinese airlines,” the Agency said.

The officials also noted that the Chinese side was satisfied with the level of air travel security in Georgia.

"Representatives of our Agency provided the Chinese airlines with information about Georgia’s loyal aviation legislation, which makes it easier to launch flights to Georgia,” the Agency said.

Yesterday Georgian officials met with representatives of several Chinese airlines; Air China, Hainan Airlines, China Southern Airlines and China Eastern Airlines. (