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First direct Taiyuan-Japan flights launched

(Xinhua)

11:07, April 13, 2012

TAIYUAN, April 13 (Xinhua) -- Direct flights are now available between Taiyuan, capital of north China's Shanxi province, and Japan's city of Osaka.

China Eastern Airlines has begun operating the Taiyuan-Osaka route, with one direct return flight every six days serviced by a Boeing 737-800 aircraft, announced the Shanxi Civil Airport Group on Friday.

The Taiyuan-Osaka flight takes off from Taiyuan Airport at 8:30 a.m. Beijing time, and arrives at Osaka's Kansai Airport at 1 p.m.local time.

The Osaka-Taiyuan flight takes off from Osaka at 2 p.m. local time, and arrives at Taiyuan Airport at 4:30 p.m. Beijing time.

This is the first direct service linking Shanxi and Japan by air, and Taiyuan-Shizuoka direct flights are expected to be launched soon.

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