China Eastern Airlines has once again taken up service on the 538-kilometre route between Beihai (BHY) and Hong Kong (HKG). Twice-weekly flights (Mondays and Fridays) were resumed on 1 September using a 737. When the airline last operated the route (in March 2013) it used a smaller 50-seat CRJ. China Eastern already operates to Beihai from Kunming and Shanghai Pudong. This new route becomes China Eastern’s 19th route to Hong Kong, and the shortest in terms of sector length. In 2013 Beihai Fucheng Airport handled almost 850,000 passengers making it China’s 65th busiest airport.