Kunming Airlines launches three new domestic routes in China
Kunming Airlines, the local airline at the capital of China’s Yunnan Province – Kunming (KMG), which is the airport analysed this week – launched three new routes in the last week with its single fleet of 737-700s. On 10 September, the airline began operating from its home base in the southwest of the country via Tianjin (TSN) in the northeast of China to Changchun (CGQ) in Manchuria. Flights operate twice-weekly and compete on the first sector with Shanghai Airlines’ and Air China’s each daily flights and on the second sector with Sichuan Airlines’ daily service and Tianjin Airlines’ five flights a week. The following day, Kunming Airlines extended its services to Nanning (NNG) in southern China to continue to Hefei (HFE) in the east. The twice-weekly flights compete with Tianjin Airlines’ daily service. On 12 September, Kunming Airlines launched a twice-weekly service from Kunming (KMG) to Ningbo (NGB), competing with China Eastern’s and Sichuan Airlines’ each daily flights. Each of the routes will operate temporarily during September only, with the Nanning-Hefei route that also operates in October.
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