From March 26, Aurora Airlines resumes international regular flights from Vladivostok to China. This was reported by the press service of the airport named after V.K. Arseniev.
Planes will fly to Harbin three times a week: on Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday. There are two flights to Beijing on Tuesday and one on Saturday. The flights will be operated by Airbus A319, the publication says.
It is noted that these are the first flights from Vladivostok to China since February 2020, when flights were not possible due to the coronavirus pandemic.
For transit passengers, a visa-free regime is provided for 24, 72 and 144 hours when all relevant documents are completed, the airline’s press service said in a publication.
From May 27, S7 Airlines will resume direct regular flights to China – from Irkutsk to Beijing and from Novosibirsk to Urumqi. Flights from Irkutsk to Beijing will be operated twice a week, on Thursdays and Saturdays. Travel time will be 3-3.5 hours.
Earlier, on February 27, it became known that the three largest Chinese airlines Sichuan Airlines, Beijing Capital Airlines and China Eastern Airlines announced the resumption of flights to Sheremetyevo. On this day, it was reported that a 70% reduction in flights to China would negatively affect the tourist flow.
Since February 6, 2023, China has resumed group tourist trips to Russia.