The aviation authorities in China and UAE are currently discussing new development opportunities and shorter air distances between the two countries. Bilateral air transport discussions have been held wherein Yinchuan, a city in western China, will grant third, fourth and fifth freedom traffic rights to Emirates Airlines.
The Yinchuan Hedong International Airport and destinations in the UAE and will allow Emirates Airlines to operate four Dubai-Yinchuan-Zhengzhou flights every week.
A spokesperson for the department of commerce of Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region said: “Granting freedom traffic rights and approving new routes pave the way for operating new routes linking Yinchuan with other Arabian countries and Muslim regions.”
China’s granting of the fifth freedom traffic rights between Yinchuan Hedong International Airport and UAE means that Ningxia is on track to become a major trans-shipment port between China and the Mideast.
The meeting, attended by the Civil Aviation Administration of China and Chinese major airlines as well as the UAE General Civil Aviation Authority and several UAE-based airlines including Emirates.