Direct flight links China's Yiwu, Russia's Vladivostok

A foreigner inquires about process of conducting foreign trade in Yiwu, East China's Zhejiang province, on Dec 1, 2019. (Photo: Xinhua)

HANGZHOU -- A new direct flight has been launched between Yiwu, a major small commodity hub in eastern China, and Vladivostok, a transportation hub in Russia's Far East region.

The route was operated by China's 9 Air with three round-trip flights every Monday, Thursday and Saturday.

On Monday, the outbound flight departs Yiwu at 10:10 am Beijing time and arrives in Vladivostok at 03:50 pm local time, while inbound flight leaves Vladivostok at 05:00 pm local time and lands in Yiwu at 07:00 pm Beijing time.

On Thursday and Saturday, the outbound flight departs Yiwu at 11:40 am Beijing time and lands in Vladivostok at 05:25 pm local time, while the inbound flight leaves Vladivostok at 06:25 pm local time and arrives in Yiwu at 08:25 pm Beijing time.

Russia is one of the important growth points of Yiwu's foreign trade. The opening of the flight, Yiwu's sixth international and regional direct air route, will facilitate the trade, tourism and cultural exchanges and cooperation between Yiwu and countries along the Belt and Road.