Vladivostok Soon to be Less than 4 Hours from Nanjing

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Vladivostok Soon to be Less than 4 Hours from Nanjing
Image courtesy Nanjing Lukou International Airport

Nanjing Lukou International Airport has announced that a new international flight from Nanjing to Vladivostok shall commence operation on 28 June, 2019.

The service, operated by Shanghai-based Juneyao Airlines, shall link Nanjing and the northeastern Russian city with a flight time of approximately 3 hours, 45 minutes. Vladisvostok is 2 hours ahead of China, or 10 hours ahead of GMT, also known as UTC.

Operated using Airbus A320 equipment, flight HO1603 shall take off from Nanjing Lukou International Airport at 22:55 on Mondays and Fridays, arriving at Vladivostok International Airport at 04:30 the following morning.

For the return leg, flight HO1604 shall depart Vladivostok on Tuesdays and Saturdays at 05:30 and arrive in Nanjing at 07:20.

Vladivostok International Airport is one of the most modern airports in Russia, with a 10,500 foot runway that can allow any kind of aircraft to land and take off.

Given its remarkable proximity to the Russian border with China, Vladivostok offers surprisingly few air links to the Chinese mainland. Indeed, the new flights to and from Nanjing shall be only the fourth such service, following Beijing, Shanghai and Haerbin.

With a population today of approximately 600,000, Vladivostok has traditionally been a jumping-off point for both China and North Korea. Both countries have had a profound effect of the culture of the city, while visitors from China will have little difficulty in being understood when speaking Mandarin.

2019 has been a great year for Nanjing’s airport so far, with a slew of new direct international flights being launched, giving lucky Nanjingers a bewildering array of holiday choices that will make it a bumper summer for tourist destinations in the eastern Asia region.

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Editor-in-chief and Music Critic, Frank Hossack, has been a radio host and producer for the past 34 years, the past 25 of which working in media in China, in the process winning four New York Festivals awards for his work, in the categories Best Top 40 Format, Best Editing, Best Director and Best Culture & The Arts. 贺福是我们杂志的编辑和音乐评论员,在过去的34年里一直从事电台主持和电台制片的工作。在中国有近25年的媒体工作经验。工作期间他曾经四次获得过纽约传媒艺术节大奖,分别是世界前40强节目奖,最佳编辑奖,最佳导演奖以及最佳文化艺术奖。