On Thursday afternoon, 100 visitors boarded the first chartered aircraft from Shanghai Pudong International Airport to Shigatse in the Tibet Autonomous Region with delight and enthusiasm.
To aid in the development of the remote regions’ culture and tourism industries, 100 chartered flights carrying visitors from Shanghai to the Tibet Autonomous Region in southwest China, the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region in northwest China, and Qinghai Province will be scheduled.
15 of the flights will go to Shigatse in Tibet, while another 55 will go to Kashgar in Xinjiang. The remainder will go to Golog in Qinghai, while another 15 will fly to Karamay, also in Xinjiang.
On Thursday, representatives from the four locations partnered in a strategic arrangement for chartered tourist flights with Shanghai Spring International Travel Service (Group) Company.
As part of a nationwide initiative, Shanghai has partnered with the three areas to aid in their growth.
According to authorities, these flights would act as a “bridge in the sky,” facilitating interactions and contact between Shanghai citizens and inhabitants of Shigatse, Kashgar, Karamay, and Golog. They are also anticipated to foster the growth of those regions’ cultures and tourist industries and increase job opportunities. On the first chartered aircraft to the Tibetan city, representatives from Shanghai and Shigatse wave to visitors and wish them a safe journey.
Prior to Friday’s China Tourism Day, 100 passengers boarded the first chartered flight to Shigatse, which departed from Shanghai Pudong International Airport at 4:30 p.m.
Shigatse was receiving a tour group from Shanghai for the first time by chartered airplane.
Additionally, it is the first charter aircraft to touch down at Shigatse’s Dingri Airport since it opened for business in December.
Shigatse, the second-largest city in Tibet, is situated in the Yarlung Zangbo River valley and close to China’s southwest border. Nine border towns and 18 counties and districts make up the city. It shares borders with nations like Nepal, Bhutan, and India and serves as a vital area and conduit for the growth and opening up of China’s border regions.